Injured Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb was not able to suit-up against his former team this past weekend, but that didn’t stop him from giving the Cardinals an edge in their 21-17 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. According to Philly.com, Kolb, the former Eagles quarterback of the future, told sports radio station 94 WIP that he called out plays that Philadelphia was running to the Cardinals defense during his team’s victory.
“It was funny, as they were lining up for the plays, I’d go 'Hold on, they’re gonna do this.' And you don’t know if they changed things up or what... but the ones that I was for sure on, I was letting it ring, and I think I helped us out maybe just a little bit here and there," Kolb said according to Philly.com.
"During the two-minute drill, you almost feel guilty," Kolb also said. "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.'"
Eagles quarterback Michael Vick had one of his worst starts of the season against the Cardinals. The 31-year-old completed just 47.1 percent of his passes for 128 yards, while also giving up two interceptions. Vick later admitted that he had been playing with two broken ribs. Kolb was intended to be the Eagles quarterback of the future after the team made the move to trade longtime star Donovan McNabb two years ago. However, after an injury forced Kolb to the sidelines in Week 1 in 2010, Vick stepped in and had one of the best seasons for any quarterback in the NFL. Kolb was later traded to Arizona.