Kevin Kolb already knows the offense. Ditto Michael Vick. But for draft pick Mike Kafka -- and fellow rookie Joey Elliott -- the upcoming camp for rookies and selected veterans offers a special chance to get under center and take rep after rep after rep and dig deep into the playbook and learn from the good things they do and from the mistakes they make.
"He did a lot of good things," said offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, talking about Kafka from the post-draft camp. "He looked like he picked things up pretty well."
It's an open competition between Kafka and Elliott, both of whom played in the Big Ten last season -- Kafka at Northwestern and Elliott at Purdue. The Eagles need a third quarterback behind Kolb and Vick and Kafka, the 122nd overall pick in April, clearly has a leg up. But who knows? The mental challenge ahead is a great one.
"I think I'm a fast learner," said Kafka when he was drafted. "I'm looking forward to learning the offense. It's a great offense. It's proven to score a lot of points."
-- Posted by Dave Spadaro, 10: 27 p.m., May 17