Players on the Philadelphia Eagles feel the same urgency to win as their coach.
Owner Jeffrey Lurie made it clear last week that Andy Reid isn't guaranteed to return next season for his 15th year unless the Eagles win now. Whether that means the Eagles must win a Super Bowl is unclear. Regardless, the message has filtered down to Michael Vick and the rest of his teammates.
''We feel like there is a need to win, and win quickly,'' Vick said Monday. ''Coach Reid talked to us today about staying the course, maintaining our focus, going in there week in and week out, and controlling what we can control. We can sit and talk all day until our faces turn blue, but until we go out there, we still have to make it happen.''
The first test for the Eagles is Sunday at Cleveland. Vick will be ready to go despite taking just 12 snaps in the preseason and missing the final two games with injured ribs.
Vick took all the reps with the starters in the first practice back after a weekend off. The ...