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Why Garcia Got The Nod

The Eagles knew during the off-season that they needed an upgrade at the backup quarterback position and they brought in Jeff Garcia as to fill that need. This week, it took Andy Reid a couple of days, but he gave Garcia a ringing endorsement to take over the Eagles offense.

The decision as to who to start at quarterback Sunday against the once-beaten Indianapolis Colts turned out to be no decision at all for coach Andy Reid. He signed veteran Jeff Garcia in March so that he'd have a proven backup to turn to if anything happened to Donovan McNabb. And he intends to stay with that plan. Garcia replaced McNabb early in the second quarter of last week's 31-13 loss to...

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