To many, it was already a sealed deal after just four passes. Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb left after just four passes last Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. Quarterback John Skelton came in and although wasn’t spectacular, he didn’t throw a pick or get hurt either. Skelton, as planned all along, will start tomorrow night against the Kansas City Chiefs. This is his opportunity to take the drivers seat in the quarterback competition. Somehow, I don’t think that will happen.
Although Skelton played better than Kolb last weekend, that’s like saying dying in your sleep is better than getting hit by a train. They both suck, however one is better than the other. Skelton’s touchdown drive wasn’t all on him. That’s the short-sightedness of this whole thing. Everytime something bad happens on a Kolb drive, it’s all on him, no matter what happened. When something good happens on Skelton’s drives, it’s all him. Neither is true.
Skelton, once considered a project, is still a backup at best. Kolb however has been the same. I still believe he is a starting quarterback, however he needs to stay in games longer and in the pocket longer to prove it. So far, it seems to be a battle of the backups for the starting job. Heard this one before? That’s what I thought.
So, tomorrow yet another chapter will be written in this quarterback saga. There will be two distinct camps no matter what happens. That’s just the way it is. Doesn’t make it right, however everyone is entitled to their opinion. Mine says no matter who plays better tomorrow night, no decision should be made until after the fourth preseason game.