One Game In And Vick's Alredy Nursing Some Injuries.

Posted September 11, 2013

Mike already seems to be hobbling around as reported, and witnessed during the game. It’s clear this offense and it’s pure volume of plays ran, combined with Vick’s own lack of ability to protect his body will eventually have Mike on the shelf. That’s why I think Kelly right now needs to get more touches for ALL of his backup players active for a game. The way the system is ran, it may be difficult to have too many substitutions at one time, but it’s not impossible to have some players moving in and out during certain sets of series. As much as I think Shady is a top 5 back in this league, he isn’t going to be able to last getting an NFL games worth of carries in the first half alone. Mike Vick’s body simply isn’t big enough to continue to take this type of punishment, and frankly Nick Foles WILL NOT LAST AT THIS TYPE OF PACE EITHER! Chip right now should start plugging in some reps for Foles. It’s not about whose the starter (we all know that’s Vick) but it’s about the preservation of both players. It also forces defenses to have to game plan for both players. At this point Kelly has stated he’s an equal opportunity scorer and since it’s possible that we could see the Eagles average well of 80 plays a game, I think it would be wise for Kelly to get his distribution numbers to reserves and backup up to a higher number. Maybe that is in his future plans. He’s already mentioned how he wasn’t that thrilled with how he utilized McCoy (too many first half carries) and we also know Kelly isn’t one to show his hand so maybe one game soon we are going to see a few games of both quarterbacks being used, and both Brown and Polk getting over 15 carries each.

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