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What Andy Said, What Andy Meant (post-Redskins II)

On the Eagles’ slim playoff hopes: What Andy said: ``There’s still light at the end of the tunnel. Obviously, everybody wants to get to the playoffs, and we still have that opportunity.’’ What Andy meant: ``Let's be serious. I’ve got a better shot of hooking up with Beyonce right now than we do of getting into the playoffs.’’ On the fact that his running backs had just 4 second-half carries: What Andy said: ``We probably could’ve run it a couple of more times. We probably could’ve stuck with it a little more.’’ What Andy meant: ``Uh, what if I told you I actually called 15 more running plays, but Donovan audibled out of them?’’ On all of the drops by Eagles receivers: What Andy said: ``That did surprise me. We didn’t hang on to it as well as we needed to.’’ What Andy meant: ``The next time I consider taking a tight end from Rutgers, would somebody please slap me? On the last pass to Reggie Brown and whether he should’ve been in the end zone when he caught it: What Andy said: ``We told the receivers to make sure they’re in the end zone in those situations. You want to make sure there’s no question (you’re across the goal line).’’ What Andy meant: ``Reggie’s not the brightest crayon in the box , if you catch my drift.’’ On having to answer the same questions after every loss: What Andy said: ``You guys aren’t very creative.’’ What Andy meant: ``I was really hoping somebody would ask me about my fruitcake recipe, but I guess that’s not going to happen, huh.’’ On any positives in Sunday’s loss: What Andy said: ``There were some good things I saw. In any game, there are some good things and some bad things.’’ What Andy meant: ``Do the Redskins cheerleaders count as a good thing?’’ On the fact that his offense is 2-for-12 in the red zone in the last 3 games: What Andy said: ``We’re looking at that again today. We’ll go back and analyze the last few games on that. We’ve got to do a better job on that, obviously.’’ What Andy meant: ``Since we’ve got no shot at winning the Super Bowl, we’re focusing on helping David Akers win the scoring title.’’

What Andy Said, What Andy Meant (post-Redskins II)

"There’s still light at the end of the tunnel. Obviously, everybody wants to get to the playoffs, and we still have that opportunity," said Andy Reid today. (Nick Wass / AP)
"There’s still light at the end of the tunnel. Obviously, everybody wants to get to the playoffs, and we still have that opportunity," said Andy Reid today. (Nick Wass / AP)

On the Eagles’ slim playoff hopes:
What Andy said:
``There’s still light at the end of the tunnel. Obviously, everybody wants to get to the playoffs, and we still have that opportunity.’’
What Andy meant: ``Let's be serious. I’ve got a better shot of hooking up with Beyonce right now than we do of getting into the playoffs.’’

On the fact that his running backs had just 4 second-half carries:
What Andy said: ``
We probably could’ve run it a couple of more times. We probably could’ve stuck with it a little more.’’
What Andy meant: ``Uh, what if I told you I actually called 15 more running plays, but Donovan audibled out of them?’’

On all of the drops by Eagles receivers:
What Andy said:
``That did surprise me. We didn’t hang on to it as well as we needed to.’’
What Andy meant: ``The next time I consider taking a tight end from Rutgers, would somebody please slap me?

On the last pass to Reggie Brown and whether he should’ve been in the end zone when he caught it:
What Andy said:
``We told the receivers to make sure they’re in the end zone in those situations. You want to make sure there’s no question (you’re across the goal line).’’
What Andy meant: ``Reggie’s not the brightest crayon in the box , if you catch my drift.’’

On having to answer the same questions after every loss:
What Andy said:
``You guys aren’t very creative.’’
What Andy meant: ``I was really hoping somebody would ask me about my fruitcake recipe, but I guess that’s not going to happen, huh.’’

On any positives in Sunday’s loss:
What Andy said:
``There were some good things I saw. In any game, there are some good things and some bad things.’’
What Andy meant: ``Do the Redskins cheerleaders count as a good thing?’’

On the fact that his offense is 2-for-12 in the red zone in the last 3 games:
What Andy said:
``We’re looking at that again today. We’ll go back and analyze the last few games on that. We’ve got to do a better job on that, obviously.’’
What Andy meant: ``Since we’ve got no shot at winning the Super Bowl, we’re focusing on helping David Akers win the scoring title.’’

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