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Kevin Kolb goes under the microscope

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. 

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  1. ItalianArmyGuy says: May 26, 2010 8:39 PM

    Good – an intense qb. Maybe they should bring back T.O. now.
    Morons

  2. hamburglar says: May 26, 2010 8:40 PM

    Kolb will make the Pro-Bowl.

  3. DanSnyder says: May 26, 2010 8:47 PM

    Article had nothing to do with title.

  4. BlondBlueDevils says: May 26, 2010 8:49 PM

    TOLD YA SO…………. ha ha ha
    Just another over hyped failed “Great Hope”.
    Was reading the Philly blogs today and apparently the young receivers were not getting open fast enough for the west coast style offense and Kolb had to tuck it and scramble and we know that is not going to work.
    I also read where the Eagles are running 2 different offenses – one for Kolb and one for Vick.
    Now, if Kolb was really the answer, there would be only one offense being run, McNabb didn’t have two offenses.
    I told “you” people that Kolb was not the reason McNabb was forced out of town, it was Vick that forced him out of town.
    When Andy Reid signed Vick last season, McNabb’s days were numbered, because Andy Reid has been in love with Vick ever since he was drafted.
    Sorry Kolb fans, but Philly is Vick’s team…………
    HA HA HA

  5. wild_eagle says: May 26, 2010 8:52 PM

    Kolb has the physical skills and so far his intensity mirrors that of Philly’s..
    I think he’ll be great for us, then add in all the weapons he has and boom! That’s a good team

  6. nfcbeast says: May 26, 2010 8:57 PM

    Kolb is def waaay dif than McNabb.
    McNabb would always smile and laugh when shit went wrong, he would just smerk and be like ” who cares?!! i Dont, im friggin rich B*tches!” OKAY – maybe not like that. BUT!
    Kolb’s got that fire that gets guys to account for themselves and he wants to perfect plays…..nothing wrong with that.
    I remember Jeff Garcia had a similar kind of fire and he got the Eagles into the playoffs….
    Eagles are making the playoffs, i dont care what people say about “losing McNabb were gonna be like Favre-less Green Bay for a year”…puh,,,i dunno about Kolb making the pro bowl but i see him taking this team past 16 games

  7. vanhelsing says: May 26, 2010 8:58 PM

    bbd is in possession of lots of drugs…

  8. Green n' Gold says: May 26, 2010 8:59 PM

    hamburglar says:
    May 26, 2010 8:40 PM
    Kolb will make the Pro-Bowl.
    ——————————————-
    You can put the BONG down now.

  9. nfcbeast says: May 26, 2010 9:00 PM

    Vick is gonna be playing 10-15 snaps….OF COURSE THERE IS GOING TO BE TWO OFFENSES!!! all of his plays are specifically designed for his abilities!!…holy shit are you that stupid?????
    KOLB

  10. jackybadass says: May 26, 2010 9:02 PM

    how can this be vick’s team he can’t even throw a football. you have to do more than scramble. this guy will have to play in canada. he is no nfl qb! kolb will win a lot of games for the eagles this year.

  11. Chapnasty2 says: May 26, 2010 9:03 PM

    @ blondbluedevil
    There has been a lot of nonsense dribble on this website but that seriously has to be the dumbest thing I have ever read. To think that Vick will ever be a QB again is one thing but to be dumb enough to think that McNabb was run out of town because of Vick is even worse. Kolb did something with his opporutnities, Vick didn’t. We all understand your history of loving Vick because he is black but you are just wrong here.
    And for the record you should have put the word “people” in quotes or the entire phrase “you people”. Can you ever make sense?

  12. Birdbrainsnj says: May 26, 2010 9:04 PM

    Peyton, Brady, they yell and correct their team mates. They have Lombardi trophies. I’m looking forward to leadership. No more laughing and reading the lips “my bad” from buckethead anymore.

  13. I MURDER HOES/187403 says: May 26, 2010 9:04 PM

    McNabb was great for the Eagles. I wished the Raiders even have a shred of the consistency of winning with 1 QB as the Eagles did with McNabb. If the Kevin Kolb Project blows up in Reids face, welcome to mediocrity.

  14. geo1113 says: May 26, 2010 9:07 PM

    I saw an idiotic comment suggesting it was Vick’s team. Then I looked at the author and was not surprised one bit. The Vick package is called the wildcat. Got it BlueDevil.

  15. TryTheVeal says: May 26, 2010 9:12 PM

    BlondeBlueDevils bromance or man-love for Vick, or whatever you down lowers call it, is really strange.

  16. wild_eagle says: May 26, 2010 9:13 PM

    Blondebluedevels:
    What you read was wrong, if you even read it unless the two offenses were the base offense and wildcat offense.
    Idiot

  17. Phil Hernon says: May 26, 2010 9:14 PM

    D Nabb was the Eagles……….they will not see the playofs for 10 more years now

  18. ROMONOHOMO says: May 26, 2010 9:16 PM

    BlondBlueDevils.
    You are aware that vick was drafted into a West Coast Offense in Atlanta.
    Then, after his terrible seasons, (Which were documented under “Michael Vick understands lack of interest in him”
    Atlanta changed thier offense.
    Because Vick is not accurate enough to run a West Coast Offense.
    Whereas Kolb, has the touch, and short-mid range accuracy in where Philadelphia can actually run thier West Coast Offense.
    Btw. Even when McNabb was in the huddle for Philadelphia the Eagles couldn’t fully run thier West Coast package. I’ve seen enough McNabb passes in the dirt to validate that.
    There will be more slants in this offense which will allow Maclin, Jackson and Celek and Avant to make plays after the catch. The way the West Coast was supposed to be run.
    The offense Vick is running is Wildcat because he is no longer a threat as a Quarterback and can only be useful to the Eagles if they use his diminishing athletic ability 5-7 plays a game.
    By the way getting open fast enough? DeSean Jackson is arguably the fastest reciever in the game. Jeremy Maclin has excellent deep speed and Jason Avant can burn any teams nickel corner and Celek is a matchup nightmare. and we all know LeSean McCoy has great speed.
    Where are your sources?

  19. Herpderpin says: May 26, 2010 9:21 PM

    I prefer an intense QB to a smiling ass of a QB we had in Dmac, everytime I saw a ball go into the ground and he came away grinning I wanted to drive to Philly and run him down.

  20. dlew2191 says: May 26, 2010 9:21 PM

    Who the hell is Marty Morningweh? I know who Marty Mornhinweg is.

  21. RedGoneWILD says: May 26, 2010 9:23 PM

    Philly fans….do not be surprised when Vick is your starting QB….I guarantee you he is eating, sleeping, dreaming, training football 24/7…He’s looking at Kolb right now like “no way this cracker beats me out”

  22. bcb171 says: May 26, 2010 9:29 PM

    Hey blondblue dumbass, when was the last time someone called you a moron. Hey moron, did you see the contract Kolb signed, Vick is insurance, lots of guaranteed money to be a back up for Kolb. Also did i mention youre a dumbass.

  23. Route36West says: May 26, 2010 9:30 PM

    I always liked Mcnabb and didnt want him to go but this is Philly and that loose attitude is what killed him here.
    This is a hard working blue collar city. That kind of lifestyle will make you quick tempered. So when a guy like Mcnabb makes a mistake and acts all nonshalant its hard for people around here to understand why he isnt more upset. They take it like he doesnt care.
    I think the fact that Kevin Kolb got to stay out of the lime light and watch how fans reacted to Mcnabb gave him insight that Donovan never had a chance to see. He was able to understand why alot of people disliked Mcnabb.
    Eagles fans want there players to have the same amount of emotion as they do. Kevin Kolb realizes that and I think hes working it to his advantage. Something Donovan never seemed to figure out.
    That is why Brian Dawkins was so beloved in Philly and as long as Kolb performs he will be too.

  24. kyle_schreffler says: May 26, 2010 9:31 PM

    defense people. we need defense. i know the offense is going to score points. DEFENSE

  25. saintboblsu says: May 26, 2010 9:33 PM

    More like Joba-like Andy Reid

  26. Krow says: May 26, 2010 9:34 PM

    Kolb… future Hall of Fame QB and multiple Superbowl MVP… will lead the Eagles to another world championship. Once again they are the best team in the NFL. Will their run of success never end?

  27. arsenalrules says: May 26, 2010 9:35 PM

    An intense, tightly-wound quarterback – who has proven nothing yet as a starting QB – playing in a hypercritical town that boos athletes at the drop of a hat.
    Oh yeah, this is going to work out well.
    I knew from the minute Kolb had that smug, strutting press conference after McNabb’s trade that this guy was a disaster flop waiting to happen.
    Mike Vick will be the starting quarterback by week 8 – if Reid has the Vidalias to do what’s right.

  28. redbeardxxv says: May 26, 2010 9:36 PM

    That’ll work out great until the first time Kolb calls out D-Jax and D-jax tells Kolb where to shove it. Kolb will fail by game 3, the QB controversy will be on, and Vick will be in by game 5. By that time the team will be divided, the schedule is unrelenting, and the Eagles miss the playoffs. Good work Eagles FO!

  29. Skins2Win says: May 26, 2010 9:37 PM

    Uh oh – I think there’s a crack in the foundation already. Just wait for that first bad game, and he tries to yell at DeSean … I’m getting my popcorn with TO to watch this one, haha.

  30. Eaglesblitz says: May 26, 2010 9:38 PM

    @Blond blue balls
    You have got to be without a doubt the biggest moron on this site

  31. tdowdy11 says: May 26, 2010 9:41 PM

    what they’re not telling you is how often did things not go well? I’m sure he would have an attitude if he was playing like crap.

  32. bullpuppy says: May 26, 2010 9:56 PM

    Maybe Reid ate Yoda for lunch!

  33. lithiumfx26 says: May 26, 2010 10:16 PM

    Gregg can you spell Mornhinweg correctly for once, geez!

  34. BlondBlueDevils says: May 26, 2010 10:17 PM

    Even in college Maclin looked up to Vick and has stated so when Vick got signed – coincident that Maclin was on the receiving end of the LONGEST td in Philly playoff HISTORY………..hmmmmmmmmmmm
    The countdown has started until the chant………
    WE WANT VICK
    WE WANT VICK
    WE WANT VICK
    WE WANT VICK
    WE WANT VICK
    ha ha ha
    Kolb is already feeling the pressure……….
    He is nutting up…………………
    Wait until preseason when he under the spotlight……
    Vick is licking his chops saying ………………..
    “This fool will be carrying my gatorade”………….
    HA HA HA

  35. nfcbeast says: May 26, 2010 10:20 PM

    Kolb knows how to talk to the media, i mean not as the starting QB but by having to be the #2 guy for so long he handled himself well. Even when people were asking do you wanna start? hows it being the backup? why not a new contract?
    blah blah blah….the guy is gonna command this offense and make everyone( INCLUDING HIMSELF) accountable..its not a horrible trait to have. Yeah, the philly media will prob have a field day here and there when Kolb points out what went wrong in a game
    ….but i would MUCH rather have that kind of attitude than some Giggle Happy in the turf or over your head throwing QB
    PS Vick is going to be a good role player for the team, thats it…he isnt going to take over the QB job this season for anymore than 15 plays a game.

  36. benjua says: May 26, 2010 10:21 PM

    kevin kolb will take the eagles to the super bowl within 5 seasons.

  37. scorpiodsu says: May 26, 2010 10:31 PM

    The problem with the fans here in Philly is that we care too much about stuff that means nothing. We need a guy that reflects the personality of philly. If that’s the case maybe we should get a qb that’s going to start fights with other qbs because they play for a different team. I for one care nothing about a player mannerisms. They are who they are and Im not going to whine because they don’t react or talk like I think they should. I don’t care what kolb facial expressions are as long as he is himself and don’t try to be someone he isn’t to appease fans who harp on irrelevant details. Kolb success/failure will have nothing to do with his facial expressions. It will have to do with what he actually does on the field and not what we think he’s thinking because of a smile, grin, or frown.

  38. Hooby says: May 26, 2010 10:47 PM

    kolb – throws an int, gets pissed, rips his helmet off and screams curses on the sideline, then figures out what went wrong and works to correct it
    mcnabb – throws an int, laughs, smiles, goes to the sideline, farts on desean

  39. gibsonplyer says: May 26, 2010 10:51 PM

    You’ve got to love idiot fans that don’t know what’s going on with their team.
    Bigbluedevil: Its the rookie camp. Kolb is throwing to a bunch of guys who won’t be on the team and will be the 4th/5th WR at best. Jackson, Maclin, Avant, Celek are not in camp. Huge failure on your part in actually understanding what is going on and jumping to conclusions.
    And yes Vick is getting a different offense to run. Its called the Wildcat. Yippee.
    Maybe Reid has always liked Vick. But guess what that same story goes for Kolb. I think he followed this guy either through high school or coming out of high school. He scouted him for years before that draft.
    As for the anti-McNabb stupidity. I’ve challenged people before and have yet to get a response. Show me when McNabb has actually smiled after a INT. Until I see proof it has never happened.
    Dirt balls. Yeah watch any other team play for once and you’ll see other QBs have the same problem. Donovan did have a little more tendency to do it now and again but you people act like it was all he ever did.
    If anyone actually paid attention McNabb always played at his best when he was loose and smiling. That was his thing. When he wasn’t smiling that was when you knew you were in trouble because he wasn’t relaxed, he was going to press, and it would be a struggle until he got loose again.

  40. backuppunter says: May 26, 2010 11:00 PM

    So Philly got rid of a very good QB and now they have Kevin Kolb and Mik Vick. All those angry Philly fans are going to realize what they lost, which of course will just give them a chance to be angry again.

  41. VoxVagina says: May 26, 2010 11:09 PM

    Kolb’s confidence will be easily shaken by a string of bad games. Philly fans aren’t sold on this guy yet. If he screws up this year, he’s gonna get booed like crazy and that will only cause him to increase the pressure on himself. The only type of QB who I think can survive the pressure of playing in Philly is loose, relaxed guy. Like McNabb. But even he couldn’t make it

  42. scottybee says: May 26, 2010 11:40 PM

    Dear Blond Hair with Blue Balls…
    STF UP NOW……

  43. Hooby says: May 26, 2010 11:45 PM

    @voxvagina not even close, there was pressure because mcnabb always screwed up. always. he was the source of most of our problems (like 4 cship losses and a sb loss). theres gonna be pressure on kolb not because thats the way philly is but because we have so much invested in him and hes following one of the most disappointing qbs of all time (second only to tarkenton) and we want something to make up for 10 wasted years with nothing to show but a lot of passing yards and a lot of disappointing finishes. if kolb plays bad, idk bout you but im forgiving him because i know that it could be worse. philly wont do the same, they boo any bad play. i know because i do it too. but later i forgive the player. and btw a few boos wont get kolb to want out…hes got thicker skin than mcnabb did

  44. FMWarner says: May 27, 2010 1:07 AM

    scorpiodsu says: May 26, 2010 10:31 PM
    The problem with the fans here in Philly is that we care too much about stuff that means nothing. We need a guy that reflects the personality of philly. If that’s the case maybe we should get a qb that’s going to start fights with other qbs because they play for a different team. I for one care nothing about a player mannerisms. They are who they are and Im not going to whine because they don’t react or talk like I think they should. I don’t care what kolb facial expressions are as long as he is himself and don’t try to be someone he isn’t to appease fans who harp on irrelevant details. Kolb success/failure will have nothing to do with his facial expressions. It will have to do with what he actually does on the field and not what we think he’s thinking because of a smile, grin, or frown.
    ______________________________________
    This is the smartest post I’ve ever seen on this site regarding the Eagles’ QB drama. Rosenthal was right when he said there were many ways to win. If barking at your team was the only path to the Super Bowl, Dan Marino would have more rings than he could fit on his fingers and toes. Let’s see how Kolb actually, oh I don’t know…PLAYS before we anoint him a champion. I hope like hell he is. But I don’t see why he should be anointed one because he grimaces and the other guy smiled.
    And c’mon…don’t give BBD the respect of responding to him. Don’t feed the trolls.

  45. Matt Cribbin says: May 27, 2010 1:09 AM

    Yes, just because a guy is loose and relaxed doesn’t mean he doesn’t care or isn’t good. This is a tough game and you’re going to make mistakes sometimes. We’ll see how good Kolb does, but Mcnabb is a damn talented QB and no amount of negative m’f’ers can take that from him. HTTR.

  46. Steve W. says: May 27, 2010 5:25 AM

    I love how all of these people claim to know Eagles fans better than we know ourselves. I’m glad you’re all such experts. gibsonplyer seems to have the best take on the issue here. I agree with you gibsonplyer, McNabb was at his best when he was loose and smiling. I don’t think that helped him with a lot of Eagles fans, however. Many Eagles fans are big on passion, which is one of the main reasons that Reid hasn’t gotten the respect he deserves either. Reid is simply too laid back for many Eagles fans. If Kolb is a little more aggressive and vocal, I don’t think that will hurt him with the fans at all. Oh, and you’re right about how McNabb didn’t get the respect he deserved from a certain segment of the fan base. For all the talk of dirt balls, McNabb holds the record for most consecutive completions. His td to int ration was top notch, and he was productive throughout his career (even when he didn’t have much to work with). I wish the best for McNabb (except when playing the Eagles), but I’m also willing to give Kolb a chance to prove he can make the offense his own. I’ve heard some reports that the younger offensive playmakers respond well to him in the huddle. If so, that’s a great sign.
    Vick will have an expanded role in the offense (more wildcat plays), which is something Reid has already discussed. Yes, Vick is also insurance, but the Eagles aren’t looking to give up on Kolb any time soon. They gave him that new contract because they like what they see in him. If he smells blood in the water, I’m sure Vick will try to show he should be the starter. He wants to be a starter more than anything right now, and it’s not like there are any teams better than the Eagles that are interested in him. I really don’t expect that to happen, however. As I said, the FO really likes Kolb.

  47. Steve W. says: May 27, 2010 5:29 AM

    Really VoxVagina? McNabb lasted 11 years in Philly. How many QBs last that long in one place these days? When was the last time a QB lasted that long as a starter in NY, DC, or Dallas? I agree that McNabb’s attitude helped him deal with the stress of being a starting QB in Philly, but there’s more than one way to deal with stress. Different methods work better for different people.

  48. PackerAndDarien says: May 27, 2010 6:55 AM

    “This fool will be carrying my gatorade”………….
    If that were the case, Reverend Al, Mike would have been given an extension past this year and Kolb wouldn’t have. Just follow the money.
    Barring injury to Kolb, Vick will never…..repeat : NEVER…start at QB for the Philadelphia Eagles, regardless of Kolb’s performance. NEVER.
    Just keep posting babbling, rambling posts and proving one thing that everyone that reads this site already knows: You’re the biggest piece of racist trash that posts on here.
    Keep up the good work.

  49. Krow says: May 27, 2010 7:14 AM

    “When was the last time a QB lasted that long as a starter in NY, DC, or Dallas?”
    We really don’t care how long they last. We just want them to win Superbowls.

  50. JunkYardDogg1156 says: May 27, 2010 8:32 AM

    As far as BlondBlueDevils
    In the last 2 weeks, this guy has told us:
    Senneca Wallace is WHITE.
    Warrick Dunn was never came close to 1000 yards in Tampa & was never any good w/o MV.
    Brady, Manning & Brees all are “out of date” & MV is Mr NFL.
    There is a “secret” plan in place to have Kolb fail so Andy Reid can bring is his “real QB”.
    There isn’t one single individual that posts here that knows less about football & the NFL than this guy. Every single thing this this guy posts is racial hatred, nothing he ever posts makes any sense, it’s all meant (as he has said) to “make you mad”. Why this guy is still active & able to post here with his dumb, hatred racist babble makes no sense.
    BlondBlueDevils=Dumb as a stump.

  51. Chop Block Murphy says: May 27, 2010 8:54 AM

    TryTheVeal says:
    May 26, 2010 9:12 PM
    BlondeBlueDevils bromance or man-love for Vick, or whatever you down lowers call it, is really strange.
    ————————————-
    Man-love? Veal, you’re way off base. BBD is the biggest BITCH I’ve ever come across in my life.

  52. Dawkphan says: May 27, 2010 8:58 AM

    Gibsonplyer— AMEN BROTHER , AMEN !

  53. overkil2 says: May 27, 2010 9:06 AM

    “hamburglar says:
    May 26, 2010 8:40 PM
    Kolb will make the Pro-Bowl

    Right alongside Hasselbeck and Housyourmama

  54. Opie says: May 27, 2010 9:17 AM

    @ Steve W.: Nice! You hit nail on the head.
    This is another non-story by 3G Gregg. Thanks for the “update” on how Kolb is doing with the rookies…

  55. poonhok says: May 27, 2010 10:54 AM

    Devil:
    “Your kind” of QB will never be a factor in the NFL.
    “Your kind” of QB simply isn’t cerebral enough.
    Intellect=impact in today’s NFL….sorry, but you are now free to return to your Mandingo-dreams….

  56. TheDPR says: May 27, 2010 10:59 AM

    I like an intense QB. Means he’s driven to success. I loved 5 but he was never a good fit for this offense. Kolb is.

  57. jordanv says: May 27, 2010 11:47 AM

    To tell you the truth, I’m kinda hoping for 4-12 or 5-11. That way the fatman will finally get run outta town!!

  58. Rob A says: May 27, 2010 1:45 PM

    Andy isn’t going anywhere even if this is a bad season. But as a true Eagles fan–i haven’t been more optimistic about an upcoming as i am now–i see a 11-5 season with talks of Kolb making the pro-bowl. I think we needed a guy that lights the fire under his players–we def missed the fire on D last year with Dawkins gone.

  59. Landry's Ghost says: May 27, 2010 1:54 PM

    OMG….Drink the cool-aid you egull zombies.
    Andy Reid should have been shipped outta town three years ago and korn-on -the kob is not nor will not give your team 11 wins….three weeks into the season and you’ll be cryin for McBadd to come back or better yet – for the doggie beatin drug eatin vick to save your sorry a#$es.

  60. Bious says: May 27, 2010 4:31 PM

    He doesn’t know the half of it
    Wait until he loses his first game as the #1 guy
    Wait until the season ends and they don’t make the playoffs…..
    Fun times ahead

  61. BLeedGreeN4Life says: May 27, 2010 5:22 PM

    I would rather have Kolb yelling at the offense and making sure they’re doing what they are supposed to do unlike McNabb who would clap his hands and say “my bad” after throwing a ball in the dirt.
    Don’t get me wrong, Donovan WAS our franchise quarterback and he is also the best we’ve had ever but when it came down to it, he really did nothing for us. I don’t understand why people continue to say Andy Reid needs to go. His first draft pick as an eagle was mcnabb and that is why i believe in kolb because i trust andy when it comes to drafting players.

  62. december says: May 27, 2010 6:16 PM

    He doesn’t know the half of it
    Wait until he loses his first game as the #1 guy
    Wait until the season ends and they don’t make the playoffs…..
    Fun times ahead
    ——————————————–
    Why wait? Preseason hasn’t even started and Philly fans are already on his case.

  63. BLeedGreeN4Life says: Jun 3, 2010 11:14 PM

    blondeblue devils, your lack of football IQ amuses me.

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