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Aug. 22, 2012

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Greetings from Music City. 

Hard to believe but the Cardinals preseason is winding down and tomorrow night's game here against the Titans might be the most telling of all five.

We expect the starters, including quarterback John Skelton, to play into the 3rd quarter. This will afford Skelton a wonderful opportunity to wrap up the starting job but at the same time, expect Kevin Kolb to do everything he can to make Ken Whisenhunt think long and hard about his decision between tomorrow night's game and the regular season opener against the Seahawks Sept. 9.

Two things to watch on Thursday -- will a patchwork offensive line allow either quarterback ample time to throw, and who will Kevin Kolb be playing with and against by the time he enters the game in the 3rd quarter?  Will Kolb get a fair shake with the Cardinals starters and will he be tested by the quality of players on the Titans side of the ball?

We're also looking forward to the 2012 debut of Beanie Wells at running back.

Don't forget, kick-off at 5 p.m. on Thursday.  I'm live on the sidelines at 4:30 with a pre-game show and then back again with a live post-game show immediately after the game.

We're here at the team hotel. The Cardinals are expected to arrive shortly. Special thanks to the Renaissance Hotel for the specialized Arizona Cardinals key cards!

Talk tomorrow!