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Updated Nov 16, 2011 - 11:52 am

Kolb knew what was coming from Eagles

Kevin Kolb didn't get to make his return to Philadelphia on the field. The former Eagles quarterback was in street clothes during Arizona's 21-17 win over the Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field.

But that doesn't mean Kolb didn't have an effect on the game. NFL teams often rely on former players from the teams that they're facing. Philadelphia made Kolb's input even more valuable than it normally would have been.

How?

They didn't change their signals from when Kolb was wearing the midnight green of the Eagles.

Kolb appeared on Philadelphia sports radio station WIP and told Anthony Gargano and Glen Macnow he knew what was coming from Michael Vick and Philadelphia.

"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.'"

Kolb did downplay his knowledge's influence on the game. "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."

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