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What they're saying - Eagles react to week 2 loss

QB Kevin Kolb acknowledged his mistakes.

"It's frustrating because there were some good things out there. I just hate that I kill myself and kill the team with those turnovers," Kolb said. "As a quarterback, you can't allow yourself to do that. It puts us in the hole. It put us in the hole at the top of the third (quarter) and we couldn't recover. I saw it clear as day they were bad throws," Kolb said. "I left them inside and you can't do that on out breaking routes, first page of the quarterback book. It just upsets me that I make those errors."

Defensive coordinator Sean McDermott took responsibility for the way his unit played in the loss.

"I give all the credit to the Saints, Coach (Sean) Payton, and Drew Brees," McDermott said in the locker room after the game. "The whole offensive personnel and staff do a good job of keeping you off balance, and they did that today.

"We just need to execute and that begins and ends with me."

Eagles special teams coach Ted Daisher was pretty succinct in his assessment.

"We had a tough day," said special teams coordinator Ted Daisher. "We have to play a lot better than that."

More after the jump...

Did the wildcat formation throw off the rhythm of the QB or the offense?

"It really didn't," Kolb said.

"I don't think it disrupted us at all. The plays we used the Wildcat, it definitely was successful," Jackson said.

"That was one of the plusses," Reid said.

Joselio Hanson gave credit to Drew Brees.

"He gets the ball off quick," Eagles cornerback Joselio Hanson said. "It seemed like we were a step behind. He knows where he wants to go with the ball.

"Drew Brees is an animal. He's one of the best."

Ellis Hobbs talked about his back breaking fumble that led to the Saints breaking the game wide open.

"I got blindsided," Hobbs said. "I got away from one guy and saw nothing but green in front of me, and I didn't feel the guy coming from the back, and he made a good play on it."

Quintin Mikell talked about the sequence which saw the Eagles' defense give up two quick TDs after the Saints were given a short field to work with.

"That's tough," safety Quintin Mikell said  "We put ourselves in a bad position and, as a defense, it really doesn't matter. We've been in that position before, and we've held people to field goals. That's something we've got to get better at. Those are the times, if you're a good defense and you want to be a great defense, you've got to stop that kind of stuff."

And finally... Andy Reid.

"Obviously there were too many mistakes, and that's my responsibility," Reid said. "I have to make sure this thing is right. It wasn't right today - any phase of it. In the first half, we had way too many penalties, and we were lucky to keep the game close. We came out in the second half and had turnovers, penalties and everything else."

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