September 13, 2010
Yeah, so I really wish somebody would have told me that the now infamous phrase "RBBC" - short for "running back by committee" could potentially extend to the signal caller position in Week 1 of the 2010 NFL season.
It's one thing for rookie Tim Tebow to get in a few plays on offense during his NFL debut in his hometown of Jacksonville, FL against the Jags. It's a complete other for Eagles QB Kevin Kolb to come out just about every other play in favor of Michael Vick during the first half of the season opener against the Packers.
I mean, come on Andy Reid, seriously? You're supposedly high enough on this guy to deal Donovan McNabb to division rival Washington, and now you're going to undermine him in the most important game of his career? Pulling him every other freaking play for Vick does nothing but kill his confidence, and tell the Eagles fans that you're not really sure what's going on at QB.
While Kyle Orton shouldn't lose many snaps to Tebow, the same now cannot be said for Kolb.
As a result, it's going to kill Kolb's fantasy value. It sure looks like he's going to be sharing time with Vick, which means that fantasy owners cannot count on him.
On top of this unanticipated time share, he suffered a concussion against the Packers, which completely puts his status for Week 2 up in the air, which is a shame, because it's a pretty solid match-up against Detroit.
I'm not one to draw early conclusions and give up on guys too soon, but unfortunately, after only half of a game in the 2010 season, it's really starting to look like Kolb could be a huge bust - for both the Eagles and fantasy owners.