EAGLES 2013 ACCURACY BETWEEN 71.4 and 100%

Posted August 18, 2013

 

ALRIGHT. Now that we know who our Starting QB is, it's time to start with the predictions.

So far I feel like I've been en fuego in 2013 where predictions are concerned. 

Despite Kelly trying to keep his system mum initially, I said it would be a Spread Option VERY similar to what he ran at Oregon. I said that I know it, NFL coaches know it, anyone who cares to look at his history knows it. Upshot: Kelly is running the Spread Option.

When Kelly and his staff were mum even to the players about what systems they'd be running, and then when they DID meet with players, began to disseminate the plans piecemeal, I said that that it was going to set hem back in camp and that they would end up behind our division rivals when the season began. Upshot: Kelly had to have his defense installed THREE TIMES IN THREE WEEKS in camp, and we still sucked vs. a good team in our first preseason game.

I said Michael Vick would be the Starter. Upshot: Michael Vick will be your Starter.

Offensive starters? NAILED IT!  http://www.yardbarker.com/forum/3/57/discussion/every_player_is_competing/14061233

Defensive starters? CHECK ME OUT, YO!  http://www.yardbarker.com/forum/3/57/discussion/how_much_real_competition_is_on_the_defense/14092745 

 

So far I'm 5 for 5, but keep in mind I also said that come November Todd Herremann's effectiveness as a run blocker will take a dive, and I also said that 6-10/7-9 with Vick as the Starter is the ceiling. http://www.yardbarker.com/forum/3/57/discussion/wheres_your_enthusiasm/13806434 ; so there is room for me to miss the last 2, and go 5 for 7 (.714), not a perfect 7 for 7 (1.000). 

Stay tuned. 

29 Comments:
  • It seems we were the only ones calling Vick the starter. But I will agree with the opposition that it did help elevate both Qbs games. Something good might have come out of it. But once you have a starter you have to give him full support. Hes the guy. You think Peters will make it back to the field?
  • I can't imagine that Peters would miss game 3. In fact it would be downright irresponsible for Kelly to start him Week One WITHOUT benefit of having seen him at game speed.

    I don't think any good has come of this QB contest. Former NFL players have been saying "start Vick" the whole time. All this did was drag out the inevitable conclusion which so far doesn't make Kelly look as if he understands the window of turnaround time he'll routinely have.

    From a national standpoint if Kelly surprises everyone and starts Foles despite Vick's clearly demonstrated superiority, if Kelly doesn't win right off the bat, he will have doused himself in gasoline with the media.

    That will leave him two places to go: Switch to Vick (cave in); or stick with Foles (at which point everyone will invent the reason they think he did, and you can bet race will come up YET AGAIN). Just what we need: More Controversy.

    At least now if he starts Vick and they go as much as 0-4 it's legit for Kelly to stick by him because of the whole contest thing. But for Kelly to do the same with the loser of that contest...
  • [not displayed: comment from locked account]
  • I fully expect Vick to revert back to his typical ways. If you look at it typical Vick is not the one we've been looking at for the last 3 years. What he was asked to do in Reid's scheme is not what got him drafted #1, and not what got Atlanta into the playoffs.

    When Vick was on his tear in 2010, if you recall his mobility was not only being utilized, it was being emphasized. Like what Washington and San Fran are doing. (What IS IT with Philly signing running QB's then wanting them to sit in the pocket?)

    Difference between Atlanta Vick and today Vick, is Reid has taught him how to go through his progressions and read a defense; and Kelly has taught him to hold a ball.

  • [not displayed: comment from locked account]
  • This is true for all of us. That doesn't mean there aren't still some bright days still ahead. You aren't as young as you used to be either, but you aren't about to die just because of it.

    And you're right. When he was in Atlanta I used to say he read defenses at a 3rd grade level. He also didn't do work in the offseason before he became an Eagle.
    In all fairness (even at age 33) as far as his skills, an O-line and a scheme, this is actually the most ideal situation he's ever been in as a QB.

    As far as the end of his career (like I said years ago about T.O.) I'll believe it when he's not playing anymore.
  • [not displayed: comment from locked account]
  • Where does it say he was named the starter?
  • [not displayed: comment from locked account]
  • If your wife says she's being faithful but she goes out and bangs another guy, despite what she says she's unfaithful.

    Kelly hasn't verbally said that Vick is the guy, but like I said prior to OTA's, then during OTA's, and even in camp: REPS MATTER. If Foles was still in it he'd be seeing "split time" with the Ones, not just leftover time.

    Game 3 is the dress rehearsal since you rest starters mostly in game 4. I'm less concerned with what Kelly says and more concerned with what I see. He may be a hotshot collegiate coaching genius, but in the end he's still a football coach, and the constraints of time and demands of results are the same for him as any other coach at any other level.

    The lights are about to go up on this production, so Kelly has to get all his actors in place.
  • They have been splitting time until yesterday and who knows foles could get more reps today. I agree that it should be Vick but we won't know until Kelly comes out and says it. Plus we still have a week until the game. We can assume Vick gets the start but the bigger question is if only he plays with the starters.
  • While I won't attempt to tell you what to think or believe, I already know I'm right about it, so for me it's a dead issue.

    Others may continue to remain in suspense of the obvious if they like.
  • Kelly has made it official now.

    Barring injury Vick is the guy.
  • To me it sounds like Brandon Boykin will become our starting outside cornerback next to Cary Williams instead of Bradley Fletcher
  • Don't look now but for the second straight day Vick got the majority of the reps with the Ones.

    http://www.nj.com/eagles/index.ssf/2013/08/michael_vick_nick_foles_matt_barkley_1.html

    It's all over but the shout.
  • you made some nice predictions and calculations.. However, you failed to calculate Vick's most likely completion percentage this season.

    I'll go w/ 58%

    Well under what it needs to be for him to continue starting the full season. Vick get's injured and never comes off the bench by week 6.. (write that down)
  • [not displayed: comment from locked account]
  • Thats real fanlike. Why cant you accept that Vick is the better QB. Even Chip thinks so what other evidence do you need a visit by god.
  • I'll say 59% because it's consistently been around 60 both when he was on fire and when he was under constant duress.
  • [not displayed: comment from locked account]
  • Seriously? Based on that question I'm not sure you fully understand what a completion percentage is; and if you do, you have no business asking such an abysmally stupid question.
  • [not displayed: comment from locked account]
  • I got it, but the POINT of sarcasm is to use language artfully or to make an informative point. That comment was up to neither standard, nor your usual standard.
  • [not displayed: comment from locked account]
  • Hard to say without knowing exactly how many attempts he'll have, but my guess is the number of picks will be somewhere around 13. It's about what he averages in seasons with 10+ games.

    Thing is, since he came to Philly he averages fewer turnovers both in number AND per game (which you have to adjust for with Vick's health recod) than players like Drew Brees, Philip Rivers, and Eli Manning. He doesn't score as much, but then THEY don't get hit as much.
  • [not displayed: comment from locked account]
  • I expect he'll be what he's been since he's been here. About 12-13 games, 59% accurate, 19 TD's, 14 turnovers, 400 yards on the ground.

    I also expect LeSean McCoy to continue to be more effective when Vick plays. (Look it up, it's a fact. All but one of Shady's better games are with Vick under Center.)

    The man has been in the NFL for over a decade. Regardless what you think of him personally, that doesn't happen by accident.
  • I can't even lie, i didn't read a single comment. I was just tripping on seeing all the same faces on this board from the last time i logged in. It's been awhile but i'm still bleeding green. And it's awesome to see that nothing has changed haha. My two pennies, Vick starts (obviously) and stays healthy throughout the season! Hahahahahahaha No seriously, Shady has a helluva year. Riley gets his lid knocked off by game 3 and Djax goes back to the pro bowl. Other than that don't expect playoffs yet and Barkley starts next year. Bye guys nice talking to ya!
  • Eagles defense no true safty besides chung,nate allen scare to hit a true duck!!,no veteran outside lb to run defene beside connor barwin,the offense will score---defense will not hold up---no thumber at safty to come down---ala pittsburgh steelers troy palomula season 6-10 or worse. The need at wide reciver big physical none,only at tight end position.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Robert Griffin III benched by Redskins for McCoy

Dice-K Matsuzaka headed back to Japan

Lovie Smith: 2-9 Bucs are still in playoff contention

UCLA QB Brett Hundley likely to enter NFL draft

Bills will return to Ralph Wilson Stadium for Sunday's game

Miller to Oregon transfer rumor originates on Reddit

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Valencia FC ditches bat logo amidst DC Comics challenge

Paul Pierce: Celtics' Big Three was like 'Holy Trinity'

Cubs reportedly offer Jon Lester more than $135 million

Colin Kaepernick: Jim Harbaugh will be back in 2015

Jeremy Maclin not happy with Riley Cooper’s contract remark

Broncos reportedly waive kicker McManus, sign Connor Barth

Derrick Rose leaves game with hamstring tightness

WATCH: Ty Lawson drops Kirk Hinrich to the floor

Alabama DL trolls Auburn with Instagram photo

Rockies pitcher takes shot at former Astros pitcher

WATCH: Paul Pierce signs autograph during game

Jeremy Hill asks great question about alma mater LSU

NBA rookie rankings after 1st month of 2014-15 season

Statistic about Derrick Rose, Jimmy Butler very revealing

Aaron Rodgers blasts those who accused him of trolling Vikings

The century's 10 most one-sided college football rivalries

WATCH: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of NBA's first month

Sherman mocks NFL media policies in press conference

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Rose leaves with injury again

WATCH: Pierce signs for fan during game

Report: McCoy to start over RG3

Braxton Miller headed to Oregon?

10 most one-sided college football rivalries

Pierce: C's Big Three like 'Holy Trinity'

Maclin unhappy with Cooper comments

Post-Week 13 CFB Playoff projection

What has Masai Ujiri built in Toronto?

How L.A. should replace Hanley

Lester, Red Sox still talking contract

Why each NFL team should be thankful

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.