Quick Take: Cardinals' issues go beyond QB

Around the League editor Gregg Rosenthal has his takeaways from the game:

» Ken Whisenhunt and Russ Grimm arrived in Arizona with the promise that they would solve the Arizona Cardinals' offensive line. Five years later, it might be the worst group in football.

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John Skelton and Kevin Kolbtook turns being sacked and throwing awful interceptions. 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.

» After this game, Titans coach Mike Munchak had to feel good about his decision to name Jake Locker the starting quarterback. Locker struggled with his usual accuracy issues, but his 11 completions went for 134 yards and two touchdowns.

» 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 with a mark of 17-of-22 passing for 156 yards and a score.

» The more we watch Cardinals running back Ryan Williams, the more we're convinced he's going to be Arizona's best running back this year.

» The more we watch the Arizona offensive line, the worse we feel for Larry Fitzgerald.

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