File this under the: ‘You have got to be kidding me’ category.
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb, injured last week for the Cardinals game against the Philadelphia Eagles, told Glen Macnow and Anthony Gargano of 94 WIP in Philly that, during the game, he was calling out the Eagles’ plays to the Arizona defense.
“During the two-minute drill, you almost feel guilty,” Kolb 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.’”
If he didn’t say it, we’re not sure we’d believe it.
Can you imagine a professional football team, who traded their quarterback before the season, not change up their formations or at least disguise the wording of them so an opposing player WHO PLAYED FOR THEIR TEAM wouldn’t immediately recognize them and CALL THEM OUT TO HIS DEFENSE???
Eagles head coach Andy Reid will have some explaining to do after this one comes out. Whether it’s laziness or the fear that quarterback Michael Vick couldn’t recognize the new plays, this is simply inexcusable.
The Eagles lost to the Cardinals 21-17 as Arizona outscored Philly 14-3 in the fourth quarter.