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Kevin Kolb, Stewart Bradley still haven't passed concussion test

Eagles starting quarterback Kevin Kolb and starting middle linebacker Stewart Bradley did not participate in team meetings on Wednesday because of the concussions they suffered against the Packers in the season opener.

The Eagles won’t make any declarations about the status of either player.  At best, they could return to practice on Friday.  Coach Andy Reid said the players are “making progress” but they will have to pass an evaluation on Friday before returning to the field.

Micheal Vick is taking the first-team reps in the meantime and looks like the heavy favorite to start on Sunday against the Lions.  No matter what happens, Reid is adamant Vick can’t play his way into the starting job.

“Kevin knows he’s the guy,” Reid said, via the Philadelphia Daily News.

Reid also defended how the team treated both players’ concussions during the game.  Kolb and Bradley returned to the field after initially getting hurt.

“I feel very comfortable that we followed the protocol,” Reid said.
“The most important thing that happened was that [trainer] Rick [Burkholder]
followed up.”

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33 Responses to “Kevin Kolb, Stewart Bradley still haven't passed concussion test”
  1. PED'S ARE GOOD FOR SPORTS says: Sep 15, 2010 12:56 PM

    Andy Reid just called another timeout…

  2. WildBirdOffense says: Sep 15, 2010 12:56 PM

    Reid also said McNabb is the guy. I think when he’s saying “Kolb/McNabb is the guy” he conveniently leaves out the rest of the sentence which is: that will be replaced soon.

  3. PED'S ARE GOOD FOR SPORTS says: Sep 15, 2010 12:56 PM

    Donovan is our quaterback…

  4. © says: Sep 15, 2010 12:57 PM

    Video of Bradley video stumbling off the field speaks volumes. Reid and everyone else knows he shouldn’t have gone back.
    Over/under on Vick turnovers in Vegas is 3. Think easy net taking over.

  5. Outlaw Jersey Whales says: Sep 15, 2010 1:10 PM

    Reids idea of “passing the concussion test”.
    Pit Kolb against Bradley in the “Oklahoma Drill”
    Repeat. Over and over.
    Last guy standing passes!

  6. fmax4 says: Sep 15, 2010 1:11 PM

    Reid is adamant that Kolb is #1 guy! If Mike leads the team past Detroit and Jacksonville, the return of #5 to Philly with Vick starting is gonna be must see TV!

  7. JetGreeeen says: Sep 15, 2010 1:11 PM

    Brett Favre…….sexting Jenn Sturger??? Where’s the story Florio? You crucify Tiger Woods yet sweep the Farve story……are ya racist???

  8. mike_311 says: Sep 15, 2010 1:17 PM

    The Eagles are waiting for Kolb to remember to be a QB.

  9. CHIEF ZEE says: Sep 15, 2010 1:18 PM

    The team is better off without either of those guys.

  10. Dmac's #1 Fan says: Sep 15, 2010 1:21 PM

    As a huge McNabb fan, I’m loving this! What are the Eagles gonna do when Vick goes down with an injury too, rely on rookie Mike Kafka? A Vick injury will happen if he continues to run on every other play. He missed a lot of playing time in Atlanta. Reid bet the farm on Kolb, and now he’s gonna pay the price!
    Go Skins!

  11. Hooby says: Sep 15, 2010 1:23 PM

    if he wasnt alright, he wouldnt have been able to play football at the nfl level. which he did. its clearly just a really strict safety precaution because 60s nfl players are becoming half retarded just now and everyones worried. the fact of the matter is he did fall down, he did sit for a short while. then somebody, be it him or reid, said bradley is good to play, right now. then he went back in and played professional football. it couldnt have been that severe of a concussion

  12. boysrollsmokespole says: Sep 15, 2010 1:23 PM

    Reid is an ass for letting Bradley back in that game. Who cares what the team vet said. We all saw that guy stumble and obviously punch drunk. Much as I hate the eagirls I dont applaud a players injury especially concussions. Bradley had a big heart returning but that was not good coaching IMHO.

  13. craigmack says: Sep 15, 2010 1:23 PM

    Am I the only one who sees something wwrong with a guy who couldn’t walk to get off the field is allowed to re-enter the game and now he can’t pace any of the concussion tests? Sounds like progress to me…

  14. Levito says: Sep 15, 2010 1:26 PM

    Clearly Andy Reid just doesn’t get it.
    What the hell does he care if these guys have long-term issues? He wants to win a super bowl, and he’s not gonna let a handful of stupid concussions get in his way.

  15. mama tried says: Sep 15, 2010 1:31 PM

    craigmack says: September 15, 2010 1:23 PM
    “Am I the only one who sees something wwrong with a guy who couldn’t walk to get off the field is allowed to re-enter the game and now he can’t pace any of the concussion tests?”
    Question is…. can you pace the tests?!?

  16. KILLER FIN says: Sep 15, 2010 1:39 PM

    Put Vick in there & let Kolb heal!!! seems that the Eagles played better with Vick anyway & might win this week???

  17. Below_Me!!! says: Sep 15, 2010 1:48 PM

    “the time is your……..”

  18. ninjapleazee says: Sep 15, 2010 2:03 PM

    Bradley’s a warrior.. I felt so bad for the guy when I watched him try to get up..

  19. myeaglescantwin says: Sep 15, 2010 2:03 PM

    every coach knows what he’s gonna call before the QB breaks the huddle.
    Running the same O for 11 years is a great way to ensure mediocrity

  20. Krow says: Sep 15, 2010 2:05 PM

    Not many teams find success when they have a QB controversy. When the Eagles got Vick everyone knew this day was coming.

  21. mama tried says: Sep 15, 2010 2:06 PM

    Andy wants to call a time out

  22. AlCortez says: Sep 15, 2010 2:07 PM

    If the guys passed the initial tests, and then a short while later you discover they really did have concussions, how can you avoid the conclusion that there is a problem with the initial tests? “comfortable following the protocol”??
    Smells of trying to avoid being at fault… but failing to avoid looking like an idiot.

  23. TryTheVeal says: Sep 15, 2010 2:15 PM

    Hey Greggy, listen honey, I know you’re panties get in a knot when i comment about the remedial writing class you have yet to take, but when i used the word “jackass’ in my previous post, I was talking about Reid, not you sweetheart. No reason to delete my comment.

  24. LAEaglefan says: Sep 15, 2010 2:20 PM

    In all fairness to Kolb, Reid has to give him at least several games to show what he can do before annointing another starting QB. Anything less than that, and the entire Eagles organization will have egg on their faces. You can’t judge a guy based on one bad half of football.

  25. FinFan68 says: Sep 15, 2010 2:31 PM

    I am no Mike Vick fan, but if the Eagles want to win, he should start this Sunday. The Lions D-line will roll Kolb and if he is still a little “slow” they could end his season. At least for this game, Vick’s mobility would be superior to Kolb’s passes.

  26. Dilbio50 says: Sep 15, 2010 2:44 PM

    The ‘gold standard’ in coaching:
    1)Have the NFL’s lead trainer on head injuries on your staff and still send a concussed player back in after the “hold up 2 fingers” test
    2)Consider starting Kevin Kolb after the the Dogkilla almost singlehandedly beat the “crown they-ass” champions.
    3)Have the NFL’s “best” offensive coordinator on your staff…only to have the worst offensive lineman and even worse run blocking schemes
    4)Hire Marty Morningwheg…or however you spell his name.

  27. Philly Cheese says: Sep 15, 2010 3:02 PM

    It’s pretty funny to see so many people drawing conclusions for the season / career of Kolb after one half of play. Not to mention the ridiculous redskin fans who have already put McNabb in their ring of honor after one game without scoring a single touchdown.

  28. LunarPie says: Sep 15, 2010 3:28 PM

    Kevin Kolb = Bobby Hoying

  29. nigel_hugginsworth says: Sep 15, 2010 3:48 PM

    Don’t insult Bobby Hoying like that….i’m pretty sure his Madden ratings were/are higher.

  30. DeAngelo Hall says: Sep 15, 2010 6:55 PM

    I like how Eagles fans were screaming McNabb won’t last the season, and yet Kolb didn’t last 1 quarter. Go Figure

  31. oneGIANTloss says: Sep 15, 2010 7:46 PM

    Big Red is an idiot for letting bradley back in the game. If Bradley were a boxer the ref woulda stopped the fight after seeing him try to get up and his legs turn to jello and hit the turf again. I know his job is to be a warrior but he also like to function when he retires I’m sure. To say he was confortbale with Bradley going back in the game is assinine. Reid will be exposed for the fraud he is now that the fans/media don’t have mcnabb to rag on.

  32. Dynasty Champ says: Sep 16, 2010 4:06 PM

    The Destruction of a Beautiful Mind: Analyzing The NFL Concussion Problem

  33. fresno500 says: Sep 17, 2010 11:04 AM

    Everyone can see the contrast in QB competency.
    Kolb is benefiting from Affirmitive Action.

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