Saturday, November 28, 2015

Kolb not bothered by QB shuffle with Vick

Will inserting Michael Vick into games with the first-team offense affect Kevin Kolb's rhythm? Kolb says it's not an issue, and the Eagles need to get Vick on the field.

Kolb not bothered by QB shuffle with Vick

Kevin Kolb said he´s not bothered by Michael Vick replacing him in spots. (Yong Kim / Staff Photographer)
Kevin Kolb said he's not bothered by Michael Vick replacing him in spots. (Yong Kim / Staff Photographer)

Predicting how Michael Vick will be used in the regular season is a big of a guessing game at this point.

Based on what we saw last year, what we've seen in the preseason and what Marty Mornhinweg has told us, Vick is going to get on the field. But when he is going to get on the field is the tricky part.

And that goes hand in hand with determining how inserting Vick into games will affect Kevin Kolb and his rhythm.

Against the Chiefs, Vick got on the field for five of 52 plays with the first-team offense.

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"No. It doesn't bother me at all," Kolb said when I asked if the shuffling in and out will take some getting used to. "My rhythm stays the same. I look forward to Mike being out there. He's a great player. He's an asset to our team so we need him out there when they see fit. And it doesn't bother me at all."

Mornhinweg was also asked this week about how inserting Vick into games will affect Kolb, and he stayed consistent with remarks he made during training camp at Lehigh.

"You certainly think about it because I do believe in it," he said. "However, it’s all the mentality, really. If you have the mentality - and our offense has it, all of our players have it - where we don’t care how we win the next game. We’ll do whatever it takes to win the next game. We don’t care how we win the game - run, pass. We don’t care who gets the credit. We don’t care who scores. With that attitude, then you’re in pretty good shape."

Vick had success when he was in the game against Kansas City. He picked up a couple of 3rd-and-short plays with his legs and also found Jason Avant for an 8-yard gain through the air.

Of course, we won't know exactly how this thing is going to work until the regular season.


ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports that the NFLPA is monitoring two trades, including the Eagles' deal with the Cardinals that sent rookie fullback Charles Scott to Arizona for cornerback Jorrick Colvin.

You should check out the link, but it has to do with an 85 percent rule in an uncapped year. Per the rule, any drafted rookie that is cut by his team is guaranteed 85 percent of his first-year minimum-wage $310,000 salary.

But if the rookie is traded and then cut, apparently the rule does not apply.

The Redskins and Rams are the other teams being monitored, per the report.


Ron Jaworski and Jon Gruden made their NFC East predictions during Sportscenter Tuesday. I blogged about it last night.

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