John Skelton to Start for Arizona Cardinals


As expected, with starting quarterback Kevin Kolb still nursing turf toe and having sat out practice all week, backup John Skelton will be the starter today against the Philadelphia Eagles.  It could turn out to be a very ugly day in Philly.  I will give Skelton the benefit of the doubt, at least until the first offensive series.  As for Kolb, it is the homecoming reunion that was not meant to be.

When Kolb was traded to Arizona, it was already known Philly was on the schedule.  I’m sure not only did Cards fans have this date circled on the calendar, but so did Eagles fans.  Now, Kolb will be a spectator from the sidelines for the second week in a row.  It is disappointing that Kolb won’t get his opportunity to show Philly they made a mistake in trading him but clearly he has not done much in Arizona to prove that point this season.  That doesn’t mean he couldn’t have started a new trend in Philly today.  Sometimes all it takes is facing your former teammates to get you jump started.

It is probably the best move though.  The only reason it would have been a consideration to play Kolb is due to the fact it was Philly they were playing this week.  If it were any other team, Kolb probably would have been listed as doubtful or out on Friday’s injury list.  As it was, he was listed questionable.  Now, it’s Skelton time.  It could be an ugly day.  Let’s hope for a surprise.

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