I gotta hand it to Kevin Kolb–the guy knows how to work the media. If I were him, I’d be pretty bitter about his breakup with the Eagles. And I’d probably be chirping about it as the Eagles get set to visit Arizona this weekend. But Kolb, if nothing else, is a professional and he displayed that once again on Wednesday as he diplomatically talked about his time in Philadelphia and in assessing the current state of his former employer.
According to Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Daily News, “I learned so much there, highs and lows,” Kolb said in a teleconference. “I have a lot of fond memories, actually. I think about it all the time. Even [the media], at times. I think the one thing it taught me was to not let the highs and the lows affect you that bad, because you never know when the next opportunity is going to be there. You never know how quick it can change. And that, obviously, is something you need to have to play in the NFL.”
Kolb went on to talk about the Nick Foles and Vick situation, a dynamic that is many ways similar to the one he shared with Donovan McNabb upon being drafted.
“It’s probably good for Nick to feel [pressure] early on just to understand there’s no time to take off,” Kolb said. “And also to see what Mike has to go through as a starter, because we’ve been there. We’ve watched Donovan go through that.”
Kolb still has three more days leading up to kickoff to throw a barb or start some controversy, but I wouldn’t count on it. Where’s the fun in that?