Is it Kolb’s time to shine?
McNabb has taken the Eagles to places they have not been since his start in 1999, four consecutive NFC East division champions and five NFC Championship games. Kolb would have big shoes to fill, but with a great surrounding cast Cris Collinsworth, super analyst for the NFL, thinks it may be a good idea. “Tight end Brent Celek, fullback Leonard Weaver and a more developed LeSean McCoy could be cornerstones of a West Coast system with the Eagles,” Collinsworth said. If the Eagles decided to trade McNabb they could get two first round picks out of the deal as well. Coach Andy Reid has a lot to think about this offseason.
Jose Contreras to help bullpen
Jose Contreras signed a one-year, $1.5 million dollar contract with the Phillies last Thursday. Contreras will start spring training in the rotation but is expected to open the season in the bullpen. With the White Sox and Rockies, Contreras was 6-13 with a 4.92 ERA in 28 games; although in five relief appearances with Colorado he bolstered a 1.23 ERA. Contreras will have to beat out Jamie Moyer or Kyle Kendrick to grab the fifth spot in the rotation.
A mess of a Pro Bowl
This year the Pro Bowl has caused problems for fans and players. Many players don’t feel the need to risk injury at the end of the season. There are 13 players from the AFC missing the game and 16 players from the NFC. Players don’t care anymore. Now, the Pro Bowl is held in the same stadium as the Super Bowl and only a week before the Super Bowl. Originally the game was held in Hawaii. This would be a nice get away for any player who was worthy enough of receiving the honor, but now Roger Goodell is sending them to Miami. Players are frustrated as well as fans.