Someone on another board just dubbed him "Mr. Bill". As in oooooooh noooo Mr. Bill!! .... Splat!
I can see that sticking.
Last edited by Arizona_Steve; 08-06-2012 at 10:49 AM.
I'd say leaving the pocket to early, scrambling to his right. Too eager to run when he's just not that type of QB. Telegraphing his passes leading to easy INT's. Not reading defenses well. Those are all mistakes that you will see little to no improvement on if you watch him year to year, game to game. Small sample size...which brings us to the other big problem. Not a "mistake", but durability. Another small issue I have is simple body language...his calm and cool demeanor does nothing for firing up the fans or teammates. I was not crazy about the Kolb trade but supported it. I was (am?) for Kolb being the starter this year, though I qualified it on still letting the best QB start, so if Skelton really set himself apart I'm fine going that way. After the small bit of Kolb we saw last night, I'm afraid it's a case of Kolb falling behind as opposed to Skelton pulling ahead, and we're stuck with bad QB play in 2012. Reality bites.
Kolb just looks scared to death back there..as he should as easy as he gets hurt
The Big A era begins
I had faith in Kolb, and I've defended Kolb. I knew Kolb was going to show sooo much improvement this year... Then I saw that he had the sam damn issues last night that he had all of last year. ***** him, I'm done with it.
If theres been anyone that's gone out of their way to battle Hammer over and over again over her Skelton stance, it was me. ***** it. Start Skelton. The first time I saw Kolb scramble to his right last night for an incomplete pass was too much.
How many times last year did we know that as soon as Kolb got scared (which was a lot!) that he would scramble right and toss the ball away?!?!? And then Skelton steps in and is able to move around the pocket the way a QB should.... Cut Kolb
The O-line doesn't play any better with Skelton in the game, but opposing defenses do play different. Skelton doesn't panic when pressured, and while no Mick Vick or Cam Newton, he can scramble and hurt you that way. His weakness is his inaccuracy. Defenses pressure less, protect running lanes to keep him from scrambling, and rely on good coverage and Skelton's inaccuracy to get the Cards offense off the field.
With Kolb it's constant pressure, to get him out of the pocket where he panics and is not very effective. That's why the O-line looks worse when Kolb's in the game.
Bottom line: Skelton gives us the best chance.