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The Eagles were down 22-7 and had a second down inside the 1 with just under 8 minutes left when Kolb threw the costly pick to Reed.
Kolb may get another chance to play once the Eagles are officially eliminated from the playoff race. Until then, McNabb could be auditioning for his next team.
"When you play a game like this, you don't focus on your future," he said after the loss to Baltimore. "You just focus on trying to win the game. At this present time, I'm not even thinking about what happens when the season is over."
McNabb was shocked when quarterbacks coach Pat Shurmur informed him of Reid's decision, and many of his teammates also were surprised to see Kolb go in.
"He's been our quarterback. That's all we know," rookie wide receiver DeSean Jackson said. "It kind of caught me off-guard. No matter who is out there, that's who we have to play with. As a team, we're doing everything we need to do to win a football game."
Many say McNabb doesn't deserve to be the scapegoat for an underachieving team that has quite a few problems on offense and defense. A major overhaul might be the only solution at this point.
"We're not very effective right now, and it's not all because of Donovan McNabb and Kevin Kolb," running back Brian Westbrook said. "There are a lot of other guys on the offense who need to play better. We have to find a way to win."
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