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Kevin Kolb Talks About His Troubles Getting The Ball To Jackson

All of the media walked  into the locker room and circled the wagons around Kevin Kolb’s locker.  With Michael Vick still ailing and yet to throw a pass, it looks like he’s going to be the guy at the helm again this week when the Eagles play the Atlanta Falcons.

This is a 4-1 Falcon club that is considered one of the best teams in the NFC.  The Eagles will need all hands on deck this weekend and they must step up their game, if they want to beat the Atlanta.

Once Kolb walked up and jumped in the middle of the circle around his locker, it didn’t take long for somebody to ask him about why he’s been having trouble getting the ball to DeSean Jackson.

“Defenses have been doing a good job against him, but I’ve got to do a better job of getting him the ball”, Kolb responded. “He’s a dynamic player and we have to get the ball in his hands, and we’ll do a good job. At the same time, and he understands this, when it’s like that, other guys get the chances.”

I think Kolb is doing the right thing by going through his progressions in the pocket and getting the ball out of his hands to the first open receiver.  Of course that doesn’t explain why Vick has been able to get him the ball, consistently.

When asked whether he thought Jackson showed any signs of being frustrated Kolb responded, “No, DeSean, along with the rest of the guys, are very good about that. We have good, team-oriented guys here. That’s what they brought in. That’s what [GM] Howie [Roseman] and [head coach] Andy [Reid] wanted to bring in. Every player wants his touches, and I’m the same way. Every player’s the same way. But [DeSean] doesn’t show any frustration. I’m sure he wants to get the ball, but he understands the team aspect of it, as well as the rest of us.”

Jackson wasn’t available for comment.  He came into the locker room for a minute to get his jersey, football pants and shoulder pads, then took them into the training room.  We’ll see if he talks later in the week.

It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out. He’ll have to practice saying the right thing before he talks.

Kolb’s job of getting the ball to Jackson won’t be easier this weekend because he’s going to have King Dunlap protecting his blindside.

Jason Peters who was struggling at left tackle himself, is going to miss a few weeks because of a knee injury.  That gives us a matchup of John Abraham versus Dunlap.

Kolb made it a point to say the right thing when asked about his confidence in Dunlap on his blindside.  “First of all, I have total confidence in whoever’s out there”, Kolb said with a straight face. “I have a lot of confidence in [T] King [Dunlap]. I thought he did a good job the other night. He got beat the one time, but that was partly my fault, as well. Whoever’s out there, you have to have confidence in.”

They’re going to have to give Dunlap some help of it’s going to mean problems.

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drummerwinslow
drummerwinslow
October 13, 2010 4:59 pm

Kolb gives great interview! I’ll give him that.

WellWellWell
WellWellWell
October 13, 2010 4:59 pm

Then Kolb said..”ask me that again when I’m picking turf outta my helmet” kids gonna get killed.

rcp1936
rcp1936
October 13, 2010 8:33 pm

I am sure Reid and the coaches are trying to figure out how to give Dunlap help –Let’s hope the find a solution or we may see how Kafka performs

anderson silva
anderson silva
October 13, 2010 8:51 pm

He does say all of the right things, no doubt. They have to run the ball more more more, screens, draws and traps. Those plays/schemes should slow down the pass rush and prevent Kolb from getting killed. The Jets ran some beautiful trap plays Monday night, the Vikes DTs got clocked more than once.

kevinkolb4SB
kevinkolb4SB
October 14, 2010 12:50 am

Vick got him the ball because he played two pathetic defenses in Detroit and Jacksonville. Certainly he has a better arm, but much too much has been made of this.

phillywill
phillywill
October 14, 2010 10:15 am

hahaha
vick got him the ball because vick is an nfl starting qb not a backup
that might be the reason
u could put djax at fullback and bring him out the backfield as a checkdown im sure he’d get 8 to 10 touches then

Droc
Droc
October 14, 2010 11:04 am

Hey Kevin Kolb4SB. The head coach will put the best player on the field. When Vick is healthy the best player will be on the field.

Paul Mancini
Paul Mancini
October 14, 2010 2:07 pm

I agree that Vick is the #1 Qb when he’s healthy and give the Eagles the best shot of winning
But since he’s not playing, I will root for QB Kolb in leding the Eagles to Vitory like he did last week on a road game against a pretty good defensive team (At least better than the Lions/Jaguars)
So lets support our Eagle Team the no matter who is starting and is what Fans do…

Droc
Droc
October 14, 2010 4:38 pm

Paul. Agreed. With the league the way it is you never know what can happen so we need to win any way we can

anderson silva
anderson silva
October 14, 2010 7:52 pm

No no no, Paul, fans do not support the team or root for players they do not like. You are not keeping to the code of the GCobb poster. Public humiliation for failure and ridicule is the only way to be a REAL fan. More personal insults, more character assassination, more cries for rebellion due to ineptitude on the part of the evil, dreaded and reviled Front Office!

Paul Mancini
Paul Mancini
October 14, 2010 8:06 pm

Sorry Anderson, What was I thinking..
I guess this is why Philadelphia Fans have become known as “Bandwagon Fans”
like Jimmy Rollins said a couple years back and the City is more known Nationally as being called the the “City of Whiners”….

anderson silva
anderson silva
October 14, 2010 8:40 pm

See, there you go, that’s bettter. I always feel good when I can correct the path of a wayward soul.

tydm
tydm
October 16, 2010 6:03 am

How many TD’s did Vick throw to Jackson against the Skins? How many tds did he throw 1/2 that game? I just hope he isn’t another 5. Good one game bad another. I would still go with a pocket passer than scrambler. I know he has improved but still has a passing pct less than 62.