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I know it took an injury to starting QB Nick Foles for this to happen, but it's good to see Michael Vick back as the starter for the Philadelphia Eagles as they close the season out against the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants on Sunday afternoon. It appears this will be the last time we'll see Vick in an Eagles uniform, as the team will almost certainly experience some drastic changes in the off-season. People believe this is almost like an audition for Vick to see which teams would be interested in his services next season. Personally, I think Vick should be back in Philly next season as a huge part of the rebuilding process. Foles has shown some promise on occasion and looks to be in the future plans for the Eagles, but I don't think he's ready to take over the reins as the starter at this moment. It's clear, at least in my opinion, Vick gives them the best chance to win, now and in the future. There were a lot of things that went wrong in a season that was supposed to be very promising for the Eagles. Let's start with the injuries, which has decimated the team. The offensive line saw four starters go down to season-ending injuries. Vick, running back LeSean McCoy, and starting wide receivers DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin also went down with injuries at some point in the season. Another aspect that has been disappointing for the team is the play of the defense, which underwent constant change over the course of the year in terms of coaching. Defensive coordinator Juan Castillo was fired at a time when the defensive was actually playing pretty well. When that change occurred, the defense went down with it, giving up big play after big play. Of course, this is all a direct reflection on head coach Andy Reid, who I think will be(and probably should be)fired after the season concludes. I don't want to seem like I'm making a bunch of excuses for Vick, but I just believe he wasn't set up to succeed this season. I think the play calling by Reid and offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg was suspect at best. You can't call long-developing plays as often as you want without having the offensive line to protect the QB, but it didn't appear Reid and Mornhinweg wanted to adjust. That just made things more difficult on Vick, who was constantly on the run from pressure and already has trouble staying healthy as it is. That would explain why he suffered a concussion that seems to have signaled the end of his time with the Eagles. I've always been a huge supporter of Vick, and I still believe he can be an elite quarterback if he is put in the right situation. I would also like to see Vick stay in Philadelphia if possible. I don't think that's going to happen, but I believe it would be the best thing for the team to keep him simply because I think he gives them the best chance to win. As I said before, the Eagles franchise will probably go through a bunch of changes in the coming months, but I don't think Vick should be one of those changes. I believe he would be a great part of the solution and if the Eagles want to see a bounce back take place, I would suggest keeping Vick.
By Charles Taylor
BEST OF MAXIM
WHERE EAGLES DARE
Michael Vick was brutally honest when providing his opinion as to exactly what went wrong with the Eagles this season, saying a "lack of effort" was "very evident."
At this point, it appears the only way quarterback Michael
Vick will remain with the Philadelphia Eagles beyond this season is if he
agrees to restructure his contract, something the veteran is not willing to do,
according to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Would Vick be willing to renegotiate his contract? He
declined to speculate on such a premise earlier this week...
Philadelphia quarterback Michael Vick blames his decline in production the past two season on offensive line coach Howard Mudd. Mudd replaced Juan Castillo, who was shifted to defense after the 2011 season, and Vick said his difficulties and the offense's struggles start with the resulting scheme and personnel changes. "Because Howard and Juan are two totally different...
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is not willing to renegotiate his contract, which pays him $15.5 million next season, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported Friday. The Inquirer cited a "source familiar with Vick's thinking" but Vick would not publicly comment. Vick is under contract through 2015 but the team is unlikely to keep Vick for $15.5 million next...
Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that an NFL source has informed him that Eagles QB Michael Vick is not willing to renegotiate his contract to remain with the team beyond the 2012 season.
It’s widely expected that the Eagles will cut Vick loose in the coming weeks, but there’s still a chance that they could approach him about possibly restructuring his current...
After Sunday’s blow out loss to the Giants, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick voiced his frustrations with how poorly his teammates played.“You watch us play and we don’t exhibit the things that we do in practice,” Vick said. “It’s frustrating. It’s difficult because, me, I leave it all out on the field and I give it everything I’ve got. Sometimes, I wish...
Michael Vick is disappointed that the Philadelphia Eagles’ poor 4-12 season cost head coach Andy Reid his job, and he’s particularly upset with numerous teammates who he felt did not give a strong enough effort this season.
Though Vick did not call out specific individuals, he indicated there was an attitude problem throughout the team’s locker room.
“It’s all about focus...
In what was likely his final game as a Philadelphia Eagle, quarterback Michael Vick threw for 197 yards, one touchdown and one pick Sunday in his first action since Week 10.Fantasy Spin:Vick missed six games after suffering a concussion and losing the starting job to Nick Foles when he was close to being recovered. However, Foles' injury in Week 16 opened the door for one last Vick appearance.
Michael Vick’s 2012 season appeared done just a week ago, but funny things happen in the NFL. Rookie QB Nick Foles broke his hand and Vick was named as the starter for the Eagles season finale. Not only is Vick making the last regular season start for the Philadelphia Eagles, he’s likely making his last start as a member of the Eagles.
An unnamed source told the Philadelphia...
Marcus Vick, the younger brother of Michael Vick was a terrific quarterback when he played at Virginia Tech. As a Junior he threw for 2,868 yards with 19 TDs and rushed for 492 yards with 6 TDs. Vick led Virginia Tech to an 11-2 record that year and a victory in the Gator Bowl where they scored 22 unanswered points to defeat Louisville 35-24. Marcus Vick showed flashes of brilliance...
By all accounts, Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid will find himself unemployed sometime soon. Possibly today, on what has become Black Monday for NFL coaches. Reid has had a stellar career as head coach of the Eagles. But his demise can be traced to one decision.When the Eagles decided to sign Michael Vick in 2009 as a backup to Donovan McNabb, it was a feel-good story. Everyone...
Per a report from Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com, citing the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick will not be will be willing to renegotiate his contract in order to remain with the team. It may be Vick’s intention to force a release since he is due $15.5 million, a number that is highly doubtful the Eagles would pay him. Although it is unlikely any other...
Will today be Andy Reid’s swan song? This is it. The final game of the 2012 season for the Philadelphia Eagles will unfold this afternoon at the Meadowlands. Sitting at 4-12, there are no playoff aspirations for this team. There are only questions of what’s to come. What’s in store in the year ahead for Mike Vick, who will today lead the Birds for perhaps the last time. His...
On Monday, the Philadelphia Eagles fired coach Andy Reid after finishing the season 4-12. Quarterback Michael Vick had a strong relationship with Reid, who brought him in after he was discharged from prison. Standing at his locker for possibly the last time, Vick called out his teammates.
“It's all about focus, dedication and commitment,” Vick insisted. “Until you...
NewsBack on September 3rd, I wrote an article with four predictions about the 2012 Philadelphia Eagles.
Now that the season has come to an end, let’s take a look back at those predictions and see which ones I hit and missed on.
Prediction #1: Michael Vick Will Not Improve In 2012
What I said:
“I’m not a fan of [...](Read more...)