Aug 10, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Ropati Pitoitua (77) pressures Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb (4) in the first half at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-US PRESSWIRE

Kevin Kolb Continues To Bomb In Preseason


The good news for Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb? He escaped Friday night’s preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs without injury. The bad news? Kolb continued to look like a quarterback who is lost and unable to lead the Cardinals to the heights they hope to reach. In other words, Kolb is continuing to stink up the joint.

Kolb completed only one pass – a 21-yarder to DeMarco Sampson – in his second preseason outing of the season. That takes his preseason numbers to 2-for-9 passing for 25-yards, zero touchdowns and an interception.

Kolb’s passer rating for through the first two games is a whopping 0.0.

The Cardinals gave the start to John Skelton in the 27-17 loss to Kansas City. When Kolb replaced Skelton, he was still playing with the entire first-team offense minus Larry Fitzgerald. He still failed to look like the man Arizona wants to lead their offense.

There is some good news for Kolb, despite his 0.0 passer rating. Skelton hasn’t really done much to separate himself in the quarterback competition. It’s two games down and the Cardinals are no closer to finding their starting signal-caller for 2012 but at least Skelton has shown some flashes of competence at the position.

This can’t exactly be the competition Arizona was hoping to have in the preseason. They wanted one man to emerge as a favorite so they could lead the offense into the regular season with some momentum. As it looks now, the job will go to the guy who doesn’t have a complete meltdown over the team’s final three games.

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  • Mike Straw

    Management has to be kicking themselves for making that deal. Kolb has been such a disappointment. It’s too bad too, I was pulling for him. Hopefully he can turn it around.