After the trade of Donovan McNabb, I thought all of the quarterback controversy would be put to rest. Boy was I wrong. Just one week into the 2010 season, there appears to be a split in opinion to have Kevin Kolb or Michael Vick run the offense. Kolb did not do his best to win over the fans as he struggled right out of the start. Kolb’s throws were erratic and his decision making was questionable at best. As if the start of the game wasn’t bad enough, Kolb’s day became that much worse when he suffered a concussion in the 2nd quarter. Kolb’s day ended early going just 5-10 for 24 yards.
With Kolb leaving early, enter Michael Vick. Vick has been chomping at the bit to get his opportunity to show the NFL that he still has what it takes to be successful. Vick came in and lighted a fire under the offense using both a running and air attack. With the Eagles down 27-10 it looked like it was going to be a blowout. To Vick’s credit, he rallied the troops but fell short of a remarkable comeback. The Eagles would go on to lose 27-20 with Vick rushing for 103 yards and adding 175 yards through the air.
Now what? Who should the Eagles start at quarterback?
Let’s be serious. Kolb is the quarterback of this team and the long-term option. Sure Vick played well, but he is not the starter. The Eagles put their reputation and dignity on the line when the traded McNabb to have Kolb become the man under center, so you know Kolb is the guy unless he proves otherwise. Everyone was ready to crown Kolb a Hall of Fame quarterback when he played well last year, but it seems many are ready to say he is a bust. You have to give Kolb more than a half of football to make any type of judgment. Kolb is the guy who is going to lead this team for years to come so quit while you are ahead to be calling for the end of the Kolb era. Vick will be used in this offense as a weapon, but Kolb will remain the starter. Eagles fans please have patience and let Kolb show you a window of work before you go ahead saying he is a bust.