Kevin Kolb began the 2010 season as the starting quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles. Following two poor quarters of play and a concussion, Michael Vick took over as the Eagles’ quarterback and almost led the Eagles to a comeback against the Packers.
Vick started the next week against the Detroit Lions and led the Eagles to 35 points and a victory. Vick was only starting at quarterback because of Kolb’s injury, but as a result of his fantastic play, he was named by head coach Andy Reid as the Eagles’ new quarterback.
Vick led the Eagles to a blowout win against the Jaguars, but suffered a rib cartilage injury against the Redskins. Kevin Kolb took over, and almost led the Eagles to a comeback win.
Kolb started against the 49ers and Falcons, winning both, and playing well, while Vick nursed his sore ribs.
Then Kolb played poorly in a loss to the Tennessee Titans, and Reid announced that Vick’s ribs are fully healed and he will be the starter against the Indianapolis Colts after the bye week.
Through seven games, Kolb has played all of three games. Vick has played all of two games. And they’ve both played parts of two games.
My question is simple: When will Andy Reid announce what he is planning to do with the quarterback situation?
It’s pretty obvious to anyone watching Reid’s press conferences that he hates talking about Michael Vick vs Kevin Kolb.
I personally don’t think Reid has a clue what he is going to do for the rest of the season.
If Vick plays well, I’m sure Reid will allow him to start for the remainder of the season. But what if Vick plays poorly for one game? Does he lose his job? Is Kolb going to start for one game if Vick plays poorly? What if Kolb then plays great? Does he start for another week?
What about Vick’s injury history? I personally don’t believe that Vick will be able to play the rest of the season without getting hurt. His style of play is extremely aggressive and I think he’ll miss one or two more games this season.
What then? Will Kolb start knowing he is going to go right back to the bench after Vick returns? Or will he start knowing he will earn a second start if he plays well?
I honestly believe that Michael Vick was healthy enough to play against the Tennessee Titans. Not healthy enough to dress as an emergency quarterback, but healthy enough to play.
But Reid didn’t want to sit Kolb after he played well in games against the 49ers and Falcons, both Eagles’ victories.
I think he gave Kolb a chance against a blitzing defense, and Kolb didn’t perform up to expectations. So boom! He goes back to the bench and Vick, now fully healed, will start against the Colts.
I’m just getting frustrated with the whole quarterback controversy. It’s ironic how they both can’t stay healthy.
I want Kevin Kolb to be the starting quarterback, as I’ve been saying all season. But I want him to have earned the job, not feel like he is starting because Vick is still recovering from his injuries.
But more importantly than having Kolb start, I just want to know.
What is Reid planning and when will we know?
Is it Vick for the rest of the season and then Kolb? Is it all Vick now? What is it?!
If you think Vick is just going to start the final nine games of the season and become the quarterback of the future, you’re in for a big surprise.