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Reid: Vick puts his name on offense

Michael Vick was the story all week going into the game and was the story during much of Andy Reid's postgame news conference, although the defense deserved plenty of credit too following a 28-3 win over Jacksonville.

Reid: Vick puts his name on offense

Michael Vick was the story all week going into the game and was the story during much of Andy Reid's postgame news conference, although the defense deserved plenty of credit too following a 28-3 win over Jacksonville.

"He’s letting the offense work for him," Reid said of Vick. "That’s important when you’re in that position ... Michael got in and executed and put his own flair on things ... I went him to be able to move in the pocket back there. He’s not a stature back there and we don’t want him to be a statue back there. We want him to put his name on the offense."

Asked if the win was more significant, given the criticism that Reid took after his flip-flop to Vick from Kevin Kolb.

"I know you all have to do your job," Reid told reporters. "I don’t care about the bullets you throw at me ... I am happy for Michael and happy for our football team."

"He’s been playing his heart out for the last six quarters before today and he played his heart out here again today, Reid said. "It’s more about him than me or anyone else. It's more a tribute to him, the way he’s played and the way he handled things."

On the injury front, lineacker Ernie Sims has a left ankle sprain. X-rays were negative.

Guard Nick Cole, hampered by a knee injury, was pulled from the game on what Reid turned a "subjective decision on my part." Reid said there was swelling in Cole's knee and he couldn't push off the line as he normally does.

Reid said Jorick Calvin took part in the return game, because of the heat. He was trying to "keep the other guys fresh."
 

To read our earlier in-game report, click here.

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