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