Philadelphia Eagles Need To Give Kevin Kolb Time to Develop
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(Note: this article was produced right after the Eagles game against the Packers)
Ever since the Philadelphia Eagles signed Michael Vick before the beginning of the Eagles 2009 season, many fans have instantly jumped on the "Start Mike Vick" bandwagon.
It is a new season, and Mcnabb is now the Starting QB for the Washington Redskins which means Kevin Kolb is the new starter in Philadelphia. He came into the game against the packers with much weight on his shoulders. He was sacked multiple times and could not manage to pass for more than 100 yards--this was not a great performance by far, and it was not expected, well not from me anyway.
Kolb suffered a concussion which led to Vick coming into the game, and nearly pulling off a come-from-behind victory.
Vick could not manage to pull off a thrilling victory , but he did show that he can play. He may seem like the right way to go in terms of being a starter for the eagles if they want to have a playoff-contending season, but if that happens then Kolb will not have the chance to ameliorate. Vick has shown he can be successful as a starting QB in the NFL, but in fairness to Kolb, he needs to be given the chance to be the starter this entire year.
Kolb is going to struggle, it's a given. It is hard to be able to keep your poise and stay at ease in a pocket that collapses before you can even complete the three to five step drop.
Also, I hate the wildcat. It leads to inconsistency as Kolb is not able to stay in the game. Also, They do not have the offensive line to support the wildcat or do it effectively. Let Vick play as many games as he needs to showcase his talent for other teams that may need him for next year, and they will be able to witness his value.
But when Kolb gets better, He needs to be put back as the starter because he ultimately needs to learn.
Kolb came in about three games last year and demonstrated that he can pass for over 300 yards and be victorious. Albeit the teams were mediocre at best, he showed that he is capable. Kolb says he doesn't feel pressure to win and do well, but he does. Philadelphia wants winners, and he knows the city and what Mcnabb had to endure, so to say he feels no pressure is a lie. I do not expect a great season, but I do anticipate some improvement . Until Kolb can comprehend and absorb the fact that this is his team, and the Eagles are following him, the leader, then he will struggle.
Greenbay is a good team and the Eagles as a unit could not handle them, as expected. But what's bugging me is that this Sunday, Kolb needs to play, but there's a high probability that he will not.
He needs to play because right now, although Detroit is rebuilding, they're still a mediocre team. I believe Kolb would be able to go into the game, complete some passes, throw a couple TD's and pull out a victory. That alone will enable him to build confidence which he will need to get through this season. Greenbay was a hard team, if he could potentially play against the Lions, I think it would do him some good.
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