Aug 07, 2012; St. Joseph, MO, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback John Skelton (19) goes under center during the Kansas City Chiefs and Arizona Cardinals practice at Missouri Western State University. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE
The battle between Kevin Kolb and John Skelton to see who will be the starting quarterback has been a long and arduous one and it's not a fight that I anticipate ending anytime soon. Contrary to rumors from ESPN stating that Skelton has the edge and is slated to start, Coach Whisenhunt stated that they are still in a heated competition. We probably will not know anytime before after the Titans game at the earliest.
Until then, they will each take turns starting and will work with their respective units each week in practice. This week, Kolb is scheduled to start against the Raiders, so he has been working with Larry Fitzgerald, Andre Roberts and the likes.
I paid very close attention to both quarterbacks at training camp yesterday and honestly, I couldn't give either of them the edge.
The practice started off pretty slowly for both Kolb and Skelton. Skelton was sailing balls over the heads of his receivers and Kolb looked like a shell of Matt Leinart with all the check downs he was hurling. Each of them tried to get the ball to Larry Fitzgerald as much as possible, which was a good sign.
But as the session wore on, the quarterbacks started to heat up. Both of them were completing passes with good accuracy. When it came to longer attempts, there were still a couple of overthrown balls, but that wasn't anything abnormal for any quarterback.
If you follow me on Twitter, then you may have noticed one of my tweets stating that the more these guys were on the field, the better they got. One has to wonder that if one of them were named the starter, how would they respond? By getting more reps with the first team, they would probably improve. That is exactly what Daryn Colledge had to say after practice.
I'll keep an eye on both of them once again tomorrow and give you all an update. Hopefully, one of them will start to separate from the other, but at this point, that seems unlikely.