What they're saying - Eagles beat Redskins

Andy Reid on the back to back comeback wins

I'm proud of the guys for battling through. When you play these NFC East teams, especially this one here (Washington), last year we did not beat them. We went down (to Washington) at about this time of the year, and we had momentum and everything else going and we didn't play very well and came out on the other end of this. So I'm proud of the guys battling through and doing what they had to do. (Washington head coach) Jim (Zorn) is keeping that team together and they battled the same way against the Cowboys as they battled against us. They battled their hearts out."

Jeremy Maclin talked about the big catch he made on the winning drive

"It felt good. First, to know that (QB) Don (Donovan McNabb) had the confidence to throw the ball to me, especially after (WR) Jason (Avant) came up big today. It felt good to go out there and make the play, just being reliable to your quarterback."

Speaking of that catch... Redskins rookie CB Kevin Barnes, who was defending Maclin on that play, gave credit to McNabb.

I would've had an interception," Barnes said. "It was just a great ball by McNabb, to the outside foot of Maclin. If it had been anywhere else I would've intercepted it."


Much more after the jump

Donovan McNabb was asked to repeat what he said to the team before the the drive that tied the game

"I can't do that. That wouldn't go well in the paper. You know, I think really when you reflect on what happened in the third quarter it was mainly miscues, mistakes and just making sure we were all on the same page. I thought our receivers did a great job of just trying to create separation and if it was just one half second or whatever it may be, just making sure the offensive line was on the same page and at times I thought there were plays that we should have made that either maybe I could have brought the ball in a little bit more or we dropped the ball.  But you know what, it's not really how you start, it's how you finish. And I thought this team really came together and was able to pull it out the way it was supposed to be done and the guys stepped up and made big plays for us."

Jeremiah Trotter singled out Tracy White for praise

Tracy White has always done a great job. He's stepped in when we've called upon him. Last week he was batting the balls down, and this week on third down on the big screen play. He's a guy that isn't just a special teams player because when he comes in on defense he always performs. He's doing a great job."

Leonard Weaver talked about the message he wanted to send to the Eagles sideline

"I was kind of letting them know, 'Let's continue to keep running it.' When you get down there (near the goal line), it's something that we've kind of struggled with, and I take pride in that because a lot of that is on me. So I was just saying, 'Hey let's keep running that thing.' And we finally got it in there. (It was) no frustration with getting the ball. I think I toted it a little bit today, and I'm pretty happy. I'm pretty content right now."

LeSean McCoy on the shovel pass that led to the 2 pt conversion

We do a lot of stuff out of that formation, mostly passing. We figured they would think it's a pass. They actually got a lot more penetration than we expected. They kind of rushed McNabb so much, and he just pitched it, it kind of got my defender to come around and it opened up for me. We did a great job and got it in there."

Jason Avant was asked about the 90 yard drive that tied the game

We don't think about it like that. Football is instinctive. We go out there and just think one play at a time. We don't think about having to go 90 yards. We think about getting the first first down. Everything begins to happen when guys make plays. Donovan was accurate and some guys stepped up, Jeremy made a couple big plays, and we got a win."

Quintin Mikell talked about the mentality of the defense heading into that final drive

"We were going to make sure we won the game. Everybody was hyped up. We knew that this was it and, as a defensive player, if we want to be considered one of the better defenses in the league and in Eagles history, we've got to come out on top in this kind of situation. So, we were excited for that."

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