It’s official, Skolb is no more. The power — or is that lack of power couple — will no longer share their time together as the No. 1 quarterback for the Cardinals. That’s because head coach Ken Whisenhunt finally ended the national nightmare that was the Cards quarterback controversy by naming John Skelton the starter over Kevin Kolb.
Alright, let’s be honest, no one, except maybe the Bidwill’s accountants, are treating this situation like the R-Patz/K-Stew (that’s Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart) breakup and crying over the decision. Neither guy shocked the world with their play and neither inspired much confidence. It was a decision that had to be made now, but one that wasn’t made any easier by their play or circumstances.
Kolb, his potential, poor decisions and bloated contract were the favorite to win the job. Skelton, his size and inaccuracy were the underdog. Everyone — fans and media alike — had a strong opinion on who should get the job. For the better part of a year Team Kolb and Team Skelton argued like teenage girls over who deserved to take the reins. As the team alternated starters more than Lady Gaga changes outfits, neither side was proven right. Just because a decision was made, doesn’t mean that has changed at this point.
Whether you like it or not, you have to applaud Whisenhunt for making the decision to go with Skelton even though it went against financial common sense — something many didn’t expect. And whether you like it or not, its time as fans to put aside petty arguments, stop gloating and support Skelton.
Whether you were a Kolb or Skelton supporter, the bottom line is we’re all Cardinals fans and all we want is for the team to win. That can’t happen with continued booing and bickering. For better and hopefully not for worse, Skelton is the Week 1 starter.
Skolb has broken up and let’s hope they don’t get back together. Another year on the emotional quarterback rollercoster will do nothing other than make us all sick — that and lead to yet another losing season in the desert.