Saturday, March 16, 2013
Mr. Smith doesn't go to Arizona?
By AJ Mass
In news that should come as no surprise to football fans, the Arizona Cardinals decided to release quarterback Kevin Kolb on Friday. Kolb was due a $2 million bonus should the move not have taken place, and that's money the team really didn't fee like they wanted to spend.
Although the move has fueled speculation that the Cardinals would now use their first round pick - the No. 7 overall - on West Virginia's Geno Smith, it really doesn't follow. Not only is there an increasing possibility that Smith gets taken before the seventh pick, especially after his strong Pro Day showing, but the Cardinals may simply want to go with what they have.
Expect Brian Hoyer and Drew Stanton to battle it out for the right to overthrow Larry Fitzgerald on a regular basis. Based on what we've see of the pair so far, Rashard Mendenhall better rush for 1,800 yards this season if Arizona is going to reach .500.