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A Disastrous Start to the Kolb Era

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    The hopes of a successful Eagles season were teetering on the edge of disaster after four starters were lost to injury in the Birds 27-20 loss to the Packers Sunday.

    The beginning of the Eagles new era with Kevin Kolb was a disaster. It is almost like the Eagles upset the football Gods by trading QB Donovan McNabb away.

    So much misfortune through cruel injuries to two of the best people on the team -- fullback Leonard Weaver and center Jamaal Jackson. Weaver looks done with what appears to be a torn ACL after his left knee gruesomely went backwards early in the second half. And, Jackson suffered a torn biceps in his first game back from his own season-ending ACL injury.

    Were the concussion Gods upset with the Eagles the way they handled Brian Westbrook last year? The biggest leaders on both sides of the ball suffered concussions within minutes of each other.

    Did the Eagles Do Something to Upset the Football Gods?

    [PHI] Did the Eagles Do Something to Upset the Football Gods?
    With likely season-ending injuries to Pro Bowl fullback Leonard Weaver and starting center Jamaal Jackson as well as game-ending concussions to starting QB Kevin Kolb and linebacker Stewart Bradley it could be time to ask if the Eagles are cursed.
    (Published Monday, Sept. 13, 2010)

    It doesn’t appear that Kolb or linebacker Stewart Bradley should have gone back in after each stumbled off the field following blows to the head. They were definitely experiencing concussion-like symptoms, especially according to players after the game.

    Looking forward, Michael Vick gives the Eagles the best chance to win in Week 2 -- but that's not what this is about. It’s about finding out if Kolb is the franchise quarterback of the future. We certainly can't tell after he managed to go just 5-for-10 for 24 yards and no TDs in his first opening day start.