Arizona Cardinals Shut Down QB Kevin Kolb for the Season

By Kase Brammer
Kevin Kolb Arizona Cardinals
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The Arizona Cardinals finally figured out that QB Kevin Kolb will not play for the rest of the season. His ribs are just not healing as well as expected and can’t get back to full strength. This is a move that should have been done as soon as the losing streak hit six, but at least they are smart enough to shut him down so he does not get injured further.

This season was over a long time ago for the Cardinals, but knowing that Kolb is the only chance the Cardinals have at winning kills a fans spirit. Kolb says going on IR was not a “huge shock”, but he was hoping it would wait til next Monday. Kolb is an injury-prone quarterback, but he is also proved that he is the best quarterback on the team. That is not saying much. If the Cardinals decide they are not going to bring in another guy they would be stupid to not try and restructure Kolb’s contract to make him more affordable

One thing is for sure, the Cardinals need to dump John Skelton. He is an experiment that Ken Whisenhunt was too stubborn to admit did not work. He has failed to move the offense in almost every situation and he is just hard to watch if you’re a fan. The person I really feel sorry for now is Larry Fitzgerald. He now has no hope of being productive for the rest of the season.

Since Kolb will be gone the rest of the season, the Cardinals picked up an extra offensive linemen, Mike Gibson. He is added for depth and will probably not get any significant playing time. That is assuming the Cardinals don’t have to put another offensive linemen on the Injured reserve.

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