So after one pre-season game, does Kolb look comfortable in the pocket, have above average arm strength, appear to be making right reads or appear to be durable? It is only one game. It may be too soon to tell. Kolb has only had eight practices, and he had to share reps. You really cannot blame Kolb for Kolb’s performance.
Fortunately we have 4 more pre-season games for Kolb to really show us how great he is. Perhaps if Wiz names Kolb the starter now and gives him more reps in camp Kolb will improve.
Before you work so hard pouring cement into a player’s pedestal, you should wait and see just how good (or in Kolb’s case bad) the player actually is.
Like it or not, Skelton is the starter, either through competition or injury. Skelton is not the next Warner. Skelton may not even be the next Plummer, but neither is Kolb. At this point, Skelton has more room to improve than Kolb and he deserves the full support of the staff to see how good he can be. You do not have to love Skelton, but you do have to start getting used to the idea that Skelton will be the starter.