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Skelton wants redemption, but it’s unclear whether he’ll get it


As of Friday morning, it appeared that Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb had a good chance to return from a case of turf toe that has shelved him for the last three games.  It’s now not so clear.

Officially, the Cardinals have listed Kolb questionable, which technically means his availability is coin-flip proposition.

On Friday, backup John Skelton spoke about “moving forward,” and that he hoped to “redeem” himself after a very bad performance against the 49ers, according to the Arizona Republic.  Kolb, in contrast, didn’t speak to reporters.

Still, Skelton may not get his chance.  Absent news that Kolb hasn’t made the trip to St. Louis (a common occurrence for players listed as questionable who aren’t going to play), Kolb remains possibly available to play.

At many levels, it doesn’t matter.  Neither the Cardinals nor the Rams will be playing beyond Week 17 this year.  But with Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo’s seat getting hotter, his team likely will have a better chance of beating Skelton than Kolb, if Skelton performs like he did last week against the 49ers.

UPDATE 9:25 p.m. ET:  Coach Ken Whisenhunt told SiriusXM NFL Radio on Saturday that Skelton “probably” will get the start, via

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5 Responses to “Skelton wants redemption, but it’s unclear whether he’ll get it”
  1. cardsfann1 says: Nov 26, 2011 7:01 PM

    Be nice to see Skelton get back on track. He seems like a good kid with potential.

  2. earthtopft says: Nov 26, 2011 7:23 PM

    Helter Skelton or Pornstache Kolb. Is none of the above an option?

  3. zonedogz says: Nov 26, 2011 7:47 PM

    The pride of Fordham has nothing to worry about. He’s already a cinch for their Hall Of Fame.

  4. jebdamone says: Nov 27, 2011 12:19 AM

    i like skelton and hoped the vikes would draft him in a late round two years ago. as a second year guy out of fordham one can’t really expect a whole lot from him but he has shown that he might have a future in this league.

  5. dontstabmeray says: Nov 27, 2011 9:26 AM

    Hurry up everyone…..insert St. Louis defense for your fantasy team at once.

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