Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports that according to coaches and quarterback Kevin Kolb, the transition from playing in a West Coast offense in Philadelphia to the Cardinals’ scheme has been tough a phase to conquer.
Kolb has noted that the differences are great, from the defensive reads to the footwork required to make throws.
Asked for a specific example, the former Cougar legend said: “We have a lot of route-changing going on during the play. I’m trying to adjust to that on the fly sometimes, and I’m not used to having to do that. I’m used to coming back seven steps, hit your back foot, one hitch, boom, get it (the football) out. Where here it could a three-step, a five-step, or a seven-step on any given play, depending on the look we get.
“It’s something I’ve been dealing with since I got here. It’s nothing new.”
It’s something the Cardinals think the Houston alum would have improved upon if the lockout had not eliminated off-season work.