Andy Reid Anticipates Facing A Fired Up Falcons SquadBREAKING NEWS, Eagles, General News, News Wednesday, September 14th, 2011
As usual Andy Reid started out his session with the media today with the injury report. Cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie sprained his ankle and won’t practice today. Defensive end Darryl Tapp has a pectoral strain and won’t practice. While Vince Young continues to rehab his sprained hamstring so he won’t practice today.
He expects the Eagles will faced a fired up Falcons team that is much better than the team which was dominated by the Chicago Bears. The Falcons are much tougher to beat in the Georgia Dome than they are away from Atlanta.
Big Red answered a couple of question about Falcons big halfback Michael Turner, who he called a phenomenal player and he said the Birds are going to have their work cut out trying to stop him.
Reid was asked whether rookie middle linebacker Casey Matthews would be starting again at middle linebacker and he said yes.
Reid talked about Falcons defensive end John Abraham being one of the best in the business at what he does. He also mentioned Ray Edwards who plays the other side.
Reid said Todd Herremans did some good things at right tackle but there are still a few things he needs to work on.
When asked about why Antonio Dixon wasn’t starting like he did a year ago, Reid brushed it off because he said they consider all of the defensive tackles as starters.
Reid said the Birds will continue to use the crowd noise tape at practice to have everybody ready for the noise in the Georgia Dome.
Defense improves as the game went on, tried play again and they limited them to two yards game,
Reid said he was very impressed with Falcons young signal caller Matt Ryan and he feels that every year they’re giving him a little bit more responsibility and opportunity to make plays.
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