The other side of John Skelton being named the starting quarterback is that Kevin Kolb was not. Today Kolb acknowledged that choice by coach Ken Whisenhunt was “disappointing.”
“That’s obvious,” Kolb said. “But one thing I have learned in this league is it’s full of surprises. You just keep pressing forward. If you take take time to sulk, you’ll be left behind and then an opportunity will pass you by.”
Kolb said he didn’t think there was just one thing that has turned what was a lock starting job a year ago to being on the bench to start the 2012 season. “My thinking on the deal is you work as hard as you can possibly work,” Kolb said. “I know there are still good things to come here. I think that every time something happens. That’s the perspective I keep.”
Kolb said his conversation with Whisenhunt was “short and sweet.” Whiz asked if Kolb had any questions, Kolb said no. He was fully aware, as Skelton said Monday, of the “ramifications” that would come one way or the other. The message Kolb gave to the coach? “I said I’d be ready if something comes up,” Kolb said. “I’m a professional.”
Realistically, Kolb will get a chance to play. Few quarterbacks start all 16 games. Kolb went through it when Michael Vick — who beat him out in Philly — got hurt three weeks later, Kolb said. The idea Kolb would be a distraction in the locker room or poor backup, because of his circumstances, just doesn’t ring true.
“There’s no time to sulk, there’s no time to feel sorry for myself,” Kolb said. “Got to go back to work today and get ready for the Seahawks.”
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