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first_img Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Top Stories Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation But no one is at that point, not yet. For now all we haveare rumors of the Cardinals being interested in a QB whotechnically isn’t even available, one who if he does reachthe open market comes with as many question marks as anyplayer in recent history. Somers said some fans may see Kolb as a player who lackspassion, that his attitude of “what will be, will be” is asign he doesn’t really care.“I don’t think that’s the case at all,” Somers said. “Ireally think, as much as any player can, I think he triesto take that attitude that this is a business and teamsare going to do whatever they’re going to do.”That means if his time in Arizona ends after one season,Kolb will understand and, at 28-years-old, find somewhereelse to work. Assuming Manning doesn’t come to Arizona, though, theCards will have to turn the reins over to someone who theywere possibly looking to replace. That could mean soothingsome hurt feelings.“I think he would be hurt in the sense that maybe there’snot the commitment to him that he thought there was, but Ithink he’s tougher than that, I don’t think he will gointo a shell,” Somers said. “I think in that case, theCardinals — or any other team in that situation — couldgo to their number one quarterback and say ‘look, we had achance to get a premier quarterback, maybe the best in theleague, a Hall of Famer, and we rolled the dice.’” D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’center_img What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke The Cardinals could put an end to the Peyton Manningrumors by coming out and saying they will be payingKevin Kolb his $7 million roster bonus and won’t beparting with the QB less than a year after trading forhim.But that hasn’t happened.“I fully expect this team to be interested, at least kickthe tires on the situation,” Arizona Republic Cardinalsbeat writer Kent Somers told Arizona Sports 620’s Burnsand Gambo of the Cardinals and Manning. The fact that the Cardinals have not come out and said itwon’t happen could just be standard operating procedure,as Somers noted the Cardinals don’t like talking aboutmoves that haven’t happened. Still, with Manning being linked to Arizona and the Cardspossibly being a QB away from being a playoff team again,it would make plenty of sense if they were interested inthe future Hall of Famer.“I don’t think there’s any doubt that they’re sittingback, looking at the timing of the whole Manning situationand are curious to see how it’s going to play out,” Somerssaid.Given that Manning will have his choice of teams oncereleased by the Colts, it stands to reason he may notchoose Arizona. If that’s the case, the team will likelyturn to Kolb in hopes he will be the player they thoughthe would be. Asked if the rumored pursuit of Manning has affectedKolb’s demeanor, Somers said he hasn’t seen anythingindicating that is the case.“He’s not sweating it,” Somers said of Kolb’s reaction tothe rumors. “It’s kind of the attitude Kevin hadthroughout this whole year, in dealing with the trade andthe contract and the pressure being on him.” 0 Comments   Share   last_img

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