Musical Quarterback Chairs: Skelton Starter Once Again for Cards


Nov 4, 2012; Green Bay, WI, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback John Skelton (19) bobbles the snap during the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to week 14 of the 2012 NFL season.  This week’s Arizona Cardinals quarterback?  John Skelton, an oldie but goo….no I can’t say goodie, sorry.  This is more like the lesser of two evils.  Skelton has been named starter against the Seattle Seahawks by Cards head coach Ken Whisenhunt.  Let’s hope he performs better than rookie Ryan Lindley, who was absolutely horrific last week against the Jets.

It was really the only choice coach Whiz could make.  I kind of thought maybe if they weren’t willing to go to Skelton last week, maybe he would never see the field with the Cards again.  However if you thought last week in New York was bad for Lindley, this week was surely going to be even rougher for him in Seattle.  Remember the game rookie Max Hall has in Seattle two years ago?  Yeah, this was going to be worse.

Thus this was the reasoning Whiz had this week for starting Skelton.  He said that Skelton has had experience facing Seattle.  He started against him week one against the Hawks.  Skelton injured his leg and was replaced with Kevin Kolb.

It is a different beast facing a hostile crowd in Seattle though.  I don’t expect him to have the success he had in the first half of week one.  Like I said, this is the lesser of two evils.  Skelton gives you about a five percent chance of winning.  Lindley gives you no shot at all.