Aug 23, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback John Skelton (19) drops back to pass against the Tennessee Titans during the first half at LP Field. Mandatory credit: Don McPeak-US PRESSWIRE
SB Nation has always been about coming up with cool new ways to introduce sports topics to their readers. Whether it's through a game of some sort or a comparison to something completely unrelated, we like to keep things fresh. That's what makes it fun.
That is exactly what Jon Bois did in his most recent column on the SB Nation national page. In it, he compares quarterbacks from each division to a video game from the past. Unfortunately, the comparison that the Arizona Cardinals' QBs received wasn't very great.
The video game that John Skelton (Bois assumes he will be the starter) is compared to was a Home Alone game that debuted in 1991 on the PC. First of all, the game looks absolutely ridiculous. It just looks like somebody threw a bunch of little different things together hoping to get a money maker. However, I can't really comment on the game myself, as I never played it.
What I can comment on are two things. A: It's a big assumption at this point to think Skelton will be the starter instead of Kevin Kolb. B: Skelton is NOT the worst starting quarterback in the NFL. That title belongs to Mark Sanchez right now, as he hasn't led the Jets to a single preseason touchdown yet.
Here is what Bois said about Skelton and the Cardinals:
The Arizona Cardinals are quite a resourceful little eight-year-old. In 2012, they're just going to kind of throw everything they have at the rest of the NFL -- including John Skelton, who is arguably the worst starting quarterback in the league. I say "all the traps," but Skelton is probably less "paint can trap" and more "implausibly elaborate Saran-wrap-and-feathers trap."
Sure, the quarterbacks haven't been the best this preseason, but part of that is due to the offensive line. Not all outsiders see that. I think it is a bit premature to start calling Skelton the worst quarterback in the league, as he does have tools to be a good player. He just needs more protection and to cut down on silly mistakes.
If I were to compare Skelton to a video game or an item from one, I would think of him as a bazooka. He is powerful and can shoot rockets down the field, but every once in a while, he ends up blowing himself to smithereens.