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Game Vs. Redskins: Head Coach Andy Reid

On injuries sustained during the game: "(WR Riley) Cooper has a concussion, (CB Asante) Samuel has a concussion, and (QB Michael) Vick hurt his chest, so he will have an MRI in the morning."

On the loss: "I take full responsibility, in particular for what happened at the end of the first half. I thought the play initially started out as (4th-and) inches, but after the review, the play we had for inches ended up being a yard, and the clock was well into it when we were aware of that. That is my responsibility, and there are no excuses for it at all. Obviously we have to start off faster than we did both offensively, defensively and on special teams. Again, that is my responsibility."

On whether he should have called a timeout prior to the delay of game penalty that was assessed at the end of the first half: "I used one (timeout)."

On whether he should have used a second timeout prior to the delay of game penalty: "You can't (call timeouts) back-to-back."

On his assessment of the game in general: "It was two different games. In the first half, we didn't play very well. In the second half, we came out and did some good things defensively, but we were slow offensively. We put some drives there together towards the end. (Washington) did a better job than we did."

On whether he was surprised that the play clock was moving after the official review prior to the end of the first half: "I wasn't surprised that the clock was moving, but I was surprised that it was moving as quickly as it was with the spot."

On whether he normally pays attention to when the play clock is started by the referee: "The whole thing is my fault. I am trying to explain (to the media) the thought process. You have to be aware of when the play clock starts. The point is that we had a play called for (4th-and) inches, and the inches weren't inches when the play clock started."

On why there was uncertainty in regard to the play call following the replay review: "I had all of the time (during the official replay review) to go over exactly what we wanted done, and then the position of the ball wasn't good. I can't question the officials or anybody else, and I'm not going to do that. I just know that where (the ball) originally was and where it ended up being were two different spots. Again, that's my responsibility. I'm not here to complain about the officials or anybody else. I goofed."

On whether the spot of the ball moved following the replay review: "They shouldn't move the ball. It should stay in the same spot that it was. I either didn't see it properly or something happened in between there."

On whether he was trying to change the play call once he learned that the ball was not in its original spot prior to the replay review: "I was, but obviously there wasn't enough time. Normally when you get into those situations, they don't jump start the play clock as fast as they did. It was a bad situation there."

On the extent of the injury suffered by QB Michael Vick: "I know he's sore. I can tell you that, or he would have been out there. I have to see."

On the play of QB Kevin Kolb: "He did some good things. There were some throws that he would probably like to have back, but he put us in a position where we had a chance to win the game. We just didn't get it done."

On what he said to Donovan McNabb following the game: "I just (said hello) to him after the game and told him he did a nice job."

On what Washington did defensively to contain the Eagles offense: "(Washington) came out and played a lot of cover-two. (Washington defensive coordinator) Jim Haslett did a great job today. They played soft cover-two, they were deepening up the corners, and deepening up the linebackers and our check-downs were there all day. We just tried to be patient with it and took what they were giving us, and we ended up moving the ball down the field on that."

On the key scramble by Donovan McNabb which extended a Washington drive in the fourth quarter: "He went out to his right, our left, and our defensive end squeezed, our linebacker went to scrape, and he kind of got chipped a little bit and he wasn't able to get into position to make the tackle. Donovan made a play when he needed to make a play."

On the penalties assessed to the Eagles offensive line: "There were way too many penalties period. You just start getting things rolling, you get off the field on third down, you have a big play offensively, and then you have penalties. We have to take care of that. We have to be way more disciplined than that. Normally we are, but again that falls on me and I have to take care of that."

On the specifics of the injury suffered by QB Michael Vick: "I don't know yet. All I can tell you right now is that he has a sore chest."

On his decision to start Max Jean-Gilles instead of Nick Cole at right guard: "Max practiced all week, so I made the decision to play him."

On why the Eagles have gotten off to slow starts early in games this season: "I have to do a better job of putting the guys in position to jump-start them here."

On which team he felt was more physical: "I thought in the first half, (Washington) was more physical than we were, and in the second half, we were more physical than they were. That's how I felt."

On why the Washington offense was slowed down in the second half: "(Defensive coordinator) Sean (McDermott) made a few adjustments, but the main thing was the running game. (Donovan McNabb) had a big hit on a deep ball, but early, they were running the football. That's what they were doing. We were able to slow down their run and get some pressure on (McNabb)."

On whether the Washington defense played a lot of soft cover-two in their first three games: "They played a little bit of it, but not as much as they did today."

On whether he paid attention to the fans reaction during the pre-game introduction of Donovan McNabb: "No, I didn't."

On why WR DeSean Jackson was not more involved in the game offensively: "A little bit of it was (Washington's) coverage, and they banged him around a little bit. Other times we had him and we didn't quite have enough time or whatever it might be."

On whether DeSean Jackson was injured at the end of the game: "He was tired and banged up a little bit, but he should be alright.

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