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Reid Could Join 100-Win Club

If the Eagles can pull out a victory this Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, it will be head coach Andy Reid's 100th career regular season victory, all coming with the Eagles. Reid will become the 31st member of the 100-win club, and only 13 of those have better a better winning percentage.

But Reid is not concerned with joining that elite company.

"I don't think about that," Reid said about the potential milestone. "I think that's very important as a head coach that you don't do that, and players and our coaches, that you stay focused on the job at hand and strive to win football games, do everything possible you can to win football games. All the other stuff takes care of itself, but that's what I'm into."

Reid said that he's honored to be put in the elite level of coaches, but he's unlikely to appreciate the significance of it until after his coaching career is over.

He also downplayed his 10-0 record in games played after the bye.

"I don't think there's any secret formula to it," Reid said. "We go back and we do our self-scout and our evaluation and so on. We've had byes at every level you can imagine, at every stage of the season. I don't see other than the common denominator of what we try to get done. I don't think that's a secret that other teams don't do. I don't think there's any reason for it."

Reid addressed how much playing time Jeremiah Trotter will get this Sunday in his first NFL action in almost two years.

"I don't know," Reid said. "I'm going to get in the game and see how things go, if (Trotter) can get a couple of plays in there and see where we go from there."

The head coach also said that he's been satisfied with what he's seen from starting quarterback Donovan McNabb in practice week as McNabb recovers from a fractured rib he suffered in week one.

"I thought (McNabb) had the velocity, that's where you'd start, velocity and accuracy, after an injury like that," Reid said. "He showed both of those traits there. I think he's ready to play and he's excited to get back out there and go."

Reid added that McNabb will wear a flak jacket to protect the rib area during Sunday's game.

-- Posted by Bo Wulf, 4:27 p.m., October 9

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