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NY Jets At Philadelphia Eagles Preseason: Andy Reid's Post-Game Press Conference

Eagles head coach Andy Reid met the media after his team dropped the preseason finale 21-17 to the NY Jets. Here were the highlights.

On why he elected to pull Vick from the game before halftime:

“Because I wanted to. I think he’s had enough work. The guy is 30-years-old, and he’s been in this league a long time. I think he’s ready to go.”

On the extended playing time for QB Mike Kafka:

“That was really why I pulled [Michael Vick]. Mike Kafka needs the work. He is a young guy and I just think that as many reps that he can possibly get are great for him. He can learn from it and we have it on tape so that he can come in and study it. I just think that every snap that he can get is a positive for him. For what he played tonight, he can learn from it.”

On whether any players other than S Kurt Coleman stood out from tonight’s game in terms of roster decisions:

“I don’t know about the roster spot part of it, I’ll go back and look at that, but I liked what I saw from [RB Eldra] Buckley. He ran hard and aggressive when he had the opportunity and he was able to play fullback and special teams. There were a handful of guys.”

On what kind of player S Kurt Coleman is developing into:

“Obviously, he’s always around the ball, and that is always a good thing. If he has an opportunity to hit, he usually makes contact and he gets you pretty good. I might say that he had a miss a couple weeks ago, but for the most part he is a secure tackler. He likes to punish you when he hits you.”

On whether tonight’s game will help with making roster decisions:

“This will help in some of the closer decisions that we’ve got to make and both [General Manager] Howie [Roseman] and I tried to spend a lot of time during camp and these preseason games really evaluating the young guys and giving them a lot of opportunity to play and just seeing how they handle it. We’ll get together tomorrow and Saturday and go through all of it.”