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There's been a lot of speculation about the release of Kevin Kolb by the Cardinals that he will most likely end up in New York. ?Kansas City would be closed to him, as Reid already got his man in Alex Smith a few weeks ago, so the Jets do logically represent a smart fit. ?Kolb returns to the coordinator he knows in Marty Morhinweg and the Jets round out their roster with a backup who already knows the system. ?A potential win-win.

Garrard has been told he'll have a chance to challenge for a starting job, but that's a tough one to believe, he's taken two years to get healthy, and hasn't played in the NFL for far too long for a 35 year old to jump into a new system with the Jets. ?Tim Tebow won't be with the team at some point soon ... from what we hear the Jets are doing their best to trade him to get the cap relief a trade would offer ... but it is obviously not going so well. ?McElroy's status with the team seems up in the air, but he might have made it tough to get a serious shot after not disclosing his concussion during the Chargers game. ?Mark Sanchez might make a focused run to retain his job and he seems like the one with the inside track on the starting job ... but Kolb would represent the best challenge to Sanchez that the Jets might be able to hastily muster on the cheap for the 2013 season.

Kolb had Larry Fitzgerald, but he didn't have much else. ?Kolb's terrible run in Arizona was rife with issues due to a porous offensive line that couldn't protect him, a backfield that spends more time in the shop than the street and not much else. ?According to Football Outsiders, the line ranked 26th in 2011 and 27th in 2012 in pass protection. ?Not easy for any QB. ?The Jets have historically ranked better at pass protection, but took a huge statistical dip in their protection stats after the Chargers game in which McElroy should not have been playing after his concussion. ?Also, Mark Sanchez didn't do his line any favors by his sheer refusal to get rid of the ball quickly in the Sparano NOffense.

Tags: Buzz, David Garrard, free agency, kevin kolb, Mark Sanchez, Marty Morhinweg, New York Jets, Editorial Aside, Tim Tebow, Brian Bassett
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Despite both the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles owning 2-1 records, these teams appear to be in different stratospheres right now.

After losing the opener to the Cowboys, the Giants have reeled off two straight wins over the Bucs and Panthers. The Eagles, on the other hand, skid by the Browns Week 1, beat the Ravens and fell to the undefeated Cardinals last week.

Records aside, the panic level in Philly is warranted.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Ahmad Bradshaw, Andre Brown, Antrel Rolle, Brandon Jacobs, Brandon Weeden, Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers, David Diehl, demarco murray, DeSean Jackson, doug martin, Eli Manning, Giants-Eagles, Hakeem Nicks, Injuries, Jason Peters, Jeremy Maclin, jeremy maclin, Justin Tuck, Kevin Kolb, King Dunlap, Mathias Kiwanuka, Michael Vick, New York Giants, New York Giants History, Osi Umenyiora, Philadelphia Eagles, Editorial Aside, Ramses Barden, Riley Cooper, Victor Cruz, vince young
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This should be the last lockout version of GFB's NFC East report.

We'll start in Philly where the Kevin Kolb trade rumors took no time off during the lockout.?Arizona seems to be the likely landing spot for Kolb, with the Cardinals reportedly set to offer cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, though as Gary Myers reports, it may take more to land Kolb.

Let's move to Big D where the Cowboys?will be?welcoming back a familiar name?during training camp. Leon Lett will assist with the defensive line as part of the NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship Program. Lett won three Super Bowl titles in his 10 years in Dallas.

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys, Kevin Kolb, Leon Lett, NFC East, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins
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ELI MANNING IS?DIVISION'S TOP QB

Andy Reid has spent all season trying to decide if Kevin Kolb or Michael Vick will be the Eagles' starting quarterback. In Washington, Mike Shanahan doesn't seem to think Donovan McNabb can run the two-minute offense. By the way, McNabb has under-performed this year, his first as a Redskin: Eight games, seven touchdowns, eight interceptions. And how 'bout them Cowboys? Tony Romo is done for the year and he wasn't all that great when he was in there anyway. Right now the Cowboys' season (I know, their season is over) is in the hands of Jon Kitna. Enough said.

And then there's Eli Manning, arguably the best quarterback in the NFC East even when Romo, McNabb, Kolb, and Vick are at their best. Manning has thrown 14 touchdown passes against 11 interceptions. He's thrown for 1,785 yards?and has a quarterback rating of 88.3. At this point, the numbers aren't as good as last year. But they've been good enough. Certainly better than anyone else under center in the NFC East.

Tags: Donovan McNabb, Eli Manning, Jon Kitna, Kevin Kolb, Michael Vick, New York Giants, NFC East, tony romo

After insisting that there was no quarterback controversy in Philadelphia and that Kevin Kolb was the starter,?head coach Andy Reid?said that?Michael Vick will start on Sunday when the Eagles play at Jacksonville.

"When someone is playing at the level Michael Vick is playing, you have to give him an opportunity," Reid said on Tuesday, one day after saying Kolb was his starter. "This isn?t about Kevin Kolb?s play. You?re talking about Michael Vick as one the best quarterbacks in the NFL right now."

Kolb has been out with a concussion, but has been cleared to play. Vick has been impressive in his absence.

Tags: Andy Reid, Kevin Kolb, Michael Vick, NFC East, Philadelphia Eagles

Kevin Kolb will start at quarterback on Sunday when the Eagles play at Jacksonville. Michael Vick, who has played well since replacing Kolb in Week 1, will still play in Philly's version of the wildcat offense. Kolb has been out with a concussion, but has been cleared to play, and head coach Andy Reid has made it clear there is no quarterback controversy with the Eagles. Kolb is the starter.

"Listen, I know I'm in the business where I can't please everybody," Reid said on Monday. "That's not what I'm here to do. I'm here to make a decision that I think is right for the team. I will tell you that I think it's a beautiful situation. I look at it a lot different than other people look at it. I've got two quarterbacks that can play."

Meanwhile, Jason Witten says he is feeling fine and expects to play on Sunday when the Cowboys play at the Texans. Witten hit his head on the Cowboys Stadium turf during Sunday's loss to the Bears and was held out by team doctors.

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Jason Witten, Kevin Kolb, NFC East, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles
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