Kolb: Ready to prove ‘I can take over this thing’


The Philadelphia Eagles are holding all the quarterback cards, and also have the poker face (insert Lady Gaga melody here). Beyond that, nothing has changed in the team’s tight-lipped approach to having Donovan McNabb, Michael Vick and Kevin Kolb on the roster.

NFL Network did get some sound today from Eagles Team Cam — sound bytes from Vick and Kolb, who were present at the team’s offseason conditioning program.

“You know, the goal is to stay team-oriented,” Vick said. “Whether I’m here or somewhere else, the main objective is to win. And, I’m here to help us do that. If I get the opportunity to go play somewhere else, or have the opportunity to play here, I think that’s great. I’ll be well-prepared.”

And then there was this from Kolb, who was less transparent in his team-first approach and at least admitted he wants to be the starter.

“Obviously my goal is to be the starter and to start for 16 games and to lead this team as far as we can go,” Kolb said. “Personally, I don’t have a lot of personal goals right now, they’re more team-oriented, besides me getting on the field and proving I can take over this thing.”

None of it, of course, has stopped NFL pundits from trying to read the Eagles’ cards. Les Bowen of The Inquirer offered some interesting angles Tuesday, saying that while the Eagles aren’t in a hurry, the idea of trading McNabb has been simmering along, with no one in the front office willing to discuss it publicly.

Our own Jason La Canfora has already reported the Eagles’ asking prices for the three QBs, so for now this story just sits on the front burner, simmering.

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