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High expectations for Eagles' Kolb

Posted on: July 29, 2010 2:13 pm
 
Philadelphia has high expectations for QB K. Kolb (Getty) Eagles QB Kevin Kolb and Michael Vick got the day off from practice today, leaving fourth-round pick Mike Kafka as the only signal-caller taking snaps. But that doesn’t mean we can’t talk about Kolb and what Philadelphia offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg expects from his starter this season.

What Mornhinweg really wants, as recounted by the Philadelphia Inquirer , is for Kolb to maintain a high completion percentage and a low interception total. This obviously makes sense for any quarterback at any level. But Kolb is replacing Donovan McNabb, who threw interceptions on only 2.1 percent of his attempts – currently the third-best percentage in NFL history.

Mornhinweg wants him to imitate that.

“The best qualities that Kevin has, and there’s many of them, is quick decision-making and his accuracy and his timing,” Mornhinweg told reporters. “He’s got a good amount of skill and ability. And he’s got some guts. And some gut-instincts as well.”

Kolb also learns quickly from his mistakes.

“He got into some regular-season games last year and played very well for the most part,” Mornhinweg said. “There were 2 or 3 critical errors that he made and he learned from them. I can remember there was a play early in his career, there was a blitz and he just did the wrong thing. A year later in his second game last year, he was in the same spot. Similar play, similar situation. He did the perfect thing and we gained 16-18 yards. So he learns quick. He learns from his mistakes.”

--Josh Katzowitz

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