Derrick Hall satisfied with Dbacks buying and se

first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 0 Comments   Share   Top Stories Monday morning probably wasn’t too kind to Cardinals’ starting quarterback Kevin Kolb.Not only was he forced to wake up with extreme soreness in his chest and ribs, but the six-year veteran had to stare the team’s first two-game losing streak of 2012 square in the face.However, for the 58 minutes he did play in the Cardinals’ 19-16 loss Sunday — he left the game late in the fourth quarter after falling awkwardly following a tackle by Buffalo’s Alex Carrington and Chris Kelsay — Kolb was one of the main reasons Arizona even had a fighting chance to pull off another improbable comeback. “With the offensive line the Cardinals have and with the struggles the tackles have had, going up against a tough front four that the Bills can throw out there, Kolb kept them in the game Sunday,” CBS NFL analyst Steve Tasker who called the game with Bill Macatee said Monday. “That game could have gotten out of hand if not for his wheels.”Kolb’s wheels tallied 66 yards on five carries, including a 22-yard scamper on 1st-and-20 that set up the Cardinals’ late game-tying score.Jay Feely’s franchise-record 61-yard field goal might have gotten the headlines, but Tasker told Arizona Sports 620’s Doug & Wolf that it was Kolb’s intuitiveness and ability to improvise that even gave Feely the chance at an attempt.“That run he had for 22 yards was an absolute back-breaker for the Bills’ defense,” said Tasker, who called Sunday’s game with Bill Macatee. “That was the difference maker. That was a huge, huge spot for him to do that in. He had done that all game and it really frustrated several of the Bills’ players.” – / 19center_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelolast_img read more

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first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The Oakland Raiders don’t plan to pay Palmer’s $13 million salary and the grizzled veteran is “highly unlikely” to take a pay cut. With a divorce looming, Palmer is a logical target for coach Bruce Arians in Arizona. The Cardinals are upbeat about Drew Stanton and Brian Hoyer, but Palmer is a present-day upgrade over both. Adding Palmer to the mix also allows the Cardinals to use their No. 7 pick on an offensive tackle. Palmer is a plodder who must be protected well — not a Cardinals specialty of late — but he’d give Arians a known quantity under center. Destination: Cardinals If Palmer is released and the Cardinals make an offer, they would be pursuing a 33-year-old, two-time Pro Bowler who threw for 4,018 yards with 22 touchdowns, 14 interceptions and a 61.1% completion percentage last season. Based on statistics alone, Palmer would appear to be an upgrade at the quarterback position for Bruce Arians and the Cardinals in 2013. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelocenter_img The Arizona Cardinals have been one of several teams in need of an answer at quarterback during the offseason. While some thought the Cardinals were done looking for a quarterback in free agency after the signing of Drew Stanton, NFL.com’s Marc Sessler thinks otherwise. In a piece titled “Who’s next on the NFL quarterback carousel?”, the Cardinals are the likely landing spot for Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer. Top Stories Comments   Share   last_img read more

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