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Cardinals Coach Ken Whisenhunt Announces Kevin Kolb Will Start Against The Raiders

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Aug 5, 2012; Canton, OH, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb (4) warms up before the pro football hall of fame preseason game against the New Orleans Saints at Fawcett Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-US PRESSWIRE
Aug 5, 2012; Canton, OH, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb (4) warms up before the pro football hall of fame preseason game against the New Orleans Saints at Fawcett Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-US PRESSWIRE

The quarterback situation in Arizona is an absolute mess. Neither John Skelton or Kevin Kolb have stepped up and shown that they are ready to consistently lead the Cardinals and through two preseason games, the quarterback controversy looks more like a pillow fight by all accounts.

Kolb has started off his 2012 campaign by going 2/9 with a 0.0 passer rating. Meanwhile, Skelton continuously overthrows his receivers and makes bad reads of the defense. Like I said, it's an absolute mess right now.

Still, coach Ken Whisenhunt will continue to put them in a rotation throughout the preseason until he selects his guy. Since Skelton started the game against the Chiefs, that leaves Kolb under center first against the Raiders.

It's not just the rotation that is indicative of this either. Whisenhunt himself announced that the plan is for Kolb to start on Saturday. Whiz also announced that the starters may see more time on the field than they normally would, mainly due to the whole unit's lack of good play in Kansas City.

The only thing is, what if Kolb continues to struggle? Will Whisenhunt pull Kolb from the game earlier than he would like to give Skelton some extra playing time? Or will he simply turn to Bartel and Lindley earlier?

Either way, somebody better step up soon. Everyone seems to be getting impatient, including the rest of the Cardinals players. If these guys can't deliver, it's going to be a long season.

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