Stealing a page from the guy who just beat him without knowing what he was going to do at quarterback, Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt said he didn’t know what he was going to do at quarterback.
Whisenhunt said Monday he wasn’t sure if he was going to stick with Ryan Lindley or whether Kevin Kolb would be well enough to play. The one thing that seems less likely is that he’d consider going back to John Skelton.
Because if you didn’t pull Lindley yesterday, when would you?
The rookie completed 10-of-31 passes for 72 yards in the 7-6 loss to Greg McElroy and the Jets (roll that around in your head for a second), making Lindley just the second quarterback since the merger in 1970 to finish with fewer than 75 yards on 30 attempts or more.
“We didn’t help Ryan out very much yesterday,” Whisenhunt said, via Bob McManaman of the Arizona Republic. “We had lot of areas where we had problems. We’re looking for the right combination to be more effective, offensively.”
Asked whether Kolb was any closer to a return from rib and shoulder injuries, Whisenhunt said he wasn’t sure.
“The only way we’ll know is when he can do it in practice. He’s making progress,” he said. “Until we get out there and see if he can make the throws and be able to do those kind of things, then we’ll know.”
Asked if he had lost confidence in Skelton, he replied: “I wouldn’t say I’ve lost confidence in John’s ability.”
“We’re talking about Ryan,” he said. “The decision we made about John we’ve already talked about. We don’t need to go back and revisit that.”
Much like the Jets, they’re faced with an array of bad options, and covering up ones eyes and hoping for an offseason doesn’t work.
Unless you’re a fan.