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Mornhinweg: Kolb Outstanding Early In Camp

Offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg explained to new starting quarterback Kevin Kolb prior to the start of training camp that there was two important things that he wanted to see out of him - a high completion percentage and few interceptions.

So far, Mornhinweg likes what he has seen.

"He's been outstanding up to date," Mornhinweg said. "The best qualities that Kevin has, and there are many of them, but the better ones are his quick decision making and his accuracy and his timing. He's got a good amount of skill and ability. I think he's got some guts and some gut instincts as well."

Mornhinweg praised Kolb's ability to learn quickly from his mistakes. The coach understands that there is a potential for some ups and downs with the fourth-year player taking over the reins of the offense. But that doesn't mean Mornhinweg is going to be afraid to unleash Kolb in the passing game with the bevy of weapons at his disposal from receivers like DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin to tight end Brent Celek to running back LeSean McCoy and so forth.

Looking back at when the Eagles worked out the former University of Houston star prior to the 2007 draft, Mornhinweg recalled that the film certainly didn't lie as Kolb was just as good up close and personal as he was in the games.

"The first thing you saw on film was that he made plays. He's a playmaker," Mornhinweg said. "His numbers were very good. He was sort of a dynamic in what they did. We went down to work him out and you could see almost immediately that his skill and ability was high."

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-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 10:50 a.m., July 29

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