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Game Vs. Steelers: Head Coach Andy Reid

On the support he was shown by the Eagle fans during the game: "First of all, on behalf of me and my family, I'd like to thank the fans for their support. They went above and beyond, and we do appreciate that."

On injuries sustained during the game: "(WR) Jeremy Maclin strained his hamstring in pre-game warm-ups. He went out and he reached for a ball, and he tweaked his hamstring, so he didn't play. (DT Cullen) Jenkins has a hamstring strain, but it doesn't look too serious. He'll have an MRI in the morning. (RB Dion) Lewis had a hamstring strain, and he'll have an MRI in the morning. (QB) Michael (Vick) has a thumb contusion, but by the end of the game, he was fine. He got hit on the top of the thumb in the nerve area and it kind of numbed it for a little while, but he's okay."

On the team's performance in its first preseason game: "I was proud of the way the 3's and the 4's finished the game. I thought they did some good things. We have some work to do with the 1's and the 2's. It wasn't good enough. The execution was off, and the tackling and blocking were off. So we have to go back and make sure we focus in on those things and get ourselves better. I saw a lot of good things from the young kids. I thought they played well in a lot of cases. It's hard to name them all, but I thought they really did some nice things, played hard and physical, and they really played emotional football in the second half. We can build on that. The 1's clearly have to get better in a lot of areas – penalties were way up, and just things that were not very smart football."

On whether he heard the fans chanting his name during the course of the game: "I told you (the media) yesterday that that stuff is so humbling. I take that as a compliment to my son and to my family. That is a humbling thing, and I appreciate every bit of it. We feel the love, and during these kinds of times, that is important."

On the condition of QB Michael Vick: "Mike is fine. He hurt this thumb, but you saw him gripping the ball, and he was fine by the end of the game. He just hit the nerve on the top there – like a stinger on your thumb. He got it x-rayed and there were no breaks in there."

On whether he was disappointed by the tackling of the first-team defense: "The blocking, tackling, and the penalties on both sides (of the ball). It just wasn't good enough on both sides. There's a certain attitude that you have to bring to the table there, and we have to get better at it."

On the decision to start Damaris Johnson at wide receiver: "When Jeremy (Maclin) went down, he worked in as that third receiver. That normally would be (Jason) Avant when (Jeremy) Maclin is in there. (Johnson) has been playing well in practice, and I wanted to give him an opportunity. That's what we did."

On what he said to the team at halftime: "Eliminate the mistakes a nice soft manner."

On the play of rookie QB Nick Foles: "I thought he did a pretty good job. He was a little bit slow and hesitant on his first couple of throws, but then he just picked it up and went from there. Keeping his eyes down the field on the throw to Damaris (Johnson) was a big-time play right there. He got flushed to the right, and he maintained his eyes downfield. That's something you're always trying to teach quarterbacks to do, and it looked like it was pretty natural for him."

On the penetration produced by the Eagles defensive line: "I thought we were playing on the other side of the ball. There are times when you have to react to the screens and the draws and get off the blocks, and we can do that a little bit better. But there were just some good things in there by the young players. There were a variety of them on both sides of the ball. The guys up front were coming off (the ball) and doing a nice job of that. It looked like everybody got plenty of reps too, so we should have good film on them and we should be able to evaluate them."

On how he will evaluate the play of QB Mike Kafka: "I've got to look at the tape. I'll see what we can do there for him, and see where the mistakes were."

On whether there is an open competition for the second-team QB position: "You know me and you (media) have been around me long enough to know that everything is open. I keep it wide open at all positions. Whoever is playing the best is going to play. We keep it nice and simple that way."

On whether he held his breath following the injury to QB Michael Vick: "That's part of the game, so I don't go there. The next guy comes in and picks up where the first guy left off."

On how he felt following the game-winning field goal by Alex Henery: "I was happy for Alex. That was quite a kick. As much love as the fans are showing and the players are showing, it's always good to see at the end of a game the veteran players are into it when the young guys are playing. That's exciting during a preseason game. They were cheering on the young guys, and they were excited to be there. I appreciate their support too in this situation."

On his evaluation of punters Mat McBriar and Chas Henry: "I need more. I have to see more. I didn't see anything that just jumped out to me."

On whether he is excited about the potential of the Eagles return game: "The young guys (Damaris Johnson and Brandon Boykin) looked good. They were fast, quick, and there was no hesitation. They were hitting it, and I thought that was a positive."

On the tackling mistakes made by FS Jaiquawn Jarrett: "He just has to learn from them. He has to learn from it and get better. When you come in with a shoulder as opposed to the arms, at this level you have to bring all of it. You can't grab with the shoulder pad. Those are things you'll learn. The thing he's doing is he's playing fast, so I think the rest of that will take place."

On whether Jarrett is thinking too much and not reacting:  "I don't think he's doing that. I don't think those were thinking situations. He just wasn't bringing his arms, and that's something he does well. We just have to go back and make sure he gets that straightened out, and he should be fine."

On what this game represents for him in terms of the healing process: "Every day, you want it to be a better day in this kind of a situation. I got a lot of support, but that doesn't erase what took place. But life goes on, and that's how things work. This was one more step forward, so we'll try to take another step forward tomorrow, which I think is important."

On what he will be looking for in his evaluation of MLB DeMeco Ryans: "I want to see him continue to play fast every day and get a little bit better at it. He's handling the mental part fine, and he seems to be picking things up. I didn't pay a lot of attention to his position because I was looking at other spots, but I'll take a look at him on film and we'll see how he did there. He's been doing a good job in practice and he's able to adjust. You saw a few different motions that they threw at him, and he had no problems, and was able to make the adjustments."

On the play of rookie LB Mychal Kendricks: "He did some good things. He had a couple of plays where he learned. There was a throw to the flat that he rallied to late in a short-yardage situation with an off-set back, back tight-end type play. But he came back and he fixed that problem. They tried it again, and he made a nice play on it. It looked like he played fast, and I didn't see any hesitation. I think he'll continue to get better with every opportunity he has to play."

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