We told you almost two weeks ago that Kevin Kolb's first preseason game in Arizona -- 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 second 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 wanting 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.
Game summary: Cardinals 31, Raiders 27 [AP]
Tommy Kelly continued his assault of Kevin Kolb after the game [PFT]
ST. LOUIS -- Vincent Trocheck scored with just under 5 seconds remaining to lift the Florida Panthers to a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Monday night.
Jonathan Marchessault also scored and James Reimer stopped 26 shots to help the Panthers complete a 5-0 road trip -- their first perfect trip of at least that many games in franchise history.
Reimer has won five straight decisions and has not lost in regulation since Jan. 7 against Boston, going 6-0-1 since.
The Panthers moved into a tie with Boston for third place in the Atlantic Division, but have the edge because they have a game in hand on the Bruins.
Kyle Brodziak, playing for the second time after missing 10 games due to a broken foot, scored for the Blues and Jake Allen finished with 31 saves. St. Louis lost its second straight since winning six in a row (see full recap).
Coyotes use three-goal 1st period to beat Ducks
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Radim Vrbata capped Arizona's three-goal first period and the Coyotes held on for 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night.
Christian Dvorak and Jakob Chychrun also scored for Arizona, and starting goalie Mike Smith had 27 saves before leaving about 4 1/2 minutes into the third period after a collision in the net. Marek Langhamer helped kill a power play after being pressed into action for his NHL debut and stopped six of the seven shots he faced.
The Coyotes have won four of their last six.
Langhamer gave up Ryan Getzlaf's second goal of the night with 26.8 seconds to play, but thwarted two quality shots in the final seconds.
Jonathan Bernier gave up three goals on six shots in the first period for the Ducks. John Gibson came on to start the second and stopped all 14 shots he faced (see full recap).
Joel Embiid trusts the Process, more so than anyone — the process of patience.
After sitting out two whole seasons because of foot injuries, Embiid learned the importance of patience the hard way.
Appearing on NBA TV's Open Court, Joel Embiid opened up about how he reaggravated the fracture in his foot that cost him the 2015-16 season.
"I didn't know how to deal with patience," Embiid said on the roundtable discussion. "I just wanted to do stuff, that's why I think I needed a second surgery, because after my first one, I just wanted to play basketball again. I just wanted to be on the court and I pushed through what I wasn't supposed to.
"At one point I thought about quitting. I just wanted to come back home and just forget everything."
Embiid goes on to discuss the Sixers' turnaround this season and his mindset during his recovery. Watch the full clip below.
Embiid also said he models his game after Hakeem Olajuwon.