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Eagles are fielding calls about Kolb

Posted on: September 22, 2010 6:51 pm
Edited on: September 22, 2010 7:02 pm
Posted by Andy Benoit

A Philadelphia Eagles source told ESPN's Sal Paolantonio that the team has fielded calls from several clubs about a possible trade for quarterback Kevin Kolb. K. Kolb (US Presswire)

This does not necessarily mean the Eagles are actively seeking to move the fourth-year quarterback. But, obviously, it does not mean that they’re married to Kolb in the long-term (not that anyone in this country views marriage as a long-term deal these days anyway).

On Wednesday, Andy Reid was asked whether Kolb would be around after the October 19 trade deadline. "Listen, I can't predict anything down that far, nobody in this league can do that,” Reid said.

Trading Kolb might seem illogical in the short-term, given that Philly would have no backup for high-risk-taking, somewhat-injury-prone Michael Vick. But Kolb’s value is likely to drop with each week that he spends on the bench. The Eagles may be inclined to sign a journeyman backup, take their chances with Vick and get as much value for Kolb as possible (especially if they’ve secretly decided that he’s no good).

We don’t know where the organization stands on Kolb at this moment because we’ve learned not to trust anything that Andy Reid says to the media. In fact, if Reid is serious about a trade, he’ll likely profess utter faith in Kolb’s long-term potential. Whatever increases the value.

Some possible destinations for Kolb? Obviously, the Raiders, Bills, Cardinals, Jaguars and Browns all need help under center.
Everyone seems to think the Seahawks will be looking to replace Matt Hasselbeck. Kolb could be competition for Charlie Whitehurst.

The Vikings could be in the quarterback market next year, assuming they’ll be willing to experience a summer that doesn’t include Brett Favre jerking them around. Word is Brad Childress, Philly’s former offensive coordinator, is fond of Kolb. Childress is still close with Reid.
It’s also possible that Kolb could still be in Philadelphia next season. (Though it feels unlikely.)

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Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: September 23, 2010 9:04 pm

Eagles are fielding calls about Kolb

People have to quit talking about qb ratings because there is much more to it then that.  Michael Vick won a lot of games playing for an Atlanta team that had a garbage, and i mean GARBAGE oline and didn't have much of a running game other then himself.   When he went to jail they proved my points to be correct when they revamped the WHOLE OLINE and signed Turner.... he made 3 probowls and took his bad to mediocre team a long way.

He now has talent to work with... wait and see what he does.

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: September 23, 2010 5:21 pm

Eagles are fielding calls about Kolb

Look all you Vick fans out there I agree that he is a tremendous athlete.  He just is not the savior he is being made out to be.  His, and the team's, performance steadily declined in Atlanta after the NFC championship year.  Call it whatever you want but I believe it is because defenses learned how to beat the offense he led.  His lifetime passer rating is just ahead of Erik Kramer and Jon Kitna and he ranks just behind great QB's such as Jay Fiedler and Aaron Brooks.

Nobody is making Vick out to be a savior other than you. Most people are just acknowledging that he is a better QB than Kevin Kolb is right now. Would the Eagles have a shot at the playoffs with Kolb under center this season? No way. Would the Eagles make the playoffs with Vick under center this season? Still not likely, but he gives the team a better chance. You're banking your prediction on teams figuring out Michael Vick's game. You just said they already figured out his game when he was in Atlanta, and according to you, he still plays the same way. Didn't seem to help against the Packers or the Lions though.

Since: Jul 8, 2009
Posted on: September 23, 2010 1:10 pm

Eagles are fielding calls about Kolb

I agree with you 100% (for what that is worth).  VIck's move to starter is about his ability to survive behind a horrific offensive line.  Eventually Vick will get worn down and games will slip away from the team and they'll be lucky to finish 9 and 7.  Not good enough for the playoffs but too far from the top of the first round for a meaningful draft pick.  Reid can't blame five players (the OL) so he demotes one in favor of a more elusive target.  It's a shame b/c with Maclin and Jackson the team has legitimate targets for a quarterback but with the current OL no quarterback will have the time to complete many passes.  

Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: September 23, 2010 1:03 pm

Eagles are fielding calls about Kolb

 It also takes a lot of pressure off of Kolb by the media and himself, to play well next time he gets the chance.  If teams are already this interested in him, it is obvious he will get another chance.

Are you kidding?  All this does in INCREASE the pressure on Kolb next time he gets to play.  What the Eagles have taught Kolb is that 1 bad HALF of a football game and we forget everything you've done in your career (including 2 300 yard performances in his first two starts last year) and sit your butt on the bench.  How does that take pressure off of Kolb?  It doesn't.....he has to be thinking 1 bad play, 1 mistake and I may be out of a job....serious pressure if you ask me.

Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: September 23, 2010 12:08 pm

Eagles are fielding calls about Kolb

I hope you're right Timber!

Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: September 23, 2010 11:24 am

Eagles are fielding calls about Kolb

He led Atlanta to a Super Bowl years ago before defenses figured out how to beat him
Someone else made this mistake on an earlier post, why does everyone make this mistake?? Vick has never been to a Super Bowl, if he has then the media would've had a field day when he went, McNabb went to a Super Bowl, not Vick, BUT the guy did get corrected and said "my bad" just want to point out to anyone else who makes this mistake, not to make it again. Saying Vick went to a Super Bowl is like saying Jason Campbell led the Redskins to the playoffs when it was really Todd Collins that led them to the playoffs that year.
Absolutely 100 percent true. The second they signed Vick McNabb was a goner, no question about it. 
HAVE to disagree here. The Eagles didnt sign Vick to replace McNabb, he was signed as a project, basically, a chance and the chance worked. When Vick game to the Eagles, McNabb was not a goner, what made McNabb expendable was Kevin Kolb. In the offseason, the Eagles were trying to trade Michael Vick, but the Eagles didnt like what other teams were offering for Vick, so they dealt McNabb. Kevin Kolb was going to either start or be a backup to McNabb, that was their plan, BUT Kolb's injury and Vick's play has changed plans, however, Kolb staying in Philly wont help him or the Eagles. Unless he takes this benching as motivation, his confidence with the Eagles wont be the same.

Since: Jan 28, 2009
Posted on: September 23, 2010 10:24 am

Eagles are fielding calls about Kolb

It may be that the Eagles know they have a mess on the OL and having the statue in there will kill him. Vick at least has a shot to run and improvise around this horror show.
What might be interesting to see is if the Eagles cough up a long term contract since Vick is on the loose after the end of the season.

Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: September 23, 2010 10:22 am

Eagles are fielding calls about Kolb

I believe that the Eagles traded McNabb because they had Vick.  They saw Vick in practice every week and they knew they had two guys that could play the QB position.
Absolutely 100 percent true. The second they signed Vick McNabb was a goner, no question about it.  The only questions at that time was can Vick stay out of trouble and stay healthy and is he still as good and capable as before he went to jail.  When the Eagles realized the answer to all of those questions was yes,  they started making plans for McNabb.   And in my opinion they knew that Kolb wouldn't be their qb, concussion or not he wasn't going to be their man. 

This was all pre-planned but couldn't be announced earlier because the p.r wouldn't have been good after the things Vick went to jail for.  The Eagles had to worry about the league, the fans, peta, etc  

The Eagles were brilliant here... brilliant. 

Since: Apr 13, 2009
Posted on: September 23, 2010 9:57 am

Eagles are fielding calls about Kolb

good comment, i think kolb is damaged goods, at this piont and both he, vick, and the eagles would be served best if they moved him
via trade. if the eagles keep kolb, vick and coach reid will deal with football related matters under pressure, respectively. if you move kolb, he's young, unproven, but would be be an good addition on a new team and the eagles will only  have to deal with the residue
of a bad decision, this summer past in moving mcnabb (BTW-us redskins fan offer an wholeheartidy, "thank you" for our new QB :o)
and winning some games, this year moving forward. i hate the notion that race also holds a place in this matter and the ealges are merely doing the politically correct thing and for positive social marketing purposes, selected vick as the teams new starter moving forward............yikes !!!!!!!!

Since: Oct 30, 2007
Posted on: September 23, 2010 9:43 am

Eagles are fielding calls about Kolb

Michael sells tickets and jerseys. Kevin doesn't. Welcome to Econ 101, boys and gals.

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