Sunday, December 26, 2010

Andy Reid sends Eagles home

Andy Reid answered some questions about the postponement of the Eagles-Vikings game from Sunday night to Tuesday night at 8 o'clock.

Q: What challenges does the postponement present for you, your staff and your team?
A. “Listen, really, nothing. We’re OK with it. We’re organized and prepared for this, and we completely support what the league did from a safety standpoint for everybody. We got the guys out of the hotel and home, and they’ll come back for a walk through tomorrow and then to the hotel, and it will be just like a Saturday night before a Sunday game, just a normal Saturday night - Sunday schedule.”

Q. How tough will it be facing Dallas next week on a short week with so much potentially at stake?
A. “I don’t think it’s a problem. I think we’ll be all right. We’ve had Monday games, Sunday night games, we had a Thursday game, so we’ve been through a lot of this already, and that will help us. We’ll be fine.”

Q.What will the schedule be next week?
“We’ll be off Wednesday, then we’ll come back Thursday and do a little more (than a normal Thursday), then we’ll have a normal Friday, bring them to the hotel Saturday, and go Sunday.”


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Bob, it's William, Carmen's husband. I have a few questions I'm hoping you can answer.

First, I'm wondering what kind of impact the short, 5 day week will have on game prep for the Cowboys. I realize Dallas is not much of a threat, but sheer exhaustion come game-time can weaken the Eagles & make the Cowboys more dangerous.

Second, did you watch the Bears-Jets game? The Bears looked good - more dominant, I think, then they were against Eagles. If the Eagles and Bears meet again in the playoffs, what kind of changes do you think the Eagles would make to deal with the Bears aggressive pass rush? Do you think they can beat the Bears if they end up playing at Soldier Field again?

December 26, 2010 at 6:34 PM 
Blogger EaglesBloggerRoom said...

Hey William, great to hear from you.
Two games in five days is going to be very difficult for the Eagles although the pressure of reaching the playoffs was alleviated when the Giants lost Sunday, handing the Eagles the NFC East title.
Sure, the Cowboys might have to play rookie Stephen McGee at quarterback as Jon Kitna has an abdominal injury. But the Cowboys have a big and physical offensive line and three running backs who can pound the ball on the Eagles. And their defense really isn't that bad considering the way almost every team plays defense in the NFL these days.
As far as playing the Bears in the playoffs at Soldier Field, the Eagles really don't want any part of that. The field, the opponent and the defense frustrated the Eagles so much Andy Reid blew up after the earlier season loss.

December 26, 2010 at 7:55 PM 

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