Raiders lineman calls Kevin Kolb 'Scared,' Proceeds to Explain in Detail

Raiders lineman calls Kevin Kolb 'Scared,' Proceeds to Explain in Detail

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
package."

Kelly went into greater detail about Kolb's
confidence in the pocket after the game, telling the
AP
:

"He
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
second half.

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
reporters:

"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.

Penn falls to hot-shooting George Mason

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Penn falls to hot-shooting George Mason

PHILADELPHIA -- Jalen Jenkins scored 22 points and grabbed six rebounds to help lead George Mason over Penn 79-60 on Saturday.

Jenkins was 9 of 11 from the field and hit all four of his free throws for the Patriots (8-3), who have won seven straight. Marquise Moore added 17 points and led the team with 16 rebounds -- his eighth double-double this season -- along with 10 assists. Otis Livingston II had 13 points.

Jenkins sank two jumpers and a layup and Jaire Grayer hit a 3-pointer as part of a 13-0 run late in the second period that gave the Patriots a 70-55 lead with 3:18 remaining.

George Mason trailed 44-40 early in the second. Livingston and Karmari Newman sank 3-pointers and Moore drained a layup midway that put the Patriots back on top, 55-48, with 10:39 to play.

Matt Howard scored 15 points with seven rebounds for the Quakers (3-5).

La Salle keeps things close, ultimately falls to Georgetown

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La Salle keeps things close, ultimately falls to Georgetown

MIAMI -- L.J. Peak scored 24 points, Rodney Pryor added 19 and Georgetown closed with a flourish to beat La Salle 93-78 on Saturday in the Hoophall Miami Invitational.

It was tied at 67 with 8:44 left, before the Hoyas finished on a 26-11 run.

Jessie Govan scored 19 points and Jagan Mosely had 14 for the Hoyas (6-4), who won their fourth straight. Georgetown shot 53 percent for the game and 58 percent from 3-point range.

Jordan Price scored 23 points for La Salle (4-4), which got 19 more from B.J. Johnson and 10 from Pookie Powell. The Explorers were outscored 36-22 from the line, getting there 10 fewer times than Georgetown.

It was a homecoming for Hoyas reserve center Trey Mourning, whose father Alonzo Mourning is one of two players -- soon to be three, when Shaquille O'Neal gets added to the list this month -- to have his number retired by the Miami Heat.

The younger Mourning wears No. 33, just like his dad did at Georgetown and for the Heat, and used to work at the arena as a Heat ballboy. He got into the game for the final 23.2 seconds, as the Hoyas ran out the clock.