Nothing has changed for the Cardinals’ quarterbacks. Kevin Kolb is still going to be starting, and he took up his weekly residence under the tree for his press conference Wednesday. And John Skelton is still answering questions about his ankle.
Skelton has been practicing fully for a few workouts now, but his status remains a popular topic.
Skelton figured his ankle health, percentage-wise, is in the 90s. “It’ll probably be like this for a while, until I really give it time to rest and settle down,” Skelton said. “I guess if need be, yes, I could play Sunday.” Skelton, not surprisingly, said he was frustrated. “You’re a football player, so you want to be out there playing football,” Skelton said. “Not riding bikes and in the training room and such. (But) injuries are part of the game. It’s how you come back from them, how you deal with them.”
Kolb, meanwhile, said the Cardinals’ offense remains confident even with the poor showing in St. Louis. “The plays are there,” Kolb said. “For the most part, we’ve been making them all year. We have a lot of talented guys on both sides of the ball and we have faith in them.”
— Coach Ken Whisenhunt, not surprisingly, said LaRod Stephens-Howling’s kick return duties will probably change now that the Cards need him more at running back. “It doesn’t matter to me who’s back there doing it,” Whisenhunt said, knowing William Powell and Andre Roberts can do it. “Will it affect (Stephens-Howling)? Probably it will, but if we needed him to go back there and do it I wouldn’t have any problem with that.”
For what it’s worth, the Cards’ depth chart did officially change this week, with Powell listed as No. 1 kickoff return man and Roberts No. 2, with Stephens-Howling not listed.
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