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Kolb and Kafka, but not Vick, attend Eagles workout

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Michael Vick has been organizing workouts for the Eagles’ offensive skill position players over the last couple of weeks. But today it wasn’t Vick running the show. It was the man Vick replaced as the Eagles’ starting quarterback — and probably pushed out of town.

Kevin Kolb was back in Philadelphia and throwing to teammates today, Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

McLane writes that Kolb didn’t have much to say about his situation, which is understandable as Kolb doesn’t know much about his situation: The Eagles will try to trade him when the lockout ends, but Kolb has no idea when that will be, where he might be traded, or how likely it is that the Eagles will decide to hold onto him as Vick’s backup.

Kolb, however, said he figured that with nothing to do during the lockout, he’d come to Philadelphia and join his (for now) teammates. Kolb and third-string (for now) quarterback Mike Kafka handled the throwing today. Vick skipped the workout for a speaking engagement.

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  1. blackcatnfl says: May 26, 2011 1:18 PM

    Its a dog eat dog world.

  2. thephantomstranger says: May 26, 2011 1:19 PM

    Kolb described his backup’s handling of the offense as “very Kafkaesque.”

    Okay, they can’t all be gems.

  3. hobartbaker says: May 26, 2011 1:19 PM

    Sounded too close to being a KKK meeting for Mike Vick’s liking.

  4. ravenspit says: May 26, 2011 1:27 PM

    Hopefully Vick hasn’t been paid yet for the speaking gig or he’ll be skipping out on that too.

  5. TurdSandwich says: May 26, 2011 1:28 PM

    Vick is addressing the League of Dog Fighting Citizens (LDFC) with some new evasion strategies..

  6. brownsfn says: May 26, 2011 1:29 PM

    Probably too busy living the ” t h u g l i f e”…Scumbag…

  7. jammer88 says: May 26, 2011 1:31 PM

    Vick is probably busy with his dog gromming business and forgot about the workouts

  8. pacificamjr says: May 26, 2011 1:33 PM

    MV7 dont need no practice!

  9. stugie says: May 26, 2011 1:36 PM

    I would love to see Carolina trade for Kolb and give rookie QB newton 2-3 years on the bench but I doubt we would give a 2nd rounder for him. If we can’t or won’t trade for Kolb then I say the Panthers go for Carson Palmer.

  10. 1phd says: May 26, 2011 1:41 PM

    Speaking engagement? LOL Yea, he’s gonna be at Findlay Toyota tomorrow in Las Vegas from 5 to 7 talking about his youth football clinic and luring the lambs to the car dealer slaughter. Hey baby, can I buy you a Scion?

  11. bluefan204 says: May 26, 2011 1:43 PM

    “Vick skipped the workout for a speaking engagement.”

    Yeah, as if he’d actually show up for it…

  12. snowpea84 says: May 26, 2011 1:51 PM

    “Hi, I’m Mike Vick, and I just wanted to tell you all gathered here today, that as awesome as dog fighting is, and as much as I love it, I love millions of dollars more. I am willing to make the sacrifice of not dog fighting for five, maybe even ten years, if it means people will give me millions of dollars. Thank you.”

  13. schmitty2 says: May 26, 2011 2:02 PM

    If he can avoid defenders like he avoids attending anything he is supposed to attend then he will be the the next season’s MVP whenever that is

  14. denverhighrize says: May 26, 2011 2:11 PM

    Doesn’t Vick have a dog clinic to run?

  15. anonymouslyanonymouscommentor says: May 26, 2011 2:19 PM

    Sure, making Vick’s absence a headline and not mentioning his legitimate excuse until the last line is completely fair.

  16. dwoofer says: May 26, 2011 2:20 PM

    Hey, Iggles, don’t hurt our boy. Go ahead and send him to Arizona so he and Larry can hang together.

  17. geniusesq says: May 26, 2011 2:25 PM

    The whole dog thing is getting old, no? Do better people.

  18. flyerscup2010 says: May 26, 2011 2:29 PM

    if you’re gonna make vick jokes, you should at least try to be funny…

  19. dant10 says: May 26, 2011 2:39 PM

    F*ck all of you Mike Vick haters! He’s been doing great on and off the field since he’s been out of prison and has hardly missed any events or scheduled appearances. He missed a voluntary practice due to a speaking engagement…if he were to miss the speaking engagement and go to practice he would get criticized for that too! You are all just looking to put blame on him any chance you get. Get over it! Vick is a great example of how the prison system can work. Half of you are probably just racists anyways. Eagles are taking superbowl next season!!

  20. 1phd says: May 26, 2011 2:40 PM

    Wait, even a thumbs down on his no joke, real deal ‘speaking engagement’ at a Toyota dealership in Las Vegas tomorrow? A tough crowd indeed!! ;)

  21. bluefan204 says: May 26, 2011 2:40 PM

    anonymouslyanonymouscommentor says: May 26, 2011 2:19 PM

    Sure, making Vick’s absence a headline and not mentioning his legitimate excuse until the last line is completely fair.

    If he ever GAVE a legitimate excuse as to why he backed out of an appearance, they’d have used it.

  22. bleedeaglegreen says: May 26, 2011 2:41 PM

    “Hello, I’m Mike Vick, and I just wanted to tell you all gathered here today, that as awesome as dog fighting is, and as much as I love it & love to torture animals in some of the most horrific ways any human can think of while they cry & scream in unimaginable pain, I love millions of dollars more. I am willing to make the sacrifice of not dog fighting for five, maybe even ten years, if it means people will give me millions of dollars. I will also refrain from failing drug tests & knowingly spreading incurable disease but I will not & cannot stop lying about everything every chance I get because pathetic, pathological liars like myself are just plain sick. But please don’t hold that against me, all of my defenders & supporters are just like me, we are a “family”. They don’t want to know the truth about me, they prefer to remain ignorant & spew silly things like forgiveness, religion & racism. My PR machine has done a tremendous job of keeping my really ghoulish, sick & sadistic behavior a dark secret. Thank you.”

  23. brownsfn says: May 26, 2011 2:46 PM

    @flyerscup

    Isn’t Vick the joke? Atleast a joke of a human being…

  24. hebro42 says: May 26, 2011 2:54 PM

    These are the same creative minds that still use the booing of a drunken “Santa” over 40 years ago as a basis for ripping Philly fans.

  25. pokedoke206 says: May 26, 2011 2:56 PM

    Wow there seems to be Alot of Vick haters on this page but would you have the courage to say those things in person instead of over the Internet??? It’s clear that it’s a racial & cultural thing. In my neighborhood there was always dog fighting police will pass & watch & no it was not in the south. It was in the westcoast why not jump on Big Ben (rapist) or Jared Allen (one blunt away from missing a season) everyone has there faults just be fair cowards..

  26. realphan says: May 26, 2011 3:06 PM

    @brownsfn…..the joke is THE BROWNS!!

    @bleedeaglegreen…….OK, right on, man, you hate Vick, and I am assuming that by your handle, you love the Eagles….SO….if VICK happens to win a SB for the birds please stay as far away from Philly as I absolutely HATE FAIR WEATHER FRONT RUNNERS! You, know, like the ones that wanted J-Roll out of town when he called the FRONT RUNNERS out, then won a world series….then they sang a different tune!

    BTW, also, Don’t EVER do ANYTHING wrong in your life, because you know, the actions that you do yesterday are indicative of who will be for the rest of your life …right?

    MY personal opinion, I don’t want Vick as my QB, I would rather trade him and keep Kolb, but it has nothing to do with his past or off the field issues, I just don’t think he is that good.

  27. realphan says: May 26, 2011 3:11 PM

    again, @bleedeaglegreen……..WHAT SECRET?? are you trying to tell me that there is not one person ON EARTH that does not know that Vick is a dog killer? Could it possibly be that people see that he lost ALL HIS MONEY as a first round pick, went into bankruptcy, will lose a huge portion of his new contract just getting out that debt, spent a year and some in prison (actual prison, not country club land where Bernie Madoff is heading) and had to fight his way back to a starting job, and then excelled through it all???? NOOOO WAAAAYYY, it has to be his PR team, since you know, EVERYTIME vick is mentioned they bring up his troubled past!

  28. kevsright says: May 26, 2011 3:16 PM

    I was hoping to read the reason Senor Mexico missed practice was because he had been arrested.

    The bum is an embarrassment to the Eagles, the city of Philadelphia, and to the human race!
    Crummy QB, too. Off with his head.

  29. hotpappyjohnson says: May 26, 2011 3:24 PM

    the vick dog jokes are so played out. please stop. youre not funny. people still doing this also continue to use phrases such as “fo shizzle”,”you go girl!” and “bling bling”.

  30. schmitty2 says: May 26, 2011 3:39 PM

    dant10 says:
    May 26, 2011 2:39 PM
    F*ck all of you Mike Vick haters! He’s been doing great on and off the field since he’s been out of prison and has hardly missed any events or scheduled appearances. He missed a voluntary practice due to a speaking engagement…if he were to miss the speaking engagement and go to practice he would get criticized for that too! You are all just looking to put blame on him any chance you get. Get over it! Vick is a great example of how the prison system can work. Half of you are probably just racists anyways. Eagles are taking superbowl next season!!

    well idiot a lot fo us white folk bash Big Ben, Cutler, Urlacher..you name it. Does that make me racist??

  31. p4hbiz says: May 26, 2011 3:57 PM

    I saw him @ petco yesterday.

  32. nineroutsider says: May 26, 2011 3:58 PM

    @hobartbaker

    I don’t care how many thumbs down that comment gets…its pretty damn funny!
    —————————————————-
    On a different note…I have to wonder how many of these player led practices will result in guys learning their schemes improperly.

    Many teams don’t have a veteran QB, or they have a new scheme entirely, and the players are out there practicing what they think they know.

    This upcoming season might be one of the worst in the history of the league in terms of offensive production even with the new flag football rules…

  33. breeshasabush says: May 26, 2011 4:00 PM

    schmitty2 says:
    May 26, 2011 2:02 PM
    If he can avoid defenders like he avoids attending anything he is supposed to attend then he will be the the next season’s MVP whenever that is

    ——

    just like he avoids Championships????!

    @hotpappyjohnson

    which phrases should those “people” use?? “get my swag on”? which even if the word “swag” was properly used (swagger) wouldnt make sense. The thing is when people say “fo shizzle” and “bling bling” they say it in a joking matter…. apparently people such as yourself take rap slang serious…. which is a travesty to the entire planet! KEEP the dog jokes coming. Bottom line is no matter what else this clown does with his life he will always be associated with dog fighting so people like you need to get over it bc its never going to go away and it shouldnt… he did it to himself now he needs to live with his mastakes no matter how much prison time he served. Ray Lewis was never convicted of murder but hes always associated with murder, Roethlisberger will always be associated with rape, Ryan Leaf will always be considered a bust / psycho. This is the way of the world and Vick doesnt deserve any different treatment that you Vick followers keep telling him he does. He made his bed and now he needs to lay in it. Let this be a lesson to kids/young athletes… you cannot take some things back even if you go to prison. Your actions dictate how the world will precieve you, more so if you are in the spotlight. Had he been an ordinary joe hed probably still be in jail and he definitely wouldnt be getting paid millions of dollars.. more than likely hed have a dead end job paying very very little due to that little box on a job application that you must check yes to if you have “ever been convicted of a felony”. Just bc Vick doesnt live in the real world doesnt mean that all of his followers should act like they dont.

  34. bleedeaglegreen says: May 26, 2011 4:03 PM

    @realphan

    There’s a distinct difference between “killing” an animal & TORTURING an animal for fun., To satisfy some sort of inner yearning to hear them scream & cry. He did this over & over, multiple times a week for 6 years. That has been covered up. Many people think it just about dog fighting & dog killing (just like you), it’s about torture. Do you understand what kind of people torture? Obviously not.

    As for “whatever others did”, most haven’t for fun tortured defenseless crying & bleeding animals multiple times a week for kicks, most haven’t infected women with incurable disease they will carry for life. You sound like most Vick defenders, clueless.

    As for “winning a SB with Vick”, it will be a tainted championship if that happens. More than likely, it will be another disappointing playoff loss as Vick has always delivered. Funny to hear guys call others front runners then stick up for a guy they claim they aren’t a fan of.

    @schmitty2
    You’d have to be a racist if you understand what kind of people torture bleeding & hurt animals because they ENJOY it. You’d have to be a racist if you have a problem with someone spreading incurable disease when they know they have it & preying on unsuspecting women.

    Vick should have infected your Mom, Sister. niece or Wife/GF with a disease they will carry for life. Would you still be telling us what a wonderful guy he is?

    The above is a typical Vick defender, there is no defense for the things Vick did so they call others racist, bring others into it & talk about
    other things to try & get off topic.

  35. tombrookshire says: May 26, 2011 4:21 PM

    Made it look like Vick just skipped it, until the last line of the post about his speaking gig. Is my man trying to create a certain perception about Vick?

  36. breeshasabush says: May 26, 2011 4:22 PM

    @dant10

    not only are u ignorant but you’re delusional! you’re THAT guy that when the Vick article comes up and somebody says anything anti Vick YOU are the guy who cries racism. Maybe we just like dogs and when people torture them it sticks in in our side a little…

  37. laeaglefan says: May 26, 2011 5:23 PM

    If we have to see “Kafkaesque” when (if) the 2011 season starts, you know that the Eagles are in big trouble.

  38. nocryinginbaseball07 says: May 26, 2011 7:12 PM

    Hey, did Michael Vick have something to do with dogs?

  39. gallaghedj311 says: May 26, 2011 9:44 PM

    I hope all u Vick haters find God. Or at least get involved in politics to change the laws and consequences that a man is held accountable for rather than run ur mouth on some blog. I’m not saying EVERY Christian should be executed for their hypocritical views on Vick, but maybe just make an example of one or two. These are probably the same people who give $ to the church every week so they can pay their lawyers who defend the child molesting priests…jus saying.

  40. bleedgreen4life says: May 26, 2011 9:58 PM

    Mike Kafka will take over when Vick gets hurt (hopefully he doesn’t). He’ll lead us into the playoffs and be the opening week starter in 2012. May sound farfetched but, hey, you never know.

  41. mrjay37 says: May 27, 2011 3:13 AM

    so really…..they must not really want him to leave….he aint worth no 1st round draftpick

  42. melonnhead says: May 27, 2011 9:44 AM

    I hope all u Vick haters find God.

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    Yeah because if you hate people that torture and kill defenseless dogs for fun and get away with it because he’s a hero to a bunch of bumpkins, knowingly spread crotch cooties like Johnny Appleseed, let their friends use their cars to deal drugs, and flips off the people that make it possible for him to afford all of the above, you obviously need to find God.

  43. o0omorriso0o says: May 27, 2011 10:05 PM

    I hope all u Vick haters find God.

    —————————————————————

    Yeah because if you hate people that torture and kill defenseless dogs for fun and get away with it because he’s a hero to a bunch of bumpkins, knowingly spread crotch cooties like Johnny Appleseed, let their friends use their cars to deal drugs, and flips off the people that make it possible for him to afford all of the above, you obviously need to find God.

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    I think your missing the point. I read down and like the first 7 comments were all classless jokes. Point is you need to forgive and go on with your life. Don’t want to like Vick or don’t want to forgive? Then fine. But stop with the classless jokes as it only makes YOU the bad people… So I will say it for that person again…

    YOU PEOPLE NEED TO FIND GOD

  44. cocopuff00 says: May 28, 2011 4:37 PM

    What a disappointment! He was scheduled to speak from 5-7. He showed up at 6:30 and left at 6:46. He signed autographs for the Toyota staff leaving the fans that chose to be there hanging.

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