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Real Quarterback Fight Lining Up Behind Kolb

We know the Arizona Cardinals are going with Kevin Kolb as their starter.  The bigger question is who will back him up this season?  After one preseason game, the answer seems to be John Skelton.  As you know, most NFL starting quarterbacks get spelled a time or two during the regular season.  If Skelton were the guy to come in, at least he would have experience under his belt.

All three quarterbacks behind Kolb, Skelton, Richard Bartel, and Max Hall played decent on Thursday night in Oakland.  I think it is safe to say the world would have to fall apart for Max Hall to be a starter again, or even the second choice.  However, Skelton appears to be ready to fill in when needed.  Bartel not half bad either.

I would hope Kolb can make it through the season without backup, but the reality is, most likely a backup or two will get into a game at some point this season.  You can thank last season for Skelton being ready.  So there may be a blessing from last season overall.  The Cardinals should be thankful now that Skelton got the experience of starting last season.  It has him ready to be an NFL backup this season.

 

Topics: Arizona Cardinals, John Skelton, Kevin Kolb, Max Hall, Richard Bartel

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  • trainerTim

    “…the world would have to fall apart for Max Hall to be a starter again.” REALLY?? Skelton looked great – better than Kolb IMO. Bartel looked weak & mediocre at best. He was very lucky that he didn’t have interceptions seeing how he threw into well covered territory instead of being a smart & strong QB. Max was 4 for 4. Max’s drive won the game. Can any of the other QB’s claim that?

    You’re throwing out the baby with the bathwater. Look at the facts. Look at what was done. Bartel? Show me some great facts about this guy – OK, even good facts. Was he the most winning QB that ever came out of a “QB” college – BYU? No. Max was!

    It’s as if everyone doesn’t want to be bothered with the facts, they already know what’s best. Kolb is going to be given the starting spot on a silver platter – so everyone knows he’s going to be great. Amazing what a great agent can “produce”. History reminds me of Leinart – yea, he was the answer too. Look, I’m not a Skelton fan per se, but he looked FAR better, stronger, smarter than Kolb. Yea, OK, first game – I’ll give you that. But between Bartel & Hall, I think the world WOULD fall apart if there aren’t any coaches or sportswriters who have enough wisdom to see that Hall is FAR better than Bartel.

  • trainerTim

    “…the world would have to fall apart for Max Hall to be a starter again.” REALLY?? Skelton looked great – better than Kolb IMO. Bartel looked weak & mediocre at best. He was very lucky that he didn’t have interceptions seeing how he threw into well covered territory instead of being a smart & strong QB. Max was 4 for 4. Max’s drive won the game. Can any of the other QB’s claim that?

    You’re throwing out the baby with the bathwater. Look at the facts. Look at what was done. Bartel? Show me some great facts about this guy – OK, even good facts. Was he the most winning QB that ever came out of a “QB” college – BYU? No. Max was!

    It’s as if everyone doesn’t want to be bothered with the facts, they already know what’s best. Kolb is going to be given the starting spot on a silver platter – so everyone knows he’s going to be great. Amazing what a great agent can “produce”. History reminds me of Leinart – yea, he was the answer too. Look, I’m not a Skelton fan per se, but he looked FAR better, stronger, smarter than Kolb. Yea, OK, first game – I’ll give you that. But between Bartel & Hall, I think the world WOULD fall apart if there aren’t any coaches or sportswriters who have enough wisdom to see that Hall is FAR better than Bartel.

  • AZScott

    Thanks Trainer Tim. I needed the good laugh today!!

    Take care, Scott

    @trainerTim

  • AZScott

    Thanks Trainer Tim. I needed the good laugh today!!

    Take care, Scott

    @trainerTim

  • trainerTim

    ?? @AZScott

  • trainerTim

    ?? @AZScott