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Eagles Talk From The Locker Room

Quotes From The Locker Room

By Lance Epstein

After the Eagles 20-17 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs, many of the Eagles players talked about their individual performances and the team’s performance as well.

On the defensive side of the ball, most of the players were happy with their performance, but understand there is room for improvement.

As for the first-string offense, they did score a touchdown for the first time all preseason, but they clearly need to start playing better. However, the offense was not all bad as rookie WR Riley Cooper and backup QB Mike Kafka had very good games. Ultimately they connected on the game-winning touchdown. Each talked about effectively running the two-minute offense and the route that won the game.

Here are some quotes:

RB LeSean McCoy:

On making an effort to run and scoring a touchdown:

“Coach made it clear to us that if we got some good field position that we were going to run the ball. Just gotta get into the end zone early. Got to give a lot of credit to the offensive line and Leonard (Weaver) for getting us in there with some blocks and giving us some seems to get in there.”

RB Mike Bell:

On being a Eagle:

“It is fun. It is fun being an Eagle. There is a lot of energy. There is a lot of energy on the team.”

On what he needs to improve before week 1:

“From an individual standpoint, I have a long way to go. I am still not where I need to be, but that is what the preseason is for. I got another two weeks to get ready for this Green Bay game.”

MLB Stewart Bradley:

On the defenses performance:

“ I feel good, which is obviously a building process to get ready for the season. Just getting through these games, making sure the communications are good, making the checks accurately and staying healthy.”

FS Quintin Mikell:

On what he sees from his defensive unit:

“ I have seen a lot of speed. Guys are just flying around and making plays on the ball. We didn’t show a whole lot, but I’m pretty happy where we are right now. We saw some stuff tonight that we need to work on, but for the most part pretty happy.”

On the Eagles communication on the field:

“Everyone is starting to get on the same page. It is tough in the preseason since we don’t do a lot of scheming. The communication could get a little bit better, but right now its pretty good.”

CB Ellis Hobbs:

On the Eagles being a solid defense:

“ I think it told us we have a solid defense. Are we great? By no means right now, but I believe you become great as the season goes along. You definitely see ballplayers out there, guys that want to be physical and guys that want to make plays on the ball. Guys that want to play smash mouth Eagles football.”

QB Mike Kafka:

On running the two-minute drill to perfection:

“In the two-minute drill there is not much thinking. Just going out there, making big plays and like I said before the offensive line playing great. Receivers making some big plays. (Riley) Cooper in the end zone for the win. You got to give a lot of credit to them.”

WR Riley Cooper:

On the route that won the game:

“ It was a basic go (route). Kafka basically put it right on the money to be honest with you. Nothing special in the route, perfect throw.”

On pulling in the game winning touchdown:

“That was where talent goes and gets it. We went out there and tried to do a little something and executed the two-minute offense. Came out with a W, which is what matters.”

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