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Growing Pains!

After an underwhelming preseason, Reid realizes there are going to be growing pains, even with an almost elite arsenal of skills players topped by Pro Bowl wide receiver DeSean Jackson.

- Bob Grotz, Sept. 8, 2010

He'll go through some growing pains, but I think the Eagles have enough talent to help Kolb survive the process.

- Matt Mosley, July 1, 2010

Kevin Kolb will eventually be a good quarterback. This year, however, he isn't ready to carry the load and the team will feel his growing pains.

- Vic Carucci, Aug. 26, 2010

Going from Donovan McNabb to Kevin Kolb reminds me of Brett Favre leaving Packers. In long run, might be right call, but there will be growing pains.

- Pat Kirwan, Aug. 26, 2010

The growing pains still will exist, for sure, but those growing pains are not nearly as severe for someone with Kolb's experience as for a rookie.

- Rich Hofmann, Sept. 10, 2010

OK, already!  There will be growing pains!  Sportswriters nationwide have predicted that the Eagles offense will experience growing pains due to the extreme youth of their skill position players, DeSean Jackson, Brent Celek, Jeremy Maclin, LeSean McCoy, and most notably of course, first year starting QB Kevin Kolb. 

I'd like to make a decree... From this point forward, if anyone utters the words "Growing Pains," you owe 20 push-ups.  So let's get it out of our systems one last time, and then let's never say it again. (Video may take a few moments to load)...

A couple bonus "growing pains" quotes after the jump...

So for now there's a real positive feeling around Kolb. He's been sitting on the bench learning for 3 years, so while there will certainly be growing pains he shouldn't have a huge learning curve as he adjusts to being a starter.

- JasonB, July 8, 2010

It's about the compensation I had in mind, and to be perfectly honest, I’m really not afraid to face him twice per season. Seriously… I’m not.  We now have 11 picks to go along with perhaps the youngest team in the NFL, which also happens to be very talented.  We may see some growing pains in 2010, but this team is now set up with an outstanding young nucleus in place for the next 5-7 years.  I’m happy with the result here.

- JimmyK, April 4, 2010