In week 1 of the NFL season Arizona Cardinals fans held their breath as Quarterback John Skelton had to be carted off the field. Just moments later they stopped holding it because backup QB Kevin Kolb led them on a scoring drive that would ultimately prove to be the deciding factor in the game. However, Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt says Skelton’s injury is only a low ankle sprain. An injury that will not rule him out for week 2 of the NFL season.
However, having said that, I believe that Whisenhunt liked what he saw from Kolb on the go ahead touchdown drive in the second half. Some Cardinals fans not only liked what they saw, but believed all along that Kolb should have been starting. Skelton had a decent game before the injury. His only interception came from a pass that the defender had no business catching. He just could not move the ball in the second half and the defense had him figured out.
Whisenhunt will not hesitate to start Kolb if Skelton’s ankle is even a little sore. I expect to see Kolb starting in the second game just to see what he’s got. A lot of fans are going to be very excited about this and for good reason. Kolb as a back up is a money pit. He makes starter money to do nothing and fans have pretty much had enough. If they don’t see something this weekend against the New England Patriots in week 2; don’t expect fans to feel sorry for him if he is benched for the rest of the season.