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Kevin Kolb Trade Draws Mixed Reactions From Arizona Cardinals Players

The trade between the Arizona Cardinals and Philadelphia Eagles that sent quarterback Kevin Kolb to the desert to take over the Red Bird Gang and sent cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie to City of Brotherly Love to attack Santa Clause has drawn plenty of reaction. Many fans and media pundits think the Cardinals over paid for a guy who has just seven career starts while others admire the gumption shown by the Cards to aggressively get their man.

Regardless of what we on the outside think, Kolb has to win over his new Cardinal teammates and from the looks of things the reactions are mixed. There's understandable sadness at losing the popular and speedy DRC but they also recognize the need to have a top flight quarterback. 

The guy who's opinion matters most, Larry Fitzgerald, probably gave his opinion after he had a chance to workout with Kolb in the offseason. The fact the deal got done for this price says all we need to know about what Fitz thinks.

Darnell Dockett was initially unsure but then rallied and gave a good and tactful response:

Twitter / @ddockett:
Damn I don't know how to feel!

Twitter / @ddockett: 
Philly getting a gooood player in DRC, and even more of an funny dude , sad to see him and Stevie B gone! I wish them both health & sucess!

Adrian Wilson and Kerry Rhodes lost a fellow defensive back in DRC so of course they gave their shout outs to him:

Twitter / @adrian_wilson24: 
I'm so sad to see @ShoTime29 go.. I have alot of love for you.. I appreciate everything you've done for this DB family.MUCH SUCESS IN PHILLY

Twitter / @kerryrhodes: 
Congrats to new teammate Kolb! @shotime29 gonna miss ya bruh. Go out there and show ur worth just like I told u last year when I came in.

Beanie Wells bid farewell but is also looking forward. He certainly needs a good year himself or he'll be saying goodbye:

Twitter / @BeanieWells26: 
Time for the New Breed !!! #birdgang go get it!

Twitter / @BeanieWells26: 
Sad to see two of my homies go @SBreaston15 @ShoTime29! #goodfellas

Jay Feely, always helpful, shares a video of DRC with Philly fans:

Twitter / @jayfeely: 
You can't win in the NFL today without a very good QB at a minimum. Brady, Brees, Manning, Big Ben: QB's win titles in todays NFL

Twitter / @jayfeely: 
I'm excited we got our QB Kolb, looking forward to watching him in training camp. Stay tuned for updates throughout camp Cardinals fans

Twitter / @jayfeely: 
Philly fans here is your new CB and his speed: http://twitvid.com/CYSKQ

Steve Breaston laments breaking up the band of backpack buddies:

Twitter / @SBreaston15: RT @meezybaby27: 
RT @meezybaby27: No matter what happens 2 any of us #thebackpackboys will 4ever b trending n az #NP motivation by TI @SBreaston15 @ShoTime29

And finally, from the guy who's butt Kolb will get to know really well:

NFL News Updates - CBSSports.com RapidReports
43 minutes ago - by Craig Morgan - C Lyle Sendlein likes QB Kevin Kolb C Lyle Sendlein (expected to re-sign) on the impending trade for QB Kevin Kolb: "I’ve seen film. He makes his reads quick and throws a nice strong ball. He’s got a heck of an arm.” Cardinals RapidReports