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Kolb Compared to Rodgers

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by 3irty1, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. 3irty1

    3irty1 Fear the Dreads!

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    Like Packers in 2008, Eagles appear ready to move on with new QB
     
  2. PackersRS

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    I think the title of the thread is a bit misleading.

    They're not comparing Kolb to Rodgers.

    They're comparing the Eagles' QB situation to the Packers' QB situation in 08.

    They're not saying Kolb is as good as Rodgers, but rather that the Eagles' management trust him like the Packers' did with Rodgers.
     
  3. 3irty1

    3irty1 Fear the Dreads!

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    Truth, but on the NFL website the story is subtitled as "One reason why the Eagles might trade Donovan Mcnabb: They think Kolb could be the next Aaron Rodgers". So I blame them for misleading me! :p
     
  4. ivo610

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    its understandable. They want to move on from their franchise QB, the comparisons seem to fit.
     
  5. PackersRS

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    Yeah, it's misleading, but they're reffering to the situation. And the NFL doesn't say that they think themselves that Kolb is the next Rodgers. They say that the Eagles do.

    But let's remember, a lot of people, myself including, didn't think Rodgers would be the solution at QB (some delusionals still don't). I supported him from day one, contrary to some, but I wasn't sure he'd be the kind of player he already is...

    If you asked me to rate the QBs in the 2008 preseason, I'd probably put Rodgers in 19th, 20th, maybe lower...

    Right now, IMHO he's the 4th best QB, and not far behind the others. And with the potential to be the #1 QB in 2 years top...
     
  6. NYPacker

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    Almost every team now thinks that they can pull off what we did. In fact the Cardinals, 49ers and Panthers are using Aaron Rodgers as an adjective to showcase that they're imitating us. Respectively Matt Lienart, Alex Smith and Matt Moore were all in the shadows of veteran QB's and next year will be their chance to shine. The fact that they used Aaron Rodgers as an example and are implementing the "Rodgers" method shows how much the league admires and fears us.
     
  7. Green_Bay_Packers

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    Kolb could be a great QB he is like Rodgers in having to wait for his chance to play
     
  8. ivo610

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    McNabb to the Redskins, let the favre vikings rodgers packers comparisons start
     
  9. NYPacker

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    Yeah just read about this. Tremendous schocker. Damn what the hell are the eagles thinking!!!
     
  10. ivo610

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    This is going to be good. I dont know the last time I was excited to see the Redskins play
     
  11. NYPacker

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    This move really did nothing in terms of a packers perspective. We're still going to play against him next season. I would've liked to avoid him but he's not so dangerous to really make me care. Either way the Pack must game plan for the best in the business now. Can't have a repeat of '09 against the better QB's.
     
  12. PackersRS

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    I don't think he's one of the best in the business. I see him the way I see Romo. A guy that if you give him some easy time, he might carve you. But if you rush him, and confuse him, he gets lost...
     
  13. NYPacker

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    Yup I would have to agree, he isn't much of an elite status but is pretty decent. He might not really be a threat but still the Packers should gameplan to the fullest.
     
  14. KilrB

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    Reid isn’t stupid. He knows that a large portion of McNabbs success is based on his mobility. That portion of his game likely is in decline and Reid would know that better than anyone.

    The Eagles made a great move. It may not look that way the first few games of the season. But it will become apparent by the end of the season.

    IMO, both teams just handed 2010 to the Cowboys.
     
  15. PackersRS

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    I don't know... The redskins have a pretty good D. They have a very good RB, that gets tired easily. They brought in other 2 to keep him fresh.

    They're going to draft a LT for sure, which will help their blocking issues (though it won't solve it, their line is as bad as ours from early the season).

    They've got a QB, that though isn't elite, is for sure a top 15 qb in the league. He can win games for them.

    And let's not forget the Giants. They were an elite team in 08, and were a very good team until their secondary got depleted.

    I don't think it's a given that the Cowboys will win the NFC East. They have the most talent, but they have had the most talent since 07, and yet they've failed over and over again...
     
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    This is different than Rodgers. Rodgers was good enough to be seriously considered at #1 overall coming out of college, Kolb was a mid-round guy who had a great off-season and worked his way into the upper 2nd round.

    Rodgers had the talent, and he was waiting his turn, Kolb is far more of a wild card.
     
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    I liked what I saw out of him the past season in the few starts he did have. But who knows
     
  18. 3irty1

    3irty1 Fear the Dreads!

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    I have to say im excited to see what the kid can do. As GBP (I think?) said, No one can say they were 100% confident with Rodgers when he first stepped on the field, we may have supported him, but couldn't have expected what he is now. The only one's who could have that knowledge is the coaching staff, and thats the same as the Eagle's... but to DELIBERATELY give him to a rival... thats ridiculous.
     
  19. SheepsHead

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    I think that's an excellent analysis.
     
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    Unless the Skins play a h3ll of lot better this season than they did last year McNabb better be mobile! That offense was woeful big time. DM won't have the talent around him like he did in Philly so it might be along season for him while the team and players adjust to Shanahan and his scheme.
     
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    Peter King did the same thing.

    "I'd be worried about the Eagles too, because Kolb may be the kind of quarterback for Reid that Aaron Rodgers is for Mike McCarthy in Green Bay. No one knew what to expect out of Rodgers except McCarthy, and Rodgers has been aces, obviously. No one's seen Kolb in practice every day except Reid and his staff."

    I'm glad Rodgers is being used as a parameter, but I don't think Kolb will be as great as Rodgers is. Maybe a top 15 QB.
     
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    When they draft Okung with the number 4 pick in the first round.........it will be a big step forward as far as McNabb running for his life is concerned.
     
  23. PackersRS

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    Completely agree with you.
    Agreed. But they're still going to need a LG, a C, a RG, and a RT...
     
  24. dansz15

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    I think this was a bad trade for the Eagles because it was in division. With a good draft and players playing up to potential, this could really help balance out Washington if they can manage to either get by or fix that brutal o line.

    Kolb seems to be an OK QB, but system QB's never seem to make it as often as pro style guys. I am not sold on Kolb, his numbers were big but the did play KC. Will be an interesting year for him, Philly could be looking forward to next years draft for a future Q if this does not pan out.
     
  25. PackersRS

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    I believe with this move they're tied to Kolb as long as Reid is the HC, for better or for worse...
     

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