Kevin Kolb has some big shoes to fill in Philadelphia, and no question he will be under the microscope every step of the way. Eagles Nation, and the Philadelphia-area media, will make sure of that.
One person whom Kolb heard from on the eve of his first training camp as a starter was none other than the player he’s replacing: Donovan McNabb.
“He told me to take one practice at a time and be patient,” Kolb told The Philadelphia Inquirer on Tuesday. “And I said, ‘Yeah, I hear you. It’s a long season.’ That’s what I was saying before. You kind of get caught up in the whole realm of the whole season and whatever expectations. Just take it one practice at a time at this time of year and that will help you get a lot better.”
It’s status quo that a classy act like this comes from McNabb, who allowed for some insight on his leadership in a conversation with The Washington Post.
“I try to inspire young players, to just continue to keep their head up, write goals for yourself that are attainable and for them to just have confidence in themselves. For me, it could’ve been easier for me to walk out the door and not said anything to anyone. But that’s not the type of person I am. I’m a guy who cares. I’ve text-messaged Kevin and … several of my former offensive linemen and the list goes. The thing about 11 years is [it's] something you can’t just forget.”