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He might be wearing Red, but Kevin Kolb is still GREEN in Arizona
How did the teams in the division get better or good enough to beat Seattle? Let's take a look...
Arizona made the biggest splash in the offseason getting the franchise QB it desperately needed. Kevin Kolb has been under the tutelage of Andy Reid in Philadelphia for his entire career. Around the league, Reid is known for taking QBs and making them perform well beyond expectations in his system.
In this new system, will Kolb be good? Maybe, but with no offseason to get settled, it will take him the season to put it all together. Add to that the fact they lost a good receiver in Steve Breaston who kept teams honest against Larry Fitzgerald, and you have to wonder if they haven't become worse.
St. Louis didn't need to do much. They really just need to let their new star QB, Sam Bradford, grow. The problem they have is the age and window of their star running back, Stephen Jackson. Running backs are dropping like flies after 29 and Jackson is now 28.
San Francisco has a new coach in Jim Harbaugh. This is great for the 49ers. Bravo on a move that will make the franchise relevant again. Now, ask Andrew Luck about that system and the size of his playbook. Then stop and ask yourself if Alex Smith, Frank Gore, Michael Crabtree and new comer Braylon Edwards can all get on the same page, No. 462, from Game 1.