Andy Reid spoke to the media on Thursday
HEAD COACH ANDY REID
Opening Statement: “As far as injuries go, the guys that didn’t practice today were Tamba (Hali), again we went inside, he’ll be ready to go though.
Q: What has
REID: “Well he’s worked very hard the last couple of years here in the offseason. I remember telling you guys about Jeremy (Maclin Men’s Customized Toronto Blue Jays Majestic Flexbase Authentic Alternate Royal Blue Jersey ) and spending time with Jeremy, learning the game. That position takes a little bit of time to get everything down and he’s done it, and played well. He’ll have a big challenge on Saturday here. It’s a good secondary as all of our receivers will, they’ve had a good week of preparation.”
Q: Any one area of his game that you think he’s improved in?
REID: “I wouldn’t say one area. We’ve worked him at the slot and the outside. He’s done well and improved at both those slots.”
Q: How did he look in practice this week?
REID: “He did good. He’s fine.”
Q: He’s ready to go?
REID: “Yeah, he’ll be fine.”
Q: There’s been a few times over the year where you’ve defended Alex (Smith) – do you think he’s underappreciated?
REID: “I think his numbers and everything, it speaks for what he is and I think the world of him. I think he’s a phenomenal player. This offense, I wished I would have had him when he was a kid, he could have come up through this offense, I mean it’s ki Custom Blue Jays Jersey nd of built for him and his game. He works hard. He studies like crazy. He’s in early, out late. Now he’s at the point of his career that he can have a say, which is kind of neat to watch. He’s done a nice job.”
Q: Do you think he’s underappreciated?
REID: “Well I kind of went around the boulder on the first one, I’m going to stick around the boulder. I don’t know. I don’t underappreciated him. Right now I’ve got 51 p Men’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 62 Aaron Loup Toronto Blue Jays Home White Baseball Jersey ercent of the vote.”
Q: One point of emphasis has been to stop the run – have you seen that?
REID: “Yeah, we’ve done better against the run. We can always get better and this will be a nice test for us. You better not have everything there because Marcus (Mariota) can throw the ball too. So we’ve got to make sure we have both together and you want that whole game, that’s what you want when you get into the playoffs. But we’ve gotten better in that area, yes.”