Thousands of Eagles fans clamored for the chance to see the new-look team up close and personal for the first time on Saturday morning. At the forefront was the team's new starting quarterback Kevin Kolb. And while fans wait to see how the offense will look with him at the helm, he began to answer some of the questions.
For one, this offense still has the potential to strike a big play at a moment's notice. On the second play of the first thud drill, Kolb hit DeSean Jackson perfectly in stride down the right sideline for a touchdown.
"I was (excited) early and then had to find a way to calm myself down because that's what you have to do in a game," Kolb said. "That was good practice for all of us. That second play, when we threw the touchdown to D-Jack, felt pretty good."
Kolb also showed the ability to read the pass rush and take off when necessary. Expect the fourth-year vet to make quick decisions and not hold on to the ball for too long.
"It's a fine line, especially for a quarterback," Kolb said. "You don't want to be too greedy, just take the things the defense gives you. I'm just glad they gave us a touchdown on the second play. You want to prove yourself, but you don't want to get carried away with it. Just keep doing your deal and trust yourself and you'll be fine."
While not all of the question will be answered with just one practice, Kolb wants to make sure that everyone involved with this team is ready for the ride.
"It was very positive and we appreciate it," Kolb said of the fans' support Saturday. "Look, we're all in this together - team, coaches, the staff and the fans. Let's just all work together and get there."
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-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 12:15 p.m., July 31