Cardinals' coaches don't believe there is such a thing as having too many cornerbacks and that…
Cards' Kolb anxious to get out and play again
--Cornerback Greg Toler has gained about 11 pounds, up to 198, and feels stronger than he did before suffering a torn ACL last preseason. Toler missed all season and is hoping to participate in some OTAs and minicamp later this summer. He estimates he's 85 percent recovered now and plans to be at 100 percent when training camp opens in July. The Cardinals have nine cornerbacks on the roster, and Toler will have competition for the left corner's job from William Gay, A.J. Jefferson and rookie Jamell Fleming.
"There's nothing wrong with competition at any position," Toler said. "Me, I always know if someone is on my heels, it brings the best out of me. Just bring it on. Let's just play ball."
--Kolb was thrilled when the team drafted receiver Michael Floyd in the first round. Floyd is big and strong, and along with Larry Fitzgerald, gives Kolb two huge targets at receiver. "He seems like a guy who fits us well," he said. "One thing that's going to help him in our system is the way he attacks the ball. He'll be (learning) behind Larry (Fitzgerald), who is the best in the business at it."
Floyd's selection means receiver Andre Roberts will play in the slot more, "where I think he is going to thrive," Kolb said. "I think he is a special player."
--Defensive lineman Nick Eason has lost about 40 pounds this offseason. He's down to about 285 and wants to play in the 290 range, he told the team's website, azcardinals.com. Eason was quoted as saying the lockout impacted his preparation for the 2011 season. He vowed to enter 2012 in better shape. A workout regimen that included some boxing helped in dropping the weight. Eason is a solid backup at both nose tackle and end.
QUOTE TO NOTE: "I know what the position holds. I got a lot on my plate." - Quarterback Kevin Kolb on expectations from him in 2012.
CardinalFootballTalk.com Recommended Stories
Dr. Roto Video: Week 12 Recap
Dr. Roto watched all of Sunday's action and has compiled for you a recap of all the Fantasy comings and goings. Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson (pictured above) may have solidified himself as the team…Read More
Scout College Football Top 30- Week Thirteen
The top 30 teams in college football after Week Thirteen...Read More
Outdoorsman's Gift Guide: Christmas 2014
Finding just the right present for that special someone can be a challenge, so we’ve compiled a wide variety of hunting, fishing and outdoor gifts that you—or Santa—can deliver this Christmas.Read More
Scout's ACC All-Century Team
There have been so many great basketball players in the Atlantic Coast Conference since 2000, but which have been the very best? We break down the Player of the Century, Best Coach, Best Freshman, and…Read More
The First Thanksgiving: 10 Myths and Facts
The story of the first Thanksgiving is filled with folklore and legend. But what’s the real story? Here are 10 commonly believed myths about the First Thanksgiving debunked.Read More