Published by Marcus Vanderberg on Monday, October 4, 2010 at 9:31 pm.
Michael Vick is day-to-day with a rib cartilage injury after he was knocked out of Sunday’s contest against the Washington Redskins.
“This is going to be one of those day-to-day, week to week [injuries],” Eagles coach Andy Reid said. “We’ll just see how it goes and how he feels along the way.”
If Vick can’t go on Sunday night, Kevin Kolb will get the start. The former starting quarterback looked less than impressive in relief of Vick, going 22-for-35 for 201 yards and a touchdown.
“I’m a competitor and I want to play,” Kolb said. “I want to win. It’s vital for our season and for our team right now to go out and win next week and I hope I get the opportunity. But we’ll see what happens with Mike’s injury and what the situation is and then we’ll go from there.”
Mike, take your time coming back. I don’t think you have anything to worry about when it comes to getting your starting gig back.
Published by Marcus Vanderberg on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 2:19 am.
Football fans have short memories it appears.
According to Darren Rovell of CNBC, Michael Vick jerseys are in hot demand:
Sources tell CNBC that retailers in the Philadelphia area have placed big orders for Vick’s jersey since he was named the starter by Eagles coach Andy Reid this week.
“Certainly after coach Reid declared him the starter and offered his vote of confidence, demand and sales escalated and we did bring in more (jerseys) to meet customer needs,” said Jed Berger, senior vice president of marketing for Modell’s Sporting Goods, which brought Eagles No. 7 jerseys into its stores in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey.
Just a month ago, Dick’s Sporting Goods had no Vick jerseys in stock. Now they are gearing up for jerseys in time for Sunday’s game against Donovan McNabb and the Washington Redskins.
Published by Marcus Vanderberg on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at 1:16 am.
Well, so much for Kevin Kolb getting his starting quarterback gig back.
Two days after Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid named Kolb the starter for Week 3, it was announced Michael Vick would start on Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
“When someone is playing at the level Michael Vick is playing, you have to give him an opportunity,” Reid said in a press conference. “This isn’t about Kevin Kolb’s play. You’re talking about Michael Vick as one the best quarterbacks in the NFL right now.”
Since replacing an injured Kolb in Week 1, Vick has dazzled on offense, passing for 459 yards and three touchdowns.
But the honeymoon will only last for so long.
It’s only a matter of time before we see Vick come back to earth.
When that happens, let’s see how short of a leash (pun intended) Reid has before considering returning to Kolb as the starter.
Do you think Vick will hold on to the starting role for the rest of the season?
Published by Marcus Vanderberg on Monday, April 5, 2010 at 1:00 pm.
The Redskins-Eagles rivalry just got that much more interesting.
The Philadelphia Eagles traded quarterback Donovan McNabb to their NFC East rival, the Washington Redskins, for second round draft pick in the 2010 NFL Draft and a conditional pick in next year’s draft.
After 11 seasons, McNabb is leaving the the city that booed him on draft night, criticized his every incomplete pass and left him out to dry every offseason when his name was mentioned in trade talks.
McNabb deserved better … unfortunately the Redskins might be a step down talent wise for the 33-year-old.
He will have the support of Washington fans who are desperate for a winning franchise but his wide receivers are lacking talent to say the very least.
Malcolm Kelly and Devin Thomas aren’t exactly Jason Avant and Jeremy Maclin.
Will there be a more anticipated game this season than Eagles-Redskins at Lincoln Financial Field?
Published by Marcus Vanderberg on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at 4:25 pm.
Ladainian Tomlinson, you have some company on the unemployment line.
Philadelphia Eagles running back Brian Westbrook was released today, saving the organization from paying him $7.25 million next season.
The 30-year-old Westbrook missed eight games in 2009 because of injuries, rushing for just 274 yards.
Returning from multiple concussions is tough enough but productive running backs over the age of 30 are a rarity in the NFL.
Tomlinson was cut by the San Diego Chargers on Monday after nine seasons, rushing for a career-low 730 yards.
If you had to pick between Westbrook and Tomlinson, you would have to figure most teams would go with LT. He’s on the decline but would make a decent goal line and 3rd down option.
Those days of rushing for over 1,000 yards are long gone for both guys.
Is Thomas Jones the next 30+ year old running back to get cut, despite rushing for 1,402 yards this season for thew New York Jets?
Published by Marcus Vanderberg on Monday, January 11, 2010 at 11:16 pm.
Ahhh, to be a quarterback in Philadelphia.
That’s not a job I would sign up for and I don’t envy quarterback Donovan McNabb one bit, who has been the topic of discussion since the Philadelphia Eagles were knocked out of the NFL Playoffs by the Dallas Cowboys.
If Eagles fans had their way, neither McNabb or Michael Vick would be back next season and backup Kevin Kolb would be getting the snaps.
But as long as head coach Andy Reid is around, he will continue to stand by McNabb as his starting quarterback.
“That’s my call,” Reid said on the decision to bring McNabb back. “I think he’s a great player. His work over the last 11 years has proven that. I truly believe it’s a team sport; it’s not one guy.”
As for Vick, the Eagles would be fools if they picked up his $5 million option for next season, leaving #7 to look for a home for next season.
When will Philly fan realize that McNabb is not the problem?
You can’t ignore your run game and expect McNabb to succeed.
Until Reid stops calling for 50 pass plays a game and drafts a running back instead of a 6-foot wide receiver, the Eagles will continue to flounder in the NFC East.
Published by Marcus Vanderberg on Monday, November 9, 2009 at 5:20 pm.
Michael Vick to … Buffalo?
That’s what ex-NFL coach and NBC announcer Tony Dungy told fans on Sunday, saying the Buffalo Bills had an interest in the Eagles backup quarterback.
Because if Terrell Owens wasn’t enough of a headcase on that team, they want to add more of a potential liability in Vick.
Not everyone on the Bills feels the move would be the right one for the organization.
Wide receiver Lee Evans thinks it might be for the best if Vick didn’t come to the team.
“Probably not,” Evans said on if Vick in Buffalo would work. “I love him as a player and everything that he’s done for the league, but I don’t think it’ll be anything we’ll aggressively go after.”
At 3-5 and last place in the AFC East, the season is just about done for the Bills. Starter Trent Edwards hasn’t been impressive but he’s likely to perform better than Vick, who hasn’t seen serious playing time at the quarterback position in over two years.
In six games this season, Vick is 2-for-6 for six yards.
Published by Marcus Vanderberg on Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 7:24 pm.
Carolina Panthers Oakland Raiders fans, get your dog collars ready.
Wait, dog collars are a part of your weekly outfit in the first place.
It appears Mike Vick will be eligible to play Week 1 Week 3 of the NFL Season.
Fanhouse got a report wrong on Wednesday in reporting that Vick would return for the start of the regular season.
Instead, Vick’s suspension will be lifted for Week 3 against the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Eagles first road game after Vick’s return is not until October 18 against the Raiders.
See, Roger Goodell is not such a bad guy after all.
The one person who might be most annoyed by this possible move is Eagles starting quarterback Donovan McNabb.
He has already on multiple occasions expressed his frustration toward the disruption of the offense when Vick is on the field.
Even Vick supporters have to know this is McNabb’s team and the Eagles are only going to win if Donovan is happy and on the same page with his teammates.
Sept. 13 can’t get here soon enough…
Published by Marcus Vanderberg on Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at 12:58 pm.
My people, I tell ya…
The Philly chapter of the NAACP along with the Black Clergy of Philadelphia are planning a massive demonstration on Thursday in support of Michael Vick.
No, this is not PETA protesting Vick for his crime.
This is a rally supporting Vick.
“We believe Michael Vick has served his time, paid his debt to society and deserves a second chance and the animal rights groups want to hold him hostage for the rest of his life,” J. Whyatt Mondesire, president of the Philadelphia chapter of the NAACP, said Wednesday. “We think that’s patently unfair. It denies Michael Vick’s basic civil rights, denies him his ability to make a living.”
When did playing in the NFL become a right and not a privilege?
Last I checked, PETA didn’t prevent Vick from signing two-year contract with the Eagles.
I’m all for a guy getting a second chance but I have a problem with marching for a convected felon.
You think Martin and Malcolm would be marching for this man?
Does the NAACP and the Black Clergy plan on holding Chris Brown demonstrations outside of a Rihanna concert and say women’s rights groups are preventing Brown from making a living?
Come on people, priorities…