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Report: Vince Young to start vs. Patriots

Posted on: November 26, 2011 1:01 pm
Edited on: November 26, 2011 1:02 pm
 
Young could make his second consecutive start Sunday. (AP)

Posted by Ryan Wilson

We joked last week that when Vince Young made his training camp "Dream Team" comments, he was referring to the Eagles' chances with him at quarterback. Young replaced an injured Michael Vick last week, and the Eagles defeated the Giants.

On Sunday, it appears Young will make his second start of the season, this time when Philadelphia hosts New England.

Sources tell NFL Network's Albert Breer that Vick hasn't fully recovered from broken ribs he suffered in the Week 10 loss to the Cardinals and that means at least one more week of VY.

"Sources indicated the Eagles are trying to be careful with Vick's broken ribs, to ensure he'll be at full strength in December," Breer reported Saturday morning. "At this point, Vick is improving, and is a good bet to start the team's Thursday night game in Seattle on Dec. 1."

The Eagles, heavy preseason favorites to win the NFC East and go deep into the playoffs, have been the NFL's most disappointing team. The defense has underachieved and Nnamdi Asomugha, their big free-agent acquisition, has been miscast by much-maligned offensive-coach-turned defensive-coordinator Juan Castillo. The offense has struggled, too; DeSean Jackson has been a non-factor for much of the year and the offensive line hasn't been able to keep Vick upright.

Heading into the Patriots game, Asomugha, who was carted off the practice field Thursday, is listed as questionable. Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, who missed much of training camp with an undisclosed illness, is doubtful with shoulder and hamstring injuries that kept him out against the Giants.

With six games left in the regular season, the Eagles are 4-6 and 2.5 games back of the Cowboys in the division. Put differently: they're closer to the cellar-dwelling Redskins (3-7) than Dallas (7-4).

Exacerbating the already tenuous postseason possibilities: the Eagles' remaining schedule (Patriots, Seahawks, Dolphins, Jets, Cowboys, Redskins) is at tad tougher than the Cowboys' (Cardinals, Giants, Buccaneers, Eagles, Giants).


This Sunday, the New England Patriots will square off against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Who will come out on top? NFL.com's Pat Kirwan and Jason Horowitz preview this game. Watch the game on CBS at 4:15 PM ET.

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Comments

Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: November 28, 2011 2:59 pm
 

Report: Vince Young to start vs. Patriots

Brian8ball,


you sad little nerd.  You probably look like that red haired guy on this year's Survivor show.  Pipe Cleaner arms but strong enough fingers to type tough.  



Since: May 5, 2009
Posted on: November 27, 2011 3:16 pm
 

Report: Vince Young to start vs. Patriots

A philly qb that can read a defense!!!!!!!!!!!lol



Since: Oct 11, 2008
Posted on: November 27, 2011 10:04 am
 

Report: Vince Young to start vs. Patriots

I hope he plays well, go VY !!!


brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: November 27, 2011 9:55 am
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Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: November 27, 2011 9:48 am
 

Hey Brianball

I see you missed my point.  Calling me Goober and putting down Wisconsin.  That's real 6th grade action.  Now listen closely.  I'm going to write this slowly.  Please try to keep up.


Your statement was that he shouldn't post anything and be presumed stupid or post something and prove it.  My contention is that if he hadn't posted anything, you being an impartial stranger, would have no reason to look at his profile and presume he was stupid.  Got it?    



Since: Oct 23, 2011
Posted on: November 27, 2011 9:32 am
 

Report: Vince Young to start vs. Patriots

Go Eagles !



Since: Oct 23, 2011
Posted on: November 27, 2011 9:31 am
 

Report: Vince Young to start vs. Patriots

I like VY.



Since: Nov 27, 2011
Posted on: November 27, 2011 9:13 am
 

Report: Vince Young to start vs. Patriots

2nd Quarter...Tom Brady face up to the sky.

If Buddy were coaching, there would be a price on TB's head.  VY will magically find a way to victory, keeping our thin hopes alive and further stressing our love hate relationship with this team and its coach.

GO EAGLES


brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: November 27, 2011 7:16 am
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Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: November 27, 2011 6:48 am
 

Note to Brian8ball

How could he appear dumb if he didn't post anything?  Perhaps you are one who shouldn't be casting stones.


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