Whisenhunt: No QB controversy yet
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Posted Nov 18, 2011


The way Ken Whisenhunt sees it, he doesn't have a quarterback controversy between Kevin Kolb and John Skelton. At least not just yet.

The way Ken Whisenhunt sees it, he doesn't have a quarterback controversy. At least not just yet.

John Skelton is healthy and Kevin Kolb is not. That means Skelton is the starter and Kolb is not. When Kolb's right foot improves enough for him to practice fully, then Whisenhunt will have a decision to make.

Until then?

"I know that you're going to try to ask this question a bunch of times," Whisenhunt told reporters. "I understand that. I understand the point of discussion. Where we are right now, it doesn't matter. Until we get Kevin (Kolb) back out there and practicing and we can assess where he is after having missed a couple of weeks, you can't even talk about that, to be honest with you."

Kolb was limited in practice Wednesday and moved gingerly in individual drills. Judging from the brief period open to reporters, Kolb didn't appear close to being ready to play Sunday.

The Cardinals are 2-0 in Skelton's starts, so Whisenhunt doesn't feel rushed in making the decision. Skelton and Kolb don't have a lot of experience in this offense, so it would be hard to split practice snaps between the two.

Skelton needs all the work he can get, as does Kolb.

Skelton has thrown four touchdowns and two interceptions in his two starts.

The Eagles scored 10 points off the two turnovers.

"I'd say probably the area that you're the most proud of John (Skelton) is how he responded when things didn't go well," Whisenhunt said. "He made some good plays at the end of the game, made some big throws, moved in the pocket.

"Obviously he did a great job there. That's not easy to do when you've thrown a couple of interceptions that have led to points for the other team. So being able to handle that and stay in there and stay focused and make some plays is obviously a great sign. He is what we expected him to be. There are going to be ups and downs because he's a young quarterback that doesn't have a lot of experience, but I think he's getting a little bit more comfortable with the offense and his reads."



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