Mike Vick is saying all of the right things about Nick Foles being named the starting quarterback. Responding to the decision in a supportive way is welcome news to Chip Kelly as well.
The Eagles have found a quarterback they can feel good having on the field, the league’s leading rusher leads the offense and the defense has improved week by week. The Chip Kelly offense is coming along nicely, even if Nick Foles is not considered the ideal quarterback to lead it but Kelly has been silencing critics as he keeps the Eagles loose and ready to strike.
The quarterback situation has been a constant story for the Eagles this season. This week Nick Foles worked his way back and practiced in full practices this week. With Foles available the Eagles avoid having to start rookie Matt Barkley.
Where the Eagles go from here is a question that will be asked plenty on sports radio this week. While the defense does seem to be coming together and playing well on a more regular basis, the offense continues to flounder.
Everything is on track for Michael Vick to return to the starting lineup for the Philadelphia Eagles this weekend as the New York Giants come to town. Second-year quarterback Nick Foles is out after not practicing all week due to a concussion, so Vick’s return is quite timely for the Eagles.
The struggles on Sunday have once again sparked the debate on where the quarterback situation is heading in Philadelphia. Vick is certainly not going to be a part of the long-term equation as he ages and continues to show he cannot play a full season. The one name that pops up often is Texas A&M’s Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Johnny Manziel. I am here to tell you to just stop considering that option, because it is not going to be worth it with a high draft pick.
Vick taking in a full practice for the first time this week should be encouraging as the mobile quarterback comes back from a hamstring injury. Although Foles will get the start and the offense has performed well with the second-year quarterback under center, having the possibility of going back to Vick in case of emergency is comforting.
If you believe a player should not lose a job due to injury, then Mike Vick should be the starting quarterback if ready. Generally that is a good rule to live by, but in this particular case it may not be the best decision.
Vick was limited in practices all week, but head coach Chip Kelly has decided to hold off on making a call on his starting quarterback. It is likely Nick Foles will get the start against the Bucs, after replacing the injured Vick in the win over the Giants.
Mike Vick is listed as day-to-day, the team confirmed Monday, but having an option like Foles ready to go shows why the Eagles did not feel a need to make any trades during the preseason involving the loser of the quarterback competition.
The Eagles should not get too carried away with picking up their second win in a game that saw the Giants drop to 0-5 on the season, but the defense made plays, special teams did their part and Nick Foles proved why the Eagles felt a need to keep him on the roster despite using Mike Vick as the starter.
The bad news is each loss seems to have gotten worse by the week for the Philadelphia Eagles. The good news is it cannot get much worse than their 52-20 loss against the Denver Broncos. Can it?
Two games in a row a team from the AFC West flew to Philadelphia off a short week and controlled the Eagles in their home stadium. There was plenty of blame to pass around in this one.
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