Kolb meets AZ press, cracks Philly joke

Kevin Kolb met with reporters in Arizona today and told them he knows he has to prove himself.

“I have a lot to prove on that end — there’s no doubt there’s some sort of risk there. There’s risk in anything you do,” Kolb said according to the Web site ProFootballTalk.com. “I look forward to putting in plenty of work to make sure it happens. Nobody is going to out-work me.”

UPDATE: Video of the Kolb press conference is here, via NFL.com.

He added, "there was a lot of pressure in every situation I’ve been thrown in so far, so it’s nothing new for me. I look forward to the challenge, I look forward to answering a lot of the critics."

He told the press there he hopes to emulate former Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner, who took the team to its only Super Bowl appearance.

Kolb also took a playful shot at Philly, telling reporters that he was impressed with the Cardinals and Arizona when the Eagles played there in NFC title game in 2009. One thing he enjoyed was how clean the area was.

"Granted, I was coming from Philadelphia," Kolb said, according to a tweet from Arizona Republic reporter Kent Somers. Somers later added that Kolb had a big smile on his face and said good things about the Eagles and coach Andy Reid.

UPDATE: "He's someone I’ll respect for the rest of my life," Kolb said of Reid. "He taught me how to be a professional NFL quarterback, I’ll never be able to thank him enough."

Kolb added, "he did what's best for me."

His last conversation with the Eagles coach, he said, was "short and sweet, as usual with Andy."

Also per Somers' Twitter feed: Kolb said throwing with Larry Fitzgerald in the offseason felt like a tryout, and of his new situation added: "You know when something feels right, and this feels right."