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Reid: Michael Vick will practice this week

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ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio suggested Sunday that the Eagles might have a quick hook for quarterback Michael Vick in the wild-card round.  Kevin Kolb is considered one of the better backups in the league, and Vick has been banged up.

Kolb didn’t play well against the Cowboys, however, completing just 50 percent of his 36 pass attempts and committing four turnovers in the 14-13 loss. He gets something of a pass because the Eagles rested a large chunk of their starting lineup — undrafted rookie fill-in left tackle Austin Howard was throttled for three sacks by DeMarcus Ware — but there’s no question that Vick is the Eagles’ best option at quarterback heading into the playoffs.

And coach Andy Reid sounds optimistic that Vick is making progress in his recovery from his late-season quadricep injury.

He feels good,” said Reid in his post-game press conference. “He had some swelling in the thigh, and he worked that out. He got a nice workout in today, and he felt pretty good. … I think he’ll be fine.”

Reid also indicated that Vick could’ve played in the event of an emergency against Dallas.

Along with the rest of the Eagles’ starters who were given Week Seventeen off (tight end Brent Celek, wide receiver DeSean Jackson, cornerback Asante Samuel, etc.), it sounds like Vick will be ready to go against the Packers.

And he should feel no heat from Kolb whatsoever.

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20 Responses to “Reid: Michael Vick will practice this week”
  1. alexnexus says: Jan 2, 2011 11:06 PM

    “there’s no question that Vick is the Eagles’ best option at quarterback heading into the playoffs.”

    Of course there is no question -Vick is just the league’s MVP runner up…-. You questioned in other of your indirect hit jobs in this site… but then again, that’s your job, right?

  2. patmccabe69 says: Jan 2, 2011 11:33 PM

    they should chase him with pit bulls in practice this week

  3. phinsfan72 says: Jan 2, 2011 11:39 PM

    Of course he’ll be fine… HES GOT THE “INVISIBLE JUICE”!

  4. tiffpats4eva says: Jan 2, 2011 11:41 PM

    @alexnexus,

    Great comment.

  5. eaglefansnet says: Jan 2, 2011 11:45 PM

    In other shocking news….The Sun will rise tomorrow morning, even if Sal Palontonio says otherwise.

  6. time4complaints says: Jan 2, 2011 11:46 PM

    Vick was never feeling any heat from Kolb whatsoever. The heat will be from Clay Mathews, BJ Raji, and Charles Woodson on the blitz. The west coast offense is a timing based passing system. Maclin, Jackson, and Celek don’t know what to do when the timing is disrupted by the blitz. Wes Welker and Deon Branch are masters of making the proper hot reads, which is a big reason Mr. Brady is able to pick the league apart. Vick will be running for his life but may have the unique physical skills (the legs to extend the play when the pocket breaks down) to save himself. Kolb lacks that ability to extend the play behind this terrible line. Packers are a bad match up for the Eagles. Should be a fun game to watch.

  7. eaglefansnet says: Jan 2, 2011 11:47 PM

    The only ones even remotely thinking that Vick has to worry about Kolb is some hack writer who makes crap up to try to get people to read his otherwise droll articles, and this website. In both cases, that fantasy that Vick will be pulled is purely self serving.

  8. alexnexus says: Jan 2, 2011 11:48 PM

    patmccabe69 says:
    Jan 2, 2011 11:33 PM
    “they should chase him with pit bulls in practice this week”

    Your comment is moronic at best. Get a brain dude!

  9. chazzmon says: Jan 2, 2011 11:56 PM

    I cant believe that the Iggles would ever consider playing Kolb over Vick. What heck has Kolb dome? Kooky talk!

  10. chazzmon says: Jan 2, 2011 11:59 PM

    Typo’s – What the heck has Kolb done!

  11. bigbear12 says: Jan 3, 2011 12:00 AM

    If Winfield had a big game against Vick it is going to be hillarious to watch what Woodson does.

  12. prrbrr says: Jan 3, 2011 1:13 AM

    How could you say Kolb gets a pass on this game? He was Fricking horrible! Vick starts this game and finishes the season as the starting QB.

  13. dallassux says: Jan 3, 2011 4:18 AM

    bigbear12 says:
    Jan 3, 2011 12:00 AM
    If Winfield had a big game against Vick it is going to be hillarious to watch what Woodson does.

    We already have seen it. 4 tackles….no sacks……no int’s

    Next!

  14. phillyforlife says: Jan 3, 2011 6:30 AM

    Look no mater how you color it The Cowgirls starters (except for the qb) beat the Eagles scubs by only 1 point

  15. kingbattle says: Jan 3, 2011 6:40 AM

    “If Winfield had a big game against Vick it is going to be hillarious to watch what Woodson does.”

    Yea, ok…. Now Woodson is GB’s savior?? Let’s see how that one sided offense that GB has this time around.. Ohh and so you know Vick will be playing all game, not just a half like last time..

  16. eagleswin says: Jan 3, 2011 7:07 AM

    It took Vick until the last game to recognize that you check down to the TE in the Tampa 2. Week 16 and he’s not a rookie. If he can’t extend the play to 4-5 seconds and find a receiver deep he’s generally lost. Vick does not work the short passing game other than the screen pass where he doesn’t have to think on where the ball has to go. When’s the last time you saw him complete a short crossing pattern or a slant. DeSean loves him because he never has to go over the middle with Vick under center.

    Vick has come a long way from his Atlanta Days but the hype is similar. Back then he was league MVP and hyped as one of the best QBs in the game as well even though he was lacking in several key QB skills.

    Vick carved up some bad defenses this year with his legs and deep balls but defenses have adjusted now so it’s up to Vick to prove that he’s learned as well.

  17. mannyicey says: Jan 3, 2011 9:01 AM

    This is, yet again, a totally manufactured story. The Pro-Bowl starter that was banged up and didn’t play in a meaningless game, will practice getting ready for a playoff game.

    All this “he can’t read blitzes” stuff is overblown. If he truly had those issues, he should have had more practice- even playing a series or two in the meaningless game.

    Once again, just smoke and mirrors to make it look like there’s trouble. And stop blowing Kevin Kolb in there like he’s giving up some competition. That’s just for people who are blinded by hatred to put their hat upon.

  18. favreflavoredwaffles says: Jan 3, 2011 9:17 AM

    This game will come down to the defenses on both sides. The GB offense creates some mismatches way more than Philly’s O does. If they can contain Vick and force him to make a bad decision and take a bunch of hits…all over.

    I see the Packers squeaking this one out.

  19. janvanflac says: Jan 3, 2011 9:59 AM

    Should be a good matchup.
    Pack won a close one on opening day, have been playing pretty well lately but didn’t exactly light up the Bears at home in a game that meant nothing to Chicago. Eagles are coming off a virtual bye week & are at home.

    Everything else is just commentary.

  20. bordner says: Jan 3, 2011 10:45 AM

    kingbattle says:
    Jan 3, 2011 6:40 AM

    “If Winfield had a big game against Vick it is going to be hillarious to watch what Woodson does.”

    Yea, ok…. Now Woodson is GB’s savior?? Let’s see how that one sided offense that GB has this time around.. Ohh and so you know Vick will be playing all game, not just a half like last time..
    ————————————————
    And just so you know – the Packers will actually game plan for Vick this time around vs. the last game when no one could have expected him to play that much.

    They’ve got a season’s worth of film on him now, and can actually use the Queens (!) game as a blueprint for how to contain and confuse him.

    Should be a good game.

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