A Little About Me…

So this is my first post on my home blog. This should be interesting. Well I recently turned 35. I am married and live in Elkhart. I work from home. I have a partnership with a close friend of mine, we do internet marketing.

A little about internet marketing:

Some people ask if I “build websites” or “blog” for a living. I understand that a very select few understand what it means to be an internet marketer, so I will try my best to explain in layman’s terms. Basically we promote other companies products.

Michael Vick or Kevin Kolb?

So Kevin Kolb will be back under center for the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday in Jacksonville.

Um, why?

Ultimately, this decision makes little sense. The quarterback balance of power has changed in Philadelphia, and coach Andy Reid doesn’t seem to grasp it.

Two weeks ago, Michael Vick(notes) was seen as an aging Wildcat backup while Kolb was a sure-armed sniper who could grow up with a young receiving corps. Now, Kolb is a crapshoot and Vick is a dual-threat vet who no NFL team can adequately prepare for in a week’s time. Reid took a gamble on Vick last season, and it has paid off big time. But now, he’s taking a gamble by going back with Kolb.

Just look at the Lions’ approach during Sunday’s 35-32 home loss. They went with the “zero blitz,” which basically takes out a safety to allow for an extra rusher to go full-throttle at Vick. More than a few times, Vick found himself staring at a runaway blue train coming his way. Does anyone think Kolb could have survived that kind of attack – assuming Detroit utilized the same strategy against him? Vick did, side-stepping the extra Lions defender and creating an 11-on-10 power-play for the Eagles.

A run-first quarterback would still have issues in that situation, because he cuts down his options with every extra step he takes to one side of the field or toward the line of scrimmage. The best quarterbacks always have the entire field to work with, which is why the all-time greats have always stayed in the pocket as long as possible. But now Vick is no longer a run-first quarterback. Now he’s a throw-first quarterback who can handle a pass rush. That makes him twice as valuable as Kolb.

The zero blitz may have been specifically picked by the Lions to force Vick into quick decisions. Kolb may have faced a more traditional Cover 2 in Detroit. But that defense would allow Vick more room to run – not an ideal situation. And Green Bay put tons of pressure on Kolb in Week 1 and it worked. So it’s safe to say most defenses will bring the house against whomever Reid starts. That favors Vick.

It would be different if the Eagles had a top-notch offensive line, because that would give someone like Kolb time to go through progressions and read coverage. But the Eagles’ front is a struggling unit that lost offensive tackle Jason Peters(notes) at different points Sunday. As a result of their shaky line, the quarterback must get out of the way and keep his eyes down the field. Not easy. Vick has shown he can do that – both in his glory days with the Falcons and over the past two weeks against the Packers and Lions.

As receiver Jason Avant(notes) says of Vick, “He makes the play longer.”

And no matter how great your young receivers are – DeSean Jackson(notes), Jeremy Maclin(notes), Avant, Brent Celek(notes) – they can’t be fast enough to get open before an unblocked rusher takes the three steps needed to arrive in the airspace of a quarterback.

But what about the future? Kolb backers offer this argument: Vick is 30. Like a running back, his speed will decline over the next two or three seasons. Kolb is 26, and in two or three seasons he’ll have chemistry with Jackson and the others.

Sounds good on paper – and on an abacus – but right now Kolb looks like he’s 30 and Vick looks like he’s 26. Kolb is younger, but in football years they are much closer to the same age since Vick hasn’t gone through a full season since 2006. Now factor in the experience Vick has, which includes Pro Bowl seasons and playoff victories, and you have a nice blend of honed instincts and tire tread. Kolb can’t claim either the reps or the knowledge yet.

Is it worth delaying Kolb’s progress for one or two years under Vick? Of course it is – if it works. As long as the Eagles score and contend under Vick, Kolb can wait like Aaron Rodgers(notes) did. And if Vick bombs out in Jacksonville, Reid can put Kolb back in with impunity.

Of course the irony of Reid’s choice is that he made it months ago. He got rid of a running quarterback who molded himself into a great pro-style passer: Donovan McNabb(notes). Now Reid has decided to double-down. That’s fine if Kolb wins right away. But if he doesn’t, the Eagles will look twice as bad.

‘Here You Have’ Virus E-Mail Effects Many

A global e-mail virus spammed inboxes Thursday afternoon, slowing — and in some cases halting — work at offices around the world as employees watched their inboxes inexplicably fill with e-mails under the subject line “Here you have.” Some workers were forced to go without e-mail altogether, as the flood of spam put their services out of commission.

Organizations including NASA, Comcast, AIG, Disney, Proctor & Gamble, Florida Department of Transportation and Wells Fargo are just a few of the organizations apparently affected by the worm, which appears to have sent out hundreds of thousands, if not millions of e-mails.

On Friday, the Atlanta-based security firm SecureWorks said it found a possible link between the worm attack and a cyber-jihad organization called “Brigades of Tariq ibn Ziyad”.

It said the worm was first seen in August, although the attack was much smaller in scale.

The company said both the August worm and the one that hit corporate e-mail services Thursday referenced a known Libyan hacker who has tried to unite other like-minded hackers in a cyber-jihad.

SecureWorks said that according to a 2008 posting from the hacker, his goal is “to penetrate U.S. agencies belonging to the U.S. Army.”

When contacted by ABCNews.com, Dmitri Alperovitch, vice president of threat research at McAfee, told ABCNews.com that the company was investigating the attack. Although McAfee did not disclose how widespread the attack was, around 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon, the subject of the spam e-mail, “Here you have,” was the second hottest search on Google trends.

The Battle of Two Mannings…

Peyton ManningBig brother Peyton showed little bro’ Eli who rules America’s first family of quarterbacks.

Manning Matchup II was no contest.

Four-time league MVP Peyton Manning threw for three touchdowns, leading the Indianapolis Colts to a surprisingly easy 38-14 victory over his kid brother and the New York Giants. He didn’t need to do all that much Sunday night thanks to the way Indy’s running backs, offensive line and defense gouged the Giants (1-1).

One week after a distressingly lopsided loss at Houston, the Colts (1-1) looked like defending AFC champions. They made Eli Manning  and his team resemble amateurs, forcing two quarterback fumbles that gave Indianapolis 14 points.

“I told him I loved him,” Peyton said of their 10-minute conversation after the game. “I think they will be fine, they play the Titans next week and we’ll being pulling hard for them to help us in the AFC South. We will do our best to help them when we play all these NFC East teams.

“I am proud of him and I love him.”

Four years ago, in the first meeting of sibling NFL quarterbacks, Peyton’s Colts won 26-21 at the Meadowlands. Five months later, he guided Indy to the Super Bowl title.

A year later, it was Eli matching that championship, leading the Giants to one of the NFL’s biggest upsets over undefeated New England.

The brothers even have grabbed the spotlight away from the field with a series of commercials, including one in which Eli locks Peyton in a closet before heading to the stadium. Maybe he should have used that strategy Sunday night.

The Mannings chatted during pregame warmups and met at midfield for the coin toss, twice shaking hands, but otherwise they could have been total strangers. There were no signs of Peyton wincing on the sideline — or father Archie cringing in the stands — while Eli was being pummeled.

Eli was hugged by both parents after the loss and refused to address the matchup after the game.

“We couldn’t get into a rhythm,” he said. “The whole first half, when you can’t get first downs, it’s hard as an offense to get into all your plays and your calls, and a lot of three-and-outs.

“They outplayed us, and that’s what it came down to.

“Indy was unrelenting on the pass rush, unnerving the younger Manning and forcing a fumble on Robert Mathis’ sack late in the second quarter. That’s not the kind of break you give the Colts, and big brother threw for 43 yards on a TD drive that ended with Austin Collie’s 3-yard reception with 9 seconds left in the half. That made it 24-0.