michael-garcia - August 25, 2012
Usually by week three of the NFL preseason, most teams know who their starting quarterback is going to be. If they don't, that third game, most of the time, helps the coaches decide. So when the Arizona Cardinals took on the Tennessee Titans last night, it was expected that either Kevin Kolb or John Skelton would prove why they should be the guy.
Instead, the Cardinals look like they need to find a veteran who can learn fast. Kolb went five for five on the final drive of the first half and led the Cards to a touchdown, looking really sharp. Then he trotted out for the second half and his first pass was taken back for a Titans touchdown on a terribly thrown interception. Not exactly awe inspiring.
Kolb's numbers weren't too bad, he was 17-22 for 156 yards, but his 2 interceptions were absolutely atrocious. Just awful. John Skelton looked like he was trying to lock up the 3rd string job. Skelton was a whopping 4-10 for 41 yards. Honestly, Ryan Lindley looked sharper than both the top guys.
That said, Kolb is going to start. Not that it's going to matter much, the Cards are in big trouble.