The showing came shortly after the offense filled Thursday's Flight Night practice with missed throws and drops.
Quintin Mikell and Dimitri Patterson each picked off Kolb on Saturday morning, and the defense also got the better of several red-zone drills, though Kolb did have a touchdown pass to Jason Avant. Reid touched on an area of concern throughout camp: the offensive line's pass protection.
"You can't have the interceptions, you can't have the sacks, the quarterback's running around way too much with the pressure he's getting right there, so we've got to take care of that," Reid said. "When they're running the football, they're getting big yards there, so we've just got to get the throwing part of it down."
Reid said credit also has to go to the Eagles' defense.
"The positive, I think, is the defense is playing well," Reid said. "That's a positive. Everyone on the offensive side, we need to get better.
"We continue to push through this, and normally what you see is offenses come together a little bit later than defenses, if you do have a good defense."
Reid's comments on the offense raise some cause for concern, since he rarely criticizes his players so directly. The team is at roughly the halfway point of a long camp, and the offense seems to be in a lull.
It was supposed to be the other way around.
The offense, with weapons such as DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, Brent Celek and LeSean McCoy, was supposed to be more of a sure thing, even with a new starter at quarterback.
The rebuilt defense, meanwhile, entered training camp with many new faces, some very young.
Instead, the offense has struggled behind a juggled offensive line missing two starters, Jamaal Jackson and Todd Herremans.
The defense, in contrast, has seemed to come together quickly, with help from Ernie Sims' aggression, Stewart Bradley's return, Nate Allen's quick learning at safety, a swaggering Ellis Hobbs at cornerback, and a boost to the defensive line from Brandon Graham and the rejuvenated Trevor Laws.
Still, the Eagles have yet to play a single preseason snap, and struggles at this point should be taken in the context of a long training camp. The team still has five weeks to prepare for the Sept. 12 season opener.
Friday's preseason game against Jacksonville will give Reid a better chance to measure whether he has a surging defense, a sputtering offense, or something in between.
It also will give the players new opponents to battle after two weeks of beating up on each other.
Several Eagles said they were itching to take on someone new, and indicated that the grind of training camp was beginning to wear on them. Even Reid called this stretch the "dog days" of his camp.
"Right now, a lot of the players, we're kind of in that camp form where we're ready to kind of go and play somebody else, but I think coach Andy Reid's right: There are some areas that I believe that we need to correct," fullback Leonard Weaver said.
He mentioned pass protection, blitz pick-ups, and the running game as areas to work on.
In a light afternoon session without pads, Kolb connected with Jackson and Maclin on several deep throws, though against only token defensive resistance.
Kolb downplayed any struggles, saying he felt sharp at the start of the morning. He said that the offense is getting more complex, with more plays added, and that the defense has become familiar with what the offense is doing.
"Besides some mental errors on some guys' parts, and some by myself, I think we had a pretty good practice," Kolb said. "Flight Night wasn't real good. We've got to keep getting better and working these different situations that are coming our way."
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