Arizona Cardinals Have Decision Between Skelton or Bartel if Kolb is Out


Turf toe sounds like an injury that shouldn’t keep a professional quarterback from playing.  However, the injury can often be more painful than it appears–and there’s a good chance that Kevin Kolb may not play this Sunday against the St. Louis Rams.

And that brings up the question as to which quarterback to start if Kolb’s injury prevents him from playing, John Skelton or Richard Bartel?

Most money would be on Skelton, who started several games last year for the Cardinals.  However, I’d give Bartel the nod.  He actually looked better than Skelton in his preseason outings, and I think he brings a dimension to the quarterback position that Skelton lacks.  If Bartel doesn’t perform well, you can always switch to Skelton midway through the game.

We’ll see who lines up behind the center at the start of the game come Sunday.

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  • dennismcclur

    Bartel should start first as he knows how to throw the ball downfield and is not afraid to throw in the pocket, as evidenced in his preseason games. He will preform from the get-go if given the chance. He should start if Kolb does not play against the Rams.

  • dennismcclur

    Bartel should start first as he knows how to throw the ball downfield and is not afraid to throw in the pocket, as evidenced in his preseason games. He will preform from the get-go if given the chance. He should start if Kolb does not play against the Rams.

  • Bucket

    have to admit Bartel did look good in the preseason, Skelton looked better last season than he did in the preseason. Wish I had a better feel for both of these guys, but then again i am not the one who will be calling their number.

  • Bucket

    have to admit Bartel did look good in the preseason, Skelton looked better last season than he did in the preseason. Wish I had a better feel for both of these guys, but then again i am not the one who will be calling their number.

  • dennismcclur

    @Bucket

    Start Bartel first half; if we don’t have the lead at the end of the first half, then start Skelton the 2nd half and hope for the best. Keep in mind that the Rams do not have their starting quarterback playing Sunday. This back-up quarterback is the same one who got them their first win last week. New quarterbacks have to perform first time out as there just may not be a second oportunity. Just ask the quarterback Brady and coach of the New England Patriots.

  • dennismcclur

    @Bucket

    Start Bartel first half; if we don’t have the lead at the end of the first half, then start Skelton the 2nd half and hope for the best. Keep in mind that the Rams do not have their starting quarterback playing Sunday. This back-up quarterback is the same one who got them their first win last week. New quarterbacks have to perform first time out as there just may not be a second oportunity. Just ask the quarterback Brady and coach of the New England Patriots.