TEMPE, AZ - JUNE 13: Head coach Ken Whisenhunt of the Arizona Cardinals watches practice in the minicamp at the team's training center facility on June 13, 2012 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
The biggest question this offseason for the Arizona Cardinals for the 2012 season is who will be starting at quarterback-- Kevin Kolb or John Skelton. After the team's morning walkthrough, this was the topic of the media interview with head coach Ken Whisenhunt.
Whiz didn't give any new insight to the decision that will eventually come, other than the fact that he is in no rush; however, it is something he wishes he didn't have to worry about right now.
"If it was up to me, I'd prefer we had a quarterback resolution two years ago," quipped the head coach. "But obviously that hasn't happened. "
After Kurt Warner retired, it would have been nice to have had a franchise guy ready to take over. It normally doesn't happen like that. After the (sort of) joke, he expressed some patience, knowing you can't just force the situation.
"When it happens, it happens. They're going to have to go through different tests. The next stage is going to be able to do that in training camp and being able to do that in preseason games.
"It usually works out, and I'm not just talking about the quarterback position, that somebody distinguishes themself in that period."
So, essentially he is saying that what happens now really isn't a big factor. Or it means that neither has separated himself from the other in performance.
He also doesn't have any particular timeline. He isn't saying that by preseason game one he has to know.
"You got to let this competition play out honestly. It's got to be a fair competition. I'm excited to see how it goes.
"If you can guarantee me that we will go to the Super Bowl, I'll say, 'O.K., we'll go to the last minute.' It's all speculation right now. It's going to be a process and when it seems to define itself, we'll make that decision."
Clearly, what he wants is for one guy to step up and grab the job and show that he clearly is the one to deserve it. It will be an issue if the two play evenly because that is when you have issues in the lockerroom and with fans.
Who will it be? I can already imagine the comment arguments starting. Fire away!
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