Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt decided not to pull rookie quarterback Ryan Lindley from last Sunday’s 7-6 loss to the Jets, a decision that didn’t seem to say much about his belief in John Skelton.
When the coach discussed his quarterbacks on Monday, Whisenhunt said he still had confidence in Skelton. That was hard to believe after watching Whisenhunt watch Lindley turned in a performance that was about as bad as you could imagine from a professional quarterback without ever turning to his former starter, but it is a little easier to believe now.
Skelton has been named the team’s starting quarterback for the Week 14 trip to Seattle, returning the job he held earlier this season until getting pulled while the Cardinals were leading the Falcons in the second quarter of Week 11. Whisenhunt gave a brief explanation of his decision.
“Some of it has to do with Seattle — playing up there, having played against them once already this year,” Whisenhunt said, via ArizonaSports.com. “There are a lot of factors, but I’m not going each one of them.”
One of the factors could have been that Whisenhunt threw a dart at a wall that hit a notecard with Skelton’s name on it and it wouldn’t make much difference. The Cardinals offense has been a mess all season and chances were almost 100 percent that it would remain that way regardless of which quarterback he decided to start this week.