Kolb gets respect for clutch plays vs. Seattle

The Arizona Cardinals quarterback situation was well documented this summer by every source around the league.

When John Skelton was named the starter before their Week 1 game against the Seattle Seahawks, the drama with the Arizona Cardinals quarterback position seemed to be over.

Skelton had played decent throughout the game, but in the fourth quarter he was hit below the knees by a Seattle defender and was carted off the field with an ankle injury.

With the Cardinals down 13-16 against a stout Seattle defense, Kevin Kolb ran out onto the field to take over and was greeted with a roaring boo from the fans.

Kolb stepped in, facing all the adversity in the world, and went 6-of-8 throwing for 66 yards on the drive and capped it with a cross-field strike to Andre Roberts for a touchdown.

During a post-game interview, veteran strong safety Adrian Wilson said, “I want to talk about Kevin Kolb, and I want to talk about how poetic that was.”

It was poetic, and Kolb made it hard for the fans and the team to not rally around him from now on, whether he’s the starter or not. He led the drive that won the game, and fans must respect that.

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