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first_img Top Stories At the first of two Arizona Cardinals minicamp practicesWednesday, John Skelton filled the role of first-teamquarterback.Tuesday, it was Kevin Kolb running with the ones.The alternating between the two quarterbacks sharing firstteam reps has been a constant throughout the team’s OTAsand minicamp practices.The competition will continue throughout training campnext month in Flagstaff as the Cardinals get ready fortheir season opener September 7 against Seattle atUniversity of Phoenix Stadium. And while the quarterback competition will certainly bethe main focus surrounding the team for the next two and ahalf months, head coach Ken Whisenhunt wishes it didn’thave to be.“If it was up to me, I would have preferred that we had aquarterback resolution two years ago,” Whisenhunt saidWednesday. “But obviously that hasn’t happened.”But the desire to have a solution won’t press the sixth-year head coach into making a decision until he’s ready toname a starter.“When it happens, it happens,” he said. “The guys areworking hard and that’s all you can ask of them. They’regetting better at the things we’re asking them to do.They’re going to have to go through different tests — thenext stage is going to be being able to do that intraining camp and then being able to do that in thepreseason games.”Despite the uncertainty concerning the identity of thequarterback that will be the opening day starter,Whisenhunt is okay with either Kolb and Skeltonpotentiallyfilling that role.“I feel comfortable with the fact that we have guys thatcan do that, and more of a known quantity maybe than we’vehad before. “You’ve got to let this competition play out honestly,it’s got to be a fair competition. I think our playersunderstand that, and I’m excited to see how it goes.”Arizona Sports’ Craig Grialou contributed to thisreport – / 21 D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Comments   Share   What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocationlast_img

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