Kolb, Skelton fared differently under pressure

Feb 1, 2012, 12:25 AM | Updated: 1:06 am

Your eyes did not deceive you last season: Cardinals QBs
faced a significant amount of pressure.

However, both Kevin Kolb and John Skelton fared
under duress, and broke it all down.

According to the site, Skelton was actually better at
avoiding sacks than his teammate, as he was sacked on 23
120 pressures, good for a percentage of 19.2. Kolb, on the
other hand, was sacked 30 of 115 times, a percentage of

That’s the only area Skelton outperformed Kolb.

In fact, while Kolb was sacked more often, the veteran was
better when he actually got rid of the ball.

According to the site, Kolb had 5:4 touchdown to
interception ratio while under pressure, compared to
Skelton’s 3:4.

Furthermore, Kolb completed 48.8 percent of his passes
under pressure, while Skelton’s hurried passes found a
receiver just 43.5 percent of the time.

While Skelton was tougher to bring down, Kolb completed
more passes. Anyone who watched the team could tell each
signal caller had strengths and weaknesses, and the
coaching staff will have to evaluate all of them when
choosing a QB for next season.


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