After taking the first-team snaps in practice all week, Kevin Kolb can't imagine being any more prepared for what would be his first NFL start this Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.
Donovan Mcnabb is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game with a fractured rib. Head coach Andy Reid said the decision on whether McNabb can play or not won't be made until Sunday, and that McNabb has improved every day since the fracture.
But Kolb is preparing as if he is definitely the starter.
"In my mind, I'm the starter," he said. "That's the way I have to think of it.
"Because if I do let that little bit of doubt in, then I might relax just a little bit, and I don't want to let that happen."
Reid said that his advice to Kolb this week has just been to be himself.
"That's everybody's words of advice," Kolb said. "They understand that we all have the ability to go out there and succeed. It's just letting all the other factors come in and have an effect on you, and you can't let that happen."
One focus of emphasis in practice this week has been getting the ball out quickly against a speedy Saints defense.