FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- For the past eight months, the question has been: Kevin Kolb or John Skelton?
Heres another to ponder: What if neither Cardinals quarterback is good enough to be an NFL starter? What if both are nothing more than backup quality?
Thus far, the organization and even the media have defended the pair with a number of excuses.
Kolb didnt have an offseason to learn the offense in 2011. He was hurt twice, so he never developed a rhythm during the season. His offensive line, tight ends and running backs do a poor job protecting him.
Skelton is young and inexperienced. He attended a small school (Fordham), so he needs time to adjust to the speed of the NFL game and the quality of its players. He needs time to harness that powerful but often inaccurate arm.
None of those statements is incorrect. Coach Ken Whisenhunt singled out Kolbs protection as an issue again at Mondays lunchtime press conference. But there are individual issues with both players -- issues that mak...