QB Michael Vick
On how he is feeling physically and whether he is having trouble doing anything: "It's still tough to throw it a little bit, but I feel like I'm getting stronger each and every day and I just have to keep plugging at it and getting ready to try to go out there play a great football game."
On how he approaches the final four games with the team sitting at 4-8: "I mean, you're right, it's a desperation last four games and we want to finish strong and we know how important that is. It's unfortunate that we're in the situation that we're in now but there's nothing we can do about it. The best thing we can do right now is to just win the next game, get a win against Miami. And we know it's going to be a tough game because they have a very good football team and a very good defense so we're going to have to do the things that are going to put us in a position to win the game. But it's very important that we finish strong."
On whether he changes his style of play from now on to avoid injuries: "I'm sliding now, I'm getting down. I've made my mind up. There's going to be times when I can't get those extra yards but I have to get down. And I get too caught up in the game sometimes but that leads to you being sidelined and not being accountable for your team on Sundays and not being out there. So I don't want to continue to put the team through that and I understand how drastic that can be sometimes."
On why he thinks it took all of these years to learn the lesson of sliding: "I broke three ribs and I'm still sore when I could have been out there on the field for the last three games helping my football team regardless of the situation. So I just know it was a situation where I had total control over, and I still do each and every time I step outside of the pocket. And I just have to start playing smarter and being conscious about what I'm doing when I'm in the moment."
On how frustrating it is to change how he's going to play: "No, I'm still going to play the way I want to play, I'm just going to get down. It's not worth taking a hit for the extra one or two yards unless the first down marker is right there (smiling). So I guess I still haven't changed."
On whether that means he will slide: "The best way I can. I'll slide the best way I can. If I have to go head first or the knee slide."
On whether he has been practicing his slides: "No, but I need to. It's something that I haven't mastered over the last 10 years. So hopefully I get that."
On whether he thinks the team can essentially stop turning the ball over all of a sudden: "I think so. You know, we control the turnover battler. You know, obviously you want every play to be perfect, you don't want to put the ball on the ground, you don't want to throw the ball to the other team. But I think at the end of the day when we're playing in the game we have to be conscious of what we're doing. And turnovers are going to happen, but it's better to have one than three or four, usually that team doesn't win the game. So we just have to be conscious of that."
On whether he will use extra protective padding on Sunday: "Absolutely, I have my Unequal Protective gear on this week. I didn't wear it last time so I'll wear it this week."
On whether avoiding hits involves throwing the ball away or not holding onto the ball as long: "I think it all depends on the situation and what's going on. You can't control when you're going to get hit inside the pocket or outside of the pocket. And certainly, when you're waiting for guys to come open it's all about what's going on at the present time. So it's just to get the ball out as fast as I can, if I can, and just play the game."
On whether his decision to slide more was his decision or the coaches talking to him: "I kind of came to that conclusion on my own and then I'm hearing it from all of my teammates week-in and week-out so there has to be some merit to it; that's something I'm going to make a conscious effort to do, getting down and getting out of bounds."
On his thoughts about why the team has thrown so many interceptions: "You throw the ball to the other team. I mean, we have more interceptions because we threw the ball to the other team. You know, I know I've thrown a lot this season and wish I could have had a couple of those throws back this season, but I still think I do a good job in taking care of the football and not continuing to do that. (And I) haven't lost confidence, still going to stay confident and keep playing hard."
WR Jason Avant
On whether he still thinks there's a fight and belief in this team: "I've been around here when a lot of miraculous stuff has happened, so I definitely believe anything can happen, but it won't happen if we don't go out and take care of our own business and just go out and focus on Miami. So I think that the belief is here, it's just you have to depend on a lot of uncertain variables, but all we have to do is focus on us."
On his thoughts about the play of Miami's defense: "Yeah, they've been playing well and their defense is getting turnovers. They're flying high right now. The last five games, I think they're averaging like 10 points or something like that and their corners are (playing) well; (CB) Vontae Davis is playing – you can't play any better than he's playing in the secondary in this league. So I think it's going to be a challenge but we just have to go out there and work hard in practice and believe in the system we're playing and we'll be fine."
On his thoughts about the offense's struggles on third down conversions: "Every year's different and every game's different, so we could go 7-for-10 on third downs in a game and then we could be 3-for-12 in another game. So we don't really care about their stats or our stats. We just have to go out there and focus because each game can be turned around at any time and all it takes are a couple of plays."
RB Ronnie Brown
On whether this season has been tough to understand: "Well, it makes it tough anytime you lose because you put so much into it. And of course we didn't have an offseason like we usually do for everybody to get close and get a camaraderie or whatever. So I think as a team the way that we worked during camp we put a lot into it, and to come and not be successful that's always tough because you know how much you put into it as far as two-a-days. And the schedule's a little different, but at the same time you're dealing with the soreness and all this stuff and to come up a little short of your goals. And to know that we could have had a couple of games here and there, and of course it didn't work out. And I don't think a lot of games we played the way we're capable of playing as a football team."
On his thoughts about why the Wildcat offense was so successful in Miami: "I think it was just something different. Nobody really tried to run it or nobody really ran it a lot in the NFL. And it's just a different look and it gets come of guys on the field at the same time that are capable of making plays. You know, and it tries to give defenses different looks and it makes them adjust on the run."
On whether he has watched Miami at all this season: "A little bit, not too much. When I have an opportunity I'll watch them because I'm still close to a few of the guys on the team. And some of the guys I played with in college I try to keep in contact with, obviously."
C Jason Kelce
On his thoughts about his quarterback wanting to run less: "That means two things I think; one, I think it means he has confidence in the o-line that we can keep him clean, and it also means that I think he has confidence in the plays that are being called that he can execute them in the pocket and make plays with the receivers. So I think if he can do that and we can keep him clean, I think that's a good strategy."
On his thoughts about QB Michael Vick changing his style of play: "I mean, he's still going to be that electric guy. Don't get me wrong, I don't care how much we preach, 'Don't let him stay in the pocket, look for outlets in the passing game,' that's one of his attributes that he can run the ball and I think that if he ever took that out of his arsenal it would be more detrimental than beneficial."
On his thoughts about the Dolphins defense playing well as of late: "Oh yeah, especially on defense. They're one of the more underrated defenses in the NFL. I think that they do a really good job of mixing things up, they do a good job of moving around and trying to confuse you on offense and they have very good players. I think they're a very good offense."
On whether it means a lot having Vick back there: "Well I mean, it means a lot. He's really the leader of the offense and the leader of the whole unit. So when he's back out there taking snaps and he's out there with the ability to make plays like he can, that's a good thing."
DE Trent Cole
On his thoughts about Miami over the last few weeks: "The quarterback's stepped it up. I think that's a big part of the reason that whole team is doing what they're doing now. They've been playing well and the quarterback has contributed a lot to their team."
On his thoughts about QB Matt Moore and whether he has been impressed with what he can do with the ball: "I mean, he's doing good right now and we just can't let him go out there…he's streaky right now, I think. I mean, when we go down and play them we can't let him get into streak mode; when he gets going, he's going."
On whether he is licking his chops to play against Miami: "You know, I think they have a big, strong o-line and we have to be aggressive. You know, we're an aggressive defense and we're going to take our aggressiveness down there. We've seen them be aggressive in games and that's how it is, it's a battle down there."
On his thoughts about why their aggressiveness on defense hasn't led to takeaways: "I don't know. I can't speak on that. We go out there and play ball and hope there's good results at the end. Like I said, it's been a crazy year so far and a lot of things have happened. When you have lockouts and stuff, hey, everything has an effect."