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Report: Young Eagles looking to Kolb, not McNabb, for advice

As all eyes in Philly are fixed on whether the Eagles will be trading quarterback Donovan McNabb, there’s a new piece of evidence indicating that the future might be now for the team’s quarterback of the future.  (Product placement!)

Howard Eskin of WIP radio and NBC Philadelphia recently has reported that, during the 2009 season, young offensive players were going to Kevin Kolb for advice on the sidelines before approaching McNabb.

Of course, this says nothing about the organization’s opinions of McNabb and/or Kolb, but it’s definitely a factor in the question of whether the powers-that-be believe Kolb is ready to be the kind of leader that a franchise quarterback needs to be.

So stay tuned.

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  1. Zaggs says: Jan 18, 2010 11:10 PM

    Oh come on now, I’m sure some of them ask McNabb how to properly puke while wearing a helmet.

  2. rhf123 says: Jan 18, 2010 11:10 PM

    Um, this is news?

  3. BDC_N_DC says: Jan 18, 2010 11:12 PM

    And they went to Michael Vick for advice on how to raise more vicious pit bulls for fighting purposes.

  4. Akshun says: Jan 18, 2010 11:13 PM

    McNabb has never been a leader regardless if he’s their #1 QB or not..

  5. jeffro702 says: Jan 18, 2010 11:16 PM

    Mcnabb to AZ for either Boldin or a 2 & 5…

  6. FumbleNuts says: Jan 18, 2010 11:17 PM

    Bye Bye McScabb, the young gonna’ run da show.

  7. barking mad says: Jan 18, 2010 11:22 PM

    they used to go to mcnabb for advice, but he would just tell them to eat chunky soup and then throw up.

  8. Chunky McPuke says: Jan 18, 2010 11:23 PM

    they’ll only go to mcnabb if they’re looking for advice on guitar hero

  9. City_Native says: Jan 18, 2010 11:24 PM

    Please send him to the Niners!

  10. tarrant84 says: Jan 18, 2010 11:30 PM

    C’mon Florio, you’re an attorney, you should understand this…
    When you were young in your career, did you ask questions to senior associates and partners, or to junior associates and support staff you felt were more “at your level”? Would you have said: “Hey, Senior Partner, how do you “Notice” a deposition? It’s not in the Rules of Civil Procedure. Is there a form for it?” Hell no. You asked another associate because you didn’t want the Senior Partner to realize how little you knew.
    The young guys probably don’t feel comfortable approaching a 5x Pro Bowler with their “young guy” questions and concerns concerns, especially considering he’s a part of the Eagles institution. They’d rather have Kolb say “That’s a dumb question” or “You should know that” than McNabb and risk losing McNabb faith and confidence. I would approach a guy closer to my age and experience level before I went to McNabb. They probably figure Kolb also has a lot of questions, too.
    That’s how every place of employment always works. You ask the juniors questions because you’re more “on their level” than the seniors when you’re just starting out.

  11. dogma1 says: Jan 18, 2010 11:32 PM

    Something big will go down this off-season. If Eagles want to get good value for McNabb they need to trade him this off-season, if not they might not get anything. Raiders, Bills and 49ers will be in the mix.

  12. TheGhostofBernieKosar says: Jan 18, 2010 11:33 PM

    McFlabb to Cleveland?

  13. AcidSoda says: Jan 18, 2010 11:34 PM

    “…but it’s definitely a factor in the question of whether the powers-that-be believe Kolb is ready to be the kind of leader that a franchise quarterback needs to be.”
    “Powers-that-be” really florio? Are you sure you don’t want to use more vague pronoun like “they”.

  14. Big_Monkey says: Jan 18, 2010 11:34 PM

    Interesting. Maybe McNabb was a little stand-off-ish with the young bucks. I don’t know.
    I honestly believe that it’s a foregone conclusion that McNabb will not be in an Eagles uniform next season (Vick either). The numbers just don’t make sense to the front office. He needs to go with this being his last contract year and all.

  15. Maximus15 says: Jan 18, 2010 11:38 PM

    You lost me at “Howard Eskin.”

  16. sask99 says: Jan 18, 2010 11:40 PM

    What advice are they getting from Kolb? Which bench cushions are the most comfortable?

  17. Florider says: Jan 18, 2010 11:42 PM

    Which ‘young offensive players”? Starters or scrubs? At what junctures were they seeking ‘advice’? After offensive drives, before, halftime? And what was the nature of the questions…how to drop a cell phone number to a cheerleader type stuff or looking for insight on what was unfolding on the field?Benign in either case.
    This is why I feel for McNabb. Even the most innocuous events (like players bonding along generational lines) will be used to predict his demise. The cottage industry in McNabb slagging, well, its impotently and infinitely amusing. Can’t wait til the “Vick Back Stabs McNabb” stories start floating.
    But come training camp, Donovan’ll still be standing (behind center as the Eagles starting qb), like it or not.

  18. BeastyBills says: Jan 18, 2010 11:48 PM

    If Warner retires–Mcnabb may find himself in Arizona. Then the young Eagles will have only Kolb for advice.

  19. Richard says: Jan 18, 2010 11:49 PM

    I expect McNabb to be traded.

  20. favre_dollar_footlong says: Jan 18, 2010 11:54 PM

    when does the mcstaab to vikings rumors start for you florio…i am gonna start my own rumor site and it will be about florio having sex with boys in high school and wearing white after labor day…florio your site is really turning into garbage. Who cares

  21. wrath4771 says: Jan 18, 2010 11:55 PM

    It’s a good sign for Kolb because it shows the guys trust him. It’s a lot like Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay the last year Farve was there. The young guys hung out with Rodgers – not Farve. Now it doesn’t mean Kolb will be successful, but it’s got to be good for him knowing that in reality these guys will bust their butts for him.

  22. Mr. Chris Carter says: Jan 18, 2010 11:59 PM

    Off Season: McNabb: I see myself here for years. Klobb: I stand behind McNabb but yes i think i can follow his leadership. Laurey: McNabb was…I mean is regarded as the starter of our football organization. Reid: Uh ummm we love Kolb McNabb and Vick. Howard Eskin: Reports from sources have told me McNabb was traded Minnesota Vickings for a high second round pick and a second string right tackle. Good luck Good riddance McNabb. E>A>G>L>E>S EAGLES!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. courts says: Jan 19, 2010 12:07 AM

    “Of course, this says nothing about the organization’s opinions of McNabb and/or Kolb”
    Exactly. Non-Story, Much?

  24. JMClarkent says: Jan 19, 2010 12:08 AM

    Wait until one of those bastards wish to learn the Moonwalk; they’ll WISH they had Donnie Mac around!!!

  25. JaggedMark says: Jan 19, 2010 12:10 AM

    Mr. Florio, could you please post a list of the most prominent players that will be available as free agents in an uncapped 2010 season?
    Not sure how that 4 yr 6 yr thing works either.
    Just trying to find out who Dan Snyder, Jerry Jones, etc. can go pay all they want for.

  26. ArtieLange says: Jan 19, 2010 12:10 AM

    McNabb is probably a DBag to everyone.
    Props to Kolb for being a leader to the younger guys. They are the future.

  27. CKL says: Jan 19, 2010 12:12 AM

    Ok Philly fans, how reliable is this Eskin guy? Is he FOS?
    If it is true , it’s funny as hell.

  28. Malblack says: Jan 19, 2010 12:21 AM

    Without a specific occurrence, I don’t believe this story. It doesn’t make sense to go to the backup if you’re going to enter the game.
    It’s also possible that Kolb has a friendship w/ one of the young players, but if that’s the case there isn’t necessarily a controversy here.
    For the record, I do think it’s time to move McNabb.

  29. cobrala2 says: Jan 19, 2010 12:22 AM

    Actually it looked like Vick and D-Jack were BFFs early in the season.
    Regardless, Kolb at the Falcons game I attended was not speaking with ANYONE.
    So to me this is (gasp!) Howard Eskin stirring the pot. But I guess since you are so proud you won Beardy over in that interview about blogs you wouldn’t put him down like that, would you?

  30. oyoy84 says: Jan 19, 2010 12:24 AM

    20-16
    24-0
    34-14

  31. BonerJams'03 says: Jan 19, 2010 12:37 AM

    As an Eagle fan, I love McNabb.
    But he’s not the emotional leader of the Eagles, and he’s not the emotional leader of the offense. Donovan has alot of talents, and brings alot to the Eagles, but leadership doesn’t seem like one of them.
    If Kolb can be that guy, all the better.

  32. Route36West says: Jan 19, 2010 12:52 AM

    First off your source is the biggest joke in the philadelphia region. Everyone hates Eskin and no one believes what he has to say. He has been saying Mcnabb is gonna be traded every offseason for the last 4 years and he always tries to stir up controversy when it comes to Donovan.
    Even if a few players are talking to Kolb it doesnt mean they want his advice over Mcnabbs all it means is they like Kolb. Of course younger players are going to gravitate to a guy closer to their age.
    In no way does it mean they want Kolb to be their QB or think hes a better one.
    But ya it does mean they believe in Kolb if they didnt their would be serious problems for the Eagles or any team whos players dont think their teammates are any good or know what their talking about.
    Let me know when the young players decide to go to Kevin Kolbs house for a few weeks in the offseason instead of Mcnabbs . When that happens then you’ll know the young players prefer Kolb over Mcnabb.

  33. this class sucks says: Jan 19, 2010 12:55 AM

    Once again, the 49ers will give up a first round pick for him, or two even.

  34. The Notorious V.I.C. says: Jan 19, 2010 12:57 AM

    God you’re stupid, Florio.
    I suppose that your next “article” will be about how Kolb was spotted looking all dejected in the locker room after the loss to the Cowboys, which leads you to believe that he has the kind of dedication to his craft that will allow him to get the most out of his abilities.

  35. Pestilence1972 says: Jan 19, 2010 1:19 AM

    Superbowl or not: Favre retires.
    And then the Vikes pay a first round pick to Eagles for Donovan.
    And the circle of life continues.

  36. BroadStreetBully9286 says: Jan 19, 2010 1:19 AM

    That’s because Kolb at least talk’s like a leader, whereas McNabb likes to talk like a failed stand-up comedian.
    Air guitar went the way of Dhani Jones, Donnie. Give it a rest.

  37. FireJerryJones says: Jan 19, 2010 1:28 AM

    Maybe McNabb is the QB of the Future…
    … in Minnesota.

  38. brusta2002 says: Jan 19, 2010 1:39 AM

    Two of the last Eagles stories have been rumors from Eskin.. since when do you take this guy seriously?

  39. Whit says: Jan 19, 2010 1:41 AM

    Want a great laugh?
    Follow Florio’s link to his book’s Amazon page and read the reviews.

  40. joedimaggio says: Jan 19, 2010 1:51 AM

    Your site just went down a notch, using a report from HOWARD ESKIN as the basis for a news story. Give me a break. This probably never happened, but someone whispered in his ear to bring it up since he is basically a P.R. agent for the Eagles.

  41. Reginald says: Jan 19, 2010 2:06 AM

    This isn’t evidence of anything. This has no barring whatsoever on the future of McNubb.

  42. cowgirls suck says: Jan 19, 2010 2:10 AM

    Its Kolb time

  43. downsouth49er says: Jan 19, 2010 2:25 AM

    Eagles trade McNabb, Kolb steps in and is at best mediocre next year and the year after, Andy Reid is then fired. That should cover the Eagles headlines for the next 2 years

  44. alexnexus says: Jan 19, 2010 2:29 AM

    so… this means that when somebody sees you talking to your guy friends in a bar instead of your wife, you are cheating on her?
    i don’t know about you florio but that would seem to me as a factor in the question of whether the powers-that-be believe you are a sports analyst in the closet!

  45. PatricktheDookie says: Jan 19, 2010 2:30 AM

    This is the kind of irrelevant non-story that oftentimes ends up being bigger than it seems at first.
    It makes no sense, but it wouldn’t shock me at all.

  46. mustbechris says: Jan 19, 2010 2:33 AM

    …no it isn’t. if it was, dawkins would still be here and trotter wouldn’t have been let go three (?) times. unfortunately, i don’t think the organization places much stock into leadership.
    and even if they did…i’m not sure how much that correlates to this anyway. but i guess it’s worth noting nonetheless.

  47. mnmaverick says: Jan 19, 2010 2:41 AM

    If Favre were to retire. You can bet Chilly would be interested.

  48. heyyon says: Jan 19, 2010 3:13 AM

    This is kid of a “well duh” story. Kolb is the back up QB, which makes him a clipboard jockey on game day. All the QBs are asked to know all the plays and what each receiver is running. Is it really that shocking that younger players (read as: second stringers) will ask the QB they work with during the week before going to the team’s leader? That’s an intimidating thing to do; it’s also wasteful of McNabb’s time on gameday, where any starting QB ought to be working with coordinators, coaches and the other 10 guys he’ll go on the field with between offensive possessions.
    Mountain Vs Mole Hill… and this is a mole hill.

  49. DevinMr711 says: Jan 19, 2010 3:14 AM

    The Eagles should of stayed with Kevin Kolb when Donovan McNabb got hurt. I’m a Skins fan but I thought Kolb showed signs of being a great quarterback I understand that McNabb took the Eagles to billions of NFC Championships but he is clearly not the same guy. Andy Reid needs to bench his man crush McNabb because Kolb earned the right to start unless that drafted him to ride the pine.

  50. Sow Crates says: Jan 19, 2010 3:47 AM

    I won’t stay tuned. Anybody who was ever an athlete with a strong personality for a head coach always tried to go around him to the assistant coaches whenever they had an injury or couldn’t make practice…any news that you didn’t want to have to tell the top dog, you tried to avoid it. Could be the same thing going here, if Maclin had the wrong impression of a play in a playbook, Kolb probably won’t harp him for it like McNabb would.
    To boot, McNabb’s “weapons” have always needed coaching (not to mention talent) when they arrived in Phily, and I wouldn’t be surprised if years of dealing with that have made McNabb bitter and unapproachable when agitated.

  51. Marc F says: Jan 19, 2010 4:24 AM

    aas usual Florio, making a mountain out of a molehill. who wouldn’t go to a junior member of the team before approaching the franchise’ best ever?
    we all do it in our jobs, before we go ask the boss, we ask a co-worker their opinions…. well, except for you,… in fear of offending your new owners. How’s it feel to be a Network bitch?

  52. shaggytoodle says: Jan 19, 2010 4:34 AM

    Unfortunetly, you have to move on things like this, if Steve Young is your man of the future then move Joe Montana, if Aaron Rodgers is your man of the future, move Brett Favre. If the Eagles think that Kolb is thier man move McNabb. Some teams are still looking for for thier QB of the future look at the Phins (Marino), Jim Kelly (Bills), and Broncos (Elway) its better to find out sooner then later.

  53. dmciggle says: Jan 19, 2010 5:03 AM

    Eskin usually says or does nothing that would upset Andy Reid or the Eagles. Wonder if this story was leaked with their approval to start to justify the move when they trade Mcnabb?

  54. Roboto says: Jan 19, 2010 5:27 AM

    What difference does it make? The Eagles will NEVER win a Super Bowl. This is just a waste of my time.

  55. OscarMooseFarmer says: Jan 19, 2010 5:30 AM

    Ahh..quarterback of the future..
    Whatever happened to QBFFridays?

  56. leftdust says: Jan 19, 2010 6:06 AM

    Both QB’s can clearly start in the league – McNabb is not done yet – Kolb just wants to play – trade McNabb? Not going to happen.

  57. mike_311 says: Jan 19, 2010 6:19 AM

    i love it!!! Turmoil is Phily!!!
    Please eagles don’t ever get rid of McNabb. EVER.

  58. jgras says: Jan 19, 2010 6:30 AM

    Trade McNabb. Get a number 1 or a couple of lower rd picks. McNabb has proven that he can’t win the big game. Yes, he is a good QB, just not a winner. Forget the 11 wins this year. They played a cake schedule. Who knows if Kolb can do more, but we already know that McNabb can’t.

  59. praveen says: Jan 19, 2010 6:35 AM

    I dont see how Andy Reid can get off the hook here. When McNabb was doing most of it by himself, he did little to bring in the pieces to go to the next level, other than the TO experiment.
    But now, McNabb has lost that edge and his attitude has become soft deflecting responsbility for failures. Yet, A Reid has been unable to get through to him to explain the importance of regaining that edge psychologically. He seems mre insecure about competition.
    I think Reid needs to go too. If Schottenheimer can be fired for coaching well in the regular seaosn but not in the playoffs, why does Reid get so much slack?

  60. last starfighter says: Jan 19, 2010 6:44 AM

    doesn’t he have to be any good to replace mcnabb? He hasn’t looked like much so far

  61. phildo says: Jan 19, 2010 6:49 AM

    wow everything Howard Eskin says must be true

  62. penguininbondage says: Jan 19, 2010 7:28 AM

    Eskin has been a Reid ball washer for years. I can’t beleive he would say it if there wasn’t some truth or team leaks involved behind it.

  63. Prthegreat says: Jan 19, 2010 7:30 AM

    CKL says:
    January 19, 2010 12:12 AM
    Ok Philly fans, how reliable is this Eskin guy? Is he FOS?
    If it is true , it’s funny as hell.
    ==================================
    He’s a complete Tool!
    He has Ike Reese working with him, so thats where he’s getting his “information”.
    He’s also a lap dog! With his Lizard Face!
    And McNabb was playing the Air Banjo…. dont disrespect Guitar playing!

  64. gwinn1952 says: Jan 19, 2010 7:33 AM

    It only shows me that the young guys relate more to Kolb as he is closer to their age….and maybe intimated with McNabb since he was in the league longer. As for the packers and Farve/Rodgers….the younger guys hung out with Rodgers for 1) he was around their age 2) Rodgers and the young guys aren’t married and have no one to go home with. Divorce happens in the NFL because guys go out and party instead of going home to their wives…..Brett almsot lost his wife because he partied. So give the Brett does go out with his teammates a rest….he’s doing what a good husband does…go home to his family.

  65. MR.B says: Jan 19, 2010 7:40 AM

    They have been reporting McNabb will be leaving the last twelve years. I do not believe Andy is going to trade Mcnabb over Kolb! Leadership is not yelling! Now, if you think being emotional is a great leader think again! I would never want any man to be emotional leading me into battle! This is called a loser!
    Kolb has a temper! You cannot get guys to follow you if you have a temper! They will not respect you! You will not accomplish any thing. This is still a team sport!
    Kolb is not going to win 10 games! Andy knows this! Eagles fan want to go back to the days in the seventy’s when the Eagles stunk the room up!
    McNabb is the best thing that happen in Philly!

  66. MR.B says: Jan 19, 2010 7:43 AM

    They have been reporting McNabb will be leaving the last twelve years. I do not believe Andy is going to trade Mcnabb over Kolb! Leadership is not yelling! Now, if you think being emotional is a great leader think again! I would never want any man to be emotional leading me into battle! This is called a loser!
    Kolb has a temper! You cannot get guys to follow you if you have a temper! They will not respect you! You will not accomplish any thing. This is still a team sport!
    Kolb is not going to win 10 games! Andy knows this! Eagles fan want to go back to the days in the seventy’s when the Eagles stunk the room up!
    McNabb is the best thing that happen in Philly!

  67. chief says: Jan 19, 2010 7:47 AM

    Haha Eskin is more of a dbag than mcnabb….no way in hell anyone gives the eagles a 1st rounder for mcflabb

  68. slutnuts says: Jan 19, 2010 7:51 AM

    hopefully tony dungy will make sure these players asked an appropriate amount of minorities first, as per the rooney rule

  69. scorpiodsu says: Jan 19, 2010 8:06 AM

    If anyone thinks mcnabb will be traded to a garbage team like the bills or raiders you are kidding yourself. Any team that wants him will have to give up at least a second round pick (see matt cassel and jay cutler). A team isn’t going to trade that high of a pick for a guy who would be there only one season since this will be the last year of the deal. The only way a team would trade that if they could ensure they could extend his deal. And he is not going into a long contract with the browns, bills, raiders etc. Obvious landing spots are Arizona , minny (if favre retires) and San francisco. I hope he ends up in Arizona so all the hating eagles fans can eat crow when kolb is leading us to consistent 8-8 and Arizona is going back to the super bowl.

  70. Kevin from Philly says: Jan 19, 2010 8:13 AM

    Who are all these guys posting at 3 in the morning? Go to bed, or YOU’LL be the guys moving to another city to find a job!

  71. TP7 says: Jan 19, 2010 8:13 AM

    Hey Kolb….how can I sit on the bench more, like you? Stupid story.

  72. loudacris21 says: Jan 19, 2010 9:22 AM

    Kevin from Philly…
    When its 3AM in the EAST, can you guess what time it is in Chicago(2am), or Denver (1am), or maybe L.A.

  73. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Jan 19, 2010 9:32 AM

    this whole article is baseless and has no factual evidence at all

  74. ninerblitz says: Jan 19, 2010 9:44 AM

    This article means nothing. McNabb still has the locker room, when you are missing 3 OL starters your going to have a ton trouble beating anyone especially Dallas (who has the 3 highest winning percentage in the last three years). With McNabb they got a shot next year to win it all. With Kolb, it will set them back a little.

  75. SirSuperSouthern says: Jan 19, 2010 9:45 AM

    Kolb has one of the prettiest deep balls I’ve ever seen. I watched him play in college at Houston and knew he was going to be the man. The fact he stepped in and had two consecutive 300 yard games was all I needed to see, give him the keys…

  76. Bwa Ha Ha says: Jan 19, 2010 10:00 AM

    McNabb has a lot of skill and still has gas in the tank.
    He really never has been comfortable in Philly. That is partly because the fans don’t fully believe in him, and he is too sensitive to take that in stride. His passive aggressive stand on his leadership does him no good in getting the fans on his side. It is a stalemate that only a trade can cure, for each side.
    He would be happier elsewhere, he has trade value and there is a capable (?) replacement.
    Sometimes it is time to move on. McNabb is good enough to win a SB, but it won’t happen in Philadelphia

  77. surefooted says: Jan 19, 2010 10:01 AM

    # jeffro702 says: January 18, 2010 11:16 PM
    Mcnabb to AZ for either Boldin or a 2 & 5…
    ————————
    Why do people say stupid stuff like this? Why would the Eagles trade for ANOTHER WR when they have 2 dynamic ones as it stands? Why would the Eagles trade for ANOTHER WR when they need defense? Why do people post stupid stuff?

  78. Opie says: Jan 19, 2010 10:06 AM

    @ Praveen: AR wins in the postseason too. Well, at least until a couple of weeks ago.
    Route36West: couldn’t say it any better myself. These “young guys” seeking Kolb’s advice spend time @ DM house working out with the guy. When they start going to Kolb’s house for offseason workouts, then you may have something.
    @ SirSuperSouthern: I throw a damn pretty deep ball too, but you wouldn’t start me @ qb. It took 51 freakin attempts for him to go over 300 yards vs. the Saints. They were down & had to abandon the run. He also threw 3 picks in that game. The 2nd 300 yard game came against the Chiefs……. don’t know if you saw them play much this year?
    DM had one of his best years in his career. Eskin is a dolt, but since Perez Florio has taken to kissing his arse, he puts his crap up here as a favor. Nice job Florio.
    Kolb and Vick get traded this year, watch. We get a younger, better qb, in the draft, and bring in a veteran as a stop gap back up.
    Is it really that hard to see the truth?

  79. jgras says: Jan 19, 2010 10:12 AM

    Why should they go to him? He blasted them in his press conference a couple weeks ago with that “showed our youth” comment. Was it their youth that prevents him from throwing to a receiver in stride? His time is up. It’s time for a change. I’ve had enough of “I don’t want to be labled as a running QB”. Not knowing how many time outs he had. Not knowing that the NFL plays overtime. 3 hopping WRs. Coming up small in big games. Enough is enough….See ya!

  80. raw B says: Jan 19, 2010 10:13 AM

    Mcnabb for Boldin and a third….make it happen!

  81. raw B says: Jan 19, 2010 10:15 AM

    Roboto says:
    January 19, 2010 5:27 AM
    What difference does it make? The Eagles will NEVER win a Super Bowl. This is just a waste of my time.
    STFU TROLL

  82. purpleguy says: Jan 19, 2010 10:32 AM

    Wonder what his trade value is? Is it even a first rounder any more?

  83. trickbunny says: Jan 19, 2010 10:44 AM

    What I’ve learned from the comments that follow this “story”: Every d-bag who’s team is somewhat lacking in the QB dept. (or will be next year when Lord Favre retires) thinks McNabb is gonna be traded to *their* team.

  84. SliKRiK says: Jan 19, 2010 10:49 AM

    I would not be one bit upset if the Eagles move McNabb… I think its time to give Kolb a shot, he looked good in his first two starts… Plus the Eagles have the second youngest roster in the NFL, its better to stay young and move forward towards the future… Hopefully they use some drafts pick they may acquire improving that defense, this Eagle D-line looks very undersized and they showed that weakness against the much bigger dallas o-line… Definitely need new LBs and the D-backs need to stop gambling on their coverage. Seen Brown and Assante jump routes to much this past season, they gave up a lot of big plays! Can use a young Corner too! All and all this team has too many needs and may go into re-building mode, not expecting big things in the 2010 season…

  85. hineswardcriesafterfumbling says: Jan 19, 2010 10:50 AM

    I’d throw up, too, if my only option after TO was freddy mitchell.

  86. jkorn1818 says: Jan 19, 2010 11:03 AM

    Let the rebuilding begin..

  87. surefooted says: Jan 19, 2010 11:21 AM

    Opie says:
    January 19, 2010 10:06 AM
    Kolb and Vick get traded this year, watch. We get a younger, better qb, in the draft, and bring in a veteran as a stop gap back up.
    Is it really that hard to see the truth?
    ———————————
    Let’s say the Eagles do trade Kolb. Now they have to waste a 1st rd pick on a QB this year to groom who may or may not be any good at all. They have to have one ready to go in 3 years when McNabb would probably retire. What happens if the QB you draft flat out sucks ala many of Reid high draft picks? Now you are super screwed. Do you re-up Mcnabb again and draft ANOTHER QB?
    Smart thinking when you need to draft defense badly. Waste another pick on a QB when you have one that is at least serviceable to win games. Great strategy. Eagles fans == Mensa.

  88. Prthegreat says: Jan 19, 2010 11:31 AM

    hineswardcriesafterfumbling says:
    January 19, 2010 10:50 AM
    I’d throw up, too, if my only option after TO was freddy mitchell.
    ==================================
    Line of the “New” Decade

  89. GiantsDefenseRules says: Jan 19, 2010 11:32 AM

    A 34-year-old QB who has questionable accuracy is not worth a first round pick.
    He will be worth a 2nd rounder for the top half of the round (1-16).
    San Francisco, Carolina, Cleveland would easily give up their 2nd rounders for him.
    Minnesota and Arizona would give up their late first’s if their currect QB’s retire. Or maybe a Late 2nd AND a quality offensive lineman?
    Reid needs to rebuild the right side of the O-line, get another quality safety, outside linebacker, and Defensive tackle beofre they can be serious contenders. Trading McNabb for a combo of players and picks (2nds and/or 3rds), can give them a lot of this.

  90. toe-to-toe bird law says: Jan 19, 2010 11:34 AM

    loudacris21 says:
    January 19, 2010 9:22 AM
    Kevin from Philly…
    When its 3AM in the EAST, can you guess what time it is in Chicago(2am), or Denver (1am), or maybe L.A.
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    What ludacris21 is trying to say is that he’s unemployed because his knowledge of time zone differences have been outsourced to clocks. Good luck finding work with those skills.

  91. Jungle Juice says: Jan 19, 2010 11:36 AM

    Ahhh, this is one of those stories that can never be backed up or proven.
    I’m so sick of the “Sources Say” stories. If someone can’t put their name behind it then it is probably either completely fabricated by the author or just gossip.
    Maybe some of these “sources” are working the reporter for some free dinners to come up with some juicy gossip.
    “I got someting for you Florio, lets talk about it over some steaks and beers”

  92. jc20 says: Jan 19, 2010 11:38 AM

    Total BS … New piece of evidence…Please stop the madness.
    Young players would naturally ask for advice from Kolb Why? you ask…because while McNabb is running the 1st team offense in practice Kolb is on the sideline with the young players. That is his responsibility.
    KOLB is not the answer, McNabb may be, probably is, nearing the end of his run. I like Kevin Kolb, but he is not the answer for a Super Bowl. But we know this …. why keep bringing it up.

  93. Ross'sSweetMinus says: Jan 19, 2010 11:42 AM

    (during the 2009 season, young offensive players were going to Kevin Kolb for advice on the sidelines before approaching McNabb)
    The eagles management might need to look at this in case it violates the Rooney rule.

  94. hizzle1281 says: Jan 19, 2010 12:11 PM

    i say trade sheldon brown for a 7th rd pick
    this guy is the most overrated PLAYER in the game
    actually a 7th may be too much

  95. cowgirls suck says: Jan 19, 2010 12:17 PM

    oyoy84 dbag-
    34-3

  96. Opie says: Jan 19, 2010 12:58 PM

    @ surefooted: couple of things:
    1) Never said they had to “waste” a 1st round pick on a qb, but the last 1st round qb they drafted turned out to be pretty good, though.
    2) His high WR picks have sucked. They are more right than wrong with defense & O Line.
    surefooted says, “Smart thinking when you need to draft defense badly. Waste another pick on a QB when you have one that is at least serviceable to win games. Great strategy. Eagles fans == Mensa.”
    Clearly, you are not an Eagles fan. Hell, you obviously took “get a young qb” to mean draft one in the 1st round. Kolb was 2nd round & Brady 6th. So, depending on who is available, I’m not suggesting they take a qb in the 1st round.
    Thanks you Al Davis, we got Macklin last year. So, anything is possible.
    Next time read what was wrote, but I am slightly impressed that you even knew what Mensa was, although not quite in the right context…..

  97. surefooted says: Jan 19, 2010 1:59 PM

    Opie says:
    “Clearly, you are not an Eagles fan. ”
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    Not a “700 level (200 level now)” fan. More like one who sits a “bit” closer.
    Opie says:
    “Hell, you obviously took “get a young qb” to mean draft one in the 1st round. Kolb was 2nd round & Brady 6th. So, depending on who is available, I’m not suggesting they take a qb in the 1st round.”
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    @Opie Yes, Reid would take one in the 1st or high second. Kolb was the 4th pick of the 2nd. You could say a late first in a stretch considering Reid traded that pick to Dallas. (How’s Spencer doing BTW). Then you name Brady. That’s like saying you have a legit chance to win the lottery.
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    “Next time read what was wrote, but I am slightly impressed that you even knew what Mensa was, although not quite in the right context…..”
    Sarcasm is wasted on the poor and/or stupid.

  98. JimBeam says: Jan 19, 2010 2:22 PM

    Eskin may be a dirt-bag, but he’s also part of the Eagles propaganda machine (our own Baghdad Bob). They’re laying the groundwork for McNabb’s departure.

  99. Peoples Champ says: Jan 19, 2010 3:11 PM

    McNabb will be traded. You can mark that down now. He’s won alot of games and been the Eagirls best QB all years but the end is near for him. They will still be foreign to the term “Super Bowl” with him under center. Everybody knows it!

  100. Opie says: Jan 19, 2010 5:37 PM

    @ surefooted:
    Matt Schaub, Marc Bulger, David Garrard, Matt Cassel, Matt Hasselbeck, Drew Brees, Tony Romo, Jake Delhomme, Chad Henne, and Kurt Warner, Joe Montana, Johnny Unitas, Roger Staubach, Bart Starr, Trent Green, Joe Theismann, George Blanda, Warren Moon, Sonny Jurgensen, but you get the picture.
    16 1st round picks starting in the NFL in 2009. 16 later round picks starting in the NFL in 2009.
    I’d play the lottery everyday if my odds were 50/50…..
    AR has drafted 4 qb’s. One in the first round. Pretty good track record there. So, to say he would draft a qb in the first round is a bit tainted in that it would depend on who was available. He’s not going to draft Joe Cox, but he might take Sam Bradford…….
    I get sarcasm, but improper use of the English language is not a substitute for sarcasm.
    To boot, then your sarcasm was directed at yourself since you’re a “bit” closer than the 200 level? ……………………….Brilliant! Now “that” is sarcasm

  101. toe-to-toe bird law says: Jan 19, 2010 5:43 PM

    Since this article only lists the players as, “young offensive players,” and never mentions a single player by name, it could also have been written as follows:
    “Young bench players seek advise from slightly older bench player.”

  102. Opie says: Jan 19, 2010 6:02 PM

    @ toe-to-toe bird law: As a certain Johnny Carson sidekick used to say, “you ARe correct Sir!”
    Or: several Eagles’ players on the sidelines huddled around another Eagle player on the sideline in a make shift huddle….. seemingly preparing to play their own version of the game that was being played on the field…..

  103. VoxVagina says: Jan 19, 2010 7:25 PM

    Maybe they want to be able to connect with a peer around the same age and see how he developed throughout his career. Not everythign has to be breaking news

  104. scrapdawg12 says: Jan 19, 2010 10:40 PM

    I think this is a non story. I’d go to Kolb too if Mcnabb was busy with someone else. So how do we know that this is real and not making something out of nothing? Give us some good news like how many girls football players sleep with. Not this.

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