Cards lineman: Whoever starts, we benefit
Jul 27, 2012, 10:37 PM | Updated: Jul 28, 2012, 2:04 am
It’s the third day of Cardinals training camp in Flagstaff, and the birds are one step closer to deciding who will top the team’s depth chart at quarterback.
Unfortunately, nobody is really sure whether Kevin Kolb or John Skelton has the inside track towards landing the starting gig.
Offensive lineman Daryn Colledge joined Arizona Sports 620’s Burns and Gambo to give his thoughts on the quarterback battle, saying that regardless of who starts, having both players on the team is a huge benefit.
“Both guys are extremely talented,” said Colledge. “We think both guys can win the game and I think we’re happy with whichever one [is starting] and we’re happy to have the other one backing him up.
“We want guys that want to compete and guys that want to win. We think both guys can do that.”
A fairly optimistic outlook by Mr. Colledge can’t negate how much pressure is on Kolb, who performed well-below expectations after signing a five-year contract worth $63 million.
Once thought to be the new franchise quarterback, Kolb went 1-6 while battling injuries throughout the 2011 season, paving the way for backup Skelton to take his place on the field. Skelton finished the season with a less than adequate 54.9% completion percentage and 11 touchdowns to 14 interceptions, but he did lead the Cardinals to six wins through late-game heroics.