For one day at least, Ken Whisenhunt put the decision of who will quarterback the Cardinals this season on the back burner.
The head coach split his time Friday going over Thursday night’s 32-27 loss to the Titans and cutting the roster from 90 to 75. Lost in the shuffle was the immediate futures of
If Whisenhunt holds true to his training camp declaration that Skelton and Kolb will alternate starts, it’s Kolb’s turn to take the opening snap, but a decision has not come down yet. Neither has the choice of how much playing time either will get in the game.
“That’s something we’re going to think about going into this game,” Whisenhunt said. “Really haven’t put a lot of thought into that at this particular time.
“We’ll think about it over the weekend. I’m sure I’ll get asked that question again and the next time I think I’ll have a little bit more information.”
The battle between Skelton and Kolb to determine a starter will enter the final week of the preseason. Neither ran away with the job against the Titans as both showed glimpses of progress sandwiched in between interceptions and forced throws. Skelton was 4-of-10 passing for 41 yards and an interception, while Kolb was 17-of-22 for 156 yards, two interceptions and a touchdown.
That leaves Whisenhunt with a few more days to evaluate both in practice before seeing them against live action one last time.
“Since we’re not game planning we still have an opportunity to do some competitive practices with our defense where you get a chance to assess their play,” he said. “A lot of it is how they respond to their corrections this game and their games the week before. There are a lot of things that go into it.”
Despite the drastic differences in their stat lines, both quarterbacks played five series. Skelton’s drives weren’t helped with offensive line issues, as young left tackle
The Titans finished with 10 quarterback hurries and four sacks in the game.
“(We’re) in a situation that we’re trying to find something about our offensive line,” Whisenhunt said. “You’ve got to put them in a position to see how they handle it. That’s a part of it. It’s a big boys’ game.”
The next week will be spent trying to figure out a combination that works.
Whisenhunt admitted Young was in a tough position but said he still supports the rookie. Whisenhunt said he already knows what veteran
“It seemed like (with them) we stabilized the protections, everything went a little bit better,” Whisenhunt said. “Now you got to say, going into this game, you put that in there and see if it holds true.
“Maybe you wouldn’t play certain players (in the last preseason game) but it’s important for us to get an assessment of where we are.”
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