Make no mistake; Kevin Kolb's teammates are firmly behind him.
At least that's the message that starting offensive lineman Todd Herremans told the Philadelphia media on Monday.
"I like Kevin," Herremans said. "I think having him come in as the quarterback will be a little refreshing. It will be something new. We obviously have a very young team now. The leadership on our team is young as well. I don't see that as a bad thing. I think that's a really good thing. I'm just happy for Kevin that he got his opportunity.
"With this trade, it shows that the front office has as much confidence in him as the players do. The whole locker room is behind him."
Now, that doesn't mean that Herremans was happy to see Donovan McNabb go. But with the rampant speculation all off-season, Herremans had been waiting for the other shoe to drop.
"I wasn't really shocked that it happened," he said. "I knew something was going to happen sooner or later. I guess I was more shocked that it was a division opponent. The more that I thought about it, obviously we're not scared to deal with division opponents. We've done it in the past and I'm sure we'll continue to do it."
Last season, Herremans played in his first game of the season against the Washington Redskins after missing five games with a foot injury. He had specifically targeted a return against the Redskins because it was the first NFC East game of the season for the Eagles and Herremans knows the importance of those games. Now those games will have added intrigue.
"Donovan is a good player," Herremans said. "I think Jason Campbell is a good player. I don't think that's one of the major problems there. Donovan has a chance to be somewhere and win and that's good for him. It's also a good situation for Kevin. He's the face of te organization now. He gets a chance to come in and show what he can do."
-- Posted by Bo Wulf, 5:30 p.m., April 5