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Injury to QB Skelton gives Kolb another chance 
By earjerseyqq130 on Feb 12, 2014 07:16 AM
Injury to QB Skelton gives Kolb another chance


Booed by a share of the home crowd as he took the field following an ankle injury to John Skelton, Kolb heard nothing but cheers after he engineered the winning touchdown drive against Seattle on Sunday.


Just how long he will be Arizona's No. 1 quarterback is an open question.


Asked Monday if he was ruling out Skelton for next Sunday's christian louboutin wedding shoes slingback game at New England, Whisenhunt said "Not yet." The coach would not speculate on how long Skelton might be out.


"We don't think it's going to be something that's going to hold him out too long," Whisenhunt said.


And when Skelton returns, would he be the starting quarterback again?


"I don't even know why that would be a question," Whisenhunt said. "I can't look into the future and say what's christian louboutin sandals replica going to happen six weeks from now. I can only tell you that we'll see what happens with John and how quickly he gets back healthwise."


In other words, Whisenhunt isn't saying.


Kolb, who lost a protracted competition with Skelton for the starting job going into this season, has been through this before, when he opened the 2010 season as a starter for Philadelphia, then was hurt in the opener and lost his job to Michael Vick. Kolb started again when Vick was hurt, but was back on the sidelines when Vick returned to good health.


Last season, Kolb came to Arizona with much fanfare, only to struggle, then be sidelined twice with injuries, with Skelton taking his place and having far more success, at least in term of victories.


So he wasn't interested in speculating about whether he will be benched again when Skelton comes back.


"'The way my career's gone, the way that last year went, the way that it happened already this year, I'm not even worried about that," Kolb said. "I'm just going to play and let things take care of the way they're supposed to end up, so we'll see what happens."


Kolb knows how fleeting things can be.


"I've always said you can't get too christian louboutin wedges 2014 high or too low in this game," he said.


After all, he said, it was only one drive.


Kolb came in and completed 6 for 8 for 66 yards, including two big passes to Larry Fitzgerald and two to tight end Todd Heap, followed by the 6yard touchdown pass to Andre Roberts.


"I think he's got a lot of confidence now," Whisenhunt said, "which whenever you get into a situation like he's been through, when you have a good game like that and you make big plays for your team, it really does a lot for you."


The success came in a nohuddle offense, something the Cardinals turn to from time to time.


"Everybody says that you want to do the nohuddle all the time, but it's not something you can do all the time," Whisenhunt said. "It's something you've got to use as a changeup. It can be part of your attack, but you can't make a living doing it."


Kolb said he has run the nohuddle since high school, and he likes it.


"You stop overthinking the game," he said. "You just go out there and play and read and react. I think the biggest thing is it stalemates the mens louboutin sneakers for sale defense a little bit. They get tired, maybe they get a little bit conservative or it gets them out of their normal routines. Anytime you can do that, you're one step ahead."
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