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Eagles take Mike Kafka to develop behind Kevin Kolb

Jeff Garcia probably isn’t coming back to Philadelphia.

The Eagles filled out their quarterback depth chart by trading up to select Northwestern quarterback Mike Kafka with the No. 122 pick of the draft.

Kafka was called a big sleeper by Ron Jaworski and a few other savvy analysts we defer to.  Kafka wound up being the fifth quarterback taken, selected ahead of Tony Pike and Dan LeFevour.

With Michael Vick unlikely to be in Philadelphia after 2010, Kafka figures to be the long-term backup to Kevin Kolb.  Kafka has a similar profile to Kolb, as someone with high football intelligence and good decision making skills.

We can’t wait until the raging Kafka-Kolb quarterback controversy, coming in Week Two of the 2011 season after the Eagles lose their opener.

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24 Responses to “Eagles take Mike Kafka to develop behind Kevin Kolb”
  1. Flint Tropics says: Apr 24, 2010 11:39 AM

    this is exactly how that controversy is gonna happen

  2. Ryan_Mack says: Apr 24, 2010 11:40 AM

    We can’t wait until the raging Kafka-Kolb quarterback controversy, coming in Week Two of the 2011 season after the Eagles lose their opener.
    Get it straight.
    There’s not going to be a 2011 season.

  3. LE says: Apr 24, 2010 11:41 AM

    Geez, Gregg, thanks for the vote of confidence in Week 1. Should I still watch the game?

  4. godfather says: Apr 24, 2010 11:41 AM

    We needed Guards, Tackles, and a Center… and instead we draft a second DE, another QB and another TE… unbelievable

  5. Ryan_Mack says: Apr 24, 2010 11:43 AM

    We could call them the KKK QB Tandem.
    Kolb/KafKa
    Maybe then Rush Limbaugh will support our QB’s…

  6. Jerz420 says: Apr 24, 2010 11:44 AM

    Stfu u dumbass not even giving kolb a chance saying he’s gonna lose. Why don’t u just do your job and give us good NFL info instead of giving us your personal opinion which frankly doesn’t mean s***. I love kolb and can’t wait to see him play but people like you are the reason mcnabb got ran out of Philly prematurely.

  7. Section731 says: Apr 24, 2010 11:45 AM

    I still don’t see anyone that can stop the bubble screen or quick hitch that Dallas beat them up with last year.
    We need a corner who can tackle!

  8. TryTheVeal says: Apr 24, 2010 11:50 AM

    Wrong……..The raging Kolb-Kafka controversy begins as soon as Kolb misses an open receiver at Lehigh Valley….

  9. inmotion2207 says: Apr 24, 2010 11:54 AM

    Rosenthal you have it all wrong buddy. Things never workout the way its planned. Vick will most likely take the #1 QB spot and Kolb will go the path of Mark Bulger. So kafka will have to sit behind Vick for a while.

  10. inmotion2207 says: Apr 24, 2010 11:58 AM

    And who is Kolb to develop behind? What has he done? Come on please!

  11. BlondBlueDevils says: Apr 24, 2010 12:05 PM

    Well I guess Kolb will see the true meaning of “karma”.

  12. Hooby says: Apr 24, 2010 12:30 PM

    called it…but i would have rather seen lefevour. i heard his name called a lot in the combine and people were singing his praises to the high heavens. not once did i hear mike kafkas name
    not to mention the several records dan lefevour broke

  13. kosarsmyidol says: Apr 24, 2010 12:33 PM

    Would it be over everyone’s heads to say that the offense just went through a metamorphosis in selecting Kafka?

  14. ChicagoJo says: Apr 24, 2010 1:06 PM

    @kosarsmyidol
    maybe if you had wished him luck on the trial philly fans will put him through

  15. Floriosadouchebag says: Apr 24, 2010 1:08 PM

    KKK = Kolb, Kafka and Killer.
    Keep the dog killer, trade McNabb. Kolb sucks. Kafka is philly’s best chance. Get ready for last place Lowell Rikert and the rest of you Philly fans.

  16. antneejay2 says: Apr 24, 2010 1:18 PM

    @ kosarsmyidol
    No, but probably close. This ain’t Mensa. The Kafka-Kolb controversy even cleared a few craniums.

  17. Route36West says: Apr 24, 2010 1:49 PM

    The Eagles didnt trade up for Kafka.
    Its funny Greg will prove his stupidity and then still make a snarky comment. Its hard to have that kind of commit to being a jack ass.

  18. oldschool says: Apr 24, 2010 4:34 PM

    Trytheveal…hey you have a team…oh wait they suck still like always :) awwww. DogBoy might be ur QB also…funny.

  19. december says: Apr 24, 2010 5:05 PM

    “called it…but i would have rather seen lefevour. i heard his name called a lot in the combine and people were singing his praises to the high heavens. not once did i hear mike kafkas name”
    I think teams make their picks based on their own evaluations, and not on hype.

  20. Bious says: Apr 24, 2010 7:59 PM

    Philly fans don’t know what to do with a QB that could run circles around them educationally

  21. Mooch says: Apr 24, 2010 8:19 PM

    Vick will hold the ball on the tee on kickoffs on windy days.

  22. Mooch says: Apr 24, 2010 8:22 PM

    Seriously, Sav Rocca has a better chance to start at QB barring a Kolb injury.
    This isn’t Madden 1996, or whenever it was back in ancient history when Vick was a C+ player. But, oh, I forgot – he shot one B+ commercial!!!
    Vick fans…suckers for good marketing. Evaluators of talent…not so much.
    Laughable.

  23. jreed says: Apr 25, 2010 11:47 AM

    We can’t wait until the raging Kafka-Kolb quarterback controversy, coming in Week Two of the 2011 season after the Eagles lose their opener.
    Like that will happen! The Fans call a Terd a Terd, But the coaching staff loves Kolb and thinks he will be great. They will stick with him unless Kafka shines as a backup QB. Reid already has said that Kafka is the 3rd back on the roster. He wants him to learn the system. So if your waiting for a QB controversy, you will be waiting till week two of 2016 or 2017.

  24. mama tried says: Apr 26, 2010 4:10 PM

    Lets show these idiots, incl Rosendork, that you’re for real Kolb!!

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