Reid talks win, Vick, McCoy and more


Here are highlights from Andy Reid's postgame press conference:

Winston Justice has an MCL sprain and will have an MRI on Monday.

On why Max Jean-Gilles started at right guard: "I thought maybe we could give Nick a little rest on his knee and get him back fresh after a few days."

Overall: "I’m proud of the guys for pushing through, particularly on a short week and doing a good job. We had some highs and we had some lows. We have a lot of things we can learn from. We did better in the red zone, which is a plus … All in all, it was a good game … They are a heck of a team and explosive players on both sides of the ball."

On the challenge: "Our guys showed it on our board. I was able to get it from upstairs and down below. It didn’t look like his knee had touched when he spun. That’s a tough call for the official. It ended up working out in our favor."

On Vick: "He got knocked around a little bit. They have a real good defensive front. He got backed up and kept going. I loved his energy in the second half. Both sides of the ball he was firing them up. I thought he brought a lot to the table."

On Vick’s sliding: "I saw him go down tonight. Even though it was headfirst, he went down. I’m going to take that as a positive."

On a message being sent: "This is all about our team. We win as a team and we lose as a team. I thought collectively we played very well tonight. We worked through some adversity."

On the fourth quarter: "I think the guys just rallied … Professional athletes and coaches, when they really put their mind to something it normally gets done. We were a little embarrassed last week and thought we could have played well. Everybody just put their mind to it and there was a lot of positive energy during the tough times."

On Jason Peters vs. Mario Williams: Jason, you are talking about one of the best tackles in the National Football League. I’m partial. He answers the bell every week. He’s very consistent and did a nice job.

On McCoy not getting the ball after a fast start: We probably had five or six calls to him. They either doubled on him or Michael had pressure on him and had to run. That’s how it goes. His number was dialed up quite a bit. You get a little attention when you strike early like that.


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