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QB Michael Vick

On the mood surrounding the team right now: "I mean, I don't think we're putting more effort in than the previous weeks, I think it's just a sense of urgency, now. And guys really see the position that we're in and I think they understand what it's going to take to get back and how some things are going to have to change. And, you know, we're dedicated and committed to it and we want to make that happen."

On his thoughts about the team after the first four weeks: "It is what it is; we can't control what happened as much as we want to go turn back the hands of time and do it all over again, we can't. So the only thing we can control is what's ahead of us and we just have to come together as a team. And like I said last week, we have to dig deep and figure out what we're going to have to do to change the feelings that we have and where we sit as a football team right now."

On whether he is confident that the team has the players to step up and get the job done: "Very confident. I'm confident in each in each and every guy in this locker room that they're able to get it done. And I'm confident in myself, and I couldn't be with a better group right now. All we have is us and we're the ones that can turn it around and hopefully four or five weeks from now we can be talking about a totally different subject right now. But hey, one game at a time, you know, focus on Buffalo."

On whether there have been some positive signs among the players that leads him to believe that the mentality has changed: "I mean, it's just all positive; guys the last two days – coach told us to take some days off to think about what needs to be done and we had guys in here lifting weights, working, watching film, you know, we want to make it right and we're going to make it right. That's just it."

On whether he thinks players recognize that it's 'gut-check' time: "Absolutely, just the feel around the building, players, and just the vibe that we're getting from one another (is positive). And we're just focused on taking it one play at a time, one game at a time, you know focus on having a good week of practice, understanding the gameplan and what needs to be done and just letting Sunday come and going out and executing and trying to get out of Buffalo with a win. So everybody's upbeat and just willing to work hard to get there."

On his thoughts and feelings about the 'dream team': "Oh man, absolutely, I think the 'dream team,' that word is dead now. I mean, (we) can't talk dream team anymore. And maybe it put pressure on some players, maybe it didn't but I think just the fact that it was lingering around and people were talking about it creates a sense of pressure. So I think it's over with now (and) we're one of the teams that has to scratch and kick from the bottom now and try to figure out how we're going to get ourselves back to a position where we can compete with the best teams in this league. And like I said, we're a team gunning like everybody else now."

On whether there is one specific problem he can pinpoint that he wants to change on Sunday: "Red zone, red zone for the offense and the defense. I think, minus some of the turnovers, minus some of the penalties, the defense tightening up a little bit in the red zone, things will be a lot easier and will be a lot better. You know, on offense we struggle in the red zone and on defense we struggle in the red zone and we just have to get better in those areas, and if you don't you'll be at the bottom of the totem pole, and right now we're in that position. So like I said, we're confident that we can change it, though, and that's the good thing about it."

On whether he can pinpoint the problems that the team is having in the red zone: "I think just turnovers, really just turning the ball over and not capitalizing on good possessions. We're first in the league in getting into the red zone and like 20th in completing the drives. So those are obvious things that we need to work on."

On his thoughts about being labeled the 'dream team': "I don't know. I don't know what the deal was behind it. Obviously, we all know that it surfaced and that that term was lingering and we just have to deal with it. So now it's over and done with and we can focus on the Philadelphia Eagles and playing good, hard football."

On his thoughts about needing 71 rushing yards to break former QB Randall Cunningham's all-time NFL record: "Man, if I could break the record and get a win it would be so sweet. So you know, we'll get that win and we'll let that come. It will happen when it happens and I'm just thankful and fortunate to be around such a great group of guys right now that are willing to pull together and make this thing work. And like I said, we'll see where we end up in the next couple of weeks. But one game at a time, one play at a time, we'll see what happens."

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