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Kolb willing to play backup role if necessary

Posted on: April 18, 2011 9:52 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

It's presumed that Kevin Kolb will get traded at some point before 2011. After all, the Eagles seem okay with moving him and teams are desperate for quarterback talent.

But it's certainly not guaranteed -- the labor situation makes things a bit difficult when it comes to moving Kolb to another team. As such the Eagles backup is ready to be, well, just that.

"I'll go to work as a backup if that happens," Kolb said to the Dallas Star Telegram's Charean Williams. "That'll be my job. That's a possibility. I hope it doesn't happen."

That doesn't mean he'll be particularly thrilled about it though -- as Kolb as made known plenty of times over the past few months, he wants to start.

Kevin Kolb: So Hot Right Now
"I want to be starting somewhere next year. I really want to be," Kolb says. "I'm in my fifth year now, so it's time to prove myself as a starter. Andy and I have a great relationship. It's always, 'You tell your side, and I'll tell mine, and hopefully we can make this thing work.' That's usually what happens. I know he'll do the right thing here."

Well, Reid will actually do the "right thing" for the Eagles. And clearly, that means starting Michael Vick under center and letting him do the voodoo that he do.

That particular voodoo can lend itself to injuries, though, which means that Kolb, even if he ends up staying with the Eagles, he's not that far from getting his wish in the first place.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 3:40 am
 

Kolb willing to play backup role if necessary

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Since: Aug 9, 2009
Posted on: April 19, 2011 1:19 pm
 

Kolb willing to play backup role if necessary

I like this story. Kolb is doing whats supposed to be done. He's expressing he would like to be a starter but if that doesnt happen he will play what ever role is given to him. He's not being a baby and turning this into a bad situation. He could easily turn around and force the eagles to trade him and give them ultimatums and turn this into an ugly situation. But he's handling it like a professional and i hope the Eagles do the same and give this guy what he's looking for. Even though staying there would be good for buisness because u just never know when Vick is gonna go down again. But If they can trade him to a team that will start him and get something good in return and its a win win for both sides then thats good buisness as well. I would like to see if Kolbs potential does corelate into a successful career.



Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: April 19, 2011 11:12 am
 

Kolb willing to play backup role if necessary

Thank you for the non-story, Mr. Brinson.  You might as well have titled your posting, "Kevin Kolb willing to say all the right things to make sure he gets paid moving forward."

Let's face it, the reasons Kolb is desirable are his low mileage as a QB, perceived potential, and low contract number.  He's done precious little on the field to warrant teams fighting over the chance to trade for him.  For as quickly as any Eagle homer could start chirping about the back-to-back 300-yard games in '09, I can throw out the career ratio of 11 TDs to 14 INTs.

Has the boy got potential?  Of course he does.  Is it worth throwing a first rounder at just because you think he's the best thing available?  I'm not sure it is.  Let's remember that it was his job for the asking going into 2010 and he didn't exactly blow the world away to get things started.  Also remember he got his ass beat down by a Dallas team with nothing to play for in the last week of the season.  The team that trades for him must have a solid offensive line in place ahead of time and be willing to be patient with his progress.  Even though he's going to be 27 to start the season whenever that is, he still only has seven career starts.  Most NFL people talk about quarterbacks needing almost two full seasons of starting before they really understand what's going on during the game and everything starts to slow down for them.  Kolb has half a season.  Give it time.


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