Bills QB Kolb has a plan – stay on the field
Kevin Kolb wasted little time Monday in addressing the big question hovering over his new job opportunity with the Buffalo Bills. “I know I can play at this level,” Kolb said upon being introduced as the new addition to the Bills’ quarterback roster. “I’ve done it here and there throughout my career, two or three games at a time. We all know I’ve got to stay healthy.” The Bills might have a quality veteran to run coach Doug Marrone’s new offense – if he can stay on the field. Kolb could not hold onto starting opportunities in Philadelphia in 2010 and Arizona the last two seasons because he was knocked out of the lineup. A concussion took him off the field in Philadelphia and gave Michael Vick the chance to seize the starting job. A foot injury and a concussion derailed his 2011 campaign with the Cardinals. Then, after helping Arizona to a 4-0 start last season, he saw his season end due to a rib and sternum injury suffered against the Bills. The hits that put Kolb out of action probably would have injured any quarterback, which is why he considers his injuries largely a case of bad luck. “I played 50 straight in college and then come here and get banged up every four games, it seems like,” Kolb said. “So that’s a bit frustrating because it’s out of my hands. … I think that honestly a lot of it’s luck or flukey. “I just always trust that God’s got a plan. Part of His plan was me being injured. Part of His plan was me going to Arizona. And part of His plan is me being right here right now. … I’m so excited to be here and looking forward to doing really special things on the field once we get rolling.”
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