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QB Michael Vick



On whether he still believes he has his best days ahead of him: "Absolutely. The game of football doesn't change. The thing is, you've just got to make good decisions in the moment and I've just got to protect the football. That's been the only thing that's been my problem and the only thing I've had to deal with. It sounds like it's easy and sometimes it can be, but sometimes you get to pressing and you make decisions that you shouldn't make. I've just got to be conscious in the moment."

On how much he believes having T King Dunlap back will help the offense: "I think it's going to help having King back. King is a solid, veteran football player who knows our scheme and knows how to play. Very glad to have him back out there and I'm pretty sure he'll do a great job."

On why he feels Eagles fans should believe that the team will eliminate turnovers on offense: "I can't answer that question. We've just got to wait and see. I can sit here at my locker and say, 'We're going to do it. We're going to get it done.' It has to happen on Sundays. That's it. Bottom line."

On what he can take from his experiences last year to help him with the turnover issues: "Just protect the ball. It's not hard. It's not a science to it; just protect the football at all times. Despite the circumstances, I still sit back there and try to make the plays that I know I can make and that's just me and my confidence in myself and confidence in the guys. Giving it everything that I've got and I'm going to continue to do that."

On whether he is keeping an eye on the progress of T Jason Peters: "Yeah, it sounds like JP's doing alright. Hopefully, he'll continue to make progress. We have one of the best training staffs in the league and they're going to do a good job to get him back."

On whether he is anxious to get back onto the field following the recent struggles: "It's a big game for us. The last two games, we were in position to win the games and we didn't close it out. So, that can be tough. We've got to put it all together as a team and the teams that do that are the teams who are sitting at the top right now. So, (we've) just got to put it all together."

On whether there are still players on the Falcons that he played with during his time there: "Still a couple guys there that I played with: (DE) John Abraham and (WR) Roddy White. I think (C) Todd McClure is still there, the center. Those guys have done a great job for that organization. So, it's exciting. It's exciting."

On how exciting it is to face the last undefeated team in the NFL in the Falcons: "It's going to be a great matchup. It's good for us. It's a good challenge and, you know, we've got to come out and just play good football at the end of the day. Just protect the football, put points on the board, defense (has) got to get stops, get turnovers and special teams has got to play their part. We do that, that's a recipe for a win."

On whether he is looking forward to facing former Eagles CB Asante Samuel: "Asante's a great player. He's a savvy player and he knows how to play the game. I've seen him pick a lot of great quarterbacks off. He knows what to do. He's very smart and instinctive and he's one of the guys that you really don't want to test all the time. So, I'm pretty sure he'll be ready for us and we've got to put a plan together for him."

On how much talking he expects from Samuel on Sunday: "I don't know. He'll do more talking with the receivers, more than anything. I don't get involved in that."

On whether he is running less deliberately or whether he wants to run more: "I pretty much have that option each and every play. It depends on what happens; I can't really dictate when I want to run. I can take off and run every play if I wanted to, but I choose not to do that. It's unfair to the guys that I play with, to the hard work that they put in, the effort in getting downfield and working to get open. So, I've got to give those guys a chance and that's important."

On whether he has watched the Dolphins game from last year which featured a Mike Nolan coached defense: "I've watched it twice already, probably watch it two or three more times. I don't know if I'm going to get the same looks, if everything's going to be exactly what they showed last year, but you've just got to be ready for everything."

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