Kolb the day after

Kevin Kolb threw two touchdowns and three interceptions in the Eagles' loss to the Saints Sunday. (Yong Kim / Staff Photographer)

Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb was still down but ready for another chance the day after his first NFL start resulted in some big numbers -- 391 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions -- and a lopsided loss to the New Orleans Saints.

"It hacks you off that there's this negative attitude and you realize that maybe there is eight plays in there if we just do one thing a little different, the game could have been different," Kolb said.

The fact that coach Andy Reid said Kolb would start Sunday against Kansas City if Donovan McNabb is sidelined for a second straight week was encouraging to the former second-round pick.

"You always want to keep proving yourself, so every time he continues to have faith in me, it gives me more confidence," Kolb said. "You know he sees something there and hopefully that turns into something. This week it has to. Hopefully I can turn into the starter that he sees and wants me to be."

Asked what he thought his strength as a quarterback was, Kolb gave an interesting answer.

"It used to be ball security, but that's what I have to get better at," Kolb said. "I have to get better at taking care of the ball and not giving up cheap ones like I did."

Kolb has thrown seven interceptions and lost two fumbles in nine career games.

His senior year at the University of Houston, he threw 30 touchdowns and just four interceptions in just 14 games.

You can read more about Kolb's day after in tomorrow's Inquirer.