Being a quarterback in Philadelphia means that every little thing you do will get dissected.
The latest topic du jour around the Eagles: Kevin Kolb’s practice demeanor. It appears that Kolb, unlike Donovan McNabb, is outwardly intense during practice, demonstrating his unhappiness when things don’t go well, according to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
“I’ve been that way since the day I was born,” Kolb this week. “Marty [Morningwheg] tries to pull me back on that sometimes. But sometimes I think it’s good. He gets me to not show it, but sometimes I think guys in certain times need to see their quarterback get angry and go look, ‘Let’s flip the switch here and get going.’”
It should go without saying there is more than one way to be successful. Being loose worked for McNabb. Kolb is wired differently.
“He forgets the last play but he’s going to beat himself up over [mistakes],” Reid said. “That’s okay, that’ll make him good. He’s got drive. He is put in a position with great expectations. As long as your expectations are greater than those around you, that’s a good thing.”
Gotta admit: We like this wise, yoda-like Andy Reid.