Skelton fans tend to display similar symptoms. I'm used to this. Short-term memory loss, disorientation, anxiety, excitability... Nobody blames you. Post-traumatic stress disorder is a natural side-effect of watching one-too-many games go to overtime.
I also don't blame anyone who wants to jump the Kolb ship before it settles on the bottom of the Mariana Trench. Watching that game was like hearing a bad joke at the end of a funeral. What is there to even be said about it, honestly?
I would like to know what masterful illusion Skelton was able to weave in the span of six throws that made everyone a believer.
Now, I know that when I watched the game, I didn't see anything from him I haven't seen before. He missed an easy hot read, tossed a career-ender into the middle of the field, then settled down and helped move the ball.
It was six throws -- he was barely on the field! Yet the reaction is that he can read defenses better, he's more accurate, he's a Gift from Heaven that Whisenhunt should treasure above all other mortal trappings. Anyone interested in stepping up and explaining how they came to these conclusions?
A comparable sample size would be something like seeing human beings for the first time who just happen to be splashing around at the beach and declaring that Homo sapiens are amphibious creatures that breathe through their toes.
I understand the things that Skelton does well -- I've been watching him as long as you have, honest. Don't come at me with your "Kolb knobber" tripe, and for the love of God do not patiently explain to me how well he moves in the pocket. I get all that. What I don't get is how you can assume he's prepared to take the reins of the franchise when we have seen nothing that suggests he has improved his many flaws yet.
A lot of you just seem to be tired of defending Kolb, and for good reason. I know I am. I encourage you, however, to quit being lazy. The best thing for the Cardinals is for the best man to win. That's going to be pretty damn difficult if everyone in the building who considers themselves a fan just sits back and laughs at Kolb when he takes the field. Remember where your allegiance lies -- with the team, not with a name on the back of a jersey. Many of the responses to .gif's and .jpg's of Kolb getting ground into dust were more dark and disturbing than lighthearted or funny. Keep showing support for both players at least until the competition is over -- smart money says we'll be stuck with both of them for a while yet, anyway.