Commentary

Film Notes: Kevin Kolb matures quickly

Originally Published: October 15, 2010
By Gary Horton | Scouts Inc.
After breaking down film, Scouts Inc. gives its take on what to watch in the NFL this weekend:

1. The maturation of Kevin Kolb

When the season started, this Philadelphia Eagles quarterback was known as "Checkdown Charlie." It seemed as if, on every pass play, he looked short first, especially to TE Brent Celek as an outlet receiver. If that option was open, he didn't even seem to look deep. In Week 6 against the Atlanta Falcons, he looked like a different guy and his deep ball was excellent in velocity and in accuracy. Now, it seems as though Kolb looks deep first, then progresses to his shorter reads. Against Atlanta, there were several times he had those checkdowns available but ignored them to go after a bigger play. His receivers and coaches love this new development, and it's amazing to see the transition he has made in two weeks.

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Gary Horton spent 10 years in the NFL as a scout and another 10 years at the college level as an assistant coach and recruiter. He is the founder and most seasoned member of the Scouts Inc. staff, and his extensive experience at all levels of football make him an excellent talent evaluator.