Wednesday, February 10, 2016

What Andy Said, What Andy Meant (post-Bears)

What Andy Said, What Andy Meant (post-Bears)


On Sunday’s four-point loss to the Bears:
What Andy said:
``We didn’t perform the way we needed to on the offensive side, which is my responsibility. We didn’t start the game the way we needed to start the game. That’s also my responsibility.’’
What he meant: ``I $%@&#d up again.’’

On David Akers’ two missed field goals against the Bears:
What Andy said:
``Before the game, he goes out and tests the wind out. The wind was blowing towards our bench. Where he was aiming was closer to the right goal post. But the wind didn’t blow it back to where it normally blows it back to. That’s not an excuse for him. That’s what happened.’’
What he meant: ``David wants us to hire that weather dweeb from Channel 10, Hurricane Schwartz, as a kicking consultant. But Joe Banner won’t spring for it.’’

On running it three straight times from the Chicago 1-yard line late it the fourth quarter:
What Andy said:
``I thought we could run it in. We were running the ball effectively that last series. I thought we had a chance to pound it in there.’’
What he meant: ``Hi, my name is Andrew and I’m a runaholic.’’

On running back Lorenzo Booker, who touched the ball just three times against the Bears and a total of 17 times in the first four games:
What Andy said:
``He’s a young guy. He’s getting experience in this offense. We’ll just keep bringing him along.’’
What he meant: ``What the heck was I thinking when I passed on Felix Jones? Next time I do something that stupid, slap me.’’

On whether Brian Westbrook will be able to practice this week and play Sunday against the Redskins:
What Andy said:
``I don’t know. We’ll see how does here. If he had to practice today, he wouldn’t be able to do it.’’
What he meant: ``If anybody out there knows of a miracle cure for a sprained ankle, give me a holler.’’

On his decision not to have Donovan McNabb try a quarterback sneak when the Eagles had the ball on the Chicago one-yard line:
What Andy said:
``Having sat out all week of practice with an injury, I didn’t feel comfortable with that. Common sense tells you that you’ve got to be smarter than that.’’
What he meant: ``As hard as this may be for Donovan to believe, I’m not quite ready for the Kevin Kolb era to begin.’’

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