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Donovan McNabb is familiar with what Michael Vick is going though. Having played as the quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles for eleven seasons McNabb is familiar with some booing in his direction.
The expectations of fans and ownership have not been met with successs on the field this year. The Eagles are currently 3-4 on the season and lost for the first time after a bye in the thirteen year coaching career of Andy Reid. The bar was raised when Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie said an 8-8 season from the Eagles is “unacceptable.”
McNabb understands the pressure on Vick.
“You have to focus on your job and if you focus on your job you block everything out,” McNabb said as a guest analyst on Tuesday’s “NFL AM.”
“I think you get in a situation where once you start hearing the boos and hearing the radio stations talk and people on the outside begin to bring your name up of being benched then you begin to lose focus and now your play begins to fall and you begin to focus on other things. … I think it’s important for him (Vick) to feed off of what he did last week, not turning the ball over, protect the football, give his guys an opportunity to make plays for him and good things can happen.”
Vick did not commit any turnovers last week but he also did not make any big plays and the Eagles were easily defeated by the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.
Reid has been hesitant to turn to rookie quarterback Nick Foles. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport the coach is not convinced that Vick is the problem with the team. Reid also feels that Vick gives him the best chance to salvage the season.
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If there is anyone who can relate to the struggles Michael Vick is going through and the pressure he is under while playing for the Philadelphia Eagles, it’s Donovan McNabb. The Philadelphia media had its way with McNabb for years and there were times when the fans were worse. During an appearance on “NFL AM” Tuesday morning, McNabb defended Vick in the wake of reports that...
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Donovan McNabb knows a thing or two about playing through a quarterback controversy, so he understands that rampant speculation about Michael Vick potentially getting benched could impact the Eagles quarterback.
"You have to focus on your job and if you focus on your job you block everything out," McNabb said on Tuesday's NFL AM.
"I think you...
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick knows his status as the starting QB is week-to-week.
"Obviously, (Reid) is thinking about making a change at quarterback," Vick said during his post-game press conference Sunday. "If he makes that decision, I support it."
Reid said after Sunday's 30-17 loss to the Atlanta Falcons that he would go back and evaluate...
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The Eagles are in free fall and more changes could be on the way after Reid dropped a game after having the bye week. This just never happens. It was hinted that we could see Nick Foles sooner rather than later this season and we just get him next Sunday. Mike Vick said this after the game.
Michael Vick received some encouraging words from ex-Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb. (Credit: AP Photo)
With Michael Vick facing a lot of uncertainty regarding his job status as Philadelphia’s starting quarterback, another former Eagles quarterback chimed in with some words of encouragement. The message: focus on your game, not the media, according to Pro Football Talk’s Michael...
Eagles coach Andy Reid was noncommittal after Sunday’s loss when asked about the job security of Michael Vick. Vick said Reid is “obviously thinking about making a change,” but there was no confirmation of that from the head coach himself. “I’ll go back and look at everything,” said Reid. “I’m not going to sit here and make decisions right now. I’m going to go...
There was a time not too long ago when having Mike Vick, Tony Romo or Mark Sanchez as your quarterback was considered living well in the NFL. Now it is like the sports version of marry, boff, kill.
If you had to choose one to build your franchise around, one to win a single game and death is not an option (neither is abstaining) whom do you go with?
Be careful with quick answers...
According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, Eagles head coach Andy Reid has announced that he’s sticking with quarterback Michael Vick.
The good news for Vick is that he’ll be going up against the Saints defense this week, which is one of the worst in the NFL.
On the other hand, the bad news is that the Eagles’ defense has to try to stop Drew Brees.
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The quarterback and the coach alike have chosen to make it a topic for public conversation, so, here it is. Who should the Eagles start moving forward – Michael Vick, or Nick Foles? The logical answer is fairly straightforward, actually. However, there are many mitigating factors at play here.
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When you listen to as much Philadelphia sports commentary as I do, you start to hear the same narrative over and over.One of the more common phrases used in reference to Andy Reid’s 14-year tenure is “the definition of insanity: repeating the same experiment over and over again expecting different results.”At a disappointing 3-4, the future seems bleak for die-hard Eagles fans...