By Tim Graham
The Buffalo Bills this afternoon finally introduced quarterback Kevin Kolb as their newest player.
There was no Drew Bledsoe-style parade or a theme song performed by Tom Sartori at the news conference, but Kolb did convey a substantial amount of positive energy at One Bills Drive.
"I'm here," Kolb said, "to win a Super Bowl. Period."
When asked what Kolb saw in the Bills and led him to sign after being released by the Arizona Cardinals at least partially for salary-cap reasons, the seventh-year pro expressed his belief in an unfolding, serendipitous situation that hasn't revealed itself to the rest of us.
"I just always trust that God's got a plan," Kolb said. "Part of his plan was me being injured. Part of his plan was me going to Arizona. Part of his plan is me being right here, right now."
And where else would anyone rather be?
"When I sat in the meeting, I said 'Wow, I can't believe they're running this [offense]. Wow, I can't believe Buffalo is what it is, a town that I will enjoy,' " Kolb said. "It just seemed like a lot of stuff was pointing in this direction. That's why I'm excited to be here and looking forward to doing really special things on the field once we get rolling."Kolb also is well aware the Bills have not been to the playoffs since last century. He doesn't mind at all.
"It's good to come to an organization like this," Kolb said. "They're hungry. They're not taking a day off. They're not taking a minute off. ... Sometimes with success, people start patting themselves on the back and maybe get a little bit lackadaisical with certain things they hadn't done before whenever they were young and hungry.
"I like the fact that Coach Marrone and a lot of his staff is coming from a college. I like the fact that people are saying we haven't made the playoffs in 13 years or whatever. Just like anything, when you have the underdog role, that fits a lot of people's personalities in this game and in the locker room."
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