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QB Michael Vick

On whether the transition at center and left tackle was as seamless as it looked during the game: "Our guys did a great job of stepping in and coming in and playing with confidence. I don't think we missed a beat. I think everybody was into the game, into the flow, and understood what was at stake. It was more of the reason that they came in and played as well as they did."

On whether he believes it will be the same heading into this week's game: "Yes. (C) Dallas (Reynolds) has a full week to prepare. Arizona poses different threats on defense and they do different things. I think Dallas is doing a great job. He did a great job at walk-through this morning, and I'm pretty sure he'll do a great job in practice today. We've just got to keep it going. The guys just have to step up and play."

On how preventing turnovers can become less of a mental issue: "I think we solved that problem at halftime last week. We kind of made up our minds on what type of offense we wanted to be. Not to say that we're not going to turn the ball over in a game, but that' s the most important thing we have to limit. Just be able to benefit from everything that we're doing on offense and not move the ball all the way down the field and turn the ball over. It's just things we have to work on more."

On what a big part TE Brent Celek plays in this offense: "He played a major part in Sunday's win. He did all the right things – he caught the ball, he ran good routes. He did everything that we know Brent can do. It's gratifying to our team to know that we have such a great tight end."

On whether there is extra motivation for Arizona QB Kevin Kolb playing against the Eagles: "I can't answer that question in terms of how Kevin is going to feel going into this game. You'll have to ask him. We all know Kevin as a competitor and I know him as a good friend and a great competitor. I know he's going to be up and ready to play this game. We're going to be ready for him."

On whether he has had any contact with Kolb: "No, not yet."

On whether he wonders how different his career would be if Kolb had never gotten injured: "I try not to live in the past, but in that Green Bay game, I never thought I'd be going into that game and playing that day. I never know what my career was going to be like, how it was going to take off, and where it was going to go. To answer your question, I haven't spoken to Kevin but we'll probably talk or text some time this week."

On whether last week's turnovers were completely different from Week One: "I don't know. You're asking me to go back in time. You try and forget all the bad things that happened. You watch them on film, and you let them go. You don't dwell on the negatives, and that's the last thing you want to do when you're playing a sport."

On what challenges the Arizona defense present: "The Arizona defense is good and they pose a lot of different challenges. They have a great scheme and they do some different things that can create penetration on the offensive line. They have a great group of guys over there on the defensive side of the ball. We just have to make sure that we take care of that and hopefully everything else will take care of itself."

On what he did differently against the blitz last week to have success: "Just a lot of film study in regards to what the opposition may do. It's important to be good in the blitz game and it can really hurt defenses when they blitz. You just have to know where they're coming from and identify, and you'll have a greater chance for success."

TE Brent Celek

On what he thought of the game against Baltimore: "I think there were a lot of open zones there just with the coverage they were playing. They were playing a lot of cover-two so you've got to work it underneath. (The) coaches did a good job of getting good plays called and we did a pretty good job of executing."

On how many times he has seen the highlight of him hurdling Ravens S Ed Reed: "Only a few times actually. I don't watch SportsCenter or anything so I haven't seen it. It was alright."

On how he is able to beat zone coverage the way he is able to: "You just have to be able to find the soft spots. (You have to) know where people are going to be versus certain coverages. There are certain plays that are designed to get you in certain spots so you just have to make sure you get there in a timely manner so Mike can see you."

C Dallas Reynolds

On whether he was nervous when he replaced Kelce on Sunday: "It was difficult but it was kind of easy because he's down, you're in. You just have to pick up when he left off. You really don't have time to think about all those things and let emotions take over. You're just in there making your calls and snapping the ball and you're out there playing."

On what he thought of his performance when reviewing the tape from Sunday: "I thought there were some really good things. I don't think anyone plays a perfect game. There's things that I can take from that and learn from that but I was happy with what happened. The outcome obviously was a win."

On whether being on the practice squad for three seasons helped his transition into a starting role: "It was huge to be able to learn the offense and know the offense. Like I've said, I am grateful for the opportunity to be here for the three years on practice squad. It has helped me to develop and get to where I am today. I wouldn't say I regret being on practice squad."

DE Trent Cole

On what he sees on tape of QB Kevin Kolb: "He's just more experienced. You get better with time. That's really all I can say because he is on another team now. We haven't seen too much of him."

On what makes WR Larry Fitzgerald a dangerous player: "His work ethic and he's a total package. He's tall, he's big, and he's dominating receiver and he gets it done."

On whether the defensive meetings convey the message that Fitzgerald must be stopped: "No. It's going to be a team effort. You have to worry about everybody, not just him. He (doesn't) make up the whole team. You have to worry about everybody."

S Nate Allen

On what he is doing that puts him in position to continue to make big plays: "Just fundamentals. We work it every day in practice and something we really stress is fundamental tackling. We've done a pretty good job so far."

On how CBs Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie have played so far: "They've been great. That's what we knew they could do. We know they can do that and they are going to continue to do it and make everybody's job a little bit easier."

On what the team needs to do to slow Fitzgerald down: "He's a heck of a player. His resume speaks for itself. We're excited to play him. We'll have a good game plan for him. Hopefully we can keep him to as few yards as he can get."

On whether teams have to take the Cardinals more seriously after they beat the Patriots: "Yeah, definitely. When you beat the Patriots that's always a big win. We're ready. We're going into it like any other game and we're excited to play."

WR Riley Cooper

On whether he has targeted the Giants game to make his 2012 debut: "I would hope so."

On whether the special teams unit is suffering because of his absence: "They're doing awesome right now. The returners, the special teams, they're all doing really well. I love doing all that stuff. I know we've had some injuries at wideout and I feel like I can help the team in that aspect. I've got to get back on the field."

On whether he ever had significant injuries at Florida: "Yeah, everyone has injuries playing football. I've had a few but that's in the past."

C/G Steve Vallos

On what he has been doing since being cut in August: "Just hanging with my family in Seattle. Just waiting, hoping (and) all that stuff."

On whether he had the opportunity to go to any other teams: "My agent talked to some teams but no one wanted to sign me the first week because they'd have to pay me for the whole year (as a vested veteran). You just have to wait around for an injury. They're going to happen. They happen every year. Just had to wait. It's good for me (but) it's tough for this team and (C) Jason (Kelce) but that's just how it is."

On what he learned about C Dallas Reynolds from being in practice with him at training camp: "I have a lot of respect for him. He's a really good player. I was on the practice squad my first year so I know what that's like. It can be tough. To put in all that time to not see anything at the end of the week for it is tough. He's a good player. He's a very smart player. I think he'll do great."

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