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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: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: November 14, 2011 2:53 pm

Vick has couple broken ribs, could miss time

With Vick out maybe the Eagles will win a game. What a horrible contract...100 million...really? Can't beat the lowly Cardinals at home. Wow...the dream season continues.

Since: Sep 24, 2008
Posted on: November 14, 2011 2:51 pm

Vick has couple broken ribs, could miss time

Just shows what a soft pile of dung that Vick is.....Romo hasn't missed a snap since breaking his ribs.

Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: November 14, 2011 2:46 pm

Vick has couple broken ribs, could miss time

Karma is a bitch for the Eagles and Ron Mexico. This is payback for swindling the Cards into taking Kolb.

Since: Mar 2, 2007
Posted on: November 14, 2011 2:41 pm

Vick has couple broken ribs, could miss time

Does it hurt? Bet you feel better than those dogs you used to fight except for the ones that died. Maybe you should feel good that it wasn't your neck that got broke and maybe you should take up doing something less hazardous for a living like basket weaving or prison cell bitch that you have a degree or experience in. You don't deserve to be in this league.

Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: November 14, 2011 2:31 pm

Vick has couple broken ribs, could miss time

Thats a wrap Eagles fans. Time to clean house like Penn State and start over. Firing Reid and Castillo should be done immediately and broadcast publicly. Wow, talk about mismanagement and overevaluation of talent.

Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: November 14, 2011 2:24 pm

Vick has couple broken ribs, could miss time

man this guy is as fragile as a china doll

Since: Dec 3, 2010
Posted on: November 14, 2011 1:54 pm

Vick has couple broken ribs, could miss time

There are TWO ADJECTIVES that best describle the Philadelphia Eagles players and their play of the 2011-2012 season. Their play can easily be listed in either or both of the following categories... SOFT and STUPID.  Time and time again during the season players have consistantly fallen in one of these categories and usually at the worst possible moment.  You the fan, think of a critical moment in any of their games this year and it will surely fall into either or category.  I could easily unroll a scroll of plays this year that would exemplify just how SOFT and STUPID the Philadelphia Eagles players are!  hey media, forget the catch phrase "Dream team", let's run with soft and stupid.  I would love to have these two adjectives run wild through the locker room.

Since: Jul 30, 2011
Posted on: November 14, 2011 1:53 pm

Vick has couple broken ribs, could miss time

Mike Pick can use some time off anyway.

Since: Jun 20, 2009
Posted on: November 14, 2011 1:47 pm

Vick has couple broken ribs, could miss time

Vick needs to sit because he's not a good QB , The Eagles made a mistake when they way over paid him and they will be paing the price for years and years to come. The eagles won't ever make it to the super bowl with Vick at QB. Have fun looking for that QB the next 5 years or so . Good luck eagle fans HA HA HA.

Since: Jan 16, 2007
Posted on: November 14, 2011 1:43 pm

Vick has couple broken ribs, could miss time

Vicks no Romo and will never be.  This guy is a gifted athlete but will always be a loser!!!!! 

So, Michael Vick has 2 playoff wins in his career and Tony Romo only has 1, and you think that makes Vick a loser and Romo a winner?

You Jerry Jones logic just doesn't make any sense.  Try again.

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