February 02, 2013

MICHAEL VICK NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT!

HERE is where the rubber begins to meet the road.

Fans are ready to move on from Michael Vick, but the Head Coach and the #1 WR don't seem as ready. 

Chip Kelly apparently doesn't see a clear cut solution in Nick Foles. Free agency has brought us rumors of Dennis Dixon, and even a novice can see that there isn't a clear cut franchise QB in this years Draft.

While fans may like more for Chip Kelly going to Wing Bowl  21 and shouting "Yo Philly!", it's wins more than anything else that will determine if these fans go after his head sooner rather than later. And he knows this.

He also knows that you need a QB to win games. Right now, (barring a massive trade), it seems Kelly feels that Vick is either his best option, or that his options aren't good enough to just let Vick walk. 

Any way you cut it, Vick looks to be his first personnel decision. That being true, if we're going to get behind the Head Coach, we have to get behind the guy he picks to be his field general. I mean, we aren't going to mutiny before the guys first Draft are we?

Surely we're better than that.

25 Comments:
  • He only needs our support if the Eagles decide he is their best option and with what Kelly said recently about what he wants in a quarterback I don't see how that would be Vick. It could still come down sometime this week...we shall see.
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  • Personally I think bringing back Mike Vick will fast track Chip Kelly out of town. Nobody goes with a 33 yr old QB as a tool for rebuilding when that QB will make as much as Vick does. When Vick fails (not because I want him to, but his history tells us he will) Kelly's decision making will certainly be taken into question. With that being the case Mike Vick if by some strange chance will get all the support the city can muster. That is until he begins to show all of the trends and norms to his game. You know the fumbles, interceptions, red zone disasters, injuries, and broken promises.
  • Yeah, you pretty much get it!
  • Jim Mora was right. The guy is a proven coach killer. If Kelly wants to commit career suicide, then keep him.
  • There's cheaper ways to lose in the NFL. May as well choose one of them and see if you can find a QB while your at it. Even if Foles isn't the answer as "the guy" he could develop into a decent backup and next years games could be valuable in giving him some more games as a starter. Vick is certainly not the answer and the sooner they walk away and start their search the better off they will be.
  • Mike Vick is a used wet band aid covering a gunshot wound. If Chip Kelly doesn't see that then he isn't as smart as people are making him out to be.
  • "A used wet band aid" yet? That's not good at all, is it? LOL!

    That's my whole point, Eazy. Keeping Vick will make me worry about Kelly's decision making. I don't want that at all let alone from month two, year one. If he uses Vick as a stop gap for one year because he has NO faith in Foles I guess I will have to live with that but I will have a hard time getting excited about this season. I was bummed that we had to watch Vick that last game this year. Vick had a chance to show everyone that Reid made a mistake with his start in week 17 and he failed to do that...why would next year in a new system be any different? It isn't the coach, it isn't the offensive line, it isn't the system...it's Michael Vick!
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  • Reid killed Vick's career when he decided to drop him back 50 times a game.....
  • I guess we should thank Vick for finally getting rid of Reid.
  • Reid signed the man and gave him a chance. Reid helped develop him enough so he could have a great string of games in 2010 and was a big reason he got that HUGE contract. It definitely wouldn't have hurt to protect Vick more but it wasn't Reid's fault Vick dropped his shoulder instead of running out of bounds or sliding. It wasn't Reid's fault that Vick held onto the ball so long on most plays. Seems to me that Reid gave Vick a great opportunity and although Reid could have been more helpful it was Vick who ruined his own career.
  • With his debts paid up, and being guaranteed at least 3 mil if he's cut and no one signs him, I wish I could ruin a career like that!

    This is endorsements aside of course.
  • Just going off the pretense of what Brink stated, flip. I don't think Vick's career is ruined but Brink likes to state that Reid has ruined many people's careers even though the opposite is the truth...Reid has helped many better their careers...John Harbaugh is just one great example and Vick is another in my opinion. Vick will continue to play and get a new contract from some team...probably worth more than the 3 million. I'm just hoping it's somewhere else.
  • Is it really crazy to think Vick will be a better quarterback under Chip Kelly?

    Or that the 2000's Eagels would have won multiple championships under a handful of other coaches?

  • Not crazy about Vick but doubtful in my opinion. Why waste the start of a new coach's era on taking one last shot of desperation with a man who simply had 8-10 good games back in 2010? You do get that he had a 54% completion rate before joining the Eagles, don't you?...and each year his completion rate has slipped with the Eagles since that 8-10 game stretch. Kelly says he needs a quick decision maker who doesn't take sacks and turn the ball over...does that sound like Mike Vick to you? Maybe you're thinking he will eventually pick the syastem up but at what age...34, 35, 36? If you're thinking give him one year then why bother?

    As for Reid, sure maybe another coach would have won a Super Bowl or two with REID'S players but that's just it, isn't it...without Reid would McNabb have been drafted by the Eagles in 1999 or would have kept him as long? Would another coach have given TO a chance in Philly? It's all speculation but we can also speculate that without Reid they may have not even made it to one in 2004. Seems to me that Reid wasn't the biggest reason they didn't win that one in 2004 either.
  • Does anyone else recall this story on NFL.com:
    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000122648/article/eagles-selling-chip-kelly-on-michael-vick-nick-foles

    It just strikes me as odd, because to SELL Vick to Kelly means the Eagles have to have bought into Vick themselves. More than that if they tried to sell Kelly on Vick and then they boot Vick, what does that say to Kelly about the organization standing behind what they say?

    If he feels he can't trust the fans or his F.O., if he starts poorly he could pull a Lou Holtz! Back then it was embarrassing. In today's 24-hour news cycle it would make Jeffery Lurie's name a punchline well past the day they put him in the ground.
  • To me it means nothing but the Eagles wanted Chip Kelly and took everything they had that could be turned into a positive and stressed those points. I'm sure Kelly is smart enough to understand how an interview works (more like a courting on the Eagles part) and I know you are smart enough to realize that this choice will be Kelly's and not the Eagles FO or are you going to refuse to acknowledge that Kelly couldn't have decided that he feels his team's smarter move would be to move on without Vick? I highly doubt the Eagles would pursue Kelly for so long, pay him all that money, sell him on those QBS (like you showed here) and then be dumb enough to force his hand. John Clayton supposedly reported that he feels that the Eagles will release Vick by Friday because he has heard no rumblings about a renegotiation. Nothing but speculation and for all we know the Eagles could be discussing a new contract with Vick right now. Even if they do release Vick by Friday they could resign during free agency if the Eagles make him the best offer (if they want to bring him back) and also tell him he still has a shot to be the starter but that would probably be tough on Vick...having to fight for a spot that was once his alone. I'm still thinking that Vick has a new football city come free agency and I think it will be best for him and the Philadelphia Eagles.
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  • LOL.
  • Dixon, Tebow, and Vick all on the same roster...... I can't wait for the Hollywood "we need to play a three quarterbacks system" post.
  • If they actually ended up signing Tebow, I quit. Then again, I'd love to be the fanbase that made him lose the will to play this game.
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