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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
Tags: Mike Vick

Since: Aug 10, 2007
Posted on: September 21, 2010 8:58 pm

Yes Really

First of all, if you actually watched him play you would see that Vick was throwing great and running great. I am a Packer fan, and we were dominating the Eagles when Kolb was in. When Vick was playing, the Eagles made the game look closer then it should have been. Why? Because Vick was frustrating our fairly decent D. When we covered his receivers, he would run for a first down and some. Vick kept the drives going which lead to Philly being able put up points, which Kolb was not as successful at doing. I don't see Vick throwing INT's all day either, so he must have a decent arm right? He hasn't even thrown one INT yet.
I was so impressed with his abilities against my Packers that I actually started him over Schaub in my fantasy league last week (Yes, I know Schaub had a career game, but Vick still put up quality numbers).I say you ride the hot quarterback, and it is Vick's positions to lose.

Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: September 21, 2010 8:58 pm

Mike Vick? Really?

A-It hasn't even been 2 weeks since Kolbs concussion and there has been nary a word on the severity or after effects of it. B-Vick has looked more decisive than he ever had in Atlanta. At least by the eye test. C-Kolb is the future of their team or they believe he is. Why risk him getting injured again if there is a chance he hasn't recovered fully          when Vick is playing so well.  D-This is why you have a quality backup QB. Granted most teams don't, but the Eagles would be screwed if they didn't have him. They are      getting the value out of the contract he is being paid which I believe is the highest in the league for a backup. E-The next team they play is the Jaguars. The Denver offense just lit them up. Denver. I think Vick matches up well enough to win and buy    Kolb another week of rest, healing, and evaluation.  F-Is for Prisco doesn't know F%@! about football. Let the professionals make the decisions and the real experts give opinions. Nice pick'em    stat line Pete. 56% over 5 years and about 25% so far this season. I don't think that is a passing grade anywhere. Especially not your gay    weekly grades.

Since: Sep 21, 2010
Posted on: September 21, 2010 8:51 pm

Mike Vick? Really?

Either Ried is a genious or a complete moron. One of two scenarios will play out. 
1. Vick and in turn the Eagles play amazing, have a great year. Thus the eagles must offer Vick a multy year contract to keep his services and keep Kolb as his back up for the 3 or 4 year extension he signed this summer. Eagles get 3 maybe 4 good to great years from Vick in the process draft another qb to replace him because by that time Kolb will be a washed up back up. 
2. Vick plays well but team does not achieve the results its looking for. Now what? Sign Vick long term and hope all improves? Let him go and you have Kolb start next season, confidence shattered, always looking over his head not believing a word his coach says. Thus you waist next season rebuilding.
The right thing to do is to give the kid a chance. The team is young. See if he can win over a full year, at least 10 games. If not release Kolb and sign Vick for the future and draft a qb in one of the next two drafts. If Kolb is a sucess, great! Trade away Vick at deadline or offseason for something. Win, Win, no?
Hope scenario #1 pans out. 

Since: Sep 21, 2010
Posted on: September 21, 2010 8:49 pm

Mike Vick? Really?

I realize I only saw 1 day of training camp, but the day I was there Kevin Kolb was much more accurate and ran the offense much more effectively than Michael Vick.  I guarantee you this move was made based on two things, 1.  Kolb's injury and 2. the injuries to the offensive line.  Kolb makes a decision and gets it out of his hand and usually puts it on the money.  Kevin Kolb will be the Eagles starting quarterback at some point, and I believe it will be at some point this season.  But right now, put the ball in the hands of the guy who can escape since the line sucks, and in the hands of a guy that probably won't be back.  In my opinion, if you know you're going to lose Vick in the offseason showcase him against the likes of the Lowly Lions and the Joker Jaguars and trade him!  His stock will never be higher than it is right now, and there are multiple teams who would love a quarterback like Michael Vick.

Since: Jul 24, 2008
Posted on: September 21, 2010 8:44 pm

Mike Vick? Really?

have you seen vicks qb rating the past two weeks? not a passing QB? are your racist or something? or just blind ? Or maybe the fact that the best player should start no matter what implies that 90% of what you do for a living is useless. ?

Since: Jan 22, 2007
Posted on: September 21, 2010 8:39 pm

Mike Vick? Really?

He decided to play for now...which, honestly, is the right decision.  Too many coaches try playing for a future that never comes before they're kicked out of town and the team has to start over.  The season is young, and Michael Vick has shown a hell of a lot more than Kevin Kolb: he's just playing the guy that gives them the best chance to win, which is what every coach in the league should do as long as they are mathematically in the playoff hunt.

I'm no fan of Michael Vick, and in Atlanta he was nothing more than a glorified running back...but the last two weeks, he's looked to throw before he's looked to run, and he's thrown pretty well.

Since: May 22, 2010
Posted on: September 21, 2010 8:37 pm

Mike Vick? Really?

Andy FATSO Reid will be canned soon SUCK E A G L E S SUCK

Since: Dec 26, 2006
Posted on: September 21, 2010 8:35 pm

Mike Vick? Really?

I'm sorry, I thought Donovan McNabb gave the Eagles the best chance to win... for 11 years.  You know what's even funnier? To hear Eagles fans clamoring for Vick after running McNabb out of town!  They wanted accuracy and are now ecstatic over having the least productive passer in the NFL take over their franchise.  I will be rooting for Mike, but I knew this was coming.  You know why Vick is starting?  Two words: Jamal Jackson.  Take a look at what happened to the offense in the last two games with the Cowboys after Jackson went down.  The offense was non-productive to say the least and that was with a pretty mobile McNabb. The reason Vick gives the Eagles the best chance to win is his mobility.  Were Jackson not lost for the season, I think they'd want to see Kolb back out there.  Vick is what he is, maybe he'll have success, but history shows us that his skill set isn't well liked by skilled offensive players who play with him, and the Eagles skilled players are young, brash guys who want their own stars to shine.  It'll be interesting to see how long D. Jackson, Maclin, and McCoy enjoy blocking down-field as opposed to making touchdown catches and getting carries.  Eagles fans, this is what you asked for, you could go from two QB's this year to none next.  Maybe it'll take a return to 3-13 for you to fully appreciate Donovan McNabb!

Since: Oct 12, 2008
Posted on: September 21, 2010 8:35 pm

Mike Vick? Really?

I think that your view point is very short sided.  This is not a pass first league, it is a WIN first league.  If Kolb is the aire apparent to the Philly franchise then giving him another week of rest is prudent if not extremely smart on the part of Andy Reid, and from a one week perspective, looking solely at Jacksonville this Sunday, playing Vick is a great play.  Vick adds a new dimension to the Eagle's offense that gives the Eagles the best chance of WINNING!! Winning!! while protecting their franchise QB for the long run.  

Speaking of Vick,  I think that his time away from the game has brought him a new sense of focus and humility, something he clearly lacked during his time in Atlanta.  Give the guy a break, he's done his time and has worked extremely hard to get back in the game.  McNabb needs to take Washington to play-offs, only then will he prove that the Eagles were wrong in trading him.  As they say "Put up or shut up!" 

Since: Jan 28, 2010
Posted on: September 21, 2010 8:34 pm

Mike Vick? Really?

Prisco's an idiot. CBS you can do way better... and by better I mean anybody who watches football

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