John Skelton and Kevin Kolbtook turns being sacked and throwing awful interceptions Thursday night against the Tennessee Titans. Kolb threw two ugly picks to "only" one for Skelton, but Kolb also made many more positive plays. There are no winners in this quarterback battle. The quarterbacks are hard to evaluate when they get no protection.
We'd guess that Skelton will be the choice, but does it even matter? The way that the Cardinals' offensive tackles are playing, whoever starts the season at quarterback in Arizona probably won't stay healthy for long.
» Locker and first-round pick Kendall Wright are going to improvise a lot of plays together this year. Wright finished with four catches for 44 yards and a score.
» Whisenhunt's usage pattern remains confusing. Skelton didn't get a ton of time with the first-team offense in this game. Neither quarterback has been able to get into a rhythm.
» It says a lot that Kolb's best performance by far this preseason included two gnarly interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown. Kolb did make a lot of plays otherwise, finishing 17-of-22 for 156 yards and a score.
» Torrey Smith returned from a minor preseason injury to catch eight passes for 103 yards. The buzz in Baltimore all offseason is that Smith made huge strides toward becoming a complete receiver.
» Justin Blackmon is already Jacksonville's best wideout. The biggest surprise with him is that he's making big plays down the field. He's a load to take down after the catch. This is two straight very impressive outings for the former holdout.
» Cedric Benson's return to Cincinnati was a success. He's going to help this Packers team a great deal. Packers coach Mike McCarthy said he liked using Benson and Alex Green in a rotation. Benson finished with 38 yards on six carries. Aaron Rodgers noted Benson made "something out of nothing" on a few plays.