Kolb: 'Scared? Scared of what?'

Posted: August 20, 2012

It was bad enough for Arizona quarterback Kevin Kolb that Oakland's Tommy Kelly sacked him in the end zone for a safety.

What the Raiders defensive end had to say about Kolb after Oakland's 31-27 loss to the Cardinals Friday night probably hurt much worse.

"He is skittish. He is scared back there," Kelly said. "Anytime anybody gets close to him, he starts looking at the refs. As a defensive lineman you love a quarterback like that. He ain't even trying to look at the routes no more. He is paying attention to us, and you ain't going to get nothing done like that."

The former Eagle told the Cardinals website that the comments were ridiculous.

"Scared? Scared of what?" Kolb asked. "Taking a hit? I have never been afraid of anyone on the field, and that will never change. That includes Number 93 [Kelly].

"There's a fine line between holding in the pocket and trying to escape to make a play. Tommy Kelly is too clueless to know the difference. I don't mind people criticizing my play. Don't ever question my toughness."

Giants stifle Sanchez, Tebow. Rookie Jayron Hosley returned an interception of Mark Sanchez 77 yards for a touchdown, and the New York Giants' defense stifled the Jets' starters in a 26-3 preseason victory between the rivals on Saturday night.

Tim Tebow, making his home debut for the Jets (0-2), fared slightly better in his six series. The backup quarterback led the Jets to their only points of the night - Josh Brown's 30-yard field goal.

Injury report. Cardinals starting left tackle Levi Brown has a torn right triceps and probably will not play this season. . . . New Orleans Saints reserve linebacker Chris Chamberlain is out for the season after injuring his left knee Friday night against the Jacksonville Jaguars . - Inquirer wire services

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