I know this comes as a shock to no one at this point, but the Arizona Cardinals offense struggled today in the annual Red-White Scrimmage at training camp today. Both John Skelton and Kevin Kolb struggled. Kolb even had two picks to boot. He went 9-16 for 91 yards and Skelton went 2-10 for 25 yards. Skelton’s best drive was aided by a 44-yard run by running back Ryan Williams.
Clearly you could offer up the opinion the defense is ahead of the offense at this point and typically you’ll see that in the first week of camp anyway. Coach Ken Whisenhunt wasn’t putting all the blame on Kolb’s offensive mistakes on Kolb. Kolb played with the second line and was hurried. Whisenhunt went even so far as to point out he was using a center getting his first snaps of camp. This is a job Whisenhunt clearly wants Kolb to grab the reins of and run with it.
It’s only day four of camp, so nothing to much to get excited about. Receiver Larry Fitzgerald did get laid out on a play but he is ok. Safety Crezdon Butler left the field on a cart, but he walked himself to the cart, so not sure what’s up there yet?
As far as I’m concerned with today’s scrimmage, I’m not at all. Like I said it was just day four. I am reserving judgment until later in camp. Yes, we all want to see our quarterbacks play better. I believe they both will. The offense will pick it up. I’ve not known many Cards preseason teams light up the scoreboard anyways, so this should be nothing new.
The Cardinals will get Sunday off before coming back together to practice again on Monday morning at 9:00 am. There will be two practices on Monday.