Kevin Kolb To Start For Cardinals Friday Night

Though Kevin Kolb will start Friday's game, John Skelton is the favorite to win the job.

  • Live
4 Total Updates since August 14, 2012
  • Updates 3
  • Articles 1
  • All Updates 4

Kevin Kolb Will Start For Cardinals Against Raiders

Kevin Kolb will get one last shot to prove himself worthy of the starting position for the Arizona Cardinals, as ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting the quarterback will start Friday's game against the Oakland Raiders. This will be the third start of the preseason for Kolb, who suffered a rib contusion against New Orleans on Aug. 5.

Kolb has completed just two passes so far this preseason, going 2-for-9 for 25 yards and an interception.

The big news, however, seems to be that even with word that Kolb will once again be getting the start, John Skelton is considered the favorite to land the starting quarterback job. Skelton started seven games for the Cardinals last season after Kolb was injured, completing 54.9 percent of his passes for 1,913 yards with 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.

The third-year quarterback out of Fordham has certainly looked better than Kolb in the two preseason games so far, yet still hasn't shown much of an ability to challenge defenses downfield. Considering that the players themselves prefer Skelton over Kolb, it seems that this is certainly the logical choice for the Cardinals.

For more on the Cardinals, visit Revenge of the Birds and SB Nation Arizona.

Check out the SB Nation Channel on YouTube

Continue

Kevin Kolb's Injury Doesn't Mean Cardinals QB Battle Is Over

The Arizona Cardinals suffered what could've been a serious blow in Sunday night's Hall of Fame game against the New Orleans Saints when quarterback Kevin Kolb hit the deck with an injury. Luckily for Arizona, the injury is just a rib contusion, which isn't serious.


More: Highlights From Hall Of Fame Game


Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said it's conceivable that Kolb could practice this week and play in the Cardinals next game against the Chiefs on Friday night.

Kolb and John Skelton are in the midst of a position battle for the Cards' starting quarterback job and Kolb's injury doesn't figure to change a whole lot, writes SB Nation's Revenge Of The Birds.

This is just the first preseason game and if Kolb is healthy, he is going to put up a fight. Skelton was scheduled to start the next game with the first unit anyhow, so Kolb could potentially come in with the second team and shine. Skelton has shown issues with accuracy and decision making as well, so he will need to continue to show consistency to maintain the lead.

The position battle continues with the Cardinals traveling to Kansas City to practice with the Chiefs this week before Friday's game.

For more on the Saints, check out Canal Street Chronicles. For more on the Cardinals, be sure to check out Revenge of the Birds.

Continue

Kevin Kolb, Not John Skelton, Will Start For Cardinals Vs. Saints

Arizona Cardinals' Kevin Kolb will be up first and start Sunday's preseason opener against the New Orleans Saints .

Continue

Cardinals Players Prefer John Skelton Over Kevin Kolb, According To Report

One of the biggest questions the Arizona Cardinals will need to answer heading into the 2012 season is who their starting quarterback will be. Kevin Kolb and John Skelton split time last year, with both QBs experiencing mixed results. As Cardinals training camp kicks off, the rest of the team may already be playing favorites.

Jess Root over at Revenge of the Birds relays the information that some of the Cardinals players at camp are "gravitating toward" Skelton as the quarterback of choice, according to Willie McGinest of the NFL Network.

Root surmises that the current climate in the locker room could be due to Skelton being perceived as a more "winning" quarterback based on last year's results. There is still plenty of time before the season begins for one of the two QBs to emerge as the clear choice to start the lion's share of the games in 2012. Undoubtedly, both Skelton and Kolb will do their best over the next few months to make a case for themselves.

For more on the Cardinals, visit Revenge of the Birds and SB Nation Arizona.

Check out the SB Nation Channel on YouTube

Continue
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.