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Reid Goes Long with the Small Talk

Head Coach Andy Reid had a lot more to talk about after Battle of the Birds.

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    Eagles Head coach Andy Reid watches from the sideline during the Thanksgiving Day Battle of the Birds. Eagles feasted on the Cardinals, 48-20.

    Injury Report:
    “[G] Max [Jean-Gilles] does have a broken ankle..."

    Opening Remarks:
    “All in all, a good football game...

    On the Difference with Donovan:
    "...and I just thought [QB] Donovan [McNabb] played an outstanding game..."

    On how he plans to handle the situation at guard:
    “Max will go on IR. This is a pretty serious injury..."

    On who they would consider moving up from the practice squad:
    “[T Chris] Patrick..."

    On whether he wonders where the performances like last night were all season:
    “I don’t go there. This is such a business of now..."

    On whether the short week led to a simpler gameplan:
    “The thing you get there is more repeat plays from the week before..."

    On throwing more high-percentage passes early in the game:
    "...they decided they were going to change against us and play a soft cover..."

    On the success of the running game and whether he wants to achieve that balance going forward:
    “I would say this: I like efficient balance..."

    On what efficient balance is:
    “Efficient balance is: say you are running the football..."

    On whether he gives up on the running game faster when it’s not working than he gives up on the pass:
    “(Jokingly) You’re probably going to throw a stat out of your little book..."

    On the crowd’s ovation for the 3rd-and-1 conversion in the first quarter:
    “I wasn’t sure it wasn’t for Eckel..."

    On who told McNabb that he was coming out of the game in the fourth quarter:
    “Quarterbacks coach..."

    On what it means for Dawkins, McNabb and Westbrook to have big games:
    “They never hung their head..."

    On whether he anticipates having Asante Samuel and Correll Buckhalter back for the next game at New York:
    “I think so..."

    On what C/G Nick Cole brings to the team:
    “Nick’s a very good athlete..."

    On WR Reggie Brown not getting very many reps vs. Arizona:
    “To be very honest with you..."

    On how important the win was for the coaching staff:
    “I thought it was important that..."

    On how far Joselio Hanson has come since he joined the Eagles:
    “He is a good player..."