Found July 23, 2013 on This Given Sunday:
In April's draft, the Philadelphia Eagles surprised everyone by taking Matt Barkley with the 98th overall selection, despite already having the services of both Michael Vick and Nick Foles. The move made some waves, although it was assumed at that point that Vick was the quarterback to beat in Philadelphia. Now, with a starting quarterback still not named, it seems like less of a sure bet that Michael Vick will win the starting job. "I’m not here to be a backup," Nick Foles told reporters yesterday, via PhillyMag.com. "I’m here to be the guy. I don’t think we play this game to sit on the bench. We play it to play, and I’m here to play." "Your mindset has to be that you’re in the race to start," Matt Barkley said, via CSNPhilly.com. "You’ve got to have that mindset. I’m in a competition regardless of what everyone else is saying. You just have to practice that way, of always trying to compete. I couldn’t care less about what people are tal...
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