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Much ado about Kolb's comments

With Donovan McNabb off until the Eagles hold their next full-squad camp next month, Kevin Kolb is the team's top quarterback this week and next at these rookie camps that also include some selected veterans.

Much ado about Kolb's comments

With Donovan McNabb off until the Eagles hold their next full-squad camp next month, Kevin Kolb is the team's top quarterback this week and next at these rookie camps that also include some selected veterans.

After the Eagles went through their paces Wednesday, Kolb, beginning his third season in Philadelphia, drew a crowd of reporters and offered some honest opinions about his status as the No. 2 quarterback on the roster.

Apparently it was a slow news day because some people thought it was earth-shattering news when Kolb confessed to being "a little bit antsy" about becoming the Eagles' full-time No. 1 quarterback.

"I want to develop as a player and I want to be a starter in this league," Kolb said. "I want to be a star in this game."

That's not news and it's also not any different than what he said two months ago when I talked to him at Tra Thomas' charity golf tournament in Deland, Fla. Kolb, a second-round pick in 2007, thinks he can be a successful NFL quarterback even though he has thrown four interceptions to no touchdowns in his limited playing time.

Kolb, by the way, has looked better this spring than at any time during his tenure with the Eagles. He had a sensational connection with rookie Jeremy Maclin on a deep pass during this morning's workout. But Kolb knows completions in these camps are nothing more than training. It's important, but he wants more.

Call me when Kolb stands in front of the cameras, microphones and notebooks and says, "You know, I'm really not sure I'm qualified to be an NFL starter." That would be a huge story.

For now, it's good news that Kolb thinks he's capable of doing the job that still belongs to McNabb.

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