Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire
Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb will miss time, and John Skelton figured it was bound to happen.
The Arizona Cardinals will be without starting quarterback Kevin Kolb for several weeks after the veteran injured his ribs against the Bills on Sunday. John Skelton, who began the season at the top of the depth chart, will step in to fill the void. Skelton was injured in Week 1 against the Seahawks and wasn't surprised about Kolb's injury.
Skelton spoke with reporters on Monday about Kolb's injury and implied that the play of the offensive line made it an inevitability, according to azcardinals.com:
"I know what it’s like to be back there with the bullets flying and feeling like you have to scramble every play," Skelton said. "(Kevin) made plays down the field with his legs, which is rare you see someone make one play like that, and he made them several times in the game. It was almost like it was a matter of time before you figured something happened."
Arizona will need Skelton to improve on his performance in spot duty, where he completed just two of 10 passes, if it is going to break its two-game losing streak on Sunday. The Cardinals travel to Minnesota to take on a solid Vikings squad that has already taken out the San Francisco 49ers at home. With the Seahawks and 49ers playing this Thursday, the Cards will need a win to keep pace in a tight NFC West battle.