We continue our look at the players who will be counted upon to make an impact this season for the Philadelphia Eagles in our Nuggets series. Today, we look at quarterback Kevin Kolb ...1. When asked who is the person he would like to trade places with for one day, Kolb responded with Saints quarterback Drew Brees "since he won the Super Bowl last year." The two squared off against one another in Kolb's first career start. The Saints came out victorious, but Kolb held his own completing 31 of 51 passes for 391 yards and a pair of touchdowns. The total of 391 passing yards was the 12th-highest single-game total in franchise history and the most ever for an Eagles quarterback in his first NFL start.
2. While we all wonder how successful Kolb will be as a starting NFL quarterback, there is a formula that could predict his success. It's called the "Rule of 26-27-60." It basically states that a quarterback has a greater chance to be successful if - he scored a 26 on his Wonderlic test, started at least 27 games in college and completed at least 60 percent of his passes in college. Well, how does Kolb stand up against the test? A four-year starter at Houston, Kolb started 47 games. Check. We all know he's an accurate quarterback. He completed 62 percent of his passes in college. Check. Finally, his Wonderlic score was 28.
3. Kolb will be under the microscope once training camp gets underway, but he's been prepared for that for a long time. Kolb's father, Roy, was his middle-school football and basketball coach. Said Kolb, "When I actually played for him, one of the major things he taught me was that as a coach's son, all eyes will be on you. So do what you have to do - lead by example, do and say the right things. I learned that at a very young age. He also instilled in me a huge desire to win and the self-motivation to concentrate on the details of the game."
-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 9:15 a.m., July 15