Nevada officials reach out to Dbacks on potential

first_img Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Daryn Colledge reached the pinnacle of the NFL in February when he wonthe Super Bowl as a member of the Green Bay Packers. In the same seasonhe was at the top of the league his new team, the Arizona Cardinals,finished at the bottom of the NFC West. That’s alright with the offensiveguard though, he’s looking forward to the challenge.“I think it was an exciting opportunity,” Colledge told reporters in FlagstaffSaturday. “This was a team that was in the Super Bowl a few years ago. Alot of that talent is still here. These guys are extremely talented. I knowthey had a down year last year but I thought it was an opportunity to be apart of a project. That’s exciting to me. I won a world championship lastyear and that felt great but I’d love to try and do it again with a team that’sstarting out at the bottom.” Top Stories He’ll get his first opportunity to do that in a little over a week as theCardinals open their preseason at Oakland on August 11 at 7 p.m. Sports 620 KTAR’s Kyndra de St. Aubin contributed to this report Comments   Share   D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ While some may take issue with Colledge referring to the Cardinals as a‘project’, the honesty is refreshing. The team finished 5-11 last season andwill not only have a new quarterback in Kevin Kolb but a completelyrevamped offensive line. Those changes will make getting to know eachand staying healthy a huge deal for the unit.“Chemistry is the most important thing for an offensive line,” Colledge said.“For us it’s going to be getting into camp as soon as we can and stayinghealthy. If we can find a way to keep five guys in there healthy for a fullseason we have a great opportunity to have a lot of success.”That success will be judged on how well Colledge and his new linematesprotect the aforementioned Kolb. Just because the guard hasn’t played withhis new quarterback before he is familiar with him.“I know Kevin in passing since my Green Bay Packers took him out,” hesaid as reporters laughed. “Me and Kevin have a relationship but this onewill be much morefriendly. I know he’s talented. I know what he can do. I’ve seen him play.He’s a talented quarterback and I’m excited to block for him.” What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img read more

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