Coach Fisher's Thursday Practice Report

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HEAD COACH JEFF FISHER**

(on Vince Young's status)

He's better than he was yesterday.  He was not feeling well enough to practice yet, so we'll see how he is tomorrow.

(on if Vince Young will practice tomorrow if he has the same improvement tomorrow that he had today)

We'll have to wait until tomorrow and see.

(on if he knows whether or not Vince Young will play Sunday)

We're going to wait and see how he is tomorrow.  Again, it's been a day-to-day thing, we want him to play, he wants to play, but he is unable to practice right now because of his injuries.  So we'll see how he is tomorrow, tomorrow is Friday.

(on how Kerry Collins did today)

I thought he practiced and did well.

(on the similarities between him and Andy Reid, the two longest tenured coaches in the NFL)

Well we grew up in the same place.  Someone told me that we were on the same All-High School team in the Valley as seniors, although I didn't get to play against him.  Realistically, Andy is very, very fortunate to work in an organization where they are solid from top to bottom—as we do here.  Those are the two similarities, and I think the main reasons behind the tenure in one place.

(on if he's surprised Andy Reid hasn't won a Super Bowl)

You know, they're hard to win.  He's had good teams, but there have also been good teams in the NFC, and they're hard to win.  His time is coming, I'm sure.

(on what his time in Philadelphia meant to what kind of a coach his is today)

I had a great experience there—putting the defense in there, coordinating the defense.  Professionally it was a great experience, we had one of the top defenses in modern times.  I learned an awful lot, learned an awful lot in the organization and an awful lot working under Buddy Ryan.

(on how much an adjustment it is for the offense having Kerry Collins at quarterback as opposed to Vince Young)

This is not the first time that Kerry has played in the event that Vince couldn't go, or Vince has played in the event that Kerry hasn't gone.  Our offense is used to any adjustments, if there are any.  We have a game plan in, they're both going to be expected to execute it and we expect whoever plays to play well.

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