PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 17: Andy Reid Head Coach of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on against the Atlanta Falcons during their game at Lincoln Financial Field on October 17 2010 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Not surprisingly DeSean Jackson did not practice today, but is in the process of going through the league mandated concussion protocol. He hasn't passed the tests yet. Reid said his problem at the moment is soreness.
DeSean, his discomfort is just where he took the blow on the right side, right shoulder area kind of up through the neck area. But he's working through that and he's sharp mentally and that whole deal, but he's very sore right now
He did add "I don't think DeSean will play this weekend. No."
He was also asked about the NFL's renewed focus on enforcement of the rules banning devastating hits and whether they'll fundamentally change the way the game is played. Andy thinks it actually force them to re-focus on fundamentals.
"Well, listen, at one point in history football was banned because people were dying when the game first started. So there have been changes like this that have taken place for health purposes throughout the history of the game. I think what it will do, it will force us as coaches and as players to even go back to the fundamentals a little bit more and make sure that we work on those, and emphasize those and so on. And will there be a big hit somewhere where the hat gets involved? Yeah, because it's that type of sport; it's a bang-bang sport and sometimes the player can't help but use his hat. I mean, things are moving just that fast out there. So, there will be things that happen, but I think the players are aware of it; the commissioner I think has done a good job of making the coaches and players aware of it. So we'll go back and just try to be as fundamentally sound as you can."