Jeffri Chadiha of ESPN.com wrote a nice little piece about Kevin Kolb. The focus of the article looks at how the team is transitioning from having Donovan McNabb as the quarterback for so long, to now having the young Kolb.
One quote from Kolb that stood out to me in the article was when Kolb said, “I see myself as the distributor.”
I don’t think this could be anymore true. Kolb has a cast around him that should make him great. There are so many play-makers on that offense, that any one of them can take a simple play for a score at any moment. This is exactly why all Kolb has to do is be the distributor.
He is fully aware of all the talent around him, and the fact that this group of guys can take a lot of pressure off his back.
When looking back over McNabb’s career, you can pinpoint a lot of plays where he made something out of nothing, and took it upon himself to come up big. When we reflect back on Kolb 10 years from now, we might not remember as many exact moments, but this doesn’t mean he won’t find success.
Kolb is going to work with what he has. Is his supporting cast better than anything McNabb had? Yea, probably. However, that’s not his fault. If McNabb were Kolb’s age and had the cast that Kolb does now, would his career have been better? It’s definitely possible.
This is 2010 though, and Kevin Kolb is our starting quarterback. He has weapons all around him and knows full well that these guys will make plays for him. All he has to do now is put the ball in their hands. After all, he is the distributor.