The more I think about it, the more I've realize that if Kevin Kolb does indeed win the starters job, the more it would benefit John Skelton. Ken Whisenhunt is going to give Kolb as many opportunities to succeed, and "giving" Kolb the starters position early in the season would be in the team's best interest. Kolb is already on a very short leash as is, and he has to pull a victory next week vs the Seattle Seahawks to keep his job. Seeing how he fared last year vs the Seahawks (loss 10-13), it is very probable that he falters again this season. Seahawks have gotten better defensively since last year, and they have two of the best safties in the NFL with Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor (who is the closest thing to an Adrian Wilson in the NFL). In any case, if Kolb doesn't lead this team to victory in the first game, then next game against the Patriots in Foxboro will also be an automatic loss. There is noway we beat the Patriots on their home turf.
With that in mind, Whisenhunt is going to give Kolb 2 games to prove himself before he pulls the plug on his starting career. Fans will be calling for Kolb's head and Whisenhunt will be force to make an adjustment at QB early in the season because he cannot afford to go 0-2 early in the season. The good news is that John Skelton will come in at a good situation because the next game will be against the Philadelphia Eagles in Glendale. The good think going with Skelton is that he already beat the Eagles at home, and he has never lost a home game. The next game will be the Miami Dolphins at home, and that's another winnable game. We go to St. Louis which is another winnable game there, then come back to Arizona to play the Bills, and finally head to Minnasota to play the Vikings.
So basically after the first 2 games, which Kolb is going to be put in a very bad position if he starts. The next 5 games are very winnable. By the time we face the Niners at home, this team could have built more momentum as well as the overall confidence of Skelton, and the entire team. That's why its more beneficial to John Skelton for Kevin Kolb to start early in the season.
This of course is all theoretical, but I can guarantee you that if Kevin Kolb doesn't have a good game in his first 2 starts he is done. Cardinal fans will boo him off the field that's for sure. They are not going to tolerate another year of Kolb's pathetic performance.