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Vick has couple broken ribs, could miss time

Posted on: November 14, 2011 12:30 pm
Edited on: November 14, 2011 12:43 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

It was a rough Sunday for the Eagles, as they lost at home to Arizona 21-17. The defense was bad, DeSean Jackson was missing for disciplinary reasons, and Michael Vick looked horrible.

But Vick's apparently got a good excuse for his poor play -- Andy Reid told reporters on Monday, via our Eagles Rapid Reporter Kevin Noonan, that Vick suffered a couple broken ribs against the Cardinals and that he could miss time going forward.

"We'll see," Reid said when asked if Vick would play Sunday.

According to Reid, Vick suffered the injury on the second play of the game against Arizona. If that's the case, it's not hard to see how -- Daryl Washington came off the edge, basically unblocked, and laid into Vick's side after the quarterback threw a completion to tight end Brent Celek.

The hit obviously affected Vick over the course of the game, even if he didn't disclose it following the loss yesterday.

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"I wasn’t accurate today," Vick said Sunday, per Noonan. "I never really got comfortable and that can’t happen. I have to find a way to get it done."

It's kind of hard to imagine that the Eagles would play Vick on Sunday; though there's an argument to made that their season hangs in the balance right now, there's also an argument to be made that the Eagles season is over.

The Giants sport a ferocious pass rush (they're first in the NFL with 30 sacks this season) and trotting Vick out against the Giants could expose him to further injury, even if he wears a flak jacket or some other protective device. In other words, the upside for putting Vick under center just isn't there, even if the downside involves Vince Young running the offense.

In other Eagles news, Andy Reid believes he's still the coach to lead Philadelphia.

"I am," Reid said when asked that question Monday.

Reid also said Juan Castillo would continue to call the defensive plays for the Eagles and that no change was coming on that end of things.

And DeSean Jackson is still a starting wide receiver, per Reid, who said the team addressed his status and laid it all on the table. That's a good thing, because several players, including Vick, lamented the loss of Jackson to the team's offense yesterday.

"Any time you don't have one of your premier players, one of your go-to guys, it does [hurt]," Vick said. "But we have to respect the decisions that were made. We wish it never had to come to that, but it is what it is and you still have to go out and win the football game."

To sum up: it's a complete and utter mess right now in Philadelphia and despite the Eagles not being mathematically eliminated yet, things don't appear poised to make a turn for the better.

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Since: Apr 11, 2008
Posted on: November 15, 2011 8:24 am

Vick has couple broken ribs, could miss time

Tony Romo played with broken ribs and a punctured lung.... Man up you wuss!!!!

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Since: Oct 6, 2011
Posted on: November 15, 2011 5:31 am
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Since: Jul 6, 2008
Posted on: November 15, 2011 4:01 am

Vick has couple broken ribs, could miss time

Raiderhater, trust me, his only problem is that he has no line.  He is a great runner but he can throw it too.  He is tough as nails and is the ultimate warrior, and his style really can work.  Who wouldnt have gotten hurt by now behind that line?  Kolb would be on the IR more than Vick, that's for sure.

Since: Oct 25, 2011
Posted on: November 15, 2011 3:23 am

Vick has couple broken ribs, could miss time

For all the Vick bashers; you obviously don't know anything about the south. Its different, I don't condone it by any means, but in the south, dog fighting has been and is still a way of life for many people.  Say what you will, but Vick was persecuted simply because he is high profile, wealthy, and a media target for groups like PETA etc.  The authorities and humane societies could and do make arrests on a weekly basis related to dog fighting or things of that nature, why they chose to go after and destroy Vick...because they knew it would be their media moment, 15 minutes of fame, that's all. 

That being said, I was really rooting for him, but this is the NFL, you can't routinely run college ball quarterback style and not expect to get injured repeatedly.  The amount of money they threw at him is ridiculous considering he is injured as muich as he plays.

Since: Jan 17, 2010
Posted on: November 15, 2011 1:16 am

Vick has couple broken ribs, could miss time

Tony Romo broke his ribs in a game too.

But he still won.  Vick sucks.

Since: Mar 2, 2009
Posted on: November 15, 2011 12:31 am

Vick has couple broken ribs, could miss time

It's so nice to hear that Vick is in pain but maybe not as much pain as the dogs he dealt with went through but pain is pain.  Please let him play this week so he can get even harder in those ribs.  I want him to feel the agony and unforgiving pain like the dogs he handled.  Let him play, let him play.

Since: Jan 17, 2010
Posted on: November 14, 2011 11:30 pm

Vick has couple broken ribs, could miss time

Dream team is in trouble.  Vick can't stay healthy for a full season and Young is a proven quitter.

Since: Dec 9, 2006
Posted on: November 14, 2011 11:10 pm

Vick has couple broken ribs, could miss time

F that dog murderer!!!

Since: Nov 4, 2006
Posted on: November 14, 2011 9:55 pm

Vick has couple broken ribs, could miss time

Signs a monster contract and plays like a crap. Could they're be a link? I wouldn't give this hoodlum a 2nd chance. Never deserved chance #1...

Since: Oct 23, 2009
Posted on: November 14, 2011 9:12 pm

Vick has couple broken ribs, could miss time

Vick just isnt the same player he was last year and say what you want about VY but the guy wins football games. He may have despised Jeff Fisher but he wouldnt be the first guy to hate a coach. Be interesting to see what happens if he is under center.

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