Philadelphia Eagles Conference Call Quotes

  HEAD COACH ANDY REID (on the impact Donovan McNabb’s injury has on the team) “It’s important that everybody else picks it up a little bit.  We’re fortunate enough to have a couple of quarterbacks here that are pretty good players and that we feel comfortable with.


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HEAD COACH ANDY REID (on the impact Donovan McNabb's injury has on the team)

"It's important that everybody else picks it up a little bit.  We're fortunate enough to have a couple of quarterbacks here that are pretty good players and that we feel comfortable with.  Jeff Garcia is a three-time Pro Bowler, so on and so on.  Again, everybody around the quarterback on both sides of the ball needs to pick it up a little bit."

HEAD COACH ANDY REID (on being lucky regarding quarterback injuries)

"The last couple of years Donovan's injuries have kind of been crazy deals.  This one here nobody really hit him and his leg went out.  It's just one of those things, and last year was a sports hernia.  It's just one of those deals."

HEAD COACH ANDY REID (on the luck of Peyton (Manning) staying healthy)

"I was around one kind of like that in Green Bay.  I coached Brett (Favre).  He was the same way.  They (Brett and Peyton) do a nice job of that and I'm sure they'll be the first to tell you some of it's luck, too.  It's kind of hard to predict injuries in this league."

HEAD COACH ANDY REID (on the importance of turnovers and does he prioritize them)

"I think Tony (Dungy) will tell you the same thing.  It's tough to win in this league if you have turnovers.  You look at the stats and that's one that jumps out at you.  One or two turnovers in a game and the other team doesn't, you're going to struggle."

HEAD COACH ANDY REID (on assigning point value to their turnovers)

"We look at that (points).  We have a statistician here that goes through all that and analyzes all the trends and so on.  I get a weekly report on all that, but I'm a football coach and I just say you can't have turnovers.  We have a point value for it, but I'm not going to get into all that."

HEAD COACH ANDY REID (on his stance regarding penalties)

"You know you're going to have a couple that are aggressive penalties.  You understand that.  I think the majority of penalties come down to concentration and practice and trying to make sure that they don't happen in games.  You try to keep it at much game speed as you can and trying the right concentration area."

HEAD COACH ANDY REID (on him being an old school coach)

"I think head coaches are flexible.  In other words, I'm sure when you talk about Vince Lombardi, that he came from the old school, but I have no doubt I've been around

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