Over the last couple of weeks, we have seen what Arizona’s non-Kevin Kolb option at quarterback can do. John Skelton hasn’t been too impressive from a statistical perspective, but he has been putting wins on the board. That has counted a lot for fans.
Against the 49ers, though, Skelton finally faced the test of a real defense. He didn’t pass.
It wasn’t just the three interceptions, although those were horribly embarrassing. It was the fact that practically all Skelton seemed able to do was to throw the ball in the general direction of Larry Fitzgerald and hope for the best.
When asked about how they would adjust to defend Skelton, defenders for the 49ers went so far as to say that they didn’t have to; they just had to defend Larry Fitzgerald really well.
It turned out that they were right.