John Skelton revealed an interesting tidbit about the quarterback situation from a year ago. While on local radio, he said that he really got no help or advice from Matt Leinart or Derek Anderson. While I am sure it would have been nice for this to have happened, it is not completely unexpected, nor is it really any bis deal at all.
Skelton said this:
"Derek and Matt in camp kind of did their own thing. They were established guys. They'd been around. They knew the ropes. They kind of had their own agendas. Max and I were kind of stuck doing our own thing and doing and trying to figure it out on our own."
The situation they were in was different because they were both fighting for the starting job. They had to do their own thing.
Plus, what advice could Leinart have given them? Anderson maybe, but I don't think any fan would think that either of those guys would be good "mentors."
There is the other side to the story. Not once does Skelton say that he went up seeking guidance.
Kevin Kolb, on the other hand, is in a different situation. He is the outright starter. He does not have to fight to earn his job. He also has the intangibles that everyone raves about. We heard reports about how Warner helped out Matt Leinart. If I recall, that was more something that happened once Warner had the starting job.
It is much easier to mentor someone when he is below you.
Don't read too much into what Skelton said. It is the case with a lot of players.
And anyway, if you are looking to the future of Skelton as a quarterback in the league, do you really want Matt Leinart or Derek Anderson being the ones to give him advice?