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Kafka ready, Kolb to bring 'surprise' in return?

Posted on: July 1, 2011 7:38 pm
Edited on: July 2, 2011 5:12 pm
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Posted by Will Brinson

There's a reasonable argument that no one's benefited more from the lockout than Eagles' quarterback Kevin Kolb.

Sure, he might be the starter for a team right now if the league weren't locked out, but his value's gone through the roof as teams have found themselves in need of capable signal callers and unable to make personnel moves.

In fact, Kolb's been getting so much love that Sports Illustrated's Jim Trotter tweeted today that the Cardinals, where Kolb landing is supposedly a "slam dunk" are offering up a name for the quarterback that "will surprise" people.

Right off the bat, Patrick Peterson pops in my head for this, if only because he was initially considered a strong possibility as a draft-and-trade, and it would be pretty shocking if the Cards ended up handing a No. 5 overall pick for Kolb.
Kevin Kolb: So Hot Right Now

Other names that would qualify as a "surprise" include: Larry Fitzgerald (not happening), Darnell Dockett (the tweets would make it worth it), Alan Faneca (since he's, you know, retired), Beanie Wells (the Eagles don't need a running back and wait, what, he still has value?), and Max Hall (because that would be a bamboozling).

Realistically, Peterson is the only name that can shock at this point, but even that seems like a stretch, right?

But, hey, you never know, and if the Eagles have that deal in place, they have to take it. Especially since Mike Kafka's already got John Beck-like confidence coursing through his veins.

"I definitely think they’re confident I can run their system and run the plays they call," Kafka said recently, per Tim McManus of Philadelphia Sports Daily. "I’m excited for the opportunity to go out and do that."

Alright, that's a stretch, but Marty Mornhinweg's got even better things to say, pointing out to McManus that Kafka might "be the best rookie that I’ve ever had in 15, 16, 17 years."

That's high praise, and a clear-cut indication why the Eagles will be willing to move Kolb for a player that can improve their team in another area.

Fortunately for them, the offseason's given plenty of teams reason to up the ante.

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Since: Dec 1, 2007
Posted on: July 2, 2011 8:39 pm
 

Kafka ready, Kolb to bring 'surprise' in return?

Patrick Peterson was the best player at LSU since Kevin Faulk 'em up.  The difference is Peterson will be amazing the pros.  I would much rather have him than Kolb which would be the 20th best QB in the NFL.  



Since: Nov 18, 2009
Posted on: July 2, 2011 8:26 pm
 

Kafka ready, Kolb to bring 'surprise' in return?

I  agree  with Born;;Kolb is most certainly gone leaving only 2 QB's on the roster..Pretty strong words from Marty about Kafka who I don't think has played a down .Vick is pretty tough but  no way he goes 16 games..Iam puzzled by the hoopla on Kafka.. only problem is half the NFL is looking  for a solid backup QB..As long as they get a reliable defensive starter for Kolb I'll be happy!! 50% of the games we lost last season was because of bad defense or wing and a prayer passes by Vick on 3rd and long..



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: July 2, 2011 8:00 pm
 

Kafka ready, Kolb to bring 'surprise' in return?

Don't you think Andy Reid knows how to spot a franchise QB?
I do. That's why I don't want Kolb, seeing as how Reid's trying to jettison him.



Since: Apr 5, 2007
Posted on: July 2, 2011 7:52 pm
 

Kafka ready, Kolb to bring 'surprise' in return?

Believe me, Philly has no problem putting butts in the seats. There is about a 20 year wait for season tix. While it's reasonable to debate the value of keeping Vick over Kolb, know that it's a talent issue and has nothing to do with attendance. 



Since: Dec 22, 2008
Posted on: July 2, 2011 6:43 pm
 

Kafka ready, Kolb to bring 'surprise' in return?

I still find it amazing that Philly wants to get rid of a young and very good QB so they can keep an aging and completely overrated QB. Guess all they care about is putting butts in the seats. Vick will eventually show his true self, and that is, a guy that is not a very good QB with questionable decisions making. Kolb will be a star where ever he ends up at for many years. Vick on the other hand will be out of football in 3 years and Philly will be kicking theirselves.



Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: July 2, 2011 6:39 pm
 

Kafka ready, Kolb to bring 'surprise' in return?

PS reread the article ha says no. 5 pick



Since: Apr 26, 2007
Posted on: July 2, 2011 6:38 pm
 

Andy Will Find A Way....

To Screw it up as always. It is what it is.


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