Report: Browns called Eagles last night about Kolb

Those in the Philly front office who believed in quarterback Kevin Kolb included the team’s General Manager.

Tom Heckert is now the G.M. of the Browns.  And Anthony Gargano of WIP in Philly reports that Heckert’s Browns already have called about a possible trade for Kolb.

Specifically, the call was placed last night, and the Browns were told that Kolb isn’t available.

But maybe he could be.  Coach Andy Reid said Wednesday that that he can’t predict whether Kolb will be on the roster past the trade deadline.  And that means that maybe Kolb will be traded between now and October 19.

94 responses to “Report: Browns called Eagles last night about Kolb

  1. Coach Andy Reid said Wednesday that that he can’t predict whether Kolb will be on the roster past the trade deadline. And that means that maybe Kolb will be traded between now and October 19.
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    That’s if you believe any word that Andy Reid says.

  2. The Vikings ought to pass on the VJax deal and make a strong play for Kolb instead. The timing is right. I like Kolb a lot and think he would be an ideal successor to Favre. The Vikings could bundle a #2 draft pick and throw in Tarvaris Jackson, who could be tutored by the physically-similar Vick. That way, if Philly is so determeined to have mobility at QB, they are covered wwhen Vick gets in legal trouble again. Kolb must not feel welcome in Philly, so they rid themselves of lingering hostility there. If the Egles have a WR they would also swap for Berrian, there is a deal to be made there.
    I am probably wishful thinking, but if I were in charge of the Vikings, I would bring Javon Walker back, try to land Kolb and let VJax and AJ Smith go piss up a rope.

  3. Yaaaaa get Kolb out ASAP. He is a cancer and just like Mcnabb get something for him before teams know hes no good!!!!!

  4. The Eagles would be absolutely stupid to trade Kolb. Vick runs a lot and could easily get injured. He also lack judgement and could get arrested or shot. They had confidence in Kolb as the starter, so why wouldn’t you still want him as a back-up? In an uncapped year, you definitely let this play out.

  5. If they offer their 1st or two 2nd round picks, I could see this happening. Kolb is young, and has loads of potential to run a dink-and-dunk WCO – exactly what Holmgreen is putting in place in Cleveland.
    Hell, we got a 2nd for AJ Feely. Kolb is clearly going to be a better player than he was.

  6. If Favre loses to Detroit, he BETTER retire! That would open the door for Kolb to go from West Coast scheme to West Coast scheme, that would be huge for the Vikings. But all this is based on an impossibility—–Favre retiring.

  7. Specifically, the call was placed last night, and the Browns were told that Kolb isn’t available.
    BUT HEY, THAT DOESN’T STOP FLORIO FROM SPECULATING ON ANOTHER NON-STORY!
    Dude, knock it off. They said no, and until it happens you are in no position to say it will happen anyway.
    Ugh.

  8. Simply pathetic.
    No one knows Kolbs potential. He has not been given a real chance. It is rare for a QB not to go through some experience pains in the NFL. I don’t know if Kolb can or can not be the franchise player he was built up to be but I do know that Vick is not the answer. I never liked Vickl when he was at Atlanta.
    Vick looked very good against Green Bay for two quarters as Green Bay played a lot of prevent so as to preserve a large lead. Vick had a great game against a very poor Lions defense. He has not proven anything to me and to throw away the 3 years you invested in Kolb without ever giving him real opportunity is just pathetic.

  9. It is a very tough situation when a team has quarterback issues. Finding the right QB that will make a good fit with the rest of the offense is never an easy assessment. Each team with quarterback issues are slightly unique from one another. The Steelers, for example, have QB issues of a different sort. That is why having a great team defense can always improve a team’s chances of winning during a time when they are suffering from a quarterback problem. I suppose, the Browns have nothing to lose be exploring what is out there and looking into any potential opening that crops up.
    The Eagles, on the other hand, better be sure Michael Vick is their future if indeed they are willing to let Kolb find a new home. Of course, none of this has been varified and it will be interesting to see how this plays out. The stories off the field are sometimes more fascinating than what happens on the field.

  10. i hope kolb goes somehwere else, i know he’ll succeed…..get away from reid/banner/lurie and the rest of the fibbing losers we have in this town. GO PHILS!!!

  11. Ok. Heckert drafted him. It makes sense that he would call about Kolb’s availability. We all know Delhomme is a short term fix. Seeing as last year the Browns accumulated draft picks instead of trading them, I don’t see Heckert giving up a lot for Kolb.

  12. You know, I bet if we all got together and went to an amusement park, a music festival, or even some kind of ballgame, we would discover that we really dig one another for the most part. So, why all the aggressive hate on this site? I don’t understand it. We don’t really know each other well enough for this banter. The only difference we might have is in our favorite team. Now, in the scheme of things, is that important enough to hate one another? Just asking. I know we’re better than that.

  13. Zygi Milf won’t give Chilly the opportunity to rope in another QB.
    Something tells me there’s been an ultimatum made to Chilly and his posse by the Zygster.
    This song and dance show will have played out by mid-season, and Wilf will either pull the pin and give the HC nod to Frazier…who should have the job anyway, or hold out until year’s end and then bring a new staff into place.
    I think once it’s clear that they aren’t in a playoff run, sweeping changes will be made an Zygi may even look to sell the team, knowing that a stadium deal isn’t going to take place. That is when the LA talk will heat up.

  14. If they move Kolb, then it will be clear that the plan all along was to boot McNabb in a way to not piss off fans (send him to a divisional rival so they hate him) and make Vick your long term QB by shipping Kolb.
    You don’t make snap decisions like this and trade your QB of the future based on 1/2 a game. This was clearly planned in advance to get Vick into the starter position without a revolt by fans.

  15. I’ve seen enough of Kolb’s play to agree with Andy Reid. I think Reid has just been reluctant to acknowledge that he might have goofed with the Kolb pick. That is not to say that Vick is a long term answer in Philly, but I’m pretty sure Kolb is not either.
    If Reid thinks that Vick can hold down the job for a couple of seasons, he should spend one of his high draft choices next season (if there IS a season next year) on a top prospect. If he thinks Vick is going to be looking for another job after this year, then make a trade to get a solid QB behind him this season.
    I could just never figure out what he was seeing in Kolb to make him think so much of his future. He is pretty much like the rest of the 2007 QB draft class…a backup at best.

  16. October 19 leaves plenty of time to see if Vick can sustain his level of play.
    One thing’s for sure: with the terrible state of Philadelphia’s offensive line, Michael Vick is the best quarterback for the team.
    Kolb is mobile. But Vick is other-worldy mobile. He made a play last weekend that no other QB in the NFL can make, escaping a sack and outrunning his chasers down the sideline for a first down.
    It was classic Vick. His speed is back. His throwing is better than it ever was in Atlanta. Frankly, he’s playing better now than he ever did in Atlanta.
    He is, once again, the most exciting player in football.

  17. Aww shucks!!!
    That’s means NO MORE WILDCAT w/Wallace & Cribbs and NO MORE “WILD CRAP” w/Delhomme!!!
    What’s next, “WILD KOLB”???

  18. conditional 3rd? player swappy?
    they need defense, but the browns would likely keep any decent players.
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    At a minimum, it would cost them a 1.

  19. Are the Browns a UFL team? Arena maybe? I thought they shut down in ’96? Oh, maybe Florio meant the ravens since they are really the browns and flacco sucks ass.

  20. Music is the cosmic dance.
    Let’s remember to support your community arts as well as your local sports teams.
    I love music. I spend most of my extra money after paying bills on music. I play guitar and piano. So, I invest in song books, guitar strings, CD’s, etc.. I also have tickets to a wide range of performances coming up in the next few months. Including rock concerts, local gigs by local musicians I know, Operas such as Mozart’s “Don Givonni” and Puccini’s “La Boehm”. I am going to a Beethoven show in the next few months along with a Christmas jazz show for the holiday.
    So, try to feast on the buffet of performing arts available in your community between all those great football games. Pour some of your hard-earned money into the arts community. They do appreciate it. Perhaps, a trip to the museum or even a Shakespeare festival or play:)
    You’ll be glad you did.
    GO STEELERS!

  21. @ eaglesfan22 says: “Yaaaaa get Kolb out ASAP. He is a cancer and just like Mcnabb get something for him before teams know hes no good!!!!!”
    You, you are a boob.
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    Now that I’ve had time to digest the move, the fact is that this type of move happens at all positions and all levels of sports. If you’ve played long enough, your team goes through something like this. Not with the same attention that the starting qb for the Eagles mind you, but still it happens. In high school, I’m sure there was some kid that played well enough to start, but didn’t. The local community may have even been outspoken in their displeasure.
    Maybe Vick won’t be in Philly past the trading deadline? Something I brought up yesterday. The Eagles have a bye coming up and if Vick plays pretty good, there are a few teams that would pony up a high draft pick for him. He’s got the alleged track record and Kolb doesn’t. Play well for a couple more games and the Eagles can name their price ship him to Cleveland, Carolina, Seattle, or….wait for it….OAKLAND.

  22. If you trade Kolb, you only have 2 QB’s on the roster then, Vick and rookie Kafka. I would imagine they’d need to get another QB back in a deal.

  23. Uhh Vikings fans, just because Kolb wears #4 on his jersey doesn’t mean he’s a star waiting to blossom.

  24. The eagles are a riot! All offseason they talked up Kolb and how “ready” he was. 15 plays in, and they can’t protect him because he doesn’t have McNabb arm or mobility and he gets a concussion. Vick BARELY beats Detroit. DETROIT people! Now he’s a more “mature” player. He’s all the way back. Now the fans are like, “Let’s see what we can get for Kolb!” Trust me, Kolb is going to get his job back before this is over. LOL.

  25. Vick plays a game against the Lions in which he’s lucky to not have 2 picks and a lost fumble, and everyone is raving about how awesome he was. Fans are fickle. Coaches should have more sense.

  26. (“just like Mcnabb get something for him before teams know hes no good!!!!!”)
    yeah because throwing for 400 yards shows how no good McNabb is. As for Kolb, if the price is right take it. maybe the Browns even offer Colt McCoy.

  27. @ In & Out Burger – What has McNabb done so far? Went 1 game with no TD’s and in the other he played in did well but they lost. Vick has outplayed McNabb in his 6 quarters than McNabb’s 8.

  28. Nard.. Vick barely beat Detroit???.. how about the Eagles defense that couldn’t stop jack… or Riley Cooper dropping everything thrown to him including the onside kick…

  29. Id say Colt McCoy and a 2012 2nd round pick for Kolb. I think the Browns would be getting much talent in return for very little. Kolb is a franchine QB to build around and as everyone says in this league you need a QB there is no such thing as a temporary fix.

  30. The Kevin Kolb era ends after one game. This is all too funny. But now… the Eagles and Dog Killer Vick. Priceless.

  31. Jeaaff Jeaaff Jeaaff says:
    September 22, 2010 1:43 PM
    “U philly a-holes would run Peyton Manning out of town. Bunch of dumbass loudmouth dickwads who dont have a clue about evaluating talent. I hope Don and the Skins blow you the f— out twice this year!!”
    Lord, Bless this guy….for he is angry.

  32. The Eagles are insane. First they trade McNabb, who is still a really good QB, so they can move forward with Kolb, then they decide after one game that Kolb isn’t their guy and are thinking of trading him. What the hell is going on there?

  33. I’m beginning to think that the problem isn’t Kolb, but Reid and the organization. In fact, I think McNabb did pretty well in spite of them.
    At this point, I’ve got no idea what is going through Reid’s head, and I think for Kolb, he’d be better off going to the Browns than staying with the Eagles. They’ve been jerking him around way too much without bothering to address other key issues with the team.

  34. McCoy was nearly cut this year. No way would the Eagles take McCoy and a 2 for him. They’ll want the Browns #1 pick, which will likely be a top 3. Too steep a price. They’ll have their choice between Mallett and Luck there next year.

  35. Two words…
    Jamarcus Russell
    He already knows how to lose so he wouldn’t even need any training on how to be a Brown.

  36. Jake Delhomme and a 2nd rounder, with another conditional 2nd or 3rd rounder based on Kolb’s performance in Cleveland. I said once the news about Vick broke that Kolb would be a Brown or a Cardinal by week 6.

  37. If Vick leads the Eagles to a 3-1 record going into the bye- they probably will trade Kolb then if they really plan on doing it.

  38. Why would the Eagles trade Kevin Kolb? Didn’t they move Donovan McNabb for this guy? Who would step in and be the backup in Philly? This story makes no sense.

  39. As a Steelers fan, I want the Browns to be competitive again. We may be rivals and there may be a lot of hate between the two teams and the fans. But, thinking about it, in all honesty, I appreciate the Browns existence and the rivalry with the Steelers. It’s the kind of thing that makes the game interesting and fun. As long as the rivalry is all in good fun and with good sportsmanship. Afterall, people in Cleveland could have very easily been born and raised in Pittsburgh and vise-versa. So, I have come to appreciate the Cleveland Browns in my life. I even respect them for giving me some fond memories against my favorite team as the years have gone by. I suppose, I can say that about all the other Steelers rivals such as the Ravens, Cowboys, and the Patriots.
    So, to the dear people of Cleveland, I hope the Browns find what they are looking for. And, I look foward to those match-ups this season against the Browns and the Steelers:) It is what makes football and the NFL so great:)

  40. Kolb gets traded to the Vikes, who then trade Tavaris Jackson to Buffalo.
    Jackson leads the Bills to the Super Bowl in the post-lockout season, and is named MVP, passing for 350 yards and running for 120. Kolb is benched for Sage, but Chilly talks Chad Pennington out of retirement.
    Yeah, I do believe in the tooth fairy. Why do you ask?

  41. If Kolb is traded, is Mike Kafka the #2 QB? They’ll have to get someone else, but who? Another journeyman backup? Is it too late to sign Jeff Garcia now that he’s with Omaha of the UFL? Would the Rams consider shipping A.J. Feeley back to the Eagles?
    On the other hand, how can they NOT trade Kolb? Andy Reid embarrassed and humiliated him. How can Kolb ever trust another word that Andy Reid ever says to him? For all intents and purposes, Kolb is damaged goods as long as he remains an Eagle.
    This soap opera should be entertaining as hell to watch!

  42. Love the cretins who are proclaiming that Vick is playing better than he ever has. Against… an average Packers D in prevent mode, and the lackluster Lions. This week it’s Jacksonville, and he’ll probably be hailed as a genius for beating that thoroughly mediocre team.
    And suddenly, the first player to ever throw more than 300 yards in his first two starts (that was Kolb, last year) is somehow no good?
    No wonder the Eagles never make it to the top, with this kind of shaky thinking as their foundation. As someone who was a fan of the team back in the Jaworski days, I say this team deserves a lot better than its current coach, owner, and sociopathic new starting QB.

  43. Are you people nuts? You think the Browns would waste what will most likely be a top 40 pick in the second round on someone who has been well-documented as ‘unproven’ and ‘a work in progress’? Cleveland would be dumb to offer anything more than a 5th rounder for Kolb. The Eagles made their bed, and now they’ll have to lie in it.

  44. you telling me the Packers defense isnt good? its going to take teams awhile to get used to Vick again. The guy is a lock for the Pro Bowl assuming he doesnt get hurt.

  45. petro says:
    September 22, 2010 2:01 PM
    @ In & Out Burger – What has McNabb done so far? Went 1 game with no TD’s and in the other he played in did well but they lost. Vick has outplayed McNabb in his 6 quarters than McNabb’s 8.
    how bout the fact that McNabb is a proven leader, kolb not so much, and Vick is a criminal! yes vick did play well, but they barely beat the Lions. In no way has Vick done more for the eagles than McNabb the Redskins!! Eagles fans are just unappreciative of everything, which is they have never won a Superbowl, and never will….
    With that being said, this is a stupid non news worthy story!! The Filthy eagles are not trading kolb!! who was SUPPOSED to be there in the trade with DNABB
    HTTR

  46. Kolb will not be traded. They are going with the hot hand to win right now, and increasing his trade value at the same time. Jacksonville is a sacrificial lamb that Vick can throw up huge stats against which will lead teams needing a qb that still believe they have a shot at the playoffs to offer some crazy compensation to acquire him. The Eagles love their draft picks and would gladly take a top ten pick from someone for a qb they will undoubtedly not have next year anyway. Savvy move if you ask me.

  47. JeterLeto says:
    September 22, 2010 2:05 PM
    Id say Colt McCoy and a 2012 2nd round pick for Kolb. I think the Browns would be getting much talent in return for very little. Kolb is a franchine QB to build around
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    First of all, McCoy was a 3rd rounder, and an unknown. As of right now, Kolb is a failed franchise QB and a bust. If Cleveland trades anything higher than a 5th round pick, they need to fire Holmgren and Heckert.

  48. Alydar says:
    September 22, 2010 2:29 PM
    Kolb gets traded to the Vikes, who then trade Tavaris Jackson to Buffalo.
    Jackson leads the Bills to the Super Bowl in the post-lockout season, and is named MVP, passing for 350 yards and running for 120. Kolb is benched for Sage, but Chilly talks Chad Pennington out of retirement.
    Yeah, I do believe in the tooth fairy. Why do you ask?
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    I think the most unbelievable part of your story has to be Chilly holding a head coaching position after this season.

  49. Vick is a lock for the Pro Bowl? Isn’t it a little premature to be saying that? Besides, its highly questionable if he can get through the whole season without getting killed behind that horrendous offensive line.

  50. give philly fans three weeks and they will be booing vick…………… make that two, that’s when McNabb comes back and punks them, the dumbest fans in the league.

  51. When you have Delhomme, Wallace and McCoy are your QBs and you had Derek Anderson, Brady Quinn, Ken Dorsey and Bruce Gradokski previously, Kevin Kolb looks like Joe Namath ! Make the darn trade Heckert! Throw Mangini and Daboll into the deal; we won’t miss them !

  52. It was classic Vick. His speed is back. His throwing is better than it ever was in Atlanta. Frankly, he’s playing better now than he ever did in Atlanta.
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    Agreed. I wasn’t particularly happy about them signing Vick. Aside from the dog thing, I was never really a fan of his playing style. It’s fun, but it also comes with certain limits to it. In other words, it can make you competitive, but never a champ. I noticed something different the last two games, however. When he’s scrambling now, he’s still keeping his head up, checking his progressions, and looking for an open receiver. In his Atlanta days, once he started to run, more often than not that’s all he’d think about. I think he learned quite a bit sitting behind McNabb and working with the same coach that helped McNabb develop. I say give him some time and see if this is for real, or just a good short-term showing. If it is for real, give him an extension. If not, let him leave after this season ends. Either way, getting rid of Kolb makes no sense right now, unless we get a serviceable backup out of the deal. If the Eagles traded Kolb, we’d be one bad hit away from having to start the rookie Kafka.

  53. asdfghjkl says:
    September 22, 2010 2:28 PM
    As a Steelers fan, I want the Browns to be competitive again.
    ==================================
    I’m kind of rooting for the Browns to win their first game week 6 when they travel to pittsburg. The steelers could be 4-0, and rothlisloser will be returning. He’d wind up the most hated man in pittburg.

  54. If the Eagles are stupid enough to trade Kolb to Browns after the dogcatcher has almost 2 good games in a row, Philly deserves to suffer even more years of no super bowl victories.
    It would end up being about the same as Schaub going to the Texans, again in lieu of Vick. Interesting.
    Now, it won’t happen as there is no way the Iggles go with Vick and whomever as opposed to McNabb and Kolb.
    It becomes a non-story other than the Browns are starved for a decent QB.

  55. Buffalo Hogan says: September 22, 2010 2:31 PM
    The Bills should jump in on Kolb…that you seen the dhiarhea in their toilet bowl?
    Seen it? I’m soaking in it!

  56. First of all, someone called Kolb a failed franchise qb? So he played a couple great games last year, has 1 mediocre HALF this year, and you call him failed already? Yea, that makes sense. Second, you gotta play the hot hand here. And if you have the possiblity to upgrade your defense or your O line by trading who is now your backup QB, you do it. You don’t play the ‘what if’ game regarding Vick could get hurt, or have off field issues, etc. And whoever said Kolb is not worth anymore than a 5th, you are also a moron. If the Brown Eyes offer a fifth, Im sure Philly would laugh and hang up. Worth a 2nd or maybe a 5th and a player.

  57. dabbflappy says:
    September 22, 2010 1:32 PM
    He is, once again, the most exciting player in football.
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    You obviously did not watch the New Barry Sanders – Jahvid Best – for the last two weeks
    kid has the quickest feet i’ve ever seen

  58. Harbs, I called Kolb a failed QB, and I’ll explain why. Kolb has been sitting behing McNabb for 3 years. The eagles coaches have had plenty of time to see how he practices, runs the practice squad, leads on the field and locker room. They’re obviously not very impressed, or they wouldn’t have declared Vick the starter so easily. Vick would be starting due to injury until Kolb is ready otherwise.
    I have recent experience in this type of situation. Quinn sat behind anderson for 3 years. When he was given his chance, he proved he couldn’t lead the team. The QB controversy in Cleveland last year was caused because all the QBs sucked. For Cleveland to take a chance on another failed QB that was unable to lead his team or impress his coaches would be foolish unless that QB is picked up off a waiver wire.

  59. Kevin Kolb has made three NFL starts and passed for 742 yards with a completion percentage of 63% while throwing 4 TDs and 3 INTs. Quarterback X threw for 397 yards in his first 3 NFL starts with a completion of 51%, Quarterback X threw for 3 TDs and 2 INTs.
    So, for those of you who want to call Kolb a failed QB after three starts, what do you make of Quarterback X? Is he also a failed starter as well?

  60. Philly fans WOULD run Peyton Manning out of town. They are the unhappiest bunch of sad sacks in the entire NFL.
    What would you expect from a group that booed Santa Claus and beat up Chief Zee?

  61. Michael Vick and Kevin Kolb will both be on the Eagles roster on October 20th. Here’s why…
    Vick is in his last year of the 2-year contract. Why would you trade anything of value for a guy that comes in for ~9 games, learning the system, getting a rhythm with the receivers, only to have him leave?
    Kolb has not been proven one way or the other, it’s still quite early in his career. Granted, Kolb might not be a happy camper over Reid’s antics, but if Reid was concerned about Kolb’s feelings he wouldn’t have benched him. It’s the ol’ “he can rot on the bench for all I care” mentality, to an extent. Just because Kolb shed a few tears doesn’t mean the Eagles will trade him. Man up.
    If Kolb goes to the Browns, sadly, it’ll be Brady Quinn all over again. The Eagles traded McNabb because they had a logjam at QB. What sense would it make to go from three legitimate starters to one?
    No way either of them get traded.

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