The better player should prevail here....But as Kelly Holcomb said in an interview last week, "Its easy to look good doing 7 on 7 drills. Anyone can look good there."
Kelly is a gunslinger with confidence. He has no problems throwing the ball where it needs to be and he has gained the respect and loyalty from most of the team with his leadership and talent. Couch knows this. He knows that he will have a tough time these next few months to prove that he should be the starter. Trust me, this duel will continue into the preseason. As it stands right now, Kelly has the respect of the players and the coaches. Couch is still around because the higher-ups do not want to believe that they "wasted" so much money on so little talent. Cincinnati learned early that Smith was not "the one", but apparently some people take a lil longer to learn their mistakes.
(and DD...that did make me sniffle a lil...hehehe