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Reid: Plenty of things to work on

The Eagles went to 11-0 after the bye under Andy Reid and the coach won his 100th game with a 33-14 dismantling of the winless Tampa Bay Bucs at the Linc. The Eagles improved to 3-1.

Reid: Plenty of things to work on

The Eagles committed 10 penalties for a total of 111 yards against the Buccaneers. (David Maialetti/Staff Photographer)
The Eagles committed 10 penalties for a total of 111 yards against the Buccaneers. (David Maialetti/Staff Photographer)

The Eagles went to 11-0 after the bye under Andy Reid and the coach won his 100th game with a 33-14 dismantling of the winless Tampa Bay Bucs at the Linc. The Eagles improved to 3-1.

“I’d rather have a hundred than nothing," Reid said of the milestone. "I appreciate you asking, but I’m not really into all that.”

As for things that Reid is into -- the Eagles' success this season -- the biggest issue facing the Birds coming out of today's game is another sloppy effort with 10 penalties.

"Too many penalties," Reid said to start his postgame news conference. "Every win is a good win in the National Football League, but we have to sharpen it up ...  All in all, a good day, but plenty of things to work on."

Other comments from Reid:

On Jeremiah Trotter's return: “He ended up with 20 plays. That's right about where we wanted to get him, 20 to 25 snaps … He’s been sitting on a couch. He’ll be the first to tell you when you’re sitting on the couch and come back, the game is faster … He got in there, mixed it up, had a couple of nice snaps. It was good for him.” 

On Kevin Curtis' role when he returns, given Jeremy Maclin's performance: "It was a great job by Jeremy. It's great to have two players that we know can play that well." 

On Donovan McNabb's return: "He felt pretty good [during practice this week]. He took a couple of hits, not many. He tweaked it a little bit. From a confidence standpoint, that was good for him."

On the Wildcat: "I haven't looked at the stats, but it doesn’t jump up at me like it’s phenomenal. It wasn’t blowing my blouse, I’ll tell you that."

On Michael Vick relieving Donovan McNabb: "I wanted to get him some game reps. Kevin has had the game reps. Michael needs it. He’s at that point now where he can utilize some game snaps."

On LeSean McCoy rotating with a returning Brian Westbrook: "This is all getting Brian back in where he’s comfortable."

On the injury front, Ellis Hobbs will have an MRI for a sprained wrist, Asante Samuel will have an MRI for a calf strain.


 
 

 

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