Rams DE Quinn says Kolb wasn’t scared during 9-sack night


Kevin Kolb can probably paint you a detailed fresco of the Edwards Jones Dome ceiling.

The Arizona Cardinals quarterback spent most of his Thursday night staring up at the ceiling from his backside during the 17-3 shellacking at the hands of the St. Louis Rams.

The Rams pummeled Kolb all night, tallying nine sacks, and leaving the sixth year pro bloodied and beaten.

Defensive end Robert Quinn collected three solo sacks and told “NFL AM” on Friday morning the defense went into the matchup with an aggressive mentality.

“We believe we are (an) elite defensive line and (an) elite defense,” he said. “We just try to attack and be a dominant defense every play, which coach wants.”

While he didn’t play well, Kolb stood in and took the beating all night, blowing away the preseason assertion from Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Tommy Kelly that the quarterback was “scared” to be on the field.

“To be a professional football player you can’t be too scared to be out there, especially as a quarterback knowing you got 275, or however big d-linemen might be across the board, coming at you every play,” Quinn said when asked about Kolb being labeled scared.

Quinn also heaped praise on the offense he and his teammates stifled all night.

“I definitely think they can be an explosive offense with receivers like (Larry) Fitzgerald and (Michael) Floyd and a young running back in (Ryan) Williams,” Quinn said. “They definitely got some talent, but yesterday was our day to get the win.”

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