Originally posted on theredzone.org  |  Last updated 7/12/13

If Chip Kelly isn’t ready to name a starter then he shouldn’t. In fact he’s wise not to. I think he’s testing the mettle of his team and his players. If players are already cracking of the pressure of not knowing whom the starter is…. Wait let’s be clear here. Mike Vick didn’t crack because of not knowing who the starter was he was frustrated at the fact he had to share reps with Foles. His motivation wasn’t for the betterment of the Philadelphia Eagles rather it was for the complete selfishness of number 7. Moving on, Kelly has every right to demand his players give they’re all to earn jobs on this roster. Don’t fool yourself. There are three quarterback slots for 5 players. EVERY SPOT IS A COMPETITION.  That means if a guy who foolishly thinks he’s at the top of the depth chart slacks off, and one of the other guys step up then that slacker could find himself off this football team. This team has forgotten how to compete. That’s why they have lost close games in the recent past, why they won four games that meant nothing in the grand scheme of things, why they laid a complete egg in Andy Reid’s last game, why Andy Reid was fired, and why Vick was crying about OTA reps. Where is the heart on this team? Where are the leaders? This team isn’t going to regain the heart or the competitive edge until they start learning how to fight again. Just like Mike Vick has finally learned how to hold a football even though he’s been playing this game since he was a child. Smarten up people. Chip Kelly is right on with this one.

 

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