We told you Kevin Kolb's first preseason game of 2012 -- when he threw for a pick on his first play and spent the
rest of his time running for dear life before getting his ribs bruised
-- didn't go so well.
Now Raiders defensive tackle
Tommy Kelly is telling you Kolb's third game didn't go much better.
Kolb was 3 of 3 for 22 yards on the Cardinals' opening drive, but was
sacked in the end zone by Kelly on the next possession for a safety,
prompting Kelly to declare to his teammates as he returned to the
sideline, "That boy's scared."
PFT writes that the
audio was picked up by a sideline reporter during a "Raiders TV
broadcast being streamed through NFL.com’s Preseason Live
Kelly went into greater detail about Kolb's
confidence in the pocket after the game, telling the
is skittish. He is scared back there," Kelly said. "Anytime anybody
gets close to him he starts looking at the refs. As a defensive lineman
you love a quarterback like that. He ain't even trying to look at the
routes no more. He is paying attention to us and you ain't going to get
nothing done like that."
Kolb finished 3 of 6
through the air and was sacked three times, while once again scrambling
for his well-being.
That said, Kolb's competition
for the starting job didn't get much of a chance, as Cardinals head
coach Ken Whisenhunt didn't want John Skelton playing behind the
second-string O-line -- just imagine how bad they
have to be -- and didn't want the starting line to play into the
Skelton was disappointed he didn't see
more time -- taking just five snaps but throwing for a touchdown -- as
was Whisenhunt. Asked whether he was about to make judgments about his
quarterback battle after the game, the coach told
"Not with only five plays for
John," Whisenhunt said. "I think I'll have to get John some extended
time this next week."
Yeah, that sounds like
it bodes well for Kevin.
Update: Kevin Kolb calls Tommy Kelly "clueless," says Kevin Kolb isn't scared of anything. End update.