Philadelphia Eagles' Quarterback Kevin Kolb Excels in First Career Road Win Against San Francisco 49ers

By Bryn Swartz
Philadelphia Eagles QB Kevin Kolb (4) dances away from San Francisco 49ers Manny Lawson (99) and Ray McDonald (91) in the second quarter at Candlestick Park in San Francisco on October 10, 2010. The Eagles defeated the 49ers 27-24  UPI/Terry Schmitt Photo via Newscom

For all of you (moronic) people out there who think that two quarters of play against a solid Packers team determines whether or not a quarterback is a flop, think again.

Kevin Kolb excelled in his first start since losing his starting job to Michael Vick, completing 21 of 31 passes for 253 yards, a touchdown, and zero interceptions.

He added a beautiful 19-yard run on 3rd and 18, and turned in the best play of his career late in the first quarter, eluding two 49ers’ defenders, rolling to his right, and firing across the field to Brent Celek, who dove in for a touchdown.

He lost what could have been a key fumble right before halftime, but the 49ers missed (that’s right) a field goal to keep the Eagles’ lead at 17-10.

In Kolb’s three full career starts, he has led the offense to a total of 81 points, an average of 27 points per game.

However, head coach Andy Reid announced that Michael Vick will still be the Eagles’ quarterback when he is fully healthy, which I think will be against the Tennessee Titans on October 24th.

I still am in support of Kolb starting because I want the fourth-year quarterback to develop for the rest of the season. The rest of the NFC is surprisingly weak, and I think even with Kevin Kolb, the Eagles have a legitimate shot at reaching the postseason.

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