Chip Kelly is playing a dangerous game as he continues to declare a starting quarterback. Some level of competition is healthy, especially to push potential starters, but at some point, it’s more important for the team to move forward with a definitive plan.
For the Eagles, that point is exemplified by the difference in style of Michael Vick and Nick Foles.
In their small sample size last night, both Vick and Foles played acceptably well, but they simply didn’t throw the ball around enough to get a solid feel for who was emerging and who might be fading.
“We’re going to pull the trigger before we game plan for the Washington Redskins,” head coach Chip Kelly told reporters following Friday night’s game. “We have to have a quarterback in place when we’re really getting ready and getting into the meat and potatoes of what our game plan is going to be. That quarterback will be named.”
By delaying a decision until the last possible second, it does prevent the Washington Redskin...