Monday, September 21, 2009

A second look at Kolb's numbers...

Okay, so I'm hearing that "Despite the loss, Kevin Kolb looked good against the Saints' defense, passing for nearly 400 yards in the rout." (I'm paraphrasing.)


1. Kolb could have avoided two of his interceptions--one of which was returned for a touchdown--had the Eagles just decided to run the damn ball and end the game quickly once they knew things were out of hand.

2. Actually, he should've had four interceptions, but Anthony Hargrove couldn't come down with the batted pass. Instead, the drive went to fourth down and the Eagles had to settle for a field goal.

3. And let's not forget the old axiom that a teams trailing big in the second half will always--ALWAYS!--throw the ball in an effort to play catch up. Once the Saints went up 34-13 with 4:10 left in the third quarter, Kevin Kolb completed 15 passes for 191 yards. He had three big plays of 20 yards or more during that stretch and six of the completions were for less than ten yards, leaving six other plays between 11 and 20 yards.

Hey, I'm not totally dogging Kolb here. The guy definitely deserves credit for averaging more than 12.7 yards per completion, but remember that: A) the Saints' defense was playing back at this point and didn't want to give up another bomb as they did earlier ... meaning B) nearly half of the Eagles' offensive productivity came during what could be considered GARBAGE TIME.

Here, Kevin, this applause is for you...

1 comment:

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