Whiz on starting QB: “We’ll know tonight”

Posted by Darren Urban on December 23, 2011 – 9:26 am

The Cardinals went through an early-morning half-walkthrough/half-practice Friday morning, thanks to the short week and a long plane ride to Cincinnati. Afterward, you could plug in coach Ken Whisenhunt’s comments about the starting quarterback and Kevin Kolb’s situation from any of the previous two days: Both quarterbacks looked “good,” he wants to see how Kolb (and Kolb’s concussion) respond to flying, and that they’d talk about it after landing.

“We’ll know tonight,” Whisenhunt said, although that will be officially after any media availability is over so no info — at least, no info not leaked — will be out there until we get to 90 minutes before kickoff tomorrow.

The players were on the field by 7:30 this morning, about two hours earlier than a normal Friday. “It was cold,” Whisenhunt said. “But it was good. The guys were in a good place. They came out, got their work. It’s hard, because normally this is a walkthrough and we had to do a little more today but we got through it and will watch the tape tonight in Cincinnati.”

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18 Responses to “Whiz on starting QB: “We’ll know tonight””

  1. By "MymanLarry" on Dec 23, 2011 | Reply

    Come on Cards let’s keep it going. Five wins in a row would be awesome!
    The only way to make that happen is to put Skelton behind center.
    Kolb 2 wins, Skelton 5 wins. Need we say more! I get we paid Kolb alot of money but I think Reid pumped him up to more than he truely is. Skelton may be green but atleast he will stay in the pocket and take a hit. The Cardinals play from the heart and Skelton has heart. Let Skelton spend some time with Kurt in the off season and let’s make him our future!

    We live in California and we’re heading to Arizona for the game on New Years day against the seachickens. It would be great if that game was for a wild card spot! We will need to rely on others to lose to make that happen but then again the Chiefs beat the Packers, WHAT??!!!

  2. By BIG RED on Dec 23, 2011 | Reply

    It seems like the cards are giving kolb the romo treatment. Treat him like he’s someone real special, when he hasn’t done anything for this organization. Not even Kurt Warner got this much attention when he got his arm busted and played with one arm. I know I will hear a lot of bull from all you kolb fans but its the truth. Well, anyway have a MERRY, MERRY, CHRISTMAS TO ALL and who ever plays in cincinnati good luck.

  3. By Soares20 on Dec 23, 2011 | Reply

    Thanks Darren for the update and keeping us all informed we appreciate the hard work!!

  4. By MIKE G on Dec 23, 2011 | Reply

    Hey Darren– Merry Christmas!– It is nice to have a meaningful game in December. The Card’s have to get off to a good start in this one. They must not fall behind and rely on their late game heroics. That style of ball –you just cant rely on that– week in and week out. I would go Skelton if Kolb is not 100%. I hope Beanie can go and have a good game–we need him. Have a feeling Hypen and Peterson will have a good game. The short week is tough!! I’ll go Card’s 23-19 in this one.

  5. By austin on Dec 23, 2011 | Reply

    Hey Darren,
    After reading an article on Yahoo about Utech of the Colts and his memory loss at age 30 due to concussions I am very worried about Kolb. I love the guy but I don’t want to see anyone get long term brain damage. Utech said after his 3rd concussion he became much more prone to them and should have stopped then. If I’m not mistaken, Kolb mentioned he’s had at least a couple bad ones prior to this, making it at least three for him. Again I like him as a player and as a Cardinal, but health has to come first. Any thoughts?

  6. By Darren Urban on Dec 23, 2011 | Reply

    Austin —

    RE: Kolb concussion

    I feel confident if it was that serious, Kolb and the doctors wouldn’t risk him playing. That’s not the case.

  7. By DontTakeLoses on Dec 23, 2011 | Reply

    Go Cards. Git ‘er done! Expecting CC DD ADub Beanie to show up Big Time, like the players they are … HoHoHo, Merry Christmas

  8. By conrad on Dec 23, 2011 | Reply

    Our QB of the future is Skellton why won’t Wiz just say it everyone knows it too much money spent for a backup QB Kolb!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. By joez on Dec 23, 2011 | Reply

    kolb has not had a real chance to showcase himself, his losses came when the defense was horriable. Skelton has had the luxury of a complete D in his victories, still even Skelton has not been able to showcase himself aswell. The 2 QB’s i feel are equal (minus the BIG pay difference). Give the 2 a off season with all the work outs and training, then make a rational decision. Its ludicrious to measure the 2 with the season we have had. I do agree with the win factor, Skelton has 5 and Kolb 2, so id give it to Skelton for now. The week of this practice makes me nervouse because a clear QB choice has not been built for a away game to the EAST!!! I hope this QB BS is not the downfall of a great second half of the season.

  10. By cardsalltheway on Dec 23, 2011 | Reply

    Adam Schefter said Skelton is expected to start, so I expect Ken W. to start Kolb to be stubborn. However, it worked against the 49ers. Kolb might get us off to a good(?) start, could get hurt again(sigh), then…Heeeeere’s Johnny S.

  11. By BIG RED on Dec 23, 2011 | Reply

    What I’ve be told about kolb is that we have the same problem with kolb as we did with Lienart (attitude). And this comes from people that work with the Cardinal organization. We don’t need this problem when it seems everybody gets alone fine. Go Cardinals!!! Beat the Bengals maybe that’s the the reason he was let go by the Eagles.

  12. By tom on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    so is kolb playin

  13. By Eric Hutchins on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Hows your boy doin so far?. About the same as usual. Skelton may be a very very nice guy, and make a decent backup but no more. This dialog is getting so old, It just amazes me the number of people that think they are smarter than the coaching staff and personnel office. Kolb is the future of this team. Period. This He just wins stuff (Skelton), is just pure ignorance. Its like he has been out there playing defense.
    If Kolb got the defensive support the Sketon has had Kolb would be undefeated. All you got to do is look at the Balimore game.

  14. By Eric Hutchins on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Bengels up 17-0 Skelton 19 QB rating, two ints,,,,, yaaaaaah Qb of the future

  15. By conrad on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Kolb has had the D but has thown the game away they give him the and he turns around gives the game away Skellton is better than Kolb everyone knows it. Kolb high price non QB 26.3 Mil cut him not worth it

  16. By Eric Hutchins on Dec 25, 2011 | Reply

    Are you saying Kolb allowed the Giants and the Ravens to come back in the 4th Quarter? You are blind or confused or both if you think Skelton has outplayed Kolb. And he has had a full year more in the system.

  17. By conrad on Dec 26, 2011 | Reply

    Kolb has given away 4 of6 games that the d has place him in position to win the blind one is you and you are so in love with Kolb you can’t even see that he is not a back up nor is he worthy of the contract he got that is why no other team even called on him.

  18. By MymanLarry on Dec 27, 2011 | Reply

    Eric –

    Maybe you do not think Skelton is “the future”, fine you have your opinion. But NEITHER is Kolb. He will constantly be beat by a good defense because he “hears foot steps” and starts running. Look at Big Ben, look at Rodgers, they stay in the pocket, make a play and take a hit. Kolb cannot hang in the pocket and will not take the hit to make the play. How many times have we seen it. ATLEAST, Skelton will stand in there and look for something to happen and at times make something happen not get nailed in the backfield with a 15 yard loss like Kolb. Maybe Skelton will not be our starter next year but I predict by the middle of the season Kolb will lose his starting role. Deja Vue, remember a guy called Leinart???

    OH and yes our defense in awesome. Without them fighting to keep us in these games our record would be 3 and 12!

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