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Andy Reid: “We all stunk”

Andy Reid

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid listens to a reporters’ question during a news conference at the team’s NFL football training facility in Philadelphia, Monday, Jan. 10, 2011. The Green Bay Packers defeated the Eagles 21-16 in a NFL football NFC wild-card playoff game Sunday. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)


Andy Reid’s assessment of the Eagles’ preseason loss to the Steelers’ on Thursday night was blunt.

“We all stunk,” Reid said.

It’s a close call who stunk more, the Eagles’ first-string offense or the Eagles’ first-string defense. Michael Vick led four drives with the offense, which ended in three interceptions and a punt. The defense faced the Steelers’ first-string offense for two drives and gave up two touchdowns.

“The obvious is too many turnovers and our inability to get off the field against a good football team,” Reid said.

It’s not completely accurate to say the Eagles all stunk. Backup quarterback Mike Kafka completed 14 of 19 passes for 160 yards, with two touchdowns and no interceptions. Unfortunately, Kafka didn’t throw those two touchdown passes until the fourth quarter, after the Eagles had already fallen behind 24-0, and when the Steelers’ defense had a bunch of guys on the field who won’t make the team.

But unless you’re a Philly fan counting on Kafka leading the team this year, you can’t be happy with how the Eagles looked. When the starters were on the field, it was the Steelers who looked like a dream team, and the Eagles who stunk.