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Vick can 'barely walk,' VY likely to start?

Posted on: November 17, 2011 2:45 pm
Edited on: November 17, 2011 3:15 pm
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Posted by Will Brinson

There's no shortage of quarterback confusion in Philadelphia these days -- Michael Vick suffered a pair of broken ribs in the Eagles loss to the Cardinals on Sunday (in a game where Kevin Kolb might have helped Arizona's defense) and his status is up in the air for Sunday.

To wit: Andy Reid said on Thursday that Vick didn't need to practice in order to play, which means there's no telling whether he can get on the field or not. This isn't customary for Reid -- usually his quarterbacks need to play. Adding to this confusion is a report from Nick Fierro of the Allentown Morning Call, in which he notes that Vick can "barely walk."

"Don't care how tough Vick is. He ain't playing Sunday," Fierro tweeted on Thursday. "Just saw him a minute ago. He could barely walk."

Look, I said earlier this week on the podcast, and I'll say it again: starting Vick this week makes no sense for Andy Reid and Co. The Giants lead the league in sacks, Vick is banged up, his receivers are either sulking or hurt, and the Eagles season is, for all practical purposes, over.

Though it's unlikely that Vick could end up getting speared hard enough for a broken rib to pierce a vital organ (this being one of the rare long-term injury possibilities for rib injuries), if his mobility and arm strength are compromised, he's just not going to be effective and he'll be exposed to other more serious injuries.

Given that he recently signed a $100 million contract, the Eagles would be wise, I think, to sit him for a bit. Who would take his start if Vick can't go?



Well, Mike Kafka and Vince Young split the first-team reps this week, but most folks, including Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, believes that "it's fairly obvious Young is the guy" who'll start if Vick can't play.

And that's probably who we'll end up seeing under center once Sunday rolls around.

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Since: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: November 18, 2011 12:42 pm
 

Vick can 'barely walk,' VY likely to start?

The guy did his time, you can tell by his demeanor he's learned his lesson, no one wants to get locked up without freedom.


Really? You can tell that a persons whole outlook on life and their entire way of thinking has changed just from you watching him during a football game, with a helmet on, a few Sundays during the year?



He does charity work

He did charity work before and during the time he was killing dogs.


and I will bet you anything he doesn't still fight dogs.

Oh yes this is the definative proof that Vick is such a nice guy and that prison has reformed his whole personality.



So why can't we forgive like the bible says instead of holding on to your hate and feeling righteous about it.

Becuase the Bible is not law.....People don't have to forgive anyone. You



Since: Sep 16, 2006
Posted on: November 18, 2011 11:56 am
 

Vick can 'barely walk,' VY likely to start?

The only problem Vince Young had was getting along with a coach that wanted Young to run an offense he was not suited for. Young is very suited for the style of offense the Eagles have for Mike Vick, in fact he has better passing skills than Vick.  I have never thought much of Vick as far back as when he was in college, to add to that thought process you have suspicion of drug use and the dog fighting thing.  Mike Vick is a low class individual, a thug, note when he was playing for 600 grand a game he played better, worked harder. He got his big contract, much like he did in Atlanta, and his game went south for the winter. You have to wonder if the old thug Mike Vick came back with all that money. Vince Young, sitting in the same seat that Vick was last year, will come out looking like a rose no matter what happens sunday, win or loss Young will out shine Vick on the playing field, the offense will not look as stagnet.



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: November 18, 2011 11:49 am
 

Vick can 'barely walk,' VY likely to start?

 I'm not saying he is great but clearly one of the best backups.
No, not really.  His career QB rating would be at or near the bottom of NFL quarterbacks every season.  It's naive, silly and likely biased to put stock in a the 9 games he played last season where he handed the ball off to Chris Johnson and threw less than 16 times a game.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: November 18, 2011 11:31 am
 

Vick can 'barely walk,' VY likely to start?

Vince Young has a .638 winning percentage which is the best in Titans/Oilers franchise history and he engineered 11 career come-from-behind victories.  He has a career QB rating of 75.3 but 98.6 in 9 games played with Tennessee in 2010.    I'm not saying he is great but clearly one of the best backups.  He has the talent to be a star if he matures.




Since: Sep 29, 2011
Posted on: November 18, 2011 11:14 am
 

Vick can 'barely walk,' VY likely to start?

There can't be any way on this Earth the Eagles should put Michael Vick on the field...against a div foe like the Giants.  If he can barely walk, you know he can't scramble...and that takes away half of his game right there....he'd be one sack away from the local ICU.  I don't care who your back up is or how good they are.

Vince Young has been scrutinized since he left the Titans, but you have to put him in there....that's what you're paying him for right?  While I'd like to see the Eagles win for the Giants record purposes only...an Eagles loss is fine with me...LOL...it's a win/win situation as long as the Cowboys beat the Redskins!



Since: Oct 13, 2006
Posted on: November 18, 2011 10:55 am
 

Vick can 'barely walk,' VY likely to start?

Vince Young has shown nothing to me that he can be a winner or a leader. 

I get not saying that VY can't make all the necessary throws to be a successful NFL QB but to say there is nothing to show he can be a "winner or a leader" is factually incorrect.  

He is 30-17 as a starter.  Granted, he isn't responsible for all of the wins but to have a winning percentage well over .500 as a starter is proof that he can be a winner.  His leadership skills... well they were hyped up early in his career but went down the tube later on so they can be debated for certain.



Since: Jul 26, 2009
Posted on: November 18, 2011 10:12 am
 

Vick can 'barely walk,' VY likely to start?

This team is in trouble.  I think they are going to be humilated on Sunday.  I do think that all the new faces and lack of a true preseason with a new defensive cooridinator is showing its effects in the Eagles season.  Vince Young has shown nothing to me that he can be a winner or a leader.  I like Mike Vick, have to admire a guy who breaks two ribs on the second play of the game and stays in the whole game and doesn't complain one bit. Jay Cutler were you watching?


Vicks receivers have not helped him at all lately. Dropped balls over the middle killed them against the Bears and probably helped with the loss for that game.  In the end everyone will be calling for Andy's head at the end of the season.  But I think that if Andy goes, this team will be in the tank for quite some time.  I am an Andy supporter. I would love to know who is getting to make some of these decisions of letter players go. Anyone else noticed that David Akers is having a GREAT season?  At least 5 or 6 FGS over 50yards.  We still have him, we dont lose at least the SF game.   



Since: Sep 16, 2006
Posted on: November 18, 2011 7:47 am
 

Vick can 'barely walk,' VY likely to start?

Watch Vince Young lead them to an easy victory. If this team plays more inspired football with Young at QB it would not suprise me that Vick stays out at least a few games.



Since: Mar 15, 2008
Posted on: November 18, 2011 5:30 am
 

Vick can 'barely walk,' VY likely to start?

The guy did his time, you can tell by his demeanor he's learned his lesson, no one wants to get locked up without freedom. He does charity work and I will bet you anything he doesn't still fight dogs. So why can't we forgive like the bible says instead of holding on to your hate and feeling righteous about it. To say you hope a guy gets hurt badly doesn't make you look like you should start casting stones.




Since: Nov 27, 2008
Posted on: November 18, 2011 3:52 am
 

Vick can 'barely walk,' VY likely to start?

Interesting philosophy...


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