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Philadelphia Eagles: The Bar Has Been Set High for Kevin Kolb

PHILADELPHIA - SEPTEMBER 12:  Kevin Kolb #4 of the Philadelphia Eagles warms up before a game against the Green Bay Packers during the NFL season opener at Lincoln Financial Field on September 12, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Mike BurkeCorrespondent ISeptember 20, 2010

Barring some type of setback this week, Kevin Kolb will be the Eagles starting quarterback on Sunday against the Jaguars. You can argue that Michael Vick should start as much as you want, but it’s not going to happen.

Is Kolb’s job in jeopardy now? It very well might be. Michael Vick has proven that he can enter the game and give the Eagles a chance to win. In his limited time during the first game, Kolb failed to prove the same thing.

He will get another shot this week and really has a lot to prove. Expectations were extremely high for Kolb coming into the season. Those expectations have only increased after the way Vick has played for the Eagles. The fans of Philadelphia want to win football games, no matter who the guy is. Vick has shown that he can do that, so Kolb is going to need to prove he can do the same.

Kolb should be worried about his starting job, and I’m hoping this makes him step up his game. The Eagles won’t keep Vick on the bench forever if Kolb isn’t going to prove that he can win football games.

The good news for Kolb is that he will get to redeem himself against a very inconsistent Jaguars team. This is a team he saw in the preseason as well. Philip Rivers was able to throw for over 300 yards and three touchdowns against them, so Kolb should be able to throw the ball come Sunday.

It will be interesting to see if Kolb gets pulled if he plays bad in the first half. Andy Reid has said that Kolb is the guy, but you can’t just leave him out there if he’s not playing well. Not with a guy like Vick on your bench.

Sunday is going to be a very important game for Kolb. The bar has definitely been set high for him.

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