Cardinals quarterback John Skelton is saying all the right things about Kevin Kolb’s status as the team’s starter.
Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt isn’t saying much of anything because he doesn’t have to.
“There’s really nothing to discuss right now,” Whisenhunt said via the Arizona Republic. “Kevin hasn’t been cleared to practice yet. He hasn’t practiced in two weeks. We can’t even really assess where he is.”
That’s a fair answer. It looks like Kolb won’t necessarily be available this week against the 49ers anyhow. But Whisenhunt wouldn’t say who would start at quarterback if Kolb was healthy.
“I know you’re going to try and ask this question a bunch of times and I understand that,” Whisenhunt said. “Where we are right now is, it doesn’t matter.”
What Whisenhunt didn’t say: Kolb will definitely start if he’s healthy. That would be pretty easy to say, and it’s exactly what Whisenhunt would say if he coached, say, Philip Rivers or Matt Schaub.
UPDATE: NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora reports Kolb is “doubtful” to be ready this week, so Whisenhunt won’t really have to make a decision this week.