The Eagles got in a workout today as they prepared for the Cowboys this weekend. Special teams coordinator Bobby April, offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg and defensive coordinator Sean McDermott each addressed the media before practice.
Michael Vick didn’t got through the walk through and didn’t practice. Kevin Kolb took all the snaps during the walk through and at practice.
Mornhinweg mentioned a number of times that the Eagles lack of attention to detail is the reason that the Birds struggled against the Vikings. He said the blitzes which Minnesota came with were blitzes which they had seen in the past.
The offensive coodinator admitted that Vick tries to do too much at times. He would like to see him protect himself more but he says getting hit and injuries are part of the game.
When asked about whether it would be better for Vick to play this week and hopefully finish the season on a high note or take the week off and get some rest to hopefully enter the playoffs healthy.
Mornhinweg engaged the reporters with an answer then ducked behind the “it’s Andy’s decision”.
When asked about not running the ball more in the game, Mornhinweg responded by talking about how the Birds were ineffective in running the ball in the first half.
Marty said he will expect Kolb to play well if he does start.
Sean McDermott admitted that they’re not getting enough pressure on the quarterback. He feels Asante Samuel is getting better and is confident he will be ready to go when they need him.
He isn’t sure what’s going to happen at the right cornerback position. He’s confident that Dimitri Patterson will bounce back, but he’s not sure what they’re going to do at that spot.
McDermott praised the play of rookie middle linebacker Jamar Chaney and wouldn’t commit either way about what he will do when Stewart Bradley returns. He talked about being focused on now and the upcoming game.
He had no explanation for why the defense wasn’t charged up emotionally for a game with so much on the line. McDermott said he feels that is his responsibility.
Kevin Kolb said he has tried to focus on being ready in case the Eagles have needed him this season, but he hasn’t totally been able to resist wondering what would have happened if he had been the starter all season.