Monday, August 31, 2015

Kolb: I can 'show leadership'

Kevin Kolb could be in line to make his first NFL start next Sunday against the New Orleans Saints, with Donovan McNabb suffering a cracked rib in today's opener against Carolina.

Kolb: I can 'show leadership'

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Kevin Kolb could be in line to make his first NFL start next Sunday against the New Orleans Saints, with Donovan McNabb suffering a cracked rib in today's opener against Carolina.

Depending on how quickly the Eagles make a decision about McNabb and he feels, Kolb could get a full week of preparation with the first team for the first time.

"Well, I think I can go in there and show leadership," Kolb said after today's game. "The biggest thing for a backup quarterback is leadership. Not let the offense miss a beat. Just come in there and run it as smooth as it was before the injury and keep us clicking."

Kolb, a 2007 second-round pick, has struggled in both of his significant stretches of playing time in relief of McNabb. Yesterday, he was 7-for-11 for 23 yards and was sacked twice. His QB rating was 67.6 and he did not lead the offense to any points.

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His struggles against Baltimore's voracious defense last November when McNabb was benched for the second half have been well-documented. The numbers: 10-for-23, for 73 yards, with two interceptions, including one returned 105 yards for a touchdown. His QB rating was 15.3.

"I'll definitely be excited (if he gets the start)," Kolb said. "I'm also a huge fan of Donovan's and I hope the best for him. He's a tough guy and he'll fight through it if he can."

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To read Domo's report card, click here.

To read our earlier report on Donovan McNabb's injury, click here.

To read our highights from the game, click here.
 

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