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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: Jul 9, 2009
Posted on: November 14, 2011 3:59 pm

Vick has couple broken ribs, could miss time

crfunnies, make up your mind.  When Vick hurt his hand, you waivered between claiming that (a) he wasn't hurt, or (b) he was a wimp for coming out of the game.  Now he gets hurt, stays in the game, and you finally admit he's hurt and stayed in the game and now you (c) call him "fragile".  Again, make up your mind, crfunnyman--decide which of your three legs you're going to stand on.

Since: Jul 9, 2009
Posted on: November 14, 2011 3:51 pm

Vick has couple broken ribs, could miss time

Rmaniac, see my previous post; apparently it applies just as well to you.

While you're at it, you and jltexas should get your silly/macho story straight between you. He claims Romo did miss some snaps.  Go work on it.

Since: Apr 26, 2007
Posted on: November 14, 2011 3:41 pm

Vick has couple broken ribs, could miss time

This couldn't be much better of a season for all of the fans of the 31 other teams in this league. After a month of hype from the media about the so-called "dream team" and their unprecedented free agent run, the Eagles prove to be a over paid group of exceptional athletes with no team concept and an overrated qb.  I for one don't wish an injury to any player, including Vick, but the Eagles front office has to be kicking themselves going all in on a guy with one great year as a qb out of 10 or so seasons on the books.  Not very good odds.  Too bad Kolb is gone to a doormat of a team, he would fit well in Reid's system right about now.

Since: Jan 2, 2010
Posted on: November 14, 2011 3:37 pm

Vick has couple broken ribs, could miss time

How did davegus get a 107 for that horrific comment? For all the people who talk about philly fans being the worst, you Vic haters are downright evil and wouldn't have the balls to say any of this in person. Some of you folks make philly fans look like saints. you guys are just mad because he's rich again and your not. pathetic really.

Since: Jun 2, 2009
Posted on: November 14, 2011 3:29 pm

Vick has couple broken ribs, could miss time

Suck it Philly fans!  You all suck!

Since: Sep 7, 2011
Posted on: November 14, 2011 3:24 pm



Since: Jul 9, 2009
Posted on: November 14, 2011 3:16 pm

Vick has couple broken ribs, could miss time

Vick has a couple of busted ribs, Romo had a couple of busted ribs and a puntured lung and missed what? 10 snaps? Get a flack jacket Vick and tough it out.
jltexas, didn't you read the article?  He did play the rest of the game--and apparently without a flak jacket.  So stop acting like some pseudo-macho tough guy.

As to his future, there are rib injuries and there are rib injuries.  Since you probably haven't read the medical reports, don't jump to the conclusion that Romo's injury and Vick's injury are identical.  Not unless you're a pseudo-macho tough guy, of course--which apparently entitles you to say anything on here, no matter how nonsensical. 

Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: November 14, 2011 3:14 pm

Vick has couple broken ribs, could miss time

Wishing death on someone is never a good thing, maybe Sandusky but not Vick. i despise him as well but do not wish the man death, and it certaintly wouldnt make me smile. Davegus your a sick phuck and worse than Vick wishing and smiling something like that....

Since: Oct 23, 2008
Posted on: November 14, 2011 3:10 pm

Vick has couple broken ribs, could miss time

Amen Brother.  I smile every time he gets hit.  I know today's equipment is much safer than before, but maybe we'll get lucky and he'll die from a severe head injury.  I'd like that.  That's the only way that true justice will be served.

Since: Apr 3, 2009
Posted on: November 14, 2011 3:06 pm

Vick has couple broken ribs, could miss time

WHY IS IT EVERYTIME HE'S ABOUT TO PLAY THE GIANTS HE GETS HURT! I love watching the Giants whipping his ass around. GET HEALTHY QUICK VICK lol you and the dream team of losers are gonna GET IT!! Hahahahahahahahaha.......

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