Michael Vick says Andy Reid is considering change at QB
After another disappointing performance by the Eagles in their 30-17 loss to the Falcons, you have to wonder if coach Andy Reid, in yet another effort to save his job while saving Philadelphia's season, is looking to make more changes.
|Vick seems to think Andy Reid might make a change at quarterback. (US Presswire)|
Before Philadelphia’s bye week, coach Andy Reid dismissed defensive coordinator Juan Castillo and replaced him with Todd Bowles, and while there were whispers that other personnel moves could be made, Reid declined to do so.
But after another disappointing performance by the Eagles in their 30-17 loss to the Falcons, you have to wonder if Reid, in yet another effort to save his job while saving Philadelphia’s season, is looking to make more changes.
Michael Vick thinks so, telling reporters that “obviously” Reid was thinking about demoting him and, if that were to happen, Vick would support his coach. After the game, Reid would say only that he would go back and look at the tape, but CSN Philly’s Reuben Frank caught up with Vick after his postgame presser to ask him to expound on what he said.
“It’s tough when you know everything is up in the balance, but that’s the decision that coach is thinking about making, and I’m going to fight until he says, 'Come on out,' and he takes me out of the game,” Vick told Frank. “Despite everything that’s been said the last couple weeks, I still continue to put in the hard work and the effort and try to do everything I can to prepare and win football games, man. I can’t do it by myself. I would love to stay in there and finish what I started. It would mean the world to me. But, hey, that’s not my decision right now.”
If Reid benches Vick, he most likely would insert rookie Nick Foles, a third-round pick who performed well in the preseason against opponents’ third-string defenses that were lining up in vanilla schemes. Still, at this point, Reid might decide that there’s nothing left to lose by playing Foles instead of Vick.
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