Kolb VS. Skelton has and will be the talk for the rest of the preseason. From the looks of it Skelton is edging out Kolb for the starting spot this year, and I hope he does. Below are a few of my posts from before we even acquired Kolb:
DISCLAIMER: This post has no real meaning, it is just a post to feel good about things you have predicted/called right.
Dec 31, 2010 12:39 PM PS
I have a very strong opinion when it comes to this guy, and don't understand why everybody is so big on him. His #'s are mediocre, his game is the check down, and cant put anything on his throws. To me he is much like Matt Leinart and has a similar style of play. People also don't realize that it is going to cost us a First round draft pick if we wanted him (Something we shouldn't give up for a player who hasnt even proven his can1. withstand a pro season, and 2. have success). I just think he is over priced and over valued.
May 5, 2011 7:17 AM PDT
Kolb: Everybody knows he is Andy Reid's protégé and what not, but for some reason I just don't buy into his mediocre stats and his average arm. To me there is nothing that screams FRANCHISE QB when it comes to him.I think he is going to be an AVG. QB and wont win us more then 8 games. I don't even want to mention what it is going to cost us just to get him, he isn't worth it to me.
Here are some more posts that should be recognized:
Agreed, Peyton Manning is the Colts
That’s all there is to it. He’s the reason they’re a Playoff-contending team. Without him, they’re probably a 6-10 team or something.
by Skii on May 4, 2011 10:02 PM PDT
More like 2-14
Have you seen Curtis Painter play before?
by JoeCB1991 on May 5, 2011 12:14 AM PDT
2-14 was my first thought
I decided to be nicer and more reasonable.
But let’s just say they’d be terrible. It’s amazing how one player, Peyton Manning, can make all the difference.
by Skii on May 5, 2011 7:40 AM PDT
You guys got it spot on!
I'm in some agreement
I see Skelton as a QB with a ton of promise. Showed good poise in the pocket, good mobility, strong arm and was calm and cool in the Dallas comeback drive. Also like you I loved the hit he threw on the DB as well as the block he laid on an LB (can’t think of the game).
Though he has a lot to work on, like seeing the field, anticipating openings and reading the defense. I see him as a potential franchise QB, but potential is dime a dozen in this league.
by Jesse Reynolds on May 6, 2011 2:07 PM PDT
It’s time to just let Skelton grow into his role, If Fitz is content on getting a Qb or bailing, why not spend all offseason training with Skelton instead of some outsider. It’s not like Skelton lacks anything on the physical end.
by Cardsfan928 on May 6, 2011 10:16 PM PDT
Believed in Skelton after seeing very little of him
Damn it feels good to be right! Feel free to post your humble brags here!.