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.

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.

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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