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Will Vick be an Eagle in 2011? Andy Reid hasn't thought about it

Eagles coach Andy Reid has waffled several times this year about his quarterback situation, at various times anointing Donovan McNabb, Kevin Kolb and Michael Vick as his starter. So if Reid can’t even make a firm decision about his quarterback this year, it’s not surprising that he can’t decide who his quarterback will be next year.

Jim Rome asked Reid on today’s Jim Rome Is Burning whether he expects to have Vick on his team next year, and Reid said he hasn’t thought that far in advance.

“I haven’t even gone there,” Reid said. “I’m kind of in the moment, as they say. As a coach that’s kind of how you live. And so I haven’t looked down the road on this. I’m very blessed to have two quarterbacks in Kevin Kolb and Michael Vick.”

That’s probably the smartest answer Reid can give: At this point, we know we can’t believe anything Reid says about his quarterback situation, so he’s better off saying nothing at all.

So Reid can enjoy having both Vick and Kolb for the rest of this season, and then make his decision about whether to sign Vick to a long-term deal after the season. If this year is any guide, that’s a decision he’ll have a hard time making.

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40 Responses to “Will Vick be an Eagle in 2011? Andy Reid hasn't thought about it”
  1. nerd says: Nov 10, 2010 5:14 PM

    Andy Reid should start thinking about it.

  2. eaglesnoles05 says: Nov 10, 2010 5:14 PM

    More and more, week by week, it’s becoming something that Reid will HAVE TO do. Keep vick, that is. How do you let that go? Look at this offense. Are you kidding me? There’s only one way to stop this eagles offense; don’t have Mike Vick in the game.

  3. carpediem says: Nov 10, 2010 5:25 PM

    give him a contract before the season is over… dont let vick hit free agency, it will be the biggest mistake reid could make

  4. connie579 says: Nov 10, 2010 5:28 PM

    It’s because he’s black

  5. FTHEACLU says: Nov 10, 2010 5:32 PM

    Of course Andy has thought about it. He already knows he is going with Vick, but why encourage other teams to lowball trade offers for Kolb? (And there will be offers for Kolb, no doubt).

  6. buckup says: Nov 10, 2010 5:41 PM

    If he TRULY hasn’t thought about it yet…fire him. That’s half a$$.

  7. Mooch says: Nov 10, 2010 5:51 PM

    He has to be re-signed. But with the uncertainty over labor agreement, should Vick sign?
    If I was him, I’d explore FA unless the Birds came up with a strong offer. Real strong.

  8. Ol' One Eye says: Nov 10, 2010 5:53 PM

    I really hope Minnesota gets him, but I doubt it would happen…unless Childress is gone. GOD, I hope that all happens…

  9. rickah99 says: Nov 10, 2010 5:55 PM

    Translation: I, and the Front Office, have had thorough discussions on this topic and will endevour to sign Mike Vick to a multi-year contract. Not only does he sill the seats, but his jersey sales are through the roof…and I have him on all THREE of my fantasy football teams. FACT!!

  10. rmm9090 says: Nov 10, 2010 5:55 PM

    Of course he hasn’t thought about it! How can he?
    He too busy thinking about how to keep Vick from imploding on himself, or worse, maybe some of Vick’s’ home boys imploding him themselves…

  11. wydok says: Nov 10, 2010 5:59 PM

    @connie579:
    I agree. After all, Andy’s last QB was that nice Irish fellow.

  12. 84+28=Superbowl says: Nov 10, 2010 6:00 PM

    Vikings? He’s just coming into his prime now as a QB and would be scary with Sidney Rice, Percy Harvin, and Adrian Peterson. He wouldn’t take the hits Favre does for obvious reasons (being his legs).

  13. Andy Reid's Third Chin says: Nov 10, 2010 6:03 PM

    FTHEACLU says:
    November 10, 2010 5:32 PM
    Of course Andy has thought about it. He already knows he is going with Vick, but why encourage other teams to lowball trade offers for Kolb? (And there will be offers for Kolb, no doubt).
    ding ding ding

  14. BigMikeSkinsFan says: Nov 10, 2010 6:07 PM

    would you trust his word even if he said he had thought about it and had a decision made?

  15. CRM0055 says: Nov 10, 2010 6:13 PM

    Vick gets signed, kolb gets traded, draft Oline with the kolb pick and our 1st rounder. Eagles need to get a stong O line and need to draft a CB, maybe even a safty as Qmike is getting to the Eagles cut age. Fix Oline – Solitify DB’s and the Eagles will be a strong team next year. Not sure how far they can go with the line they have now but it is getting better

  16. Bigbluefan says: Nov 10, 2010 6:41 PM

    Mike Prick still has two games againest the QB killers he may not be worth spit after the Giants get ahold of him.
    No shot to the head he would not feel that but a good helmet to the knee and its game over for the convickt
    Yeah the Giants the team up the turnpike that has not one not two but three Super Bowl Championships
    How many are in the egals trophy case??

  17. TweedleDum says: Nov 10, 2010 6:45 PM

    Reid hasn’t thought about it because of his statements in the past. Kolb is the QB of the future of the Eagles, therefore they are not going to pay Vick the $$ to remain on the team.
    The Vikings are the lone team with the talent and the $$ to be able to sign him in free agency. Smart move by Reid (for a change)

  18. Ike Kelley says: Nov 10, 2010 6:46 PM

    Rome’s a jack-ass.
    All he had to say to Reid is: “Yes, you’re the coach. But aren’t you also the Executive VP in charge of all football operations for the Eagles, which makes it your responsibility to look at the future?”
    “Or, Andy, are you saying that you don’t have anyone in the building considering it?”
    I’m not interested in Reid’s slick “politician” answer.
    I’m interested in seeing an intelligently conducted interview.
    That’s why I don’t watch Rome. Or anyone else on any channel on any topic.
    Brian Lamb of C-Span laps those folks.

  19. Fizz says: Nov 10, 2010 6:48 PM

    Come to miami please!!!!

  20. CouchPotatoMVP says: Nov 10, 2010 6:53 PM

    i would love to see the Vikes make a play for him come off season……..if there is going to be a season of course

  21. dawk says: Nov 10, 2010 7:42 PM

    I cannot believe all the people on here who are upset because they actually believe Reid hasn’t thought about the future. Get a life folks! Do you really expect an NFL coach, ANY NFL coach, to go on TV and tell the world what his plans are concerning his players? As for my preference, ride Vick this year as far as it goes, franchise him at the end of the year, and then trade him to a team of the Eagles’ choosing for a 1 in the upcoming draft and the following year’s 2. Use that extra 1 for a good offensive lineman, build with youth, Kolb included, for the immediate and long-term future.

  22. GaryClark says: Nov 10, 2010 7:55 PM

    “I have not thought about him being our QB next year because we all know Monday night, Landry is going to ass rape and kill Michael. So, we’ll cross next year’s bridge Tuesday morning.”
    Hail Bitch!

  23. Scoob766 says: Nov 10, 2010 8:08 PM

    MV7 = 49er 2011!

  24. Marc F says: Nov 10, 2010 8:13 PM

    @Bigbluefan
    what the hell did you say? I’ms till trying to figure out if that was English.

  25. winslow says: Nov 10, 2010 8:16 PM

    # connie579 says: November 10, 2010 5:28 PM
    It’s because he’s black
    Wasn’t he black when Reid signed him?

  26. jamesz23 says: Nov 10, 2010 8:19 PM

    There is no way he hits free agency totally unrestricted. I think the Eagles will place the franchise tag on him and than dangle both Vick and Kolb to other teams to see what they could get in picks. After the trade is made wherever Vick still is he’ll negotiate exclusively with that team on a multi-year contract.

  27. petro says: Nov 10, 2010 8:30 PM

    If they want him, they’ll re-sign him. Plus, aside from Minnesota, what other team has the weapons the Eagles do?

  28. Steve W. says: Nov 10, 2010 8:38 PM

    # FTHEACLU says: November 10, 2010 5:32 PM
    Of course Andy has thought about it. He already knows he is going with Vick, but why encourage other teams to lowball trade offers for Kolb? (And there will be offers for Kolb, no doubt).
    _____________________-
    Exactly. It’s called coach speak for a reason. Some of us may not like it, but there’s a reason for it. Had Reid seemed eager to unload McNabb in the offseason, then they wouldn’t have received any serious offers for him. Reid said what he needed to say, while the organization leaked rumors to the right people that they might be willing to part with him for the right price. So, they traded McNabb and got a high 2nd round pick in this past draft that they used to get Nate Allen, and they get what looks to be a 4th round pick in the next draft. In this case, there’s two very good reasons for the answer Reid gave. The first, as already stated, is to avoid getting nothing but lowball offers for the QB they part with. The second is that right now both QBs have all the reason in the world to play with a sense of urgency. Why let either QB feel he can ease back on the throttle because he’s already won the job?

  29. Steve W. says: Nov 10, 2010 8:46 PM

    Bigbluefan says: November 10, 2010 6:41 PM
    Mike Prick still has two games againest the QB killers he may not be worth spit after the Giants get ahold of him.
    No shot to the head he would not feel that but a good helmet to the knee and its game over for the convickt
    Yeah the Giants the team up the turnpike that has not one not two but three Super Bowl Championships
    How many are in the egals trophy case??
    ________________________
    My, what a classy individual you are. To answer your question, no SB trophies, but we do have NFL championship trophies. The last one came in a win against the Giants. Oh, and those trophies in the case hasn’t helped the Giants the last two years when they’ve played the Eagles, have they?

  30. Steve W. says: Nov 10, 2010 8:52 PM

    # GaryClark says: November 10, 2010 7:55 PM
    “I have not thought about him being our QB next year because we all know Monday night, Landry is going to ass rape and kill Michael. So, we’ll cross next year’s bridge Tuesday morning.”
    Hail Bitch!
    __________________________
    Keep telling yourself that while the Eagles rip the Skins apart. Maybe you could watch it from the bench with McNabb. He could be there quite a bit. He might need some company.
    P.S. Thank you Mr. Snyder, Mr. Allen, and Mr. Shanahan for that 2nd round pick. Nate Allen appears to be quite a capable young safety. We needed one of those pretty badly.

  31. Steve W. says: Nov 10, 2010 8:59 PM

    If the Eagles are willing to give Vick a contract comparable to the offers he’s likely to get elsewhere, I really don’t see him leaving. He knows he has a highly skilled young receiving corps, and a very capable young RB. Pretty much every analyst agrees that he’s become a much better QB since he’s been working with the Eagles coaching staff. Why walk away from all of that if the money isn’t a whole lot different. There’s also the fact that the Eagles were the only team willing to give him a second chance when he got out of prison. If the Eagles decide they want to keep him, I just don’t see Vick going anywhere.

  32. hank moody says: Nov 10, 2010 9:26 PM

    Vick will be a Redskin next yr

  33. Mooch says: Nov 10, 2010 9:36 PM

    Jim Rome is still alive?
    If so, I bet he spends 90% of his airtime over the next week+ congratulating himself on his “awesome” interview with Andy Reid.
    The other 10% is divided into fake interviews with Tanya Roberts regarding C-List casino/resorts and reading emailers who (a) imitate him and (b) don’t have jobs.

  34. Blackn'Gold says: Nov 10, 2010 9:37 PM

    Let’s not get ahead of ourselves. There is still half a season of football to be played and then the playoffs. Andy Reid can think about it after the 2010 season is over.
    Besides, with there be football in 2011? Will there be an NFL in 2011? Is Michael going to be walking a picket line?

  35. LAEaglefan says: Nov 10, 2010 9:55 PM

    Andy Reid has to start thinking about resigning Vick before the end of the season. If the Eagles are serious about keeping him, then they don’t want him to get to free agency, where he’s certain to have some very lucrative offers. I don’t think the Eagles want to get into a bidding war for his services. At this point I don’t see any comparison between the Eagles with Vick and QB and the Eagles with Kolb at QB. In other words, I can’t envision that Kolb would have beaten the Colts.

  36. Mooch says: Nov 10, 2010 10:00 PM

    BigBlueFan..
    Yeah, Vick ran a dog-fighting ring.
    What did LT and Dave Meggett get busted for?
    Please refresh my memory.
    PS – Carl from “Aqua Teen Hunger Force” was based on you, right?

  37. buddha says: Nov 10, 2010 10:01 PM

    BIGMIKESKINSFAN, Really??! Out of all of the teams fans, you, a skins fan, want to talk about not being able to trust OUR coaches word?? I guess you missed the whole Shanahan-Haynesworth fiasco. And the whole Shanahan-McNabb fiasco as well. I think Shanahan had about 3 different excuses for the way he treated both of those players, and ALL of them sounded like BULLSHIT!

  38. comment_submission_error says: Nov 10, 2010 10:09 PM

    Andy Reid is a liar. He’s letting Vick’s agent have first pick out of the donut box every morning.

  39. hotchick says: Nov 10, 2010 10:10 PM

    No Reid fan here, but the guy has to worry about winning each Sunday. He should not be plotting next years roster. He’s got plenty of time to deal with that.
    Sign Vick now? What just give him everything he asks for or negotiate a deal? Great, lets have my starting QB get pissed and/or concerned about the teams offer. Let him spend time in long talks with his agent instead of preparing for next week.
    As for Kolb’s trade value, they are not trading him until Vick is signed to a long term deal. Once that happens his value drops. Conversely if you trade Kolb before signing Vick, Vick’s contract demands go up. You also dont announce you want Vick, because if you cant come to an agreement with him, you are telling your former #1 guy who you traded McNabb for, that he is now the QB you are settling for.
    Meanwhile I count 11 teams that badly need to upgrade their QB. Few are in a better situation then Philly. It should be easy to get him signed after they are eliminated. Then it should be easy to get value for Kolb right before or during the draft as teams see where the available QB’s will fall and they need to outbid each other.

  40. pft1 says: Nov 11, 2010 3:09 PM

    (ex) Con-Vick-t dog torturer and parolee for the Filthydelphia Iggles – from perennial choke-artist, ignorant, over-rated McNabb to idiot, angry, over-rated choke-artist, moron-level IQ, Vicky Sue.

    Couldn’t have scripted Filthy’s continued demise better if I have conjured it up myself.

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