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Skelton, Lindley or Kolb? Quarterback Dilemma Continues for Arizona Cardinals

November 20th, 2012 at 6:34 PM
By Steve Smith

So who is it going to be?

Kevin Kolb, John Skelton or Ryan Lindley? Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt has yet to name his starting quarterback for this Sunday's game against the Rams in Glendale. It's not like he has a choice between Joe Montana and Steve Young, that's for sure.

The odds are that Lindley, the rookie out of San Diego State, will get the nod against St. Louis. Mostly by default though. Kolb is still recovering from chest and rib injuries he suffered against the Bills last month while Skelton is frustrating Whisenhunt and his staff with his inaccuracy.

Skelton missed an open Larry Fitzgerald in the end zone last Sunday against the Falcons and Whisenhunt is starting to run out of patience. A six-game losing streak will do that to you.

Although Lindley was just nine for 20 for a scant 64 yards against Atlanta, it's time to give the rookie a shot. Why not? Nothing else is really working right now for the third worst offense in the NFL (16.3 PPG).

Did you know?

The Red Birds had 41 net passing yards against Atlanta, the second-lowest total in franchise history. The lowest came in the NFL title game against Philadelphia in 1948. The Chicago Cardinals had 35 that day – it should be noted that game was played in a severe snowstorm. 

 

 

 

Tags: Arizona, Arizona Cardinals, Football, John Skelton, Ken Whisenhunt, Kevin Kolb, Larry Fitzgerald, NFL, Ryan Lindley

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