My story: Why the Cardinals have the right idea on their QB battle (unlike some teams)

The Cardinals have a quarterback competition… which you may have read about. Kevin Kolb, the high-priced veteran, vs. John Skelton, the interesting unknown. And after spending Tuesday in St. Joseph, Mo., with them and the Chiefs, I was impressed with how they are handling it. The competition is real. No favorites. No care about pedigree or how much a guy costs or where he went to school. That’s how coach Ken Whisenhunt is doing it, a direct contrast to how the Browns handled their QB situation. “The way we do it, we try to be as fair as we can with whatever player we’re having competition with,” Whisenhunt said. “So, that means you try to get them equal reps in […]

Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt says of his QB controversy: “We’ll see one of the guys separate himself”

Last week, we spoke with Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt about his quarterback battle during training camp. It was something he sounded like he was really looking forward to. While there was a post containing some comments from him, I wanted to do a separate one on the QB situation… since it’s so interesting. It’s Kevin Kolb vs. John Skelton. How will it break down? “Well, I think you evaluate a lot of things,” Whisenhunt told me. “How they handle it, what’s going on in the spring, OTAs and mini-camp. It’s hard when you don’t have the pads on, you don’t have the live action to get a true evaluation. Coming into camp, the evaluations are going to heat up. We’ll see […]

Live from Tahoe: Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt itching for camp, talks joint practices

Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt has spent the last couple days in Lake Tahoe, playing practice rounds for the tournament that begins tomorrow. He’s been chill and relaxed, talking with fans and hitting the ball well. But if it looks like his mind isn’t on football, well, that’s not reality. Whisenhunt told me this placid demeanor is kind of a facade. Football is most certainly whirling around in his noggin. He’s amped. “There’s not much on golf,” Whisenhunt told me. “I mean, this is a great event, it’s a lot of fun. For a guy that can’t play football anymore, it’s great to compete in another arena. But I’m thinking about football. We got a lot of things coming up in […]

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