Eagles quarterback Michael Vick said in a radio interview that he expects to sit out the team’s Week Seven game against the Titans, rest during the Week Eight bye, and then finally return to the field Week Nine against the Colts.
“I went and met with the doctor this morning. The movement’s still not there; the mobility’s still not there in my upper chest,” Vick said on the Tony Mercurio show on ESPN 94.1-FM in Virginia Beach, per the Philadelphia Daily News. “We’ve just got to take our time and re-evaluate the situation and make sure we do what’s best for the team . . . I think it doesn’t make sense to try to rush back and play and be hurting. The team has really jelled right now . . . There’s no reason to just break that up. We have a bye next week, which makes it even better.”
Vick added that there was no truth to the reports that he showed up late to Sunday’s game, saying he reported at the time he was told to and got treatment from team medical staff in the locker room. And he said he was glad to see how well Kolb played on Sunday.
“It was great to see Kolb, over the last two weeks, go out and just have two magnificent games,” Vick said. “We know what Kevin can do.”
Of course, if Kolb plays well and the Eagles beat the Titans, coach Andy Reid might very well change his mind again and stick with Kolb as the starter when the Eagles return from the bye week.
But Vick seems to think Reid is committed to him.
“It’s an awesome feeling. It goes to show the trust and confidence they have in me,” Vick said. “In return, I’m going to show them that they can continue to trust me and they can continue to count on me, week in and week out.”
For at least one more week, however, the Eagles will count on Kolb.