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first_img Comments   Share   What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ The headline is not funny and nobody’s laughing, but it’sworth noting that through five games last season theArizona Cardinals were 3-2 with wins over the Rams,Raiders and Saints, and this was with Derek Anderson andMax Hall leading the way.At 1-4 this year, their struggles have caused many towonder what exactly the problem is. Naturally, peoplefocus on the QB, in this case Kevin Kolb. According to ESPN.com’s Mike Sando, the network’sQuarterback Rating System ranked Kolb’s performanceagainst the Vikings as the second-worst in the NFL, aheadof only Denver’s Kyle Orton. Top Stories For the season, the Cardinals’ new signal caller hascompleted 58.7 percent of his passes, throwing fivetouchdowns and six interceptions. He’s lost five fumbles. Even though Kolb’s passing numbers outshine those hispredecessors posted in 2010, his overall QBR is onlyslightly better. The team has actually gone backward atthe position in terms of the costliness of interceptionsand fumbles. Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Now, most Cardinals fans will tell you they’d rather haveKolb under center than anyone the team used last season,and if anyone is pining for last year’s passers a medicalexam may be in order.However, while Kolb certainly looks less-awful than hispredecessors, the fact of the matter is his marginallybetter statistics are not leading to more wins for theteam, and his numbers have decreased each week since theopener. There is still time for the QB to turn things around and,unlike with both Anderson and Hall, it’s not a stretch toassume he will. Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img

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