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Reid: Failures on both sides of the football

Andy Reid took his normal approach after an Eagles loss, saying on Monday at his day-after news conference that he takes the blame and that he "needs to put players in better positions."

Reid: Failures on both sides of the football

Andy Reid answers questions from the media the day after the loss to the Cardinals. (Michael Bryant/Staff Photographer)
Andy Reid answers questions from the media the day after the loss to the Cardinals. (Michael Bryant/Staff Photographer)

Andy Reid took his normal approach after an Eagles loss, saying on Monday at his day-after news conference that he takes the blame and that he "needs to put players in better positions."

"All in all, we obviously need to do a better job," Reid said after the Eagles' 27-6 loss at Arizona on Sunday. "I need to do a better job as a head football coach. It's my responsibility if there's failures on both sides of the football. That obviously comes back to the head football coach. Getting your team prepared is important, so I take full responsibility for that.

"We need to coach better, we need to prepare better and we need to play better. We played a good football team and one of the things we've talked about  ... is you cannot turn the football over against a good football and expect to win."

About injuries, Reid said Fletcher Cox had migranes during the game. "He has a history of those," Reid said. Akeem Jordan has a hamstring strain. Riley Cooper (collarbone) will get checked. King Dunlap "is getting better with a hamstring strain," Reid said. "If we had a practice today, he wouldn't practice."

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Reid also said Jeremy Maclin (hip contusion) is making progress.

Reid also said he was sticking with Mike Vick at quarterback.

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