Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Looks like Kolb will start again Sunday
By Dan Graziano
Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley
Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb told ESPN's Sal Paolantonio that he was still in pain and that he didn't know if he'd be able to play Sunday against the Chiefs. Eagles coach Andy Reid has already said that Kevin Kolb will be the starter if McNabb's not ready to go. That means that Kolb and Michael Vick will likely be the two main quarterbacks against the Chiefs. Jeff Garcia would be the emergency quarterback.
"There is still pain," McNabb told ESPN on Monday. "With these rib injuries, I don't know. It's Monday. We'll see how it goes."
The Eagles have a bye week after the Chiefs game, so it makes sense to rest McNabb in this game. There's also the fact that first-year Chiefs coach Todd Haley doesn't have much talent to work with. If the Eagles can't beat the Chiefs at Lincoln Financial Field without McNabb, then their problem will run much deeper than just quarterback. I'd also be surprised to see Brian Westbrook out there Sunday. Why not give him an extra week to respond to a high ankle sprain?