Aug 10, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback Ryan Lindley (14) is currently number 3 on the depth chart. How long will that last?. Kansas City won the game 27-17. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-US PRESSWIRE
This will come as no surprise to you, the Bonehead play goes to the two "starters" who are caught in a battle to be QB1 and QB2. The problem is I don't know if John Skelton and Kevin Kolb know which QB position they're battling for? After performances like last night you'd think Kolb was just battling for a roster position. Skelton got the start and struggled, most notably with the INT. He threw a good looking long pass that looked like something Larry Fitzgerald has come down with in the past, but you can't rely on Fitz to out jump every CB in the league and fight for that ball. It was great to look at but wasn't delivered very well, during that play the question is where was the check down? Where was his hot read? Rather than panicking and just throwing it up for Fitz, there should have been someone ready for the dump pass, or he should have just thrown it away.
For Kevin Kolb, I'll just say watch the Chiefs highlights and you'll get an understanding of his performance last night. He boosted the ego of the already powerful Chiefs defense. I think he was sent a thank you card after the game by Romeo Crennel and Scott Pioli.
The runner up this week is the tackling of the defense. Our starting defense had trouble tackling in the first half, most notably in the run game. I know the Cardinals defense has been hit or miss on days when they're playing against star running backs, but against the Chiefs they missed ... a lot.
With the current play of our two leading QBs in the race to start, how long will it be before Lindley enters the conversation?