Originally written on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 8/31/12
TEMPE, Ariz. -- John Skelton never wavered in his belief that the Cardinals quarterback battle was being waged on a level playing field. On Friday, Skelton was rewarded for that faith when coach Ken Whisenhunt named him the starter for the Cardinals regular season opener Sept. 9 against Seattle. Its kind of a weight off my shoulders, in a sense because the speculating and waiting is over, Skelton said. At the same time, I think theres another weight placed on there. Now you have to move forward as a starter and think of it that way. Speaking of speculating, thats about all we have when deciding what tipped the scales in Skeltons favor in this close but unspectacular duel. Im not going to get into a point-by-point analysis of what was involved, said Whisenhunt of choosing Skelton over Kevin Kolb. The way we judge it is based on who gives us the best chance to win, and that was the main criterion in this situation. There is little doubt among analysts that this was Kolbs job to...
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