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When Kurt Warner retired after the 2009 season, gone was the star quarterback of a team that had just lost in the Super Bowl. With him went any semblance of a starting quarterback for the Cardinals. The team decided to move on with Matt Leinart and Derek Anderson. Leinart was released before the season and Anderson proved to be not what the Cards were looking for. After giving rookies Max Hall and John Skelton an opportunity, in addition to Leinart and Anderson, the team made a move after this year's lockout.
The team traded for their quarterback of the future in Kevin Kolb, and they quickly signed him to a five-year extension. Kolb has all the tools to succeed but has had limited chances to showcase his skills in games. Even though the team gave up a lot for Kolb (Rodgers-Cromartie and a second-round pick), the offense needed a real quarterback. The offense was in shambles without a solid quarterback and Kolb should drastically improve the offense.
All the offensive moves by the Cards show that there's no point of having a good quarterback without capable receivers, a decent offensive line, and some kind of running game. The additions to the offensive line and running backs will give Kolb more time to look for the variety of receivers the Cards have and the recently signed tight ends.
Now Kolb can throw to Larry Fitzgerald, Early Doucet, Todd Heap, Andre Roberts, Jeff King and Chansi Stuckey. Expect Kolb to have a big season in the desert.