Did Andy Reid Use Donovan McNabb’s Injury as an Excuse to Play Kevin Kolb?

April 9, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

When Donovan McNabb got hurt in Week 1, most of Philly cringed at the thought of Kevin Kolb becoming the starter. I think even most Kolb supporters were very uneasy about the notion of Kolb starting and finding a way to lose both of those games due to his inexperience.

The reports were mixed as to whether or not McNabb would be able to play against the New Orleans Saints the following week, but McNabb felt like he could play and most, including Brian Westbrook, thought he would play. Westbrook even went so far as to say there's "no way" McNabb would miss any time.

However, as we all know, that was not the case. Andy Reid kept saying he wanted to see McNabb's rib get "sticky" before he inserted him as the starter again. McNabb, by most accounts, was ready to go but Reid refused to let him back until he was fully healed.

This could just have come as a result of Reid's faith in Kolb to full in for McNabb during those two weeks and a way of protecting McNabb for the re...

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