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Kolb says teammate laughed at report that Cardinals favor Skelton

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Yesterday I passed along a report that the players in the Cardinals’ locker room want John Skelton to beat out Kevin Kolb in the team’s quarterback competition. Unsurprisingly, Kolb doesn’t see it that way.

Kolb said that former NFL linebacker Willie McGinest, who now works at NFL Network, got it wrong when he said that the locker room wants Skelton. And Kolb said that when talking about McGinest’s report with teammates, they treated it like a joke.

One of my offensive linemen was laughing about it,” Kolb told the Arizona Republic.

Skelton acknowledged that McGinest’s comments had the players in Arizona talking, but he said he doesn’t know who McGinest’s sources are.

“Some of the guys mentioned it in the locker room,” Skelton said. “I don’t know anything about that. I don’t know where he got that from. From what it seems, all things are equal both in the locker room and on the field.”

Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt, the man who will ultimately make the pick between Kolb and Skelton, said he hasn’t seen any evidence that the players want Skelton.

I have no perception of that whatsoever, that that is going on. From what I have seen, standing in the huddle . . . the team responded to both guys and feel both guys can be successful for them,” Whisenhunt said.

Ultimately, the players in the Cardinals’ locker room will want the quarterback they think gives them the best chance to win. Skelton may be favored by some of his teammates now because the Cardinals won more games with Skelton last year. But if Kolb proves in training camp that he’s the better bet, his teammates will fall in behind him.

At least until he has a bad game in a Cardinals loss.

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38 Responses to “Kolb says teammate laughed at report that Cardinals favor Skelton”
  1. jenniferxxx says: Jul 26, 2012 11:38 AM

    Yeah, what they really said was that neither was any good.

  2. reggaetoncalientesabroso says: Jul 26, 2012 11:42 AM

    They are both laughable….

  3. lightcleric says: Jul 26, 2012 11:47 AM

    I think the only ones laughing right now are the Eagles.

  4. rodeoclownclint24 says: Jul 26, 2012 11:50 AM

    They aren’t going to tell kolb they want skelton. Skeleton has already won more games

  5. 4evrnyt says: Jul 26, 2012 11:52 AM

    The only ones not laughing are Larry Fitz and all of the poor Cardinal fans that will have to endure another year of sub mediocre QB play.

  6. tvguy22 says: Jul 26, 2012 11:56 AM

    The most popular guy in town is always the backup QB.

  7. justintuckrule says: Jul 26, 2012 11:56 AM

    I’m going to Cards’ camp this Saturday. I’ll find out the truth for all of you.

  8. fnc111 says: Jul 26, 2012 11:56 AM

    The arm chair QBs in here will be the one laughing, at themselves, or crying in their beer when Kolb takes AZ to the playoffs.

  9. tsizzlehotpiss says: Jul 26, 2012 11:58 AM

    It’s ok, Kevin. A lot more people laughed when they watched you try to throw a football last year and get your bell rung numerous times.

  10. cards71 says: Jul 26, 2012 11:59 AM

    I don’t see how the Eagles could be laughing. They haven’t won a playoff game in years.

  11. jblah says: Jul 26, 2012 12:00 PM

    people don’t give kolb any time. he has one season under his belt. give him a season or 2 as a starter before being a judge. not all great QBs are born overnight. i’m not saying that he is good now..because obviously he is bad..but its too early to judge his career already.

  12. aceboogie57 says: Jul 26, 2012 12:06 PM

    Sure they laughed, but they didn’t say it it’s not true…

  13. bergencountyjc says: Jul 26, 2012 12:11 PM

    Hopefully Fitzgerald can pull an Ichiro and sign on to a Packers/Patriots powerhouse in his waning years and actually get some well deserved bling bling

  14. ilovefoolsball says: Jul 26, 2012 12:14 PM

    Quality guy to talk about his teammate like that.

    Good guy.

  15. txndave says: Jul 26, 2012 12:14 PM

    Is it just me, or do McGinest and loud moth Sapp just flat out suck at what they do?

  16. buckhuckster says: Jul 26, 2012 12:15 PM

    I thought it wasn’t appropriate to laugh while you’re a Cardinals quarterback.

    See: Derek Anderson

  17. thraiderskin says: Jul 26, 2012 12:23 PM

    Yes Dave, they both suck at what they do. McGinest sucks a little less, but not by much,

  18. jasncondit says: Jul 26, 2012 12:26 PM

    Didn’t Favre say the same thing about when the players wanted Rogers? Ya me and Chilly were laughing at that…lol

  19. tjacks7 says: Jul 26, 2012 12:27 PM

    Mr. Warner, call on line one. It’s the Cardinals again.

  20. londonfletcher says: Jul 26, 2012 12:39 PM

    “the team responded to both guys and feel both guys can be successful for them”

    It’s like the qb situation in Washington last year.

  21. schwettyballs says: Jul 26, 2012 12:44 PM

    Is it just me or is Whisenhunt proving himself to be an abject failure with QB’s? This whole Gruden Jr. routine is a bit ridiculous.

  22. badintent says: Jul 26, 2012 12:49 PM

    This just in , Brady’s team mates want Matt Cassell back . Gislelle gets nasty and calls Hedi to have Seal beat up Woodhead.In other news, Kim K is cut from Not keeping up with Kardashians

  23. 49erstim says: Jul 26, 2012 12:52 PM

    If you have a situation where “both” guys are equal at the QB position then what you mean to say is that neither is very good. I feel bad for Fitz. Great WR and overall a great guy.

  24. sj39 says: Jul 26, 2012 12:52 PM

    Fitz pushed hard for Kolb, real hard and that my be the main reason he is there. Players aren’t GMs and you should be carful what you wish for. He also pushed real hard for Floyd so we’ll see how that turns out.

  25. 12strikes says: Jul 26, 2012 12:56 PM

    Kolb learned something from McNabb – the therapeutic benefits of denial.

  26. eaglesnoles05 says: Jul 26, 2012 1:00 PM

    They’ll win some games if they sign mcnabb.

  27. FinFan68 says: Jul 26, 2012 1:02 PM

    Their QB situation is a mess if any of this is true. If players are taking sides, there can be no team unity. This is looking very much like the Quinn/Anderson Browns dilemma. That didn’t work out well for the Browns or either of the two QBs.

  28. brenenostler says: Jul 26, 2012 1:11 PM

    So he did hear the story then. Oh well, I don’t think Larry prefers either of them.

  29. deenice810 says: Jul 26, 2012 1:11 PM

    What they were really laughing about was the contract that the Cardinals gave him.

  30. mogogo1 says: Jul 26, 2012 1:30 PM

    The laughing is coming from the defenses who will get to face either Kolb or Skelton. You know things are really bad when fans longingly look back to the days of Matt Leinart.

  31. chazzmon says: Jul 26, 2012 1:50 PM

    McNabb is still looking for a job, unfortunatley for the Cards he may be as good as what they got… ok just maybe but you get the idea.

  32. mancave001 says: Jul 26, 2012 1:59 PM

    I’ll say it again: This Eagles fan thinks Kolb is far better. Despite the amount of time he’s been in the league, he STILL hasn’t gotten a real chance to be the starter. Last year he was traded amidst a lockout, and then was injured. Prior to that he was yanked after two quarters in the first game due to injury. He needs a full year as the starter under his belt…then we’ll see which direction he’s going to go. I still have a feeling he can be a very good QB.

  33. EJ says: Jul 26, 2012 2:01 PM

    Skelton has more potential than Kolb, we’ve all seen Kolb’s limits physically. JS has a lot to learn, but has much more room to grow physically, he’s a smart kid too.
    Not a Cardinals fan but, If I were Whisenhunt, I’d go with JS.
    I feel bad for Larry Fitzgerald though, If he had Rodgers, Brady, Stafford or P. Manning throwing to him, he’d be able to show what he is really worth. I’d put Fitzgerald right next to Megatron as top receiver in the NFL, but we never see his true abilities shine with who he has throwing to him. LF deserves more.

  34. warhammer420 says: Jul 26, 2012 2:03 PM

    Kolb should look in the mirror, as his play has been laughable. At least Skeletor has a higher chance to develop.

  35. dwoofer says: Jul 26, 2012 2:07 PM

    I was watching Kolb’s games from last year on tape. While it’s true that he had a lousy offensive line, a lot of the problem was that when his linemen blocked their defensive linemen out and toward the “back” of the pocket, instead of moving up into the pocket, Kolb would run backward and away from the defensive linemen instead of stepping up into the pocket. If he should decide to do that this season, he will be a success. If he doesn’t, he will fail. The other question is if he has too much fear to step into the pocket instead of running away from it.

  36. jaimelh02 says: Jul 26, 2012 2:43 PM

    I think Cardinal fans are still laughing about their easy NFC championship win over the eagles 3 or 4 years ago

  37. kuta82 says: Jul 26, 2012 3:08 PM

    Cards are laughable.They have one of NFLs bestWrs but they aren’t taking the qb situation seriously.

  38. scoobaj says: Jul 27, 2012 12:22 AM

    Cards are going nowhere this year, only got worse than last years squad

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