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Reid Says Eagles Can Win a Title with Kolb

Now it seems like Andy Reid is changing his tune on Kevin Kolb, as today at owners meeting he stated that he thinks he can win a title with Kolb.

When then-Seattle coach Mike Holmgren was thinking of acquiring quarterback Matt Hasselbeck from Green Bay in 2001, he asked an old friend, Eagles coach Andy Reid, for advice. Reid had spent a year with Hasselbeck, as the Packers’ quarterbacks coach, when Holmgren was the Green Bay head coach. “I said, ‘Matt Hasselbeck will come in and help you win a championship,’ ” Reid recalled today at the coaches’ breakfast at the NFL meetings. “That’s how I feel about Kevin Kolb.”

Reid said he told Holmgren: “Whatever you have to pay for him, pay for him, go get him, and he’ll help you win a championship.” Reid added: “That’s how I feel about this guy. That’s why I’ve got him. I didn’t bring him in to be a backup, I brought him in to be a starter, and crazy things happened, with this Michael Vick thing, that nobody thought would happen … That kid is a championship-caliber quarterback.”

Of course, the Seahawks didn’t win a championship under Holmgren, but Hasselbeck did lead them to the Super Bowl and a close loss to the Steelers. Kolb was the main topic of conversation during Reid’s hourlong session with reporters and he reiterated that there is a lot of interest from other teams, though Reid wouldn’t discuss specifics.

Reid said he would “keep my ears open” if the NFL lockout lingers through the draft and the Eagles are unable to trade Kolb then, and said he wouldn’t rule out trading for 2012 draft considerations, though he said “something else” would have to be involved, presumably something that would help the team in 2011.

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