OC Kevin Gilbride on the Eagles' retooled defense:
"They’re good players. They had good players, so I don’t know if there’s a dramatic discernible difference when you look at them. They’ve upgraded some people, but they’ve lost their Patterson’s and Bunkley’s of the world, both whom have been great players for them through the years. Bottom line is they have a great rotation up front, their defensive line is outstanding, they play hard, they’re relentless, and if you’re not ready to match their intensity, it can be a long day. We’re going to need to be at our very best. Certainly the secondary is a little bit different in the fact that the guy that’s been a thorn in our side for years, Asante Samuel, is gone, but Rodgers-Cromartie looks like he’s playing great football. You’ve got two terrific corners to go along with that great front and now they have linebackers that fly all over the field. It’s a tremendous defense. There’s a reason they’re ranked as high as they are defensively."
DC Perry Fewell on how the Eagles handle the Giants' defensive front:
"They make a big effort to stabilize our defensive ends and make sure they shut off the inside. They don’t get as many guys out in the routes when they do that, when they try to max protect. Normally they run two- or three-man routes at that point in time and they don’t get five guys out. A lot of teams try and get four or five people out. They try and chip our guys and stop them from rushing. They have a very good plan to try and neutralize our rush. "
Gilbride on the surprise that is Andre Brown:
"He’s really played well. He got an opportunity that probably would not have occurred if it wasn’t for the injury to Ahmad (Bradshaw), but he did just what you pray as a coach that a guy will do when a chance presents itself. He went out and made some plays. He’s really changed the dynamic of our run game. He’s run the ball very, very well both games. He’s definitely earned the right to get into the mix and he’ll play some, it’s just a matter of trying to get a feel for what plays certain guys run a little more effectively than others and you’re always hoping that someone gets hot and you feed the hot hand."
Fewell on why Michael Vick has taken so many hit this season:
"The games that I’ve watched, sometimes he leaves the pocket, and sometimes they have breakdowns here and there. When he leaves the pocket, people have been able to get some solid hits on him so I think it’s just a combination of both. There’s no one certain thing."