Ken Whisenhunt knew the questions were coming and will be coming. It’s the quarterback position, and certainly, after last year, he’s dealt with the who-should-be-the-starter talk a few times. So it came up again Monday, given the two straight wins by John Skelton, whether Skelton or Kevin Kolb should be the starter.
For Whisenhunt, it’s easy to answer, because of Kolb’s injury situation. Kolb continues to battle turf toe and a bone bruise on the outside of the same foot. He hasn’t practiced since before the Baltimore game and still has not been cleared to practice, Whisenhunt said. “There is really nothing to discuss right now.”
“John has done exactly what we expected him to do: He’s come in, he’s managed the offense, he’s made some good plays, and he’s made some not-so-good plays,” Whisenhunt said. “He’s learning and growing. That’s what you have to do. … Until something changes, there’s really nothing to discuss.”
Whisenhunt said he understands why it is a point of discussion and a topic many wonder about. “But where we are right now, it doesn’t matter, until we get Kevin back out there and practicing.”
Whisenhunt did like how Skelton played in the fourth quarter and he praised Skelton again for his resiliency after making a couple of crucial interceptions. “He is what we expected him to be,” Whisenhunt said. “There are going to be ups and downs. But I think he is getting a little more comfortable with the offense.”
Skelton missed Larry Fitzgerald on a slant that should have been a huge play in the fourth quarter, but he came back with those passes to LaRod Stephens-Howling and Fitz on the game-winning drive. “He learned from that,” Whisenhunt added.
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