Exicited For Monday Night BUT...

Posted September 02, 2013

Of course I'm thrilled that Eagle Football is a week away...exited that there is big change that was much needed in the coaching staff and throughout the roster but I'm just not as thrilled with this season's start because of one reason...Michael Vick! I know he has looked good up until game 3 but that game showed me that the old Mike Vick is still inside that body just waiting to tear open that Eagle jersey and showing us that "S" he seems to think is lying there (never doubted he wasn't in there and I'm sure we'll see plenty of him this year again). I'll be the first to admit that he won the competition that head coach Chip Kelly set up (winning the competition didn't mean you were right at all, flip...just means that he is better than a 2nd year 3rd round rookie that doesn't fit Kelly's system perfectly) but I just can't get all September football excited about a team with so much change going on sticking with one of the big reasons they have struggled so much in the past 2 years. Part of it is how bad this team has been the past couple years, part of it is how spoiled we've been with the Eagles much of the past 14 years (change was still ABSOLUTELY needed though) and knowing this team is going nowhere this year but a big part of it is that I just don't want to watch another year of turnovers by the same quarterback who always tries to rely on his physical skills when he feels things are breaking down. This team has fell for the "fool's gold" tied to Vick too often lately and this run in the preseason is just one more nugget. Could Vick start the season with a couple wins, sure he could. He started off with 3 out of 4 last year but all but 1 of us on here knew the Eagles weren't destined to win last year by the way they won those first 3. 9 turnovers in the first two games very rarely go along with an 1-1 start let alone where the Eagles were sitting...at 2-0. If Vick is driving the team I will have a hard time not getting excited but I will certainly be doing it with a lot of hesitancy and doubt...two years of bad quarterbacking have done this to me and although Vick had some help along the way the most blame sits with Vick alone. Something tells me that we will all be praying for a QB in the first round next year (MOST of us seem to be doing that already) and that something is the lack of a true elite QB on the Eagles roster and Vick's penchant to be...Mike Vick. I've seen "talk" of Tajh Boyd by a couple barkers (my hopes so far also) and we have also brought up a logical tie for Kelly in Mariota (not thrilled with some of those Oregon ties Kelly kept over bubble players who actually made some plays but Mariota definitely has talent). This year is Kelly laying down the foundation...next year he hopefully can get better fits for the system and that number one fit should be HIS QB and if he feels that is Mariota I'm all for it...so far. 

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