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QB Vick, QB Kolb

QB Michael Vick

On how it feels to get back on the practice field for a full practice: "It's always to have an opportunity to go out and practice. I'm just getting back into the swing of things, so it felt good. (I) worked hard to get there."

On whether the coaches have decided on what his role will be in this Sunday's game: "(They) haven't decided on my role yet, but whatever I'm asked to do, that's what I'm going to do. That's always been the way I've carried things out, so (I'm) just excited about the opportunity to get back out there."

On where he is physically: "I'm able to go out and suit up this week, so that says a lot."

On whether he can throw the football at 100%: "Yeah, I can throw the ball. I can throw at full strength and effectively, so that's a credit to the training staff, getting me back to being in the position where I can go out and perform."

On whether he does not want to play in this Sunday's game: "Nobody wants to not go out and play. Everybody wants to play. Like I said, I don't know what my role is going to be."

On whether it would be good for his body to sit out the upcoming game and the bye week to rest: "Like I said, if the situation calls for me to go out and play, then I'll be ready. (I've) just got to play it that way. I'm not looking forward to next week, because we've got a big game to play and a big game to win."

On whether he is a little concerned by the play of QB Kevin Kolb: "I'm not concerned at all. Kevin goes out and plays when he has to play, I go out and play when I have to play. That's pretty much the way it's been. And we both enjoy playing the quarterback position, we have fun doing it, we take pride in what we do—and that's what it's all about."

On whether he expects to be the starter when the Eagles play the Colts in Week 9 after the bye: "That's (head coach) Andy's (Reid) decision. Whatever my role is and whatever I'm asked to do, I'll do it. I've been on both sides of the fence, a starter and a backup, so like I said, I'm a total team player."

On whether it would be hard to not start again after playing so well against the Lions and Jaguars: "It wouldn't be hard. I would continue to be prepare and get myself ready to go. Obviously, Kevin's played great, but just maintain and stay focused and stay in tuned with what we're doing, and just stay ready."

On whether he has ever seen a situation where a team has two effective quarterbacks like the Eagles have: "No, but I've always played with great quarterbacks, who could all start in this league. It's just competition. It's pushing one another and helping one another. And then just trying to win the football games at the end of the day."

On Kolb's comments that he brings out the best in Kolb, and whether that works both ways: "That's the way it has to be. We all should bring out the best in one another. It's just great to have guys around you who can play, because it keeps you on top of your game."

On whether it's time to forget about who's the starter for the season and just deal with things week to week: "You just got to deal with it week to week. I know I can play this game. We all know we can play. We all are very effective when we go out there and play the game of football. Even (QB) Mike Kafka is a great quarterback. It's good to have three good quarterbacks here. That's all I can say, just take it one game at a time, and focus on the job at hand, and that's winning the game."

QB Kevin Kolb

On how much Maclin's long touchdown catch last week had to do with Maclin selling the route: "He's very good, very natural at that stuff, and our coaches picked that out early in his career. We have some other guys that are really good at it, as well. But he did a great job of selling it, obviously, with that guy biting like that you know he did a heck of a job."

On the importance of playing consistently and how good it is for him to play in three consecutive games: "It's real good. That's what you have to do as a young player, you have to just keep improving. And keep trying to build, like you said. And that's my mentality. As soon as you settle, you get embarrassed. In this league, there are too many good guys around, too many good defenses. If you're not totally prepared then you're going to get embarrassed the next week and I'm looking for the next week, not the week behind."

On whether the Titans defense will be his toughest test: "Absolutely, yeah. I mean, every week's a tough test. They are good, though. They're aggressive. They have a lot of different looks. And we'll have to be on our A-game, but we look forward to doing that and proving that we're a mentally tough team that can come back after a big win."

On what he has seen on tape that has made DE Jason Babin such a strong player this year: "I think the system fits him well, just like it did here. I feel like he would've been a great player here like he was—he contributed quite a bit. He's a talent, now. We knew that as soon as we got him, so there was no doubt if he was going to shine, it was when he was going to shine, in my mind. I've always had a lot of faith in him. Hopefully he just doesn't get it done this week."

On what he must do to make sure he's on the same page with young wide receivers like WR Riley Cooper and WR Chad Hall with Jackson out with an injury: "Well, we talk through a lot of things. We get all of the different looks that we, and I, expect during the game. And the biggest thing I want those guys to do is go play confident. Obviously, if they're at this level and they're in this situation, they can play the game. Just like we talked about whenever Chad first got his chance, and so, they just need to relax and play the game they know how to play, and they'll do that, and we'll be fine."

On whether he's ever seen a situation like the Eagles have with two quarterbacks that have each played at such a high level: "There's obviously been some good quarterbacks that have played on the same team. I'm not sure it's happened in the same year, and kind of the way we're doing it. I know I've said it a thousand times, but a lot of that is our teammates. They're creating the situation for us. And some of that stuff that happened last week, you saw how easy it was for me, and I'm sure Mike would say the same thing."

On offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg saying he feels lucky that the two quarterbacks are handling the situation so well, and that that behavior in this circumstance could be different: "Yeah, it could be. And I appreciate that, because Mike and I try hard at it. We keep the right mindset through the whole thing, although we both want to be out there. We'll continue to do that and make sure that the team comes first."

On how the Titans are a different style of defense than the Eagles have seen: "They give a lot of different looks. Some teams play us with a certain package a lot of times. And they're a team that's going to bring a lot of different packages. And so, like I said, we'll have to be on our A-game, making sure we know what we're seeing and then trusting what we're seeing is the big thing. But, again, it always comes back to me that a good offense believes in what they do, and it's just yourself that stops you. Coach is going to put us in the right situations, we just need to go execute our game plan and we'll be fine."

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