Philadelphia Eagles Training Camp Drama: Prodigal Son, Unwanted Rebel

July 28, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

(Bethlehem, PA) —It was an eerie scene at the opening of Eagles' training camp. The welcome signs of the upcoming season were all around, yet one thing seemed out of place. For the first time in 11 years the familiar face of Donovan McNabb was missing from the Lehigh University practice field, and the dichotomy of the Eagles' quarterback situation took center stage.
It was only fitting of the road ahead that embattled backup quarterback Michael Vick entered the field for opening warm-ups alone. Walking with his head down and his fist in the air, he was riddled with comments and boos from the Eagles' faithful.
Just minuted later anointed quarterback Kevin Kolb entered the field side-by-side with rookie draftee Mike Kafka. Kolb's ovation was a stark contrast to that of Vick, as the former was cheered and applauded even before he took his first snap.
I know that this is only the opening of training camp, and we still have weeks of practice and preseason games before S...

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