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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: Sep 16, 2006
Posted on: November 14, 2011 1:15 pm

Vick has couple broken ribs, could miss time

Hummm no punctured lung???  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.

Since: Sep 28, 2011
Posted on: November 14, 2011 1:14 pm
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Since: Nov 12, 2009
Posted on: November 14, 2011 12:58 pm

Vick has couple broken ribs, could miss time

This Eagles team is a mess!

Yes, they could win out. But then, by now I thought they would have had a recored of 6-3...not 3-6.

A team of some really great players, but not a group of great players playing as a team. IMO

Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: November 14, 2011 12:54 pm

Vick has couple broken ribs, could miss time

The Eagles siging of Vick was a huge mistake!  Vick played the first half of last season at a high level but since then has reverted back to his old ways.  Plus the fact that with his style of play Vick is always getting hurt the Eagles can`t count on him for a whole season.  With Vick getting older the injurie seem to be coming faster and faster.   Don`t see much of a future for the Eagles or Vick for that matter.

Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: November 14, 2011 12:52 pm

Vick has couple broken ribs, could miss time

Well if Vick doesnt play, then at least we can see Young and see if he's grown into a better QB behind Vick, it would be weird though wouldnt it if Young ended up winning the rest of the year and went 10 and 6 (doubtful) and they make the playoffs because of him, anyways, it will be interesting if Vick or Young starts, if Vick starts it's interesting just because he's Vick, but for Young, he's the one who deemed this the dream team and he's the guy who people thought would be what Cam Newton is as a quarterback, i personally still do want VY on my team because well, he's better then Yuckman and Beck.

Since: Aug 11, 2011
Posted on: November 14, 2011 12:49 pm

Vick has couple broken ribs, could miss time

That takes heart to gut it out the whole game. The old Vick would have called it a day. Would be foolish to play him against the Giants although I am sure he will want to be out there. He would get demolished behind that line - better to take your chances with VY especially since the injury seemed to affect Vicks accuracy.

Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: November 14, 2011 12:44 pm

Vick has couple broken ribs, could miss time

Nice job protecting Vick.  Anyway, why worry about that?  The Eagles are losing with Vick and they will lose without him.

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