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Game Vs. Falcons: Quarterback Michael Vick

Posted Oct 28, 2012

On Reid saying he will evaluate the quarterback position before making decisions about changing starters: "Whatever decision coach makes, I support it. The thing I know is that I’m giving it everything I got out there when I step on the field. Deep down, as long as I know I’m doing that and I’m giving it everything, then it’s all I can ask out of myself. No more, no less."

On how to explain the way the team came out: "This was a big game for us. It was one we needed. So collectively we needed to win it all together and we just found ourselves in a situation where we didn’t do it and we didn’t play the way we know we can play. It’s like coach said, it was flat out embarrassing. We got to come out and play. We got to play better football if we want to win games in this league. It’s tough but that’s why we work so hard throughout the week. That’s why we put in the hard work and the preparation. Collectively, we just got to get it done."

On what is missing from the team: "What’s missing? I have to go and watch the film. I’m certainly going to watch and see if there was anything I could have done better. I felt good being out there. I know the offensive line played great and we made the plays that we needed to make and maybe there were some that we left out there that we could have done better but who knows. We just have to put it all together, man that’s what football is all about. You know, putting it all together and making it happen when it counts."

On whether the players want a new coach: "I don’t think that’s one of our concerns now, coaching. You know, players go out to play. Coaches ask us to do our jobs and we go out there and do it and there’s no in between.  We’re professionals. We get paid a lot to pay this game and we’re all very thankful for that. But at the same time, we still have to go out there and put it all together and there’s really not too much to it."

On how to explain the team’s slow starts on offense: "You just get into a rhythm as an offensive.  We didn’t score on our first drive, we scored on our second drive, but at that point it was a huge deficit. So, we were just in comeback mode where we had to fight to get back in the game. They did a good job of keeping us off the field, managing the clock and they played a good game. My hat goes off to them."

On why the Eagles couldn’t get the run game going: "I don’t know. We have to go back and look at the film and see why we couldn’t get positive plays in the running game and that’s what happened. I know there were some opportunities and we took advantage of them, but we just have to go out and make sure we put it all together when we’re asked."

On his reaction to Reid saying he will evaluate the quarterback position: "Obviously he’s thinking about making a change at the quarterback position. The thing I do know, and I’ll go and watch the film and I’ll evaluate myself, is that I’m giving us every opportunity to win. I’m trying my hardest. Some things don’t go right when I want them to. Some things do. So if that’s a decision that coach wants to make, then I support it."

On the team not being able to put it all together: "I don’t know. Football is the total team game and we have to put it all together as a team collectively. Offense has to do their part and defense has to do their part. Special teams has to contribute in some way, shape or form. And when you don’t get that and other teams are doing that, then you don’t score as many points, you don’t get as many stops, you don’t create turnovers and you don’t win. So I don’t know. The thing I know is that every time I step out there on the field, I give it everything that I have and I try not to leave any stones unturned and I think it’s evident. That’s all I can ask out of myself. That way I can sleep at night."

On whether he thinks he’s playing like a franchise quarterback: "You know obviously I think there’s a lot of things that I can do better. I’m trying to do everything that I can to put the ball in the end zone to give my guys every opportunity. I don’t know if playing like a franchise quarterback means throwing three or four touchdowns week in and week out and doing everything right. But I know I’ve been there before and despite it all, I still feel like I do a lot of positive things out there and that’s all I can ask. But I still have to evaluate myself and be critical of myself and we’ll go from there."

On what he says to the team after all the losses: "I just tell my guys to keep fighting. Keep fighting, don’t let it spiral out of control. But you can only say so much and at times I just get tired of talking. You get tired of talking and it’s more about letting your actions speak louder than your words. But it has to come from everybody. Not one person can individually win the game. Not three people, not five people. It takes 22 guys and eleven guys on special teams."

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