The Eagles love them some Mike Kafka

The Eagles felt they needed to keep Michael Vick and pay him more than any backup quarterback in the league this side of Kerry Collins because the team didn’t want to rely on a rookie quarterback to take the role.

But what if the rookie is different than most?

Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg was asked about fourth round pick Mike Kafka’s ability to pick up the playbook and get rid of the ball quickly.

“Within that realm, I think he could be — I’m trying to think back —
the best rookie that I’ve ever had in 15, 16, 17  years or something
like that,” Mornhinweg said. (Keep in mind that Mornhinweg was around for the great Joey Harrington’s first season.) 

“So, Kafka is really sharp. Now, he’s sharp
book-wise, but he’s also very intelligent in a football sense. He’s
really picked it up very quickly. He’s had just terrific minicamps. He started hot and stayed hot,” Mornhinweg said.

No, we don’t have a backup quarterback controversy on our hands yet.  But we do get a feeling Kafka will eventually become the most popular Eagle on the team, especially after a so-so week from Kevin Kolb.

21 responses to “The Eagles love them some Mike Kafka

  1. You really think that if Kolb has a so-so game Eagles fans will be calling for Kafka? I love how every Eagles press conference gets at least one quote from a coach posted on PFT. You guys know where your bread is buttered.

  2. Hopefully he becomes a star QB, so in 20 years we can describe a potential draft pick as “kafkaesque”.

  3. Kafka & J. Brown were my two sleeper QB’s in the draft. Kafka is a very smart QB with potential to be no less than a legit backup for several years….. If not a good starter in a few years!

  4. But we do get a feeling Kafka will eventually become the most popular Eagle on the team, especially after a so-so week from Kevin Kolb.
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    Really Greg? Trying to stir it up for some hits on the site? There is no truth behind that lame statement.

  5. yeah, calls for Kafka, just like Florio was right about Desean Jackson holding out of training camp
    oh no wait, he and Asante Samuel showed up a day early
    who would’ve thought?

  6. A complement from Marty Morningwhig holds no water in my book. He hasn’t developed a top echelon QB since he was birthed into this world.

  7. But we do get a feeling Kafka will eventually become the most popular Eagle on the team, especially after a so-so week from Kevin Kolb.
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    LOL Great Gregg

  8. jonesy1124 says: July 29, 2010 3:12 PM
    Remember Hank Baskin was also a pre-ordained pro bowler 4 yrs ago
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    Before talking smack, learn the players name. It’s Hank BASKETT.

  9. the username KafkaEra was made on the Eagles Message Board minutes after he was drafted.

  10. i am so sick about how smart a qb is!! dan marino and jim kelly were not the sharpest tools in the shed,but they knew how 2 ball outta control.wonder why there are not that many ivy leauge qb’s in the nfl??

  11. If Kafka proves to be a competent backup out of the gate, where does that leave Vick and his $5 million salary?

  12. Something I’ve never understood is why is Mornhinweg’s opinion so highly thought of. I know he coached the Lions under Millen, but he personally had a very big hand in how dreadful a coach he was.
    He might know how to coordinate an offense, but I don’t know if I’d be going to him for any kind of personnel evaluation. Gees, he has been quoted this off-season saying that he still thinks Michael Vick can play, lol.

  13. Dudes, reports out of Philly indicate Kafka lacks the physical tools to be an NFL (THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE) QB yet.
    Dog turds: No, we don’t have a backup quarterback controversy on our hands yet. But we do get a feeling Kafka will eventually become the most popular Eagle on the team, especially after a so-so week from Kevin Kolb.
    This writting is pure, fresh, doggy doo doo droppings.

  14. JESUSCHRIST, what about your crybaby Brooking’s quote before the Vikings playoff game. . . . . .”and then we gonna HIT ‘EM IN THA MOUTH!!”, during his pregame pep talk. Yeah, I though that was pretty funny too.

  15. Go to Eagles website and watch the videos from camp. Marty is blowing smoke up everyone’s rear end. Kafka is ok for a #3 qb, but he will be out of the league within two years.

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