Originally written on Down and Distance  |  Last updated 11/13/14

ATLANTA - DECEMBER 06: Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles rushes upfield against the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on December 6, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Monday, Philadelphia Eagles quarter back Michael Vick told the Associated Press that the team needs to “win quickly” (Credit: AP Photo)

Last week, Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie claimed that this was a make-or-break year for the team.

If Philadelphia doesn’t substantially improve from 8-8, coach Andy Reid will be fired. It’s anyone’s guess if the remaining pieces like quarterback Michael Vick would stick around in that scenario. Vick feels a difference this year.

“We feel like there is a need to win, and win quickly,” Vick said Monday via the Associated Press.

Vick is healthy again after getting hurt twice in two preseason games. He said he’s “fresh” and threw the ball well in practice. Philadelphia may be able to ease in to the season against a banged-up Browns defense. That should help keep the pressure down for at least a week.

“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,” Vick said.

Things could turn ugly for the Eagles quickly if they do not get out to a fast start.

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