Originally written August 16, 2012 on Fox Sports Arizona:
The warmup act is over and the regular season is about three weeks away. But as the Cardinals take the field for preseason game No. 3 against the Oakland Raiders on Friday at University of Phoenix Stadium, a host of questions remain. Whos the quarterback? Whos the starting right tackle? Whos the starting cornerback opposite Patrick Peterson? What will Petersons new touchdown dance look like? With another game scheduled for Aug. 23 at Tennessee, most of the Cardinals major roster decisions will be made within the next week. Rosters will be pared to 80 players after Game 4; they'll be at 53 players by Sept. 2. With that in mind, heres a laundry list of things to watch and evaluate in the next two preseason games. The Cardinals coaching staff will be doing the same, albeit with a far keener eye. Quarterback: There are significant concerns about Kevin Kolb and John Skelton in terms of both talent and their potential to become effective starting quarterbacks. Regardless, one of...
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