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Kevin Kolb’s Smugness, Brodrick Bunkley was Traded Again, and Asante Samuel isn’t Happy

Kyle Scott - August 1, 2011

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Welcome to the 2011 NFL offseason!

Maybe it’s because he’s no longer an Eagle, or because he didn’t do shit when he was here, but I feel like Kevin Kolb is quickly developing a smug side. When he was here (you could usually find him on the bench), he seemed like a really likable, down to earth guy. Well, now, perhaps because of his swinging dick and or fat wallet, he’s starting to play the role of "heel."

Over the weekend, he told reporters in Arizona that his new city was really clean. “Granted, I was coming from Philadelphia,” he said.

Then, as if pointing out the obvious (face it, parts of the city are shitholes) wasn’t annoying enough, Kolb then took to the airwaves in Phoenix to talk about Andy Reid and his decision to let this dog loose: [Deadspin]

"Well a couple of different things. Number one there is a great quarterback there right now and him and I competed for a full year last year. He's a star. Obviously we know what he can do. Secondly, I think Andy did it for me. When I first brought it up to him he said ‘you ain't going no where.' He was joking obviously, but we had a good relationship like that. I am one of his guys. He drafted me there. We became very close, but I think he did it for me. I think he knew it was time. He knew I was ready. He saw me through last year. The highs and the lows and said ‘alright it's time to unleash you.' That's what makes a great coach. He's going to do what is right for the players and that's why he has a long tenure in the NFL."

 

Unleash the Kolb. Angry puppies get unleashed too, though they don’t scare anybody and wind up only hurting themselves. But I suppose we’re not allowed to use dog references and quarterbacks in the same paragraph. Deadspin has more quotes.

Meanwhile, in other ex-Eagle news, Brodrick Bunkley didn’t report to camp after being traded to Cleveland… so the Eagles had to trade him to Denver. The NFL, folks.

Finally, Asante Samuel doesn’t sound too happy about the less-than-ringing endorsement the Eagles have given him: [Philly Sports Daily]

Meeting the media for the first time since arriving to training camp, he was asked if he has requested a trade. He responded with, “No comment.”

That is a strong comment within itself.

“I want to be where I’m wanted,” said Samuel. “If I’m not appreciated here, then life goes on.

 

You can read more over at Philly Sports Daily.

Everybody’s got something to say…

Your Monday Evening Carts: I Went to the Nascar Race with Riley Cote Edition!

Kyle Scott - May 16, 2011

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That there is Riley Cote, his girlfriend (seen hither), Kevin Harvick, and presumably some chick Carts wanted no parts of.

The picture is Cote's Facebook profile pic, taken at Dover on Sunday. Carts, of course, is chummy with Harvick. Surely you remember the pink racing helmet One Seven included in his favorite things basket, ostensibly making Harvick one of his, um, favorite things. Fun.

H/T to Joe

Reports Insist Kevin Kolb is Worth A First-Round Pick

Ryan Gillon - March 21, 2011

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"Did you hear that, Michael? People want me."

The Eagles must have been serious when they said they were listening to offers for backup Kevin Kolb.  The NFL Owners Meetings are currently taking place in New Orleans, and Peter King is reporting that one team may have already put a deal on the table for Kolb. Via Monday Morning Quarterback:

 

At the NFL meetings Sunday, a good source told me Reid already has one team willing to offer a first-round pick for Kolb, and now he's looking for a team with a higher choice in the round to make him a better deal.

 
What you can draw from this is that the Eagles seem serious about moving the embattled quarterback if the asking price is right. Unfortunately nothing can be done regarding any type of deal if the league remains in its current state of limbo.
 
There is, however, one loophole that Tim McManus points out in his piece over at Philly Sports Daily. It could allow for trades and free agency to take place the way that we have grown to know and love it.
 
The players association has filed for an injunction to block the current lockout. If that injunction is granted then teams would in all likelihood be allowed to sign free agents and trade players.
 
It's just another twist and turn in the world of shit that currently is the NFL. As a fan, you would have to hope that something like this can get done. If not,  the draft won't be like the draft you've seen in the past and the Eagles seemingly have something to lose if that's the case.

Kevin Kolb Remains Vocal, Wouldn’t Mind Being A Cardinal

Kyle Scott - February 13, 2011

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Kevin Kolb keeps talking, but is anything going to change?

Please welcome Ryan Gillon, who will be making regular contributions to CB

With Michael Vick likely to be franchised by the Eagles sometime this week, Kevin Kolb's situation in Philly continues to look bleak.

He has made it clear that he wants to start in the NFL next season, whether it be with the Eagles or another team. Arizona was on the list of possible destinations long before Kolb's name came out of Larry Fitzgerald's mouth. But the news clearly hit the embattled quarterback's ears and he did not hesitate to respond when talking with Howard Eskin and Ike Reese on WIP yesterday.

Via PFT and Moving the Chains.

“I mean, if he’s not the best, he’s one of the best receivers in the NFL, superstar,” Kolb said on WIP with Howard Eskin this week via Moving the Chains. “For a guy like that to say something about me, it means a lot. And it’s awfully flattering, and I hope that if something happens, their name comes up.”

 

Kolb's desire to start has been no secret, and his willingness to put that out in the media has been more directed than it ever was when he was watching Donovan McNabb from the bench for three years. You really can't blame a guy who patiently waited for his opportunity, only to have Clay Matthews rock his entire world (literally).

Having said that, there are two things to remember here. One, Kevin Kolb isn't going to start in Philadelphia next year. It's Michael Vick's job in 2011 and it's only a matter of whether the team franchises him (the likely and rumored scenario) or signs him to a long-term deal. Two, Kolb can't be traded without a collective bargaining agreement in place, and depending on when that gets done, he could be sitting on the bench in an Eagles uniform… again.

In his situation, it wasn't out of line to say publicly that he wants to be a starter in this league. It wasn't in bad taste to find solace and hope watching the Aaron Rodgers story unfold. He's not ruffling the feathers like so many other players have in this league (T.O. says what?). But his story may not have the happy ending he is hoping for.

There is no clear sign that the Eagles intend to trade him. Michael Vick, in so many ways, remains a liability and Kolb is one hell of an insurance policy. Additionally, there is still one year remaining on Kolb's contract with the Birds. So, if Joe Banner and Andy Reid (or whoever the hell is making decisions in that front office) want to keep him, regardless of the reason, Kolb's wiggle room lingers somewhere between none and minimal.

So keep talking, Kevin. You are more than welcome to do so, but your words may dictate very little change from your current situation…

…if any at all.

Why is Kevin Kolb in Demand?

Kyle Scott - February 8, 2011

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Yesterday, Larry Fitzgerald campaigned for the services of one Kevin Kolb. Whys?

As Tim McManus reports, Fitzgerald and the Cardinals will be one of many potential suitors for the second found draft pick who has been a career backup and never proven anything in the NFL.

Kolb's career stats:

61% pass completion, 11 TDs, 14 Ints, 73.2 QB rating

For realsies. That 73.2 QB rating would have put him just ahead of Brett Fave (29th) this past season.

Besides that, he has looked consistently uncomfortable in the pocket, shown that his arm is not that strong, and hasn't seized either of the two opportunities he's been given.

What else we know about Kolb: He was drafted in the second round and served as a backup to Donovan McNabb. He was then given the keys to the team by Andy Reid, which later proved to be a mistake when he was replaced by a felon on probation who hadn't played in the league in three years. Those are facts.

In the limited on-field sample we have of Kolb, he hasn't done anything to prove himself as anything more than a mediocre quarterback. 

Is it really going to be this easy to trade him?

Should we just keep quiet and not tell anyone?

Am I missing something?

Kevin Kolb is Pulling No Punches, Wants to Start

Kyle Scott - January 9, 2011

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Kevin Kolb is tired of being a backup:  [Philly.com]

“I love it here, as everybody knows.  My family’s settled in here. I would love to be starting here. But I want to be starting somewhere.”

Kolb was then asked if could take another season in Philadelphia as the backup.

“I can’t answer that question,” he said.

 

Can you blame him?  After being drafted four years ago, he's only started six games.  He's said all the right things and been nothing but supportive of his teammates.  I don't think he's that good, but he deserves the chance.

Live Game Feed

Kyle Scott - January 2, 2011

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Yes!  We get to use the same Kevin Kolb photo we used in Week 1.  The season has come full circle. Kevin Kolb completed the season in relative health having played through all 17 weeks of the NFL season without controversy or change and is the clear choice of the quarterback of the future, having validated Andy Reid’s grooming oh the young quarterback.

Kevin Kolb is playing this week.


Kevin Kolb Will Start on Sunday

Kyle Scott - December 30, 2010

This comes as no surprise, but Kevin Kolb will start Sunday's game against the Cowboys, bringing the season full circle.