D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ “They’re playing well now on both sides of the ball and leading their division. They’re front seven is as good as anybody’s and cause a lot of disturbance. It’ll be a true test for us.”“I’m going to have to do extra preparation and make sure that I’m focused and ready every snap out there on the field. We just need to play our own game and focus on the details of our own offense and try to simplify things and do them right,” said Kolb.It was frustrating for Kolb to suffer the toe injury when he did as he’s struggled to grasp the Cardinals offense in his first season with the team.“We still don’t feel like offensively we’ve played an entire game as a complete unit and that’s a big deal of ours.”“We need to get to that point so we can see how good we can be. We feel like we’re getting better in all phases,” said Kolb.It will help that Kolb makes his return at home in the friendly confines of University of Phoenix stadium.“We’ve been on the road now for what seems like a couple months,” said Kolb. What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke PHOENIX – Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb expects to return to the field on Sunday against the Cowboys.“I feel really good. It was good to get back in the action. Obviously, we’ll see tomorrow how it feels after a full day like that, but I have full intention of playing,” said Kolb after going through his first full practice Wednesday since returning form injury.Kolb has missed four games since suffering a toe injury against Baltimore and will need to shake the rust off quickly to face a tough Cowboys defense. Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Top Stories Comments Share Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away
Arizona Cardinals tight end Todd Heap has played in just 12 of a possible 24 games with the Arizona Cardinals, including just two this season.The 32-year-old has been sidelined since the team’s Week 2 win over New England with a knee injury, and there’s little doubt Heap would like to get back on the field. Until then, though, the veteran will be subject to all that comes with an injury, including frustration from being unable to help the team. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Comments Share The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories “If I’m out there I want to be helping the team and not putting myself at risk at the same time,” he said. “Does it help to go out and limp off the field every other play?“I don’t think that’s going to help our team right now.” Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Cardinals defensive lineman Darnell Dockett voiced his displeasure after Monday’s loss, saying his coach “called out some guys in the training room that we need on the field. We need them.”Heap might be one of those guys, and he responded to his teammates comments as a guest of Arizona Sports 620’s Burns and Gambo Tuesday.“I don’t know exactly who those comments are directed at,” Heap said. “If they were directed at me, I hope he would come and talk to me.”No one is saying Dockett was referring to Heap, and there’s little question the tight end would like to get back on the field. However, he said there is a difference between being injured and being in pain, and that “playing through pain is not an issue.”“Now when there’s an involuntary thing that happens that you can’t play through, that’s a different story,” Heap said. “I don’t think the whole training room or locker room deal is an issue with our team right now, I think it’s more of guys just need to get out and do their job.”Heap said besides being able to play through pain, much of the decision to get back on the field is determined by how effective he’d be. As of now, he thinks he’d do more harm than good if he tried to tough it out and play.