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Mornhinweg Confident In Red-Zone Offense

Offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said that while he's frustrated that the starters have been unable to score a touchdown through three quarters of preseason play, he's confident that the first-team offense will be able to execute in the red zone moving forward.

"We have a certain philosophy (in the red zone), stay away from sacks and penalties. That's big. It's very difficult to overcome those things, the loss of yardage plays," Mornhinweg said.

Mornhinweg said that Kevin Kolb has, for the most part, made the correct reads when the offense has moved into scoring territory.

"There have been several where he's made good, quick decisions and really thrown the ball well," Mornhinweg said of Kolb. "There have been a couple where (he could have done something different) ... He's a quick learner and he doesn't make the same mistake twice."

Mornhinweg also said that the offensive playbook in the red zone will change this season based on the abilities of the team's new starting quarterback.

"In the preseason, we don't show much at all," Mornhinweg said. "So it'll be a little different because we've got a quarterback with different strengths than Donovan (McNabb) and some other players with different strengths and we always like to use our player's strengths."

-- Posted by Bo Wulf, 11:53 a.m., August 23

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