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Mike Vick? Really?

Posted on: September 21, 2010 6:07 pm

Mike Vick is the starting quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles.


Is Andy Reid really giving up on Kevin Kolb that quickly? Vick has played well in his two appearances, but you don't trade away Donovan McNabb with the idea of making Kolb your long-term solution and then give up on it after one half of football.

You know what you have in Vick: A wonderfully athletic player that can do amazing things with his feet but is limited with his ability to be a quality passer.

Vick has never been a good passer. This is a passing league -- more even than when he was the starter in Atlanta.

Kolb suffered a concussion in the opening loss to the Green Bay Packers. Vick came in and played well and then played well in a start last week at Detroit. But the Lions aren't good on defense. Then again, neither are the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Eagles opponent this week.

Teams will say they hate preparing for Vick because of his improvisational skills. But talking to coaches over the years, that is offset by the fact that he doesn't throw it as well.

I guess the Eagles decided in a half that Kolb isn't their answer.

Somewhere Donovan McNabb has to be chuckling.

The Eagles have really botched their quarterback situation.

Get ready, Philly. The Single Wing is your new offense.



Category: NFL
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Since: Sep 18, 2010
Posted on: September 22, 2010 12:18 pm

Mike Vick? Really?

I have to totally agree with you there.  I predicted this move when I posted on Prisco's last article about why Reid should give the job to Kolb...I said it then and I'll say it now...not only was it Kolb's job to lose, it was ALSO Vick's job to win...and he won it.

Not knocking Kolb at all, but Vick saw an opportunity and jumped all over it...that's the nature of the world.

Pete Prisco continues to prove he has absolutely no clue about the NFL and he should retreat to covering the National Speed Knitting League.

Since: Dec 31, 2006
Posted on: September 22, 2010 11:59 am

Mike Vick? Really?

I'm so sick of this argument, and we get it every year with some team in the NFL.

Franchise quarterback.......

You're paying him millions.......

You drafted him high for a reason........

You traded away blah blah for him.......

What's that do to his confidence......

It's stupid.  This is a league where if you don't win, you lose your job.  End of story, nothing else to be said, that's it.......

You play with whoever gives you best chance to win.  If Kolb is a good QB, he'll get his chance.....

That's it, it's over, Vick is best choice right now......

Since: Aug 4, 2009
Posted on: September 22, 2010 11:54 am

Mike Vick? Really?

Other than back-tracking with the decision, I really don't see anything wrong with it, eventhough I hate VIck,   Granted GB was playing the not to lose defence and Detroit, well they're Detroit and Vick looked good.  Looking good and then able to feast upon the Jags this weekend should give Vick the status he had before his time in the pen.  Vick isn't doing a Flacco/Young/Campbell dive into bad anytime soon.

Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: September 22, 2010 11:41 am

Mike Vick? Really?

I am still trying to figure out when the Eagles traded McNabb for Kolb??

The Eagles traded for a defensive back who starts.  He has 2 key interceptions in 2 game.

1 led to the near comeback versus Green Bay.  1 was instrumental in stopping a great Detroit drive.

If this DB ends up with 6 interceptions in his rookie year and looks to be a 6-7 year starter, I think the Eagles did just fine.

Since: Jul 2, 2009
Posted on: September 22, 2010 11:32 am

Mike Vick? Really?


Since: Dec 6, 2006
Posted on: September 22, 2010 11:06 am

Mike Vick? Really?

The Eagles offensive line is horrible, they lost FB Weaver for the year, and McCoy can't block. If Kolb plays he's going to get killed. Vick can move and save Reid some embarrassment this year

Since: Aug 25, 2010
Posted on: September 22, 2010 10:36 am

Mike Vick? Really?

Ok Vick is going to start. And Kolb is going to sit. Reid was helped to make this decision and not he has to see what happens. McNabb is in Washington and is probably glad to be gone from the circus. But as a Eagles fan now we have our starter and we need to work on our Defense and stop giving up 30 points a game.

Since: Sep 22, 2010
Posted on: September 22, 2010 10:17 am

Mike Vick? Really?

Are you serious, Prisco?  You mean to tell me you would have gone with Kolb in spite of a mediocre offensive line and the loss of Leonard Weaver?  The Eagles are trying to win games, and if they feel Kolb isn't ready, who are you to second guess them?  It would be one think if Kolb came out and wowed everybody in Week 1.  But he didn't.  In fact, he didn't play well at all.  So yeah, it's possible that Vick's two games this year were flukes and that he's been playing above his true long-term ability.  It's also possible that Kolb is an elite quarterback in the making and that he just didn't show it in the first half of Week 1.  But that's just too many "what ifs".  The Eagles need to start the guy that gives them the best chance to win, and right now that's Vick.

Since: Sep 22, 2010
Posted on: September 22, 2010 10:15 am

Mike Vick? Really?

Last I checked, Michael Vick's passer rating and completion was above average for his 1st two games.  I don't know where you come off thinking Michael can't throw.

I also think the move to put Mike as the starter is due to is mobility to get out of trouble because the OLine is not doing a good job of protecting their Quarterback.

Since: Sep 10, 2006
Posted on: September 22, 2010 10:12 am

Mike Vick? Really?

Pete Prisco - in your blog you make no mention of the porous Philadelphia Eagle Offensive Line. 

That is what this is all about....

(and you call yourselves experts- Clark Judge should do the editing for all football-related posts, he seems to be the only one watching the games)

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