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first_img 0 Comments   Share   Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away The Cardinals are off to a 4-0 start in 2012, their best start since 1974. Some of that success is due to the play of their starting quarterback Kevin Kolb. He hasn’t been outstanding but he hasn’t lost any games for the team, either. On Tuesday after practice, Kolb talked about building confidence one game at a time.“I’ve reached this confidence level before. Again, I don’t ever want to get too high or too low but the more plays and the more victories you get and the more experiences you go through, it just gives you the confidence that you can handle things.” D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Top Stories center_img Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke It’s been said on more than one occasion that Kolb just needs to “manage the game.” To some, including him, that may seem like a slap in the face or an insult but sometimes the truth hurts. Kolb threw three touchdown passes on Sunday against the Dolphins but also threw two interceptions, nearly giving the game away. Maybe it was Kolb’s confidence that allowed him to step back on the field and help win the game for his team after such a costly mistake.“As a team, that’s the way we approach it. That’s why we didn’t panic when we were down,” said Kolb. “We kept at it and we were able to pull it out because we’d been in that situation before.”So far in 2012, Kolb has 67 completions on 107 attempts with seven touchdowns and only two interceptions. His passer rating of 97.6 is good for ninth-best in the league after Sunday’s overtime win against the Dolphins.Hopefully Kolb’s performance and confidence continue to rise on national TV against the St. Louis Rams on Thursday.last_img

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