Skelton and Kolb battle on the field, are friends off it

May 24, 2012, 11:08 PM | Updated: May 25, 2012, 12:15 am

John Skelton knows his competition with Kevin Kolb leads
to an interesting dynamic.

Sure, he wants the starting QB job, but part of his
audition for the role involves trying to help Kolb, too.

Where else does a job applicant do his best to help his
competition?

“You might be training your replacement in another job,
but here you’re feeding back and forth off of each other,
you’re bouncing ideas off of each other,” Skelton told
Arizona Sports 620’s Doug and Wolf Thursday. “You take
something from the meeting room that maybe you missed and
the other guy got and he’ll help you out on the field.”

So, as it turns out, while Skelton and Kolb are competing
for the same job, there’s really no rivalry. They’re both
Cardinals and they’re both…friends.

“We go golfing on Tuesdays, we go out afterwards and have
some wings and stuff,” Skelton said. “We just have a great
dynamic in our quarterback room with all four guys that
are there now.”

The other QBs Skelton is referencing are veteran Richard
Bartel and rookie Ryan Lindley, neither of whom figure to
go anywhere near the starting job this season.

Cardinals QBs Kevin Kolb and John Skelton wait 
to throw during OTAs Thursday. (Photo by Adam 
Green/Arizona Sports) Cardinals QB Richard Bartel throws a pass 
during OTAs Thursday. (Photo by Adam 
Green/Arizona Sports) Cardinals linemen stand around during OTAs 
Thursday. (Photo by Adam Green/Arizona Sports) Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald gives some 
pointers to rookie wideout Michael Floyd at 
OTAs Thursday. (Photo by Adam Green/Arizona 
Sports) Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald lines up at 
Cardinals OTAs Thursday. (Photo by Adam 
Green/Arizona Sports) Cardinals QB Kevin Kolb throws a pass during 
OTAs Thursday. (Photo by Adam Green/Arizona 
Sports) Cardinals QB Kevin Kolb stands around at OTAs 
on Thursday. (Photo by Adam Green/Arizona 
Sports) Isaih Williams makes a catch along the 
sidelines during OTAs Thursday. (Photo by Adam 
Green/Arizona Sports) Running back Ryan Williams goes through drills 
during OTAs Thursday. (Photo by Adam 
Green/Arizona Sports) Richard Bartel throws a pass at OTAs Thursday. 
(Photo by Adam Green/Arizona Sports) Larry Fitzgerald has a drink during OTAs 
Thursday. (Photo by Adam Green/Arizona Sports) Running back Ryan Williams goes through drills 
during OTAs Thursday. (Photo by Adam 
Green/Arizona Sports) Larry Fitzgerald bounces off a "defender" and 
prepares to catch a pass during OTAs Thursday. 
(Photo by Adam Green/Arizona Sports) Cardinals safety Kerry Rhodes. (Photo by Adam 
Green/Arizona Sports) Cardinals QBs Kevin Kolb and John Skelton get 
ready to snap the ball during OTAs Thursday. 
(Photo by Adam Green/Arizona Sports) Defensive linemen Darnell Dockett, Dan Williams 
and Calais Campbell run through a drill during 
OTAs Thursday. (Photo by Adam Green/Arizona 
Sports) Safeties Kerry Rhodes and Adrian Wilson wait 
before a play is run during OTAs Thursday. 
(Photo by Adam Green/Arizona Sports) Larry Fitzgerald makes a catch during OTAs 
Thursday. (Photo by Adam Green/Arizona Sports) Safety Adrian Wilson during OTAs Thursday. 
(Photo by Adam Green/Arizona Sports) Cornerback Patrick Peterson takes a break 
during OTAs Thursday. (Photo by Adam 
Green/Arizona Sports) Larry Fitzgerald prepares to catch a pass 
during OTAs Thursday. (Photo by Adam 
Green/Arizona Sports) Defensive linemen Darnell Dockett, Dan Williams 
and Calais Campbell get set for a drill during 
OTAs Thursday. (Photo by Adam Green/Arizona 
Sports) Calais Campbell takes a break during OTAs 
Thursday. (Photo by Adam Green/Arizona Sports) Defensive linemen Darnell Dockett, Dan Williams 
and Calais Campbell run through a drill during 
OTAs Thursday. (Photo by Adam Green/Arizona 
Sports) Kerry Rhodes makes a catch during OTAs 
Thursday. (Photo by Adam Green/Arizona Sports) Patrick Peterson makes a catch during OTAs 
Thursday. (Photo by Adam Green/Arizona Sports) Darnell Dockett during OTAs Thursday. (Photo by 
Adam Green/Arizona Sports) Rookie Jamell Fleming makes a catch during OTAs 
Thursday. (Photo by Adam Green/Arizona Sports) Quarterback Kevin Kolb. (Photo by Adam 
Green/Arizona Sports) Ken Whisenhunt shares a laugh with linebacker 
Daryl Washington during OTAs Thursday. (Photo 
by Adam Green/Arizona Sports) Linebacker Daryl Washington. (Photo by Adam 
Green/Arizona Sports) Safety Kerry Rhodes stretches with teammates 
prior to OTAs Thursday. (Photo by Adam 
Green/Arizona Sports) Larry Fitzgerald and Kevin Kolb stretch before 
OTAs Thursday. (Photo by Adam Green/Arizona 
Sports)

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