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In the time since Ken Whisenhunt has taken over the team, the Cardinals have always run a pass-heavy offense.
Shouldn’t that make Kevin Kolb the team’s offensive leader?
Based on today’s performance, it’s entirely possible that a new era is being ushered in for the Cardinals, one that is dominated by the run game.
Beanie Wells had nearly as many carries as Kolb had pass attempts, and he arguably did much more with the ball than Kolb. With three touchdowns (tied for a franchise record) and no turnovers, Wells was easily the game’s MVP.
Kolb, on the other hand, gave up the ball to the Giants twice. He didn’t put a single point on the board.
He couldn’t lead his team down the field when it mattered the most, either. On the Cardinals’ final play of the game, fourth down and two to go, Kolb should have called the last time out. Instead, he hurried the team up and threw an incomplete pass.
If he can’t clean up his act quickly, the team is going to lose faith in Kolb as their leader. All signs point to Beanie Wells being in a position to take up that slack.