Kevin Kolb started last season as Arizonas quarte

first_imgKevin Kolb started last season as Arizona’s quarterback,while John Skelton finished the year with the job.Whoever begins the 2012 season in that role — be it Kolb,Skelton or maybe some guy named Manning — you betterbelieve they will have earned the job.“Will there be a competition,” Cardinals coach KenWhisenhunt said at the NFL Draft Scouting Combine inIndianapolis. “Obviously I think John did a great job forus over the last half of the season when he was forced toplay because of Kevin’s injury, and that’s what you want –– he did the job that we asked him to do.” Whisenhunt said having the entire offseason to work withSkelton, which is something they have not had through theQB’s first two seasons in the league, will go a long waytowards helping him become a better quarterback. Combinethat with minicamps and more reps in training camp, andWhisenhunt said there is reason to be excited about theyoung QB’s future.“That being said, we didn’t get a great opportunity to seea lot of Kevin because of the injuries this year, but inthe snapshots of times that we did see him we were excitedabout what we saw,” Whisenhunt said. “So, I think John’searned the ability to be given consideration for theposition, just because of what he did and his record andthe way he played, but I also think that we’ve got a lotinvested in Kevin as well for that position.“There’s nothing wrong with competition. I think it makesboth players — all players — better.”So as of now the plan is to roll with either Kolb orSkelton under center, but things are subject to changedepending on who may or may not become available in thecoming weeks. And one has to think if the team has a chance to acquire acertain soon-to-be former Colts QB, they’ll do their bestto make it happen. Not because the team is unhappy withits current signal callers, but rather because they’dalways be ready to improve the team. Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Top Stories “Everybody out there associated with our team understandsthat this is a competitive game and we’re all looking toget better, so if those opportunities present themselvesthen so be it,” Cardinals GM Rod Graves said. “Butotherwise we’ve got an outstanding group of quarterbackswith us right now, we believe we can win with thosequarterbacks and we’re preparing as if they’re going to bethe group that we’re working with. “We’ll see what other opportunities present themselves ifthat happens.”Indeed we shall. Comments   Share   Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocationlast_img

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