Originally written on Eagles Addict  |  Last updated 11/18/14

PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 11: Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles gestures to fans after a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Lincoln Financial Field on October 11, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
Most people figured that Michael Vick would be the starting QB for the Philadelphia Eagles come opening day.  The reasoning and rationale may have varied from person to person, but the end result was the same. However, one person’s reasoning surfaced recently that I found interesting.  Former Dallas wide receiver Michael Irvin offered his take on why Kelly chose Vick over Foles, courtesy of Jordan Ranaan at NJ.com… “Kelly would have been not a bright man if he started anybody else,” the former Cowboys wide receiver and current NFL Network analyst said. “I always knew Michael Vick was going to be the starter. Why Michael? Because when Michael Vick is the starter of my new offense that I don’t know if it will work in the NFL, if it doesn’t work, I’m going to put it on Michael Vick and move him right out of the way and then I’ll slip in a young guy as I maneuver this offense and change it up.” Basically, it sounds like he’s saying that Kelly can use Vick as his sacrificial lamb if t
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