AP Pro32 comments about Cardinals
NEW YORK (AP)
Comments on the Arizona Cardinals by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
ARIZONA CARDINALS (23, TIE)
Clark Judge (CBSSports.com, 20): Could make move to top of division if it finds a QB.
Alex Marvez (Foxsports.com, 21): Kevin Kolb and John Skelton aren't just competing for starting spot. Winner of that battle must prove he's difference-maker at quarterback or efforts of standout defense will be wasted.
Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 21): Loved how the Cardinals finished last season but who's the QB?
Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 23): Is Kevin Kolb the guy, or John Skelton? We can't be sure that either is good enough.
Pat Kirwan (SiriusXM NFL Radio/CBSSports.com, 23): Another team with QB question. Whoever gets ball to Larry Fitzgerald should be starter. Defense is better than people think with Dockett and Campbell disrupting most blocking schemes.
Ira Kaufman (Tampa Tribune, 24): Tough to beat when Cardinals don't beat themselves.
John Lynch (Fox Sports, 24): Head coach Ken Whisenhunt and coordinator Ray Horton saw exciting young defense develop last year that should only get better. If Cardinals get good play from QBs Kevin Kolb or Jon Skelton, this team will far exceed this spot.
Dan Pompei (Chicago Tribune, 24): Kevin Kolb is key man for Cardinals. If QB comes through, they are playoff contender.
Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 24): Kevin Kolb with an offseason, and Michael Floyd added to lineup.
Bob Glauber (Newsday, 25): Plenty of talented players on this roster, except at most important position. Kevin Kolb? John Skelton? Uh-oh.
Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 25): Team's best player is WR Larry Fitzgerald. But he's being held hostage by pedestrian quarterback play.
Chris Berman (ESPN, 27): Finished strong. Maybe Patrick Peterson can return six punts for TDs.
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