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Eagles quotebook

By Times staff reports

© St. Petersburg Times, published January 13, 2002

Eagles coach Andy Reid, on the fate of Bucs coach Tony Dungy:

Eagles coach Andy Reid, on the fate of Bucs coach Tony Dungy:

"I think Tony has done a great job there. For whatever people said before the game or what they are going to say after the game, he has done a heck of a job there."

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Reid, on alternating running backs Duce Staley and Correll Buckhalter:

"They run well, and it is good to keep both of them fresh and to bring both of them in and have your running back at top speed. Duce does a nice job with the pass game. Buckhalter also had some nice grabs today."

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Eagles offensive lineman Jermaine Mayberry, on quarterback Donovan McNabb:

"He's great. His presence is so calm. He never gets rattled. He's always in control."

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Staley, on the rushing effort:

"We were able to come out and play smashmouth football. We kind of controlled the game and did what we wanted to out there."

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McNabb, on his postgame conversation with Warren Sapp:

"We're competitors. Whatever's been said through the media we know has been blown up. We don't focus on that. We're pretty good friends."

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Cornerback Bobby Taylor, on the Eagles defense vs. the Bucs offense:

"You tell me. They're going on vacation, and we're still playing. No touchdowns in two years. What else do we need to do?"

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Linebacker Carlos Emmons, on why no Eagle celebrated:

"Anything less than a Super Bowl win is a failure."

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