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What Andy Said, What Andy Meant

Did you speak to Michael (Vick) about the decision to make Nick Foles the starter for the rest of the season?

What Andy Said, What Andy Meant

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid during press conference at<br />NovaCare Complex in Philadelphia on Monday afternoon December 3,<br />2012. (Alejandro A. Alvarez/Staff Photographer)
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid during press conference at NovaCare Complex in Philadelphia on Monday afternoon December 3, 2012. (Alejandro A. Alvarez/Staff Photographer)

Did you speak to Michael (Vick) about the decision to make Nick Foles the starter for the rest of the season?

What Andy said: ``I did. He was very positive about it. He’s on board.’’

What Andy meant: ``I did. He asked me if he still needs to bother coming to practice.’’

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What Andy said: ``It won’t be as prominent.’’

What Andy meant: ``I’m going to use it slightly less than I use the Wishbone.’’

Whose decision was it to make Foles the starting quarterback for the rest of the season?

What Andy said: ``This was my decision. The one great thing about the Philadelphia Eagles organization is they’ve allowed me to make the decisions.’’

What Andy meant: ``His initials are J.L.’’

Have you had any discussions with Jeff Lurie about your future?

What Andy said: ``I haven’t even gone there. I’m sure we’ll talk about it at some point. But we’re trying to win football games right now.’’

What Andy meant: ``Jeff asked me how I’d feel about spending the final year of my contract working in the NovaCare cafeteria. I told him I’d get back to him.’’

 

What was Jim Washburn’s reaction last week when you released Jason Babin?

What Andy said: ``What he told me was he was fine with it.’’

What Andy meant: ``The SOB tried to run me down with his motorcycle.’’

Why did you decide to fire Washburn now?

What Andy said: ``It wasn’t all about this game. That’s not what it was. It was just something I had been pondering and working through. I just thought it was the right time now.’’

What Andy meant: ``Did you miss the part about him trying to run me down with his motorcycle?’’

In the span of the last month-and-a-half, you fired your defensive coordinator, Juan Castillo, you released your best pass-rusher, and now, you’ve just fired your defensive line coach. How difficult is it for a franchise to get through that?

What Andy said: ``It’s not how you draw it up. I think Juan is great person and fine football coach. Juan will have long career in NFL, and rightly so.’’

What Andy meant: ``Hasn’t been my finest moment, has it?’’

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