That picture says it all about his gunslingin'.
Maybe he needs a visit from the Wizard of Oz or something, but for the second straight week, Kolb exhibited a lot of bad judgment—especially inside the 30.
On the first scoring drive, he made two big mistakes, both of which could have been critical.
On second-and-10 from the 22, Kolb unleashed a pass that just went over Jason Avant’s head in the end zone.
That happens, but what shouldn’t have happened was Kolb missing the inside slot receiver, who was running wide open on a semi-slant route and would have scored an easy touchdown.
I’d give you a name, but I couldn’t tell from the broadcast who it was (all I saw was a 1 on the jersey, which narrows it down to everyone but Hank Baskett).
On the next play, his pass for DeSean Jackson was thrown into triple coverage. Granted, he was under heavy rush (and the play came back due to a penalty), but it was just a dumb throw.
Both of those passes illustrated something that may be a major problem with Kolb, that being “receiver lock.”
By that, I mean that he seems to lock onto his hot route on certain plays and instead of looking at checkdowns, he’ll throw the ball at the intended receiver regardless of his situation.
That’s how you become Jake Delhomme, folks.
Later, on the second scoring drive, he threw a very ill-advised pass to DeSean Jackson at the goal line, a pass that was nearly intercepted because it was thrown into double coverage over the middle.
Rushed or not, you can’t make that kind of throw ever, let alone inside the red zone late in a half.
Kolb needs to work on this, or else he’s going to be leading the league in interceptions and/or second-half benchings in a hurry.
He did acknowledge a lot of that in a fourth-quarter interview with Tony Siragusa, so that’s a plus.
On the brighter side, he did finish 11-for-17 for 126 yards.