A couple of leftover anecdotes from the trip to Philadelphia:
– One was the slowly spreading story — mentioned by Kevin Kolb himself, originally, on a radio interview — that Kolb was calling out plays the Eagles were going to run while he was on the sideline sitting out with his injured foot. Asked about it Wednesday, Kolb downplayed his impact.
“There was some two-minute stuff that I could help out with here and there,” Kolb said. “I tried to game plan with (defensive coordinator) Ray (Horton) a little bit. How much help that I really did for our defense, I’m not really sure.
“You can’t go and change what you do because there is guy that knows the offense in the opposing locker room. That happens every single week. It happened to us with Anquan Boldin, with (Tim) Hightower, so everybody’s conscious of it but you have to stick to what you do and they do the same thing. I was screaming at the top of my lungs but I’m not sure anybody heard me over there.”
– Wide receiver Early Doucet scored the game winning touchdown but he wasn’t expecting it to be him. Not at first. He, like many others, expected Beanie Wells to pound it in from the 1-yard line after Larry Fitzgerald’s amazing catch. Wells gained no yards on first down, and lost four on second down, and suddenly, Doucet was needed — although he wasn’t totally at the ready.
“What was crazy, I was so confident we were going to punch it in, I was standing all the way on the other end of the sideline<” Doucet said. “We got to third down and they called four-wide and I had taken my helmet off and taken a knee, and I was like, ‘Oh crap.’ I had to run from the other end of the field.”
It worked out, obviously.
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