Philadelphia Eagles News

QB Vick, CB Samuel

QB Michael Vick

On being introduced to the fans as the Eagles starting quarterback for the first time on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field:"I haven't thought about it yet due to the fact that we've been trying to get ready for the game this weekend and trying to be ready with the preparation. Now that the time has come and it's almost game time, I think it's going to be exciting. It's going to be a great atmosphere and I think that's going to set the tone."

On whether that's the moment where he sits back and says, "I made it back": "It's just going to be very gratifying to get the reaction and I can't wait."

On whether the key to the Giants' success is to put pressure on him: "We expect the pressure; we expect to get a little blitzing. We expect them to try to do things to try to disrupt our timing and things of that nature. Football is a chess match and that's what it's all about. We'll be ready."

On the Giants' ability to knock out as many quarterbacks as they have this season: "They get good pressure on the quarterback and they do a great job in rushing the passer. They get their hands on it and they make sure they take him down. You just have to trust the guys in front of you."

CB Asante Samuel

On whether it helps him that the other defensive backs are making plays: "Well, yeah, it definitely helps. (When) you make plays on both sides of the ball, where else can you go? You have to pick the middle of the field or something. You have both sides standing up and making plays. It definitely makes it easier for the team."

On how many weeks CB Dimitri Patterson would have to keep playing at the level he's at until they start throwing back to his side again: "I don't know. Like I told Dimitri, I was in his shoes before. When (former Patriots CB) Tyrone Poole went down, it was me and (former Patriots CB) Ty Law out there. Every meeting, coach always told me, 'they're not coming at Ty Law, they're going to come at you.' He was the Pro Bowler and I was the rookie, the young guy. I definitely earned my stripes and they came at me. It took weeks, years. It took awhile to earn it."

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