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Kolb inactive; Skelton gets the start

Posted by Darren Urban on December 24, 2011 – 9:39 am

John Skelton will start at quarterback for the Cards today, not a surprise, nor is the fact Kevin Kolb is inactive again because of his concussion. As expected, Jeremy Bridges will also start today at right tackle because Brandon Keith is out with his ankle injury. The rest of the Cards’ inactives:

  • WR Stephen Williams
  • S Sean Considine (foot)
  • LB Brandon Williams
  • WR Jaymar Johnson
  • WR DeMarco Sampson

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29 Responses to “Kolb inactive; Skelton gets the start”

  1. By CardiacCards on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    LETS EAT!!!

  2. By Mark Moreno on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Heck Yeah let’s Go Skelton!!! All I want for Christmas Is a Card’s Win and clinch A Playoff Berth!! :) Merry christmas Everyone and to the cardinal’s Player’s.

  3. By tucsteve on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    why are the other WR’s always inactive? why doesnt whiz play them to see how they do?

  4. By Flood on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Fans,
    Tell me if you’ve heard this before. Skelton over throws receiver and gives opponent a short field. Defense holds to field goal. Dang this is getting old fast. See a San Fran road game heading our way. This is really going to spoil Christmas.

  5. By Todd on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Skelton sucks! Always has! He loves to get sacked! Hell who else takes 2 safeties in one game!

  6. By Flood on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    I like Skelton, I really do. However, can the Skelton blind loyalists now be quiet. Our defense is gassed carrying his weight AGAIN! Skelton magic only comes if it’s close. It’s about one more TD from getting out of hand!!

  7. By cardfancolorado on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Come on Skelton you want to prove yourself lets go, enough of interceptions already our defense can only be on the field for so long. I just the Cards to win but being down 17-0 is not helping:(

  8. By tucsteve on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    kolb hasnt had any games this bad. skelton is at 2 now. its official. skelton is a 2rd stringer at best.

  9. By AZFAN on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Kolb is always hurt. He can not take the beating of the NFL. Card’s need another quarterback to be competitive and to stay competitive.

  10. By Rich on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Skelton is a good kid – but alot to learn. He is causing his own sack. I feel sorry for our offensive line….getting a bad rap.

  11. By D on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    At least the local media can stop with this Skelton is the starter next year. This team needs a healthy Kolb next year. Also needs another pass rusher on Defense and we all know better Off Tackles.

  12. By cardsalltheway on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Kickoff Return is TERRIBLE, has been most of the season.
    Ken W. on the PUT DOWN of Johnny S. = “NOT UNDERSTANDING”
    Well then, how about Richard Bartel??? I wouldn’t put of with such a terrible offense.
    Well what do ya know, maybe D. Lutie(in for Hadnot) can help Wells run the ball??? Good thinking Ken W., it only took you half the season to finger that out. 3 interceptions by Skelton Ken W., what are you going to do NOW???

    Hey Darren, we could’ve drafted Dalton in the 2nd round right?

  13. By Alberto Sordi on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Cards have only scored 2 touchdowns in the first quarter this year. Compounded with Skeltons interceptions it is a wonder that they are 7-8. There has been improvement but I will like a proven offense cord. If Kolb is the quarterback it needs to be a West Coast type. There are postives to build on. Boun Natale.

  14. By Phoenixraven1 on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    We have to invest in so tackles jeez…horrible so far they have 4 sacks with almost two quarters to play…puke

  15. By cardsalltheway on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Maybe Kolb likes the inactive list knowing it would’ve been him getting sacked at least 4 times before the 4th quarter. Kolb is just waiting for next year when maybe(?) the Cards will draft an offensive lineman or two.

  16. By cardsalltheway on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    What a bad call on Wilson, it was more like helmet to shoulder pad and maybe helmet afterwards because of momentum. Well, this season is OVER and now what’s wrong with P. Peterson?
    Docket should simply grab the hair, but if he had the NFL would make up another rule preventing that. It’ll be time for the MLB soon, checking out fellow Card fans.

  17. By wayne on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Worst half of football i have ever seen!,

  18. By Dylan on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Russ Grimm- Out
    Mike Miller- Replace if high quality candidate is available
    Tod Heap- Out

  19. By dan on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Doucet cant run backwards

  20. By cardsalltheway on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Unbelievable, Skelton’s got talent but I blame the coaching. Ken W. is NOT a good offensive coordinator. Instead of blaming the QB for “NOT UNDERSTANDING” why don’t you do something to make or help him understand??? Perhaps you adjust to how he plays in the 4th quarter, DUH!!! If that means going no huddle then do it. I don’t like coaches who point their finger at the QB for BEING STUPID, let’s face it, that’s what Ken W. means. How dare him, would he do that to his BMILLION $$$ man??? Please FIRE Ken W.!!!

  21. By dan on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Todd Heap can’t block.

  22. By Procen on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Darren,

    How many times in the past two games Doucet dropped critical passes and now tripped by himself with no one guarding him in the end zone. The Cards could have tied the game and go to overtime but the clown has to do it in the most critical play.

  23. By cardsalltheway on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Delanie Walker(49ers) got his helmet knocked off by a knee, looked much worse than Kolbs knee touch, I’d say he’ll play later in the game against the Seahawks.

  24. By Lori on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Wow, what a loss will do some fans. Nasty comments. Lets try to keep it together as fans. Support the team. The team rallies together, seems like fans would do the same for them. Still believe in Skelton. Wish he didn’t have to split the reps. Still proud of the team and a proud Cardinal fan! Happy Holidays!

  25. By azfancolo on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Well not so much the offense line problem as Skelton hung on the ball too long on a few of the plays any rate great comeback so close.

  26. By cardsalltheway on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Ken W. has been out-coached, out-drafted, out-performed by NUMEROUS colleagues/teams, it’s time he gets FIRED. Bengal fans don’t show up to games while having a winning record, yet Cardinal fans show up for a losing team and stubborn coach. The only way the next game sells out is if it’s bought out, expect as much by this outrageous ORG.

  27. By Flood on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    People can’t blame the tackles today! One sack was on them. The others were because Skelton was holding it way too long. Please Kolb, get healthy so you can play the first three quarters and Skelton can play the fourth (that’s a joke, but it really looks like on paper that could work!)

  28. By CreditCard on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    I believe the Cardinals slow game starts are twofold. First, the QB play is poor and clueless. Second, the coaching staff is being out-coached at the beginning of each game. Each team is putting in a new wrinkle in their offense and defensive schemes. Meanwhile, the Cards are only prepared as to what they’ve seen on tape. Mid-way through the game the Cards have reviewed film and adjust accordingly. They then perform better as the game progresses. It is easy to guess at the Cardinals weaknesses, the coaching staff should prepare their team anticipating how they will be attacked at the Cardinal weaknesses rather than an earlier game weakness as played by another team. I don’t think Kolb is the answer, and Skelton simply needs more seasoning — to be a better back-up. which means, during the off-season a QB is still their # 1 priority, with a close 2nd for better OTs.

  29. By BIG RED on Dec 25, 2011 | Reply

    Hey Todd what were you doing at 23. Probably partying and drinking.

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