Kevin Kolb, Cards' WRs could surprise us

Updated: August 8, 2011, 2:33 PM ET
By Eric Karabell
To some folks in both the real and fantasy worlds, new Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb is raw, inexperienced and destined to fail as he finally gets an opportunity at regular starting job. Observers point to the mess that was this franchise a year ago, the lack of a proven running game (again), how Kolb is 3-4 as a starter and the fact that he has thrown more interceptions than touchdowns in his career.

Little of that means much to me, however. He's with a new franchise, and I see a talented player. Kolb made seven starts with the Philadelphia Eagles, showing differing degrees of competency, but if you want statistics, I can point to the fact that in the six games he finished as a starter, he threw 10 touchdown passes and averaged 281 passing yards (which would translate to well over 4,000 yards for an entire season). I saw every minute of those games, and I think Kolb has the arm, the poise and "the Larry Fitzgerald" to succeed in 2011.

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