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It's still Kolb's job

Posted on: September 17, 2010 7:00 pm
What happens if Mike Vick lights up the Detroit Lions Sunday?

Here's what should happen: Nothing.

Vick will start for the ailing Kevin Kolb, who struggled last week against the Packers before leaving with a concussion. But this is Kolb's job no matter what happens. He can't play this week because of concussion problems, but that shouldn't impact the future.

Vick came in and played well last week, which has opened up a quarterback controversy, even if the Eagles say there isn't one.

There shouldn't be. If Vick throws for 300 yards and runs for 100, Kolb deserves to get his job back. The Eagles traded Donovan McNabb because they thought Kolb was ready. You don't give up on that after one half.

Vick wasn't the reason they traded McNabb. So no matter what he does against the Lions, Kolb should -- and will -- be the starter next week at Jacksonville.

But if Kolb struggles for a few games, then it might be Vick's time. For now, it's still Kolb's job.
Category: NFL
Tags: Kevin Kolb

Since: Sep 18, 2010
Posted on: September 18, 2010 10:18 pm

It's still Kolb's job

Meh...I watched that game and Kolb looked like an undrafted rookie out there during the little time he did play.  I attribute part of that to having to leave/re-enter constantly with the merry-go-round crap they pull with Vick.

That bein said, the team rallied behind Vick.  Vick has more big-time-playability than Kolb, and he showed that.  He has more experience starting in the NFL under center, and if he blows up against Detroit, I think he deserves a shot at starting the whole year.  I don't care if Kolb edged him out in practice.

Yeah sure you can say, "it's Kolb's job to lose," but at the same time, it's Vick's job to win!

If they go with Kolb at soonest opportunity and keep up the QB swap-trick B.S., Kolb will lose it.

Since: Jun 21, 2009
Posted on: September 18, 2010 8:59 pm

It's still Kolb's job

While Kolb's progress was a part, it wasn't the only reason for the McNabb fan, as anyone who reads the local papers in here in Philly can tell you. Fans have been dissatisfied with Donovan for years now; evidence the reaction Jeff Garcia got when he had an extended look at the starting role. AJ Feely also felt a good bit of love some years back. Philly fans have never fully embraced McNabb because McNabb has never fully embraced them. He's carried a chip on his shoulder about that long-ago draft day for years. He's complained (albeit rightfully so) about the supporting cast he had for much of his tenure yet never went out of his way to recruit a better one to join him. He's never been a visible part of the local community despite every opportunity to become so.
So with Donovan's physical tools eroding (and even the most myopic McNabb fan has to admit he isn't the QB he was 5 years ago) it was only a matter of time before the current regime got rid of him. The hallmark of personnel decisions under Andy Reid is cutting ties with veterans who are heading towards the downhill side of their career. How many veteran free agents have the Eagles resigned? How many times has someone signed a big deal with the Eagles and proclaimed their knowledge that they would retire with the team? It doesn't happen. Instead, those long-time Eagles ALWAYS finish their career with someone else... or come crawling back a year or so after signed a big free-agent contract elsewhere. 

Andy Reid is one of the more heartless coach/GM types in a business where warm and fuzzy feelings are non-existent. If Kolb can get it done, then he'll be the starter no matter how good the Michael Vick return story plays in the papers. If Reid thinks Vick is the guy who can win him more games, then Kolb's contract and 2nd round pick will mean absolutely nothing and #7 will be under center all year long. 

Since: Sep 9, 2006
Posted on: September 18, 2010 7:05 pm

It's still Kolb's job

It may be Kolb's job but it would be idiotic to bench Vick If he lights up the Lions and demonstrates a command of the Offense. Kolb Had a serious concussion and it makes ZERO SENSE to rush the guy back after a week. If  LOGIC  dictates Kolb is the future LOGIC also dictates that you should NOT rush KOLB back into action without first getting a GOOD look at the O line and it's real time pass Protection . Personally I think KOLB is over rated and Philly fans will be vindicated  for their ahead of the curve instincts. 

Since: Aug 27, 2006
Posted on: September 18, 2010 1:14 pm

It's still Kolb's job

If Dogkiller throws for 250 and runs for 60 and accounts for 3 TD's and a victory, its going to be difficult for Andy Reid to go with Kolb, or if he does go with Kolb, then he has a short leash. That locker room could quickly get behind Dogkiller if he lights it up, and lets face it, Detroit is not exactly the Ravens or Steelers on D.

I am certain the Arizona Cardinals would be interested in  an explosive Dogkiller so this could just end up being an audition for his week 4 job. Anderson might have won that job but he looked terrible last week. I would not pick him up djones, pick up Dogkiller or David Garrard. The Chargers are about to implode and Garrard can help them along with a big day Sunday.

The Chargers could not even sell enough tickets to avoid the blackout. A blacked out home opener, a winning playoff team with a blacked out home opening game! One of the smallest stadiums in the league! That is sad...move em to LA!

Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: September 18, 2010 11:45 am

It's still Kolb's job

djones, I think unfortunately you are kind of stuck. Unless Vick absolutely lights it up, Kolb will get to start again when he’s healthy (most likely next week). Anderson will probably improve some when Fitz gets healthy and gets on the same page but the upside on Kolb is much higher then Andersons. If you have a decent back up QB I would try and hold on to Kolb at least a few more weeks and how he does.

Since: Sep 23, 2006
Posted on: September 18, 2010 11:09 am

It's still Kolb's job

Should I dump Kolb off my fantasy team? 
Vick is going to play a lot this year no matter if he starts or not.  He is going to vulture some TDs from Kolb. 
I think I am going to pick up Derek Anderson.
Help a cajun out Eagle fans.

Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: September 18, 2010 11:04 am

It's still Kolb's job

 Andy Reid was trying to BS and convince everyone that Kolb might have had a chance to play this week.  It would have been utterly irresponsible to allow that, though.

Purely a tactic by Reid so that the Lions couldn't gameplan solely for one QB or the other.  It's obvious that he wouldn't let Kolb play this week.  He just didn't want the Lions to know this. 

This isn't a Reid tactic though.  This has been used by football teams since the disparity between starters and backups became so great that gameplanning was put into place to purely prepare for those starters.

Since: Sep 10, 2006
Posted on: September 18, 2010 10:17 am

It's still Kolb's job

"The Eagles Oline is middle of the road.  Not great but certainly not terrible."

Losing Jamaal Jackson makes the Oline instantly terrible.

Since: May 4, 2007
Posted on: September 18, 2010 10:08 am

It's still Kolb's job

i couldnt agree more. stop that wildcat "stuff" and let kolb develop some rythym.

Since: Aug 10, 2010
Posted on: September 18, 2010 8:44 am

It's still Kolb's job

Phifan.... reply to a comment so your retorts can be seen in context. They mean nothing 20 comments later.

Middle of the road offensive live? Lower middle maybe, they are hurting.

Prisco, You wouldnt be saying that from Phi's perspective. This is a win now league. Not, baby your new QB league. Start the person that has the greatest chance to win TODAY.

Vicks comments were not about taking Kolb's job, but showcasing for other teams. This one start could make Vick millions next year or earlier if he gets traded.

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