So, now that McNabb is gone and Kolb is the new starting quarterback, what can we expect from the Eagles offense this season?
Well, there is little doubt that the offense will be different with Kolb at the helm. Both Kolb and offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg already have acknowledged that. You play to a quarterback's strengths. McNabb's was a big arm. Kolb's is accuracy.
The Eagles likely will become a more traditional West Coast offense this season, heavier on short and intermediate routes like slants and curls and crosses that will give receivers more yards-after-the-catch opportunities than the deeper patterns the Eagles used when McNabb was behind center. Doesn't mean they won't throw the ball deep. Just means they probably won't throw it deep nearly as much.
"The yards after the catch are going to be a big part of our offense," Kolb said during the postdraft minicamp. "I know this group [of receivers] will make the plays if I give them the chance to do so."
Although there is some question regarding QB Kevin Kolb and how he will be as a fantasy QB, GMs should rest easy knowing that the Birds will rely on Kolb's accuracy. This means more completions and Philly WRs should generate Yards-After-The-Catch!