Andy Reid, the gruff coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, joined us on a conference call this morning. He kept his answers short, concise and to the point. He was followed by rookie receiver DeSean Jackson.
The 49ers had two shots at drafting
–The Eagles drafted
Veteran receivers Kevin Curtis and Reggie Brown have been injured, opening the door for
–Leading up to the draft, Reid said he spent a lot of time talking to Cal coach Jeff Tedford, who told Reid there were a couple things he would’ve done differently in handling Jackson. Reid said he didn’t feel like
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As for Reid, here are some of the things he had to say:
–He said he doesn’t care much for looking at the standings. His team is 2-3 and they’re already falling back in the NFC East. “Right now, we have our hands full with the 49ers,” he said.
–Reid said the 49ers have an explosive offense and they do a lot of different things defensively that is getting the Eagles’ attention this week.
–The Eagles average just 3.5 yards per rushing attempt. They rank 29th in the league in rushing yards per game and rushing average. “That’s one phase of it,” Reid said, adding that the Eagles have more problems than just running the football.
–RB Brian Westbrook is not practicing today with two cracked ribs. Reid said they’ll just wait to see how he feels over the next couple days before determining whether he’ll play Sunday at Candlestick. Reid said Westbrook does not necessarily run more of a risk by playing.
–WR Kevin Curtis has been practicing a little. He has not played this season. No word on whether he’ll be available on Sunday.
–G Shawn Andrews has a back problem, and is still hurting, Reid said. Again, his status is unclear.
–Niners defenders Michael Lewis and Takeo Spikes both played for the Eagles. Reid said Lewis was very tough. He said of Spikes, “We loved having him here.”
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We’ve written about this before, but we’ll do it again . . . The staff at Instant 49ers seriously doubt the 49ers would have interest in paying the price necessary to land a player like Detroit WR Roy Williams, who is reportedly on the trade block. There were a lot of questions in
The trade deadline is next Tuesday.
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