first_img“It’s our job to get the players on our team to playbetter, and that’s what we’re going to do and we’reexcited about that.”There’s a great chance that the Cardinals will go into the2012 season with Kolb and Skelton as the only experiencedquarterbacks on the roster. Kolb got a huge contractbefore last season and Skelton led the Cards to sixvictories in the second half of the season. Does thatmean without Manning in the mix, that this job is up forgrabs? “There’s always competition, at any position and I don’tthink that you can ever say ‘this guy is going to be theguy’,” Whisenhunt explained. “We’re always opening it upto let other guys compete for spots, and the best playersare going to play.” Sounds like the making of a quarterback showdown inFlagstaff this August to me.Stay tuned. Will the talk surrounding the Arizona Cardinalsquarterback position ever end?After the 2010 season, the upgrading of the position wasdiscussed daily. Would John Skelton ascend to be thestarter? Would the Cardinals draft Blaine Gabbert? Woulda veteran like Kevin Kolb or Matt Hasselbeck be broughtin?We know how it shook out: the Cardinals traded for Kolband he and Skelton both showed glimpses of promise in an8-8 campaign. Comments   Share   Top Stories Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Here we are a year later, and the questions about thequarterback position remain. They’re a little different,but they’re still around. Will Kolb be the starter?Will Skelton take over? Will the Cardinals pursue PeytonManning if he becomes available?Arizona GM Rod Graves and head coach Ken Whisenhunt joinedDoug and Wolf Thursday for Newsmakers Week and addressedthat very position.“At all positions, we try to maintain flexibility and theability to take a look at any free agent out on the marketthat we feel has the ability to help our football team,”Graves said. OK, so that’s not exactly an invitation for Cardinal fansto start saving money for red #18 jerseys, but Graves andall NFL execs operate in a shroud of ambiguity when itcomes to players under contract.Whisenhunt did speak more specifically, but about his ownquarterbacks. “We’re in a heck of a lot better position at thequarterback position right now than we were a year agotoday,” he said. “We’ve got two guys that we feel canplay. They’ve shown at times that they can do things verywell. They’ve shown at times, they’re knuckleheads. What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img

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