Why Kevin Kolb Isn't to Blame

The general consensus coming out of Sunday’s loss to the Green Bay Packers is that Kevin Kolb played terribly. Jeff McLane titled a story, “Yes, Kolb was that bad.” Phil Sheridan wrote that Kolb “didn’t look much like ‘The Guy.’” Tommy Lawlor called the first game “a nightmare start.” All over Philadelphia, reactionary fans are screaming for Michael Vick to take over.

The problem with this simple-minded analysis is that while everyone can agree that Kolb was less than stellar, no one puts forward any explanation beyond, “Kolb must be terrible.” Even though there is an explanation, a very simple one.

The explanation starts way back on September 30, 2007…