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Buffalo Bills news, 4/9: Kevin Kolb signing is official

The reaction to the signing of Kevin Kolb has been trickling in since sources confirmed the sides had agreed. With Kolb meeting the media and officially signing yesterday, it's now a torrent.

Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

Marrone on Kolb: "Competition makes us all better" -
"Bills head coach Doug Marrone comments on the signing of QB Kevin Kolb." It includes video of Marrone speaking.

Kevin Kolb: "I'm here to win a Super Bowl. Period." -
"New Bills QB Kevin Kolb addresses the media at One Bills Drive at his introductory press conference." The video of the press conference is embedded, too.

Bills Focus: Kevin Kolb One-On-One Interview - VIDEO -
"Bills quarterback Kevin Kolb sits down with Chris Brown to talk about what made Buffalo so attractive to him, and how he knows first-hand that this team will be good. "

Kolb sees third chance to start as the charm -
Kolb: "My deal is just finding that groove and letting it roll and staying injury free. I want to put together a solid career here. I don’t want to put together two years. I want to put together a Super Bowl contender every single year for a long time. I’m not looking to get out of this league any time soon."

Bills officially sign QB Kevin Kolb -
"We wanted to add some veteran experience to the quarterback position on our roster and we think we’ve added a good one by signing Kevin," said Bills GM Buddy Nix. "He’s a player we had targeted since he became a free agent and he should be a strong candidate in the competition for the starting quarterback position."

Inside The Bills | Kolb: It was the worst pain I’ve ever felt
"Bills QB Kevin Kolb was last seen by Bills fans last season in Week 5 when he was under an enormous amount of pressure from Buffalo’s defensive front in Arizona. It would also prove to be his last start for the Cardinals as the five sacks and numerous other hits he endured before finally exiting the game in the fourth quarter led to four separated ribs and a sprained shoulder."

Inside The Bills | Marrone: Adding Kolb doesn’t impact draft
"I don’t think it really is going to change the philosophy on the draft," said Marrone. "When the position comes whatever is best for our team to get better I think we’ll go ahead and choose that player wherever it may be. I think that rather than trying… and I don’t want to speak for Buddy (Nix) or anybody else in the organization, but rather than trying to reach or go somewhere that you don’t want to go, you bring the best players in that you can bring in and you have them compete and you’re a better football team."

Inside The Bills | Kolb was 1st in town late last month
"Kolb flew into town on Thursday march 28th and after taking a physical, arrived at One Bills Drive around 2:30 pm that day. He met members of the coaching staff and toured the facility before having dinner with Bills President and CEO Russ Brandon and others."

Bills QB Kolb has a plan – stay on the field - Sports - The Buffalo News
"I know I can play at this level," Kolb said upon being introduced as the new addition to the Bills’ quarterback roster. "I’ve done it here and there throughout my career, two or three games at a time. We all know I’ve got to stay healthy."

Kevin Kolb plans on 'doing really special things' with Buffalo Bills - Press Coverage | The Buffalo News
"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."

Buffalo Bills announce signing of quarterback Kevin Kolb | Democrat and Chronicle
"It’s good to come to an organization like this," he said, ignoring Buffalo’s 13-year absence from the postseason. "They’re hungry. Everybody upstairs is hungry. They’re not taking a day off. I like the fact that people are saying we haven’t made the playoffs in 13 years or whatever. I just think just like anything when you have the underdog role that fits a lot of peoples’ personalities. It will be nice to come out and surprise some people."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - The Kevin Kolb Question
Joe Buscaglia wonders if this will alter Buffalo's draft plans. He doesn't think it will but then again he didn't think they were "hellbent" on doing it anyway.

Kevin Kolb's Super Bowl talk is laughable - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Kolb may not realize it, but his brash Super Bowl talk just added unnecessary pressure before he throws his first pass. Kolb is setting the bar too high for himself and Buffalo to handle in 2013. The Bills are a team in transition with a new head coach, a new offense, a new defense and a new quarterback. Rarely does that add up to a Super Bowl champion."

Can Kevin Kolb succeed in Buffalo? - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"The Buffalo Bills are usually a place where quarterback careers go to die."