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Vick: Eagles didn't quit

Mike Vick took the high road when asked about comments from 49ers running back Frank Gore, who insinuated that the Eagles quit on the game last week.

Vick: Eagles didn't quit

"I think we put up the effort for all four quarters," Michael Vick said. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)
"I think we put up the effort for all four quarters," Michael Vick said. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

Mike Vick took the high road when asked about comments from 49ers running back Frank Gore, who insinuated that the Eagles quit on the game last week.

"I think we put up the effort for all four quarters. He can say that and we can’t dwell on last week," Vick said.

Gore had said "the Eagles, they didn't want to play no more ... We just kept pounding and kept pounding and kept making plays and we kind of knocked the fight out of them."

All Vick was talking about was Sunday and getting a win. He deflected questions about pressure or urgency, focusing instead on a "one-play-at-a-time" mentality and fixing the Eagles' red zone problems.

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"Any game in this league is going to be difficult, especially on the road. I think the thing we have to do is go in there focused primarily and take care of your responsibilities, kind of go with the flow and just count each possession as important and just take it one play at a time," Vick said.

Moise Fokou also refused to get into discussions about Gore and whether the team quit (the barb would seem to be aimed mostly at the defense, which the 49ers ran on in the fourth quarter).

"I’m not going to respond to that right now," he said. Fokou acknowledged the urgency of getting a win this week. "With our backs against the wall and we knowing what kind of team we can be, all that matters right now is for us to get a win."

The Eagles should have Darryl Tapp available to help. He is listed as probable on the injury report and after participating in practice looks likely to start opposite Jason Babin.

Juqua Parker was also a full participant. He is listed as "questionable" after sounding pessimistic about his chances to play earlier in the week. "I feel better than yesterday. A lot better," Parker said.

Defensive tackle Derek Landri is fit enough to play this week if he is needed, said coach Andy Reid, but he said he has not decided if he will dress the tackle.

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