Andy Reid: “The guys worked their tail off this week” | Press Conference 8/25

Andy Reid: “The guys worked their tail off this week” | Press Conference 8/25

hey coach we’re ready whenever you are okay far away um we’ve got just injuries uh chris jones has a sinus infection he didn’t practice today he is getting better but austin blyth frank clark galcier um durant larry tardif fenton i did not practice daryl williams and uh polaire did practice um so what we’ll do with this game is we’ll play the ones for the first half and then uh we’ll see about after that and go from there so and then the other guys will jump in and fill in all right with that time jurors we have any questions oh there we go siren petro your first up go ahead uh coach just uh going through the three games um the three game uh preseason has it gone the way you thought and are you ending up playing the guys you said the ones will go for the first half is that kind of what you always had in your in your head there i did listen i’ll i’m gonna just see let’s see how it goes but i uh that’s what i’ve got scheduled for him we’ll just we’ll play by here from there so um and it’s gone good again just on the offensive side just getting the one offensive line a couple reps that’s what i’m looking at um and then on the defensive side uh just making sure we’re we got all the cakes knocked out there um which i’m feeling pretty good about right now so does it does it change your approach to how you know do you like the idea of what you’re looking at for the time you’re gonna have after that third preseason game for that extra kind of like an extra week to get ready for the for the opener yeah the one bonus we’ve got a lot of snaps last week so i can do whatever we need to do for this game um because of last week’s game so let’s go next to miss karen kornacki go ahead karen hi coach how are you today um yesterday um coach tobe was just talking about how um important this game is for guys who even think they might be on the team not just for guys who are trying to make it do you sense just a different intensity because there’s only three games versus four because the cut is so big coming right after this is there just a difference in that you’re seeing among the guys even those who are not new yeah well i mean i listen i’ve the guys worked at tail off this week so it’s uh i appreciate the effort that they gave and i’m sure there’s a sense of urgency by some of the guys there on the the lower level that might be more than the others but you couldn’t tell that at practice it was uh the practices were pretty intense there let’s go next to herbie t.o.p what herby hey coach good afternoon how are you we’re going to get jody fortune here shortly and i’m wondering um it seems like you you made a concerted effort to get a look at this blocking in the second preseason game what stood out to you when you viewed the tape of his ability to be a blocker as a tight end yeah listen he’s worked the stale offer so um i like what i’ve seen uh the improvement that he’s made over the last couple years is uh quite large and he’s done a nice job with it so i liked what he did in the blocking area though yes he did a good job there let’s go next to adam teicher go ahead adam hey andy also a jody ford’s in question uh he’s been around for a while now and you guys have kept him around even though he hadn’t been on the active roster what did you see about him early on that led you to believe that he could become a player for you at some point yeah well he’s a hard worker so and he wants to he wants to do good so you work with that and started off as a wide receiver and played tight in then went back to wide receiver and back to tight end now so but he’s worked extremely hard there let’s go back to syrin petro good siren coach i know you’re not going to go through any names right now but like this time of year how many spots are still be still to be determined like how many how many you know you got a couple spots that hey this game might be the difference between a guy making it and another guy making it yeah so i go back to what just around what tube said that um you know it’s important from this standpoint that you always have two or three guys that make it on their special teams play and so there’s spots there there are a couple spots that we have questions on beach has done a nice job of bringing in um great competition so we’ve got to make some decisions in certain areas and maybe we keep a guy here there that we normally wouldn’t keep in a position and have a little bit of an overload because he’s he’s been a good player so it all sort you know it’s this game will help us sort it out but it’s just part of the whole part of it but yeah i tell you to answer your question the other are a few sponsors coach i think that’s all we have for you today thanks for joining us all right thank you guys all right guys hang tight we’ll get jody forts in your way next
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