A Changing of the Guard: Kevin Kolb in, Donovan McNabb out in Philly

April 6, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Sept. 27, 2009; Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia:
Back-up quarterback Kevin Kolb passes for 327 yards and two touchdowns without committing any turnovers in a 34-14 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.
LeSean McCoy ran for 82 yards and a touchdown. DeSean Jackson caught six balls for 149 yards and a touchdown, and tight end Brent Celek established himself as a force on the field with eight catches and 104 yards and a touchdown.
It was a breath of fresh air, a pretense to a change of the guard in Eagles green: no Donavan McNabb, Brian Westbrook or Kevin Curtis.
It's almost like when Randall Cunningham finally took over at quarterback for Ron Jaworski in the 1980s.
Every decade or so, a change of the guard has to take place.
Joe Montana moved on from San Francisco to Kansas City. Brett Favre moved from Green Bay to New York to Minnesota.
It happens.
Before Sunday's trade of Donavan McNabb to the Washington Redskins, the Eagles, in my mind, ha...

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