First off, I'll let you know where I stand on the matter of our starting QB. I don't think that Kevin Kolb has been given enough time to prove whether he is a franchise quarterback or not as of yet. I see some very good moments out of him followed by insanely boneheaded plays that frustrate me and all of us to no end.
He is, however, a very accurate passer. He is mobile enough to escape pressure when needed. He played better on a consistent basis than Skelton did last year. He is also susceptible to injury. He has a tendency to be jittery in the pocket and take a lot of unnecessary sacks. He should be reading defenses better than he did in the preseason.
John Skelton also has his list of Pro's and Con's. I can stand by Whisenhunts decision to make him starter based on what I saw in the preseason. I have really come around on Skelton more this season and look forward to his continued progression. I also fully expect him to come back from his injury and continue to be the starter this year.
Now to the thing that bothers me to no end. I have noticed a decisive difference in the way the Skelton supporters go about their business than those who cheer for Kolb or even those who cheer for the Cardinals. Having fanposts to the effect of "I hope Kevin Kolb starts so he can lose the first two weeks and then Skelton will be our starter" or "Let Kolb start the next game against a good opponent so that everyone can remember how much he sucks" is such a negative way to view the team. I can only imagine how many posters would have thrown a fit had Kolb been given the starting job rather than Skelton. This was further manifested by the way Kolb was treated when he entered the game for his injured teammate. However, when Skelton as named as the starter, the guys who had preferred Kolb not only stayed quite but most voiced their support of Skelton. Skelton was most certainly never boo'd by the faction of Cardinals fans who would have preferred Kolb to start.
In short, grow up people. Cheer for the team. I'm sorry if you feel personally offended somehow by a quarterback who hasn't yet lived up to what we paid for him. Maybe if we could decide on a quarterback and then spend some picks and money getting players in here to protect them, we wouldn't have this problem. I personally feel that we don't have 2 terrible QBs on the roster, rather we have 2 above average QBs who are struggling to play while running for their lives behind a makeshift offensive line. The season has started. It's time to stop being divided in our opinions and be one in support of our team!