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There has been plenty of talk that Michael Vick is going to be the starting quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles this coming season; that his struggles from last season are outweighed by his athleticism, a key component when it comes to running Chip Kelly's read-option offense.
Those that think so are overlooking some things that are really quite obvious. In fact, it would not be shocking to see the Eagles trade him away for a late round draft pick.
Michael Vick looked great when he took over the starter's role a few years ago when Kevin Kolb was injured. All of a sudden he appeared like he could pass; a skill that had by and large alluded him during his tenure in Atlanta (where his best completion percentage was 56.4 percent; to put it into perspective Mark Sanchez's best has been 56.2 percent).
As soon as defenses starting to protect against the pass it was back to the same ole' Vick. He had to make decisions on the go--something that has never bee...
BEST OF MAXIM
Musician Josh Ritter produced a song entitled “Change of Time,” which aired on an NFL commercial in 2010. The song isn’t quite as popular to the present. That same year, Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback Michael Vick was the most popular quarterback amongst those in the league. Three years later, just as “Change of Time,” could there be a change of quarterback within the...
Geoff Mosher of y.com believes that second-year quarterback Nick Foles has an edge over Michael Vick for the Eagles starting quarterback job heading into camp. I really do. Months ago, I felt Vick had the best chance to start. The organization’s willingness to bring him back under a restructured contract despite a turbulent past two seasons, coupled with Chip Kelly’s system at...
When most of us think about the 2013 Philadelphia Eagles, we think about the exciting possibilities that exist with Michael Vick running Chip Kelly’s offense. Second-year quarterback Nick Foles may have something to say about that by the time training camp comes to a close. According to CSNPhilly.com Eagles insider Geoff Mosher, Foles has a [...]
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Philadelphia Eagles first round draft pick Lane Johnson still remains unsigned. With the rookie wage scale in place since the new CBA in 2011, the drama surrounding rookie contracts has become a thing of the past.
The length of the contracts are set and for the most part, the financial parameters of rookie deals are pre-determined with minimal room for negotiation...
Happy Birthday, America!
As we partake in our favorite Independence Day festivities, like barbecue and fireworks, here are some holiday messages from some of the Philadelphia Eagles wishing you the best this holiday:
CB Brandon Boykin -
QB Matt Barkley -
The Eagles organization -
Image via the Philadelphia Eagles’ Facebook page
Nothing says America like food, fireworks and...
For the Philadelphia Eagles, things didn’t just change at the head coach level and everyone is trying to learn something new.
The defense is going through major changes as their secondary is totally revamped. Gone are Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie at the cornerback positions and in their place free-agents Bradley Fletcher and Cary Williams.
Under new defensive...
Just like Bryce Brown, the NFL is getting leveled with it’s players breaking the law. (Photo Credit: http://img.bleacherreport.net/)
The NFL’s reputation has recently spiraled downward with the unsightly statistic of more than 30 players being arrested since Super Bowl XLVII. And, another Philadelphia Eagle is making in the news about dog fighting.
No, not quarterback Michael...
The depths of the disappointment that was CB Nnamdi Asomugha's career with the Philadelphia Eagles cannot be overstated. When his time with the Birds ended earlier this year, no fan of the midnight green shed a tear. We have yet to see if Nnamdi will deliver the same underwhelming coverage for the 49ers defense this season, but his personal life is on the uptick with his...
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is scheduled to make $3.5 million this season no matter what and is already collected a $3.5 million signing bonus earlier this offseason.
The question that ProFootballTalk.com asked is whether Vick will want to be traded or released if he loses the starting job to Nick Foles or even Matt Barkley during the preseason? Another question...
Jimmy Kempski, author of "Blogging the bEast", put together a piece called "The 10 players the Eagles can least afford to lose to injury in 2013" over the July 4th mid-weekend.
It''s worthy of a look.
Here's how Jimmy sees it:
10. Nick Foles: A couple weeks ago, we noted the very underrated rookie season that Nick Foles had last year....