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Kolb's weaknesses are not well-hidden in this Eagles offense.
Sorry Kevin Kolb fans but Kolb, while certainly a good player, is not a fit with the Eagles team as we currently know it.
Although Kolb is very accurate with the football, has a great deal of speed, and is a tough player, his weaknesses are not overshadowed in this Eagles offense: Average arm strength and difficulty handling pressure.
The Eagles receivers are speedsters and the biggest strength of the Eagles offense is the ability to stretch the field and make big plays. In other words, when DeSean Jackson has a big game, the Eagles almost always win the game. The inability of Kolb and Jackson to make big plays has been painfully obvious. The reason? Vick's superior arm strength gives Jackson and Jeremy Maclin time to get open. Perhaps Kolb would have been a fit on another Eagles team, but on the current Eagles roster he holds back the team's potential.
And while Kolb is mobile, he is not nearly as mobile as Vick and is easily rattled in the pocket. Now this is not entirely Kolb's fault, as the play of the offensive line has often been atrocious in 2010. Yet unfortunately the weakness of the offensive line affects the play of the Kolb. Michael Vick, with all his speed, can elude defenders and buy time for his receivers. Kolb, through no fault of his own, is not Michael Vick and lacks the experience to be cool in the pocket. For example, all those 300 level games, count how many have been against teams with weak pass rushes. Therefore, if he were to be called upon to start, I would be worried about Kolb facing a dominant defense.