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Ken Whisenhunt: Cardinals excited to have two good quarterbacks


Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt says anyone interpreting his pursuit of Peyton Manning as an indication that he lacks confidence in his quarterbacks is incorrect.

In fact, Whisenhunt told Albert Breer of NFL Network that the Manning chase has nothing to do with how he feels about Kevin Kolb or John Skelton.

“There was a lot made about our pursuit of Peyton Manning, and we all recognize what a great player he was,” Whisenhunt said. “But if you go back three weeks ago, before any of this happened, we were excited about our quarterback position.”

Of course, if the Cardinals were really excited about their quarterback position, they wouldn’t have pursued Manning at all. The teams that are genuinely excited about their quarterbacks — teams like the Patriots, Giants, Packers, Lions, Panthers, etc. — weren’t in the Manning chase.

Still, Whisenhunt said he’s excited about the Kolb-Skelton competition coming in training camp.

“We have two players that have done good things for us at different points of the year,” Whisenhunt said. “We’re excited to get those guys in an offseason program and continue to develop them. So I think we’re excited about that position. We’re obviously going to have some competition there, which is what we want. I think there will be some excitement.”

The Cardinals were in plenty of exciting games last year, but Cardinals fans can be forgiven if they think watching Kolb competing with Skelton is slightly less exciting than watching Manning.

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34 Responses to “Ken Whisenhunt: Cardinals excited to have two good quarterbacks”
  1. kane337 says: Mar 28, 2012 12:26 PM

    What’s the saying?…. “If you got 2 quarterbacks you got none”

  2. Punk says: Mar 28, 2012 12:27 PM

    “If you have two quarterbacks, you don’t have one.”

  3. mike8016 says: Mar 28, 2012 12:31 PM

    Skelton a good QB? All he does is stare down Fitzgerald. Kolb didnt look to good last year but will see what he does this year. I doubt he will do much though.

  4. bjorntorock says: Mar 28, 2012 12:34 PM

    you know what they say…when you think you have two good quarterbacks you probaly dont have any.

  5. nineroutsider says: Mar 28, 2012 12:34 PM

    What was Madden’s long winded saying about having 2 QBs? Something like if you have 2 good QBs, you really have none…

    Skeletor wasn’t bad last year though, he found a way to beat my 9ers. He has a fairly big arm and is a big, strong guy. Dude’s like 6’6” or something and 250. He beat the 9ers by getting hit and staying upright and making some throws.

    If they are smart, he wins the starting job in camp…

  6. muir6 says: Mar 28, 2012 12:35 PM

    Guess there drafting 2 quarterbacks

  7. muir6 says: Mar 28, 2012 12:36 PM

    Guess who is drafting two quarterbacks?

  8. awhartstl says: Mar 28, 2012 12:37 PM

    Translation: We didn’t get Manning so now I have to convince these losers that they’re good enough to start.

    I hate the Cardinals but it sucks to see Fitzgerald’s incredible talent waste away on that team.

  9. etc4779 says: Mar 28, 2012 12:40 PM

    You know what they say,”Give me all the eggs and bacon you have, I’m sorry, I fear you heard “Give me some eggs and bacon”. No I said give me all the eggs and bacon you have.”

  10. moagecu says: Mar 28, 2012 12:46 PM

    Didn’t know Kolb and Skelton were considered good. I figured more along the lines of mediocre.

  11. smchristensen says: Mar 28, 2012 12:48 PM

    But are they as excited as Tebow? I think not.

  12. brenenostler says: Mar 28, 2012 12:49 PM

    So in other words, they’re not great. But good enough.

  13. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Mar 28, 2012 12:51 PM

    I’m excited too! Who are they?

  14. rhosmersr says: Mar 28, 2012 12:51 PM

    Face it Weaslehunt, Andy Reid pulled a dirty Sanchez on you in that trade…

  15. tdk24 says: Mar 28, 2012 1:02 PM

    They are excited to have 2 good quarterbacks? Who are they? The world would like to know.

  16. thehighhat says: Mar 28, 2012 1:02 PM

    Hahaha! Whisenhunt couldn’t develop a young QB if his life depended on it!

    The only reason these 2 bums are “good” is that Fitzgerald makes ANYONE good!

  17. kelvinmchale says: Mar 28, 2012 1:02 PM

    And if Manning’s arm is toast, Whisenhunt will have the last laugh.

  18. lovetron says: Mar 28, 2012 1:04 PM

    Wow, I wasn’t aware the Cardinals even had one good quarterback, let alone two. That definitely is news to me.

  19. jimr10 says: Mar 28, 2012 1:17 PM

    Two good quarterbacks? Skelton and who?

  20. klutch14u says: Mar 28, 2012 1:29 PM

    Alex, I’ll take “Things we say immediately after our master plan falls through” for $500

  21. sj39 says: Mar 28, 2012 1:49 PM

    Who did they get?

  22. 1509lucky says: Mar 28, 2012 1:54 PM

    Who are the two?

  23. Anders Cules says: Mar 28, 2012 2:13 PM

    Yeah, because that whole two QB experiment worked out wonderfully last time. And back then, one of them was at SB winning future Hall of Famer.

  24. tluke25 says: Mar 28, 2012 2:24 PM

    Man, I feel bad for these coaches who try so hard to bring in a QB to replace another, and when its unsuccessful, they gotta stand in front of the media and say they are excited to have what they have.

    Just once I’d like a coach to say, we so badly wanted _________, but unfortunately we have no choice but to go with __________.

  25. pooflingingmonkey says: Mar 28, 2012 2:54 PM

    Is it too late for me to sweep in and say that having two “good” quarterbacks means you really have none?

  26. fordmandalay says: Mar 28, 2012 3:05 PM

    Cardinal’s QB plan; play overpaid fragile flower Kolb until he gets hurt in game 5 and is out for the year, then play Skelton for the rest of the year, wind up 7-9 and keep the 40 year history of fail under the Bidwells humming right along.

  27. snowpea84 says: Mar 28, 2012 3:10 PM

    Stop acting like pursuing Manning means anything about the QB’s a team already had. All it really meant is that they weren’t named Brees or Brady.

  28. chrismatthewsucks says: Mar 28, 2012 3:11 PM

    Did he say it with a straight face?

  29. westcoastredbird says: Mar 28, 2012 3:45 PM

    If the Cards don’t shore up the woeful left tackle position it won’t matter how excited Whiz is about the QB competition. Both will be running for their lives. Levi Brown had better go back to right tackle. Hopefully they can get Jonathan Martin or Mike Adams. Maybe they could trade down and pick up a 2nd round pick and still get Adams or Gordy Glenn.

  30. andyreiddoublecheeseburger says: Mar 28, 2012 3:53 PM

    Did Kurt Warner and Neil Lomax come out of retirement? Must have missed that.

  31. dwoofer says: Mar 29, 2012 1:03 PM

    Apparently, 8 and 8 is just fine with Whisenhunt. Hopefully, this will be his last season.

  32. discosucs2005 says: Mar 29, 2012 3:27 PM

    Fitzgerald’s talent wasted? He did get to go to a Super Bowl. That’s more than Andre Johnson or Calvin Johnson have gotten to do. Even Jerry Rice didn’t get to go to the Super Bowl or play with Montana or Young every single year of his career.

  33. choice1329 says: Apr 2, 2012 3:12 PM

    Did the Cardinals just sign two qb’s, if so who are they??

  34. wilson24slams says: Apr 5, 2012 1:14 PM

    why doesn’t WIZ just play QB for us? Its not gonna matter whos playing because with our OL they aren’t going to last long..

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