After two stellar preseason performances against New England and Carolina, Michael Vick came into Saturday night’s preseason game as the starting QB. Since winning the competition Vick has said all the right things, but it was time to step onto the field and prove to his coach that he made the right decision.
At first glance, his performance left much to be desired, and Nick Foles’ great play made it look even worse. However, in order to make an accurate judgement we must look at all the factors that were at play.
The starting offensive line was playing together for the first time, and they struggled out of the gates. Jason Peters was near-perfect as usual, but none of the other four starters went without mistakes.
In this first play, the Eagles are running an inside zone read to the left, so Michael Vick is reading the DE coming off of the edge.
Vick makes the correct read as the DE crashes inside towards the LeSean McCoy, so he pulls the ball at the mesh point and runs toward the...