Found October 30, 2012 on
Philly Sports Muse:
Everyone must stand alone.
For anyone who watched the Philadelphia Eagles’ third straight loss on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons, it was clear that the game was lost overwhelmingly because of the pitiful showing by the team’s defense.
However, on Monday, the headlines surrounding the game were dominated by talk of benching quarterback Mike Vick.
The Eagles’ offense was certainly not stellar in the game, as has been the case all season. They played it safe, and that paid off in terms of having no turnovers. Vick’s numbers for the day, in the wind and rain that signaled the start of Hurricane Sandy, were 21 out of 35 passes for 191 passing and 42 rushing yards.
Nothing tremendous, but—pardon the pun—passable.
What was abhorrent was the play of the defense. The first game for defensive coordinator Todd Bowles is one he wishes could be re-done. In the 30-17 loss, the defense simply could not stop the Falcons offense. It wasn’t until late in the fourth quarter that the D finally st...
BEST OF MAXIM
Week 8 in the NFL is in the books, so it’s time for another batch of NFL Power Rankings (slightly delayed due to Hurricane Sandy). Here is how the NFL teams are ranked heading into Week 9.
32. Kansas City Chiefs
They still have not held a lead during regulation time. That is the epitome of bad.
31. Jacksonville Jaguars
Going to Green Bay is tough. Throwing to Justin Blackmon...
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...
Michael Vick remains the starting quarterback of the Philadelphia
Eagles for the time being, reports Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Therehave been rumblings that following the Eagles’ poor showing Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons the team could replace Vick with rookie quarterback Nick Foles.
On depth chart released to reporters, Vick is still starting QB, Watkins...
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...
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.
The time is now for Andy Reid to save what he has left in terms of job security, and even if he makes a move now, there is a good possibility that he will be gone once the season has come to an end.
Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie said in the lead up to the season that a .500 team is not acceptable, and one can understand why he feels that way considering the amount that he has invested...
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...
According to mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, Eagles head coach Andy Reid wanted to bench Michael Vick last season, but Vince Young didn’t play well enough while Vick was … Continue reading »
Matt Ryan’s homecoming could not have gone much better. A product of Philadelphia’s William Penn Charter School, “Matty Ice” led the Atlanta...
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...
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...