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Kolb was calling plays during Eagles final drive

Posted on: November 16, 2011 11:46 am
Edited on: November 16, 2011 2:48 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Whenever you hear that a quarterback was calling plays during a team's two-minute drill, that's usually pretty impressive. It's even more impressive if that quarterback is on the other team, as Kevin Kolb was on Sunday when Arizona beat Philly 21-17.

Kolb, according to an interview he gave on the radio Tuesday afternoon, was alerting the Cardinals defense as to what plays the Eagles were running on offense near the end of the game.

"During the two-minute drill, you almost feel guilty," Kolb told 94 WIP, per Sheil Kapadia of Philly.com. "Mike’s sitting there giving the signals, and I’m standing there on our sidelines, screaming at our corners, 'Hey it’s a go ball, hey he’s running a screen, hey he’s running a slant.'"

Oddly, after pointing out that he knew all the Eagles plays (on a day when the Eagles stunk it up on offense, no less), Kolb then pointed out that it probably didn't make a difference.

"How much of an effect do I really have?" he said. "I’m screaming to one guy. He may hear me, he may not. Luckily for us at that point, the crowd was pretty dead and some of our guys could maybe hear it."

Maybe it wasn't all Kolb, and certainly injuries to Michael Vick and Jeremy Maclin, plus the absence of DeSean Jackson, caused the Eagles offense to slow down significantly. But even then, it's pretty odd that Vick sputtered as much as he did -- 16 of 34, 128 passing yards, two picks, no touchdowns -- against a below-average secondary on a team that happens to feature the last guy to take starting snaps for the Eagles.

Or maybe Kevin Kolb's just a defensive genius. If that's the case, Andy Reid should hire him this offseason.

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Comments

Since: Apr 7, 2010
Posted on: November 16, 2011 1:08 pm
 

Kolb was calling plays during Eagles final drive

Probably the best thing he's done for the Cardinals all year.



Since: Mar 6, 2008
Posted on: November 16, 2011 12:45 pm
 

Kolb was calling plays during Eagles final drive

And I am sure he is the only one who has ever done this. This article is so stupid it is pathetic. I say the Eagles are stupid for not having the where-withall to know this could/would happen and maybe design a few plays to go against the norm just in case.


howtellking
Since: Nov 16, 2011
Posted on: November 16, 2011 12:28 pm
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Since: Nov 14, 2008
Posted on: November 16, 2011 12:23 pm
 

Kolb was calling plays during Eagles final drive

Maybe one day Kolb will know the Cardinals offense as well as he knows the Eagles because Arizona can only play Philly once this year.



Since: Jul 25, 2010
Posted on: November 16, 2011 12:22 pm
 

Kolb was calling plays during Eagles final drive

The Eagles shoulda fired overratted Reid and let Coach Kolb take the Birds to the superbowl



Since: Jun 7, 2010
Posted on: November 16, 2011 12:05 pm
 

Kolb was calling plays during Eagles final drive

Or maybe Kevin Kolb's just a defensive genius. If that's the case, Andy Reid should hire him this offseason.

Shaschwing!!!  Nice one.


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