Rumors of Cardinals Rodgers-Cromartie Straight Up For Eagles Kolb

Yeah, did you hear this rumor today?  If I ran the Arizona Cardinals, I would not trade Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie straight up for the Philadelphia Eagles Kevin Kolb.  The Cards just drafted Patrick Peterson from LSU and have the chance to have shut down corners on both ends of the line of scrimmage. Yes, I know DRC has not proven to be a consistent shut down corner yet.  Give him time.

For the record, I don’t like the trade, rumor or not.  Philadelphia radio apparently threw that out there today.  Nothing against Kolb, who I would love to see here as the Cards quarterback, but trading DRC this early in his career would be a huge mistake.  Now, earlier this week Cards coach Ken Whisenhunt did say if you have the opportunity to get a quarterback who can build around and lead your franchise for the 10 years, you do it.  He couldn’t say he was talking about Kolb, but, he was talking about Kolb.

So, is trading DRC that opportunity?  I’m not sure the Cards can’t make a better deal that makes sense for them.  Give up the draft pick, even if it is a first rounder.  If you have the choice between DRC and a draft choice, you part with the unproven draft choice.  Clearly, I’m not excited about this rumor.  Let’s hope it stays just that.


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  • Mario

    This would be down right ridiculous trade. I’m starting to think we kept the wrong coach….Todd Haley might be the one that got away. He took his 10-6 record with him to KC.

  • CardinalSmokeyJ

    Ok, heres the deal> I cant believe for one minute that philly would take DRC straight up for Kolb. The QB impact on our team would be highly more significant then DRC would ever make on the Eagles, whom are an aggresive defensive squad who dont like to give up points. DRC is toast. Ive seen Airplane runways with less burn marks. If IO were Bidwell I would make this trade any day! Now Patrick (the second coming) Peterson on the other hand. You cannot trade for the mere fact you used a high round pick that could have landed a fine QB. Not to mention Peterson is the best football player in the draft.

  • http://rasingarizona raymond alberts

    this trade would be bad for us. We are filling our defense with young play makers. Yea we need a quarter back but lets look at some one as a stop gap maybe get our young qb with more talent in upcoming draft, most qb needy teams drafted this years poor group. So I dont expect a draft happy year coming up

  • Scott Allen

    I agree with you CardinalSmokey. How in the world would Philly take DRC straight up? Doesn’t make sense does it? Raymond and Mario, you both make great points. I would love to have Kolb, but not this way.