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Reid gets irritated with questions about when Vick broke his ribs

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It’s known that Eagles quarterback Mike Vick missed practice on Wednesday with broken ribs.  It’s still unknown when Vick actually broke the ribs.

Coach Andy Reid said Monday that it happened on the second play of the game, even though Vick showed no signs of suffering from an injury that would prevent him from playing, either the rest of the day or on Sunday night against the Giants.  Given mounting speculation that Vick didn’t sustain the injury on the second play and in light of the fact that Reid has spoken with forked tongue a time or two in the past, the head coach was peppered with questions on Wednesday regarding the alleged timing of the injury.

“Mike told us after the game,” Reid initially said regarding the timing of the injury, via comments circulated by the team.  “He doesn’t have X-ray vision.  He was sore, I guess. I’m not sure anybody knew.  He didn’t tell anybody, so he just played.”

Pressed on whether the rib injury occurred on a hit that occurred late in the game, when Vick remained on the ground and eventually exited for a brief period of time, Reid got a little irritated.   “Whatever you want to write, you write,” Reid said.  “I told you the second play of game, what more do you want him to do?  This isn’t the game of Clue, you know, I’m telling you the second play of the game.”

As Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer points out, Vick had his worst game as an Eagle, with a passer rating of 32.5 and only 124 yards through the air.  Reid, as a result, has an incentive to claim that the injury occurred as early in the game as possible, in the hopes that folks will blame the performance on the damaged ribs, and not on Reid’s ongoing inability to get Vick to play like he played in 2010.  Or the absence of receiver DeSean Jackson, whom Reid deactivated possibly in part because Reid assumed the Eagles could beat the Cardinals without him.  Or the fact that Reid and the coaching staff didn’t change up signals and other evidence that former Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb was able to spot, and then to relay to his defensive teammates.

As a result, Reid should be concerned about his job security.  Asked whether he is, Reid said, “I’m concerned about getting ready to play the New York Giants.”

That makes sense.  Because a loss on Sunday night could result in Reid eventually getting whacked by Professor Plum in the observatory with a candlestick.

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82 Responses to “Reid gets irritated with questions about when Vick broke his ribs”
  1. factoryofsadness says: Nov 16, 2011 7:22 PM

    Karma

  2. eigglesnosuperbowls says: Nov 16, 2011 7:23 PM

    EVERYBODY LIES !

  3. snarkzilla says: Nov 16, 2011 7:25 PM

    Nothing here that two 16″ meat lovers pizzas and a gallon of ice cream won’t fix. It’s almost inconceivable that they’d can him during the season.

  4. wegonnadoitbaby says: Nov 16, 2011 7:25 PM

    He absolutely deactivated Jackson to make a statement. He thought they would easily beat the Cardinals without him. He was wrong.

  5. kja22 says: Nov 16, 2011 7:25 PM

    DREAM TEAM!!

  6. 1buckeye76 says: Nov 16, 2011 7:26 PM

    Andy Reid is not going to get fired.

  7. redbeardxxv says: Nov 16, 2011 7:29 PM

    HAHAHAHAHA!

  8. rr2000k says: Nov 16, 2011 7:31 PM

    The seat keeps getting hotter!

  9. iced107 says: Nov 16, 2011 7:32 PM

    Don’t pick on the walrus!

  10. nfl fan says: Nov 16, 2011 7:32 PM

    “The Gold Standard”

  11. dallassux says: Nov 16, 2011 7:35 PM

    More brilliant analysis from snarkzilla and eigglesnosuperbowls. Keep up the good work boys.

  12. sf987 says: Nov 16, 2011 7:36 PM

    Andy was irritated because he thought they said that Vick ate all the ribs

  13. santorin4 says: Nov 16, 2011 7:37 PM

    I made a $20 bet in the beginning of the season with a friend that Reid was getting fired this year. He paid me after Sunday’s game…..

  14. upperdecker19 says: Nov 16, 2011 7:37 PM

    Reid eventually getting whacked by Professor Plum in the observatory with a candlestick.

    I think Colonel Mustard, in the kitchen, with a George Foreman hamburger grill is more appropriate.

  15. bhindenemylines says: Nov 16, 2011 7:39 PM

    That’s fair; since about 99% of Philly fans are annoyed with Reid’s coaching.

  16. kjs7way says: Nov 16, 2011 7:41 PM

    He didn’t understand the question! He thought it was beef BBQ ribs, not Vick ribs!!!!!!

  17. howley1 says: Nov 16, 2011 7:42 PM

    “QB guru”

  18. goforthanddie says: Nov 16, 2011 7:43 PM

    He’ll get over his irritation once he’s canned.

  19. wawa33 says: Nov 16, 2011 7:45 PM

    3-8 in 2 weeks.

  20. vuudu says: Nov 16, 2011 7:47 PM

    Leave AR alone. Why must you trouble an already trouble mind? Why Mike? He can’t even change his signals.

  21. johnnyshore says: Nov 16, 2011 7:49 PM

    If they beat the Giants everyone will pat Andy on the back and say the Eagles are making a run. I have never seen more up and down reactions to a team in one season.

  22. barneysbullet says: Nov 16, 2011 7:51 PM

    …Soprano-style!!

  23. jagerbmb says: Nov 16, 2011 7:54 PM

    Andy Reid is flubbergasted

  24. keephatinghaters77 says: Nov 16, 2011 7:55 PM

    Making fun of people’s weight? Are you freaking serious, you’re probably the type of people who bullied Kids in school and took their lunch money…Grow up douche bags…you’re the reason why people are depressed and commit suicide..

  25. thelegends123 says: Nov 16, 2011 7:57 PM

    All this rib talk makes Andy a hungry boy…not to mention the mcrib is only available for a limited time!

  26. nflfootballjunkie says: Nov 16, 2011 7:58 PM

    Who Cares? Philly still stinks.

  27. yahmule says: Nov 16, 2011 7:58 PM

    The excuses never end for that punk.

  28. nomoreseasontix says: Nov 16, 2011 7:59 PM

    Who gave Vick $100 million?
    That’s the guy that should feel the seat getting warm…

  29. dragonfly99 says: Nov 16, 2011 8:00 PM

    Of course he’s irritated. He is caught in another bold face lie. Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when we plan to decieve. Andy and the Eagle brass need to learn – You can’t buy yourself a NFL championship by buying up all the top free agents.

  30. dkeyser says: Nov 16, 2011 8:00 PM

    Vicks ribs were broken by the blanket party he was given following the loss to the Cards

  31. vargafamily1 says: Nov 16, 2011 8:01 PM

    Well, I guess they finally found a way to get rid of all that dream team talk.

  32. 7to10for6allday says: Nov 16, 2011 8:03 PM

    As an eagles fan, Reid f$&@3d up big time. It is time to bring in gruden to lay down some discipline, run the ball and play defense, everything the eagles haven’t done this year.

  33. snarkzilla says: Nov 16, 2011 8:03 PM

    So, the balls out FA moves apparently will not, despite Roseman’s blustery/scary preseason prediction, result in a Super Bowl championship this season. You still want to fire Andy? Or give him an offseason to try to pull this together?

  34. forci8 says: Nov 16, 2011 8:05 PM

    Reid is so pathetic. Thats what he gets for signing a convict who will never win a super bowl. Kharma baby!

  35. drew05 says: Nov 16, 2011 8:18 PM

    Vick broke his ribs late in the 3rd quarter…

    It was the play they said he got “the wind knocked out of him”…pretty easy to see.

    Early in the game, Vick was playing well, hitting his recievers in the hands and they, the recievers let him down…they dropped the ball.

    Late in the game… i.e. after the injury…Vick couldn’t hit the broadside of a barn….he had guys open, and missed them…

    Anyway, another bad showing from the Iggles when the needed better…

    Next week is the season, thank gawd it’s away from the Eagle fans…Giants fans treat the Eagles better than thier own.

    No matter who plays QB…the Iggles better show up this week.

    No way Ried gets fired….he’s not perfect and having a bad season…but NO WAY he gets the ax.

    Go Eagles.

  36. janvanflac says: Nov 16, 2011 8:32 PM

    I doubt they fire him, although he has made some terrible, terrible decisions this year.

    For a little perspective, didn’t Cowher go 6-10 the year before he won the SB with the Steelers?

  37. karla1953 says: Nov 16, 2011 8:33 PM

    Why is everyone acting like this is out of character for Andy???? He does not like the same question over and over again/never has….

    There are times I think he is going and then again he always somehow hangs on…..

  38. phillyrick22 says: Nov 16, 2011 8:42 PM

    time for Chucky!! Reid’s starting to look burnt out… time for a change, 13 years is enough…

  39. phillyphever says: Nov 16, 2011 8:47 PM

    snarkzilla says:
    Nov 16, 2011 8:03 PM

    So, the balls out FA moves apparently will not, despite Roseman’s blustery/scary preseason prediction, result in a Super Bowl championship this season. You still want to fire Andy? Or give him an offseason to try to pull this together?

    Fire Andy, the whole coaching staff, Roseman and Banner. Start over Lurie, the fans would accept that more than the insanity that’s been here the last 6 years.

  40. derfshambeaux says: Nov 16, 2011 8:51 PM

    actually, it was the swedish chef on the patio with a rubber chicken.

  41. cubano76 says: Nov 16, 2011 9:15 PM

    That Hot Seat has to be one BIG chair!

  42. shootahcowboy says: Nov 16, 2011 9:16 PM

    snarkzilla says:Nov 16, 2011 7:25 PM

    Nothing here that two 16″ meat lovers pizzas and a gallon of ice cream won’t fix.
    _________________________________

    Awesome…

    Thanks for the laugh….

  43. garyman1 says: Nov 16, 2011 9:28 PM

    I would think he would prefer that question to:

    “Why do you have the same record as the Arizona Cardinals, Cleveland Browns, and Seattle Seahawks” ?

  44. cfh666 says: Nov 16, 2011 9:33 PM

    I just watched the game again, there is no way he got hurt early in the game. These guys are lying, and understandably so, there are lots of jobs on the line here. In a normal year, one bad season typically should not get you fired. But this year, when this overhyped team has imploded and looked pathetic in every aspect of the game with the exception of McCoy. Reid has to be fired! and I think he would admit he deserves it.

  45. jetblackninja says: Nov 16, 2011 9:36 PM

    Vick is one of the worst human beings in all of sports, killer of animals, snitch, bitch….. the Eagles are getting EXACTLY what they deserve for signing him.

  46. nofunleague says: Nov 16, 2011 9:36 PM

    Dogs everywhere are laughing.

  47. 1stngoal says: Nov 16, 2011 9:40 PM

    I think Andy Reid most certainly is on the proverbial “Hot Seat”. The owner decided to bet the pot and go ‘all in’ with all the off-season aquisitions, this puts the pressure directly on Reid to put up or shut up…

  48. commandercornpone says: Nov 16, 2011 9:40 PM

    actually i bet they play better with uncle rico in there next sunday.

    he’s going to tebow them giants.

  49. snarkzilla says: Nov 16, 2011 9:51 PM

    >Making fun of people’s weight?

    Yeah, it’s a cheap shot. But I kind of think that if AR’s depressed it would more likely be because the Eagles are 3-6, Vick isn’t a $100M man, and he’s been trying to win a championship for 12 years, shot the wad with the FA acquisitions, and it’s blowing apart. More so than because of us idiots who comment on blogs, anyway.

  50. nuclearwarfare says: Nov 16, 2011 10:02 PM

    Philly just seems like a train wreck this season.

    How’s the grass on the other side, Nnamdi?

  51. edhochuli says: Nov 16, 2011 10:05 PM

    “janvanflac says:
    Nov 16, 2011 8:32 PM
    I doubt they fire him, although he has made some terrible, terrible decisions this year.

    For a little perspective, didn’t Cowher go 6-10 the year before he won the SB with the Steelers?”

    Cowher had a great defense. Reid has Juan Castillo, who apparently needs 2 weeks to prepare for a game (see Cowboys game).

  52. steelerhypocrite says: Nov 16, 2011 10:14 PM

    Ask him if he’d rather talk about one of his idiot kids…

  53. johnnyoclock says: Nov 16, 2011 10:24 PM

    That makes sense. Because a loss on Sunday night could result in Reid eventually getting whacked by Professor Plum in the observatory with a candlestick.

    Bravo PFT! Awesome.

    The Professor Plumb use is actually really good, although probably unintentional, because the Eagles are upstairs run by a bunch of egghead professors basically, and not true football guys. And that’s part of the problem.

    You don’t draft in the 1st round a small school 26 yr old rookie with only 4 yrs total experience. That guy will always be available in the 4th round.

    Now there’s many other draft gripes such as this but I’ll spare. The point is, the organization has lost it’s way. That’s why it’s time for Big Red to go. It’s just time.

  54. jcg23 says: Nov 16, 2011 10:56 PM

    Wade Phillips lost his job after winning a play off game one year and starting off 1 and 7. Reid should see the writing on the wall after losing a playoff game and starting off 3 and 5.

  55. williebeaman says: Nov 16, 2011 10:59 PM

    Must win game this week and every game the rest of the year. They have to run the table to have a chance. Ur not making the playoff in the NFC with less than 10 wins. It’s the better conference this year, hands down.

  56. j0esixpack says: Nov 16, 2011 11:10 PM

    How’s an honest mob bookie supposed to make a decent living if the NFL won’t give us the most accurate injury info to set the Las Vegas line?

    I hope our boy Goodell steps in to levy a fine again.

    Oh sure, it puts players at risk to disclose injuries, but let’s get our priority straight folks.

  57. fatfreddystubbs says: Nov 16, 2011 11:23 PM

    Reid, as a result, has an incentive to claim that the injury occurred as early in the game as possible, in the hopes that folks will blame the performance on the damaged ribs, and not on Reid’s ongoing inability to get Vick to play like he played in 2010
    ————————————————–That’s right, nothing is ever Mikey’s fault. Funny, Andy was never 3-6 when Donovan was his QB. But, let me see if i have this straight, that was all Andy making Donovan look good, but now 3-6 is Andy holding Vick back. got it.

  58. 2ndaryinsanity says: Nov 16, 2011 11:27 PM

    Reid can be annoyed all he wants….but he’s lied to the media before, so why the hell should anyone believe anything he says??? As for Vick, I heard he hasn’t practiced and will probably miss this week’s game. Maybe he just needs a little motivation…. a little beating, near drowning, mild electrocution, etc. might do the trick.

  59. sdffa11 says: Nov 17, 2011 12:20 AM

    reid isnt and will never be on the hot seat. while everyone outside of the team seems to want him gone, everyone within the team from the players to the front office (for some crazy reason) love him.

  60. axespray says: Nov 17, 2011 12:29 AM

    johnnyshore says:Nov 16, 2011 7:49 PM
    “If they beat the Giants everyone will pat Andy on the back and say the Eagles are making a run. I have never seen more up and down reactions to a team in one season.”

    don’t the cowboys play in your division?

  61. theviperstrikes says: Nov 17, 2011 1:36 AM

    OH.

  62. dawkattack says: Nov 17, 2011 3:02 AM

    @7to10 gruden are you serious all he’s ever done is take dungys team to the SB and after that they were terrible

  63. dawkattack says: Nov 17, 2011 3:06 AM

    @edhochuli defensive cords all always great in their first year either things take time and for you to expect him to dominate is not smart on your part

  64. gimmeabruschi says: Nov 17, 2011 3:14 AM

    Confucius say: Fat man get vely vely bitchy when he see cushy job going down tube.

  65. randylaheytpb says: Nov 17, 2011 3:33 AM

    I find it hard to believe that Andy Reid is irritated by anything that pertains to ribs.

    Because he’s fat.

  66. warlord61 says: Nov 17, 2011 6:28 AM

    Here’s an idea…play out this season,get smart and draft LB’S,a Safety and Right tackle….and drop about 150 lbs

  67. punkyqb says: Nov 17, 2011 6:40 AM

    Tony Dungy still believes that Vick is a great QB and will lead them to the super bowl.

  68. snarkzilla says: Nov 17, 2011 6:54 AM

    >you’re the reason why people are depressed and commit suicide

    Just a hunch, but I’d bet even Andy Reid is aware that he overeats comfort food.

  69. drednot says: Nov 17, 2011 7:25 AM

    Why were reporters continually asking when? WHAT difference does that make? If Vick didn’t say anything, HTF was reid or any coach supposed to know? Reporters can be so stupid MOST of the time!

  70. ampking101 says: Nov 17, 2011 7:27 AM

    I find it interesting that Vick still gets crap for his legal troubles that involved animals because he went from a horrible qb to a decent qb (albeit he is on a team that is the easiest to play qb) and his dogfighting fiasco brought up every week. However I don’t seem to ever hear about Ray Lewis and Marshawn Lynch criticized for being murders or Ben Roethlisberger being a rapist. Or the fact that Pacman Jones paid $15,000 to someone who shoot 6 people one of which ended up being paralyzed for life.

    Good to know that crimes against humanity are forgivable and people will welcome you back with open arms and forget your misdeeds but kill a few animals and you are forever branded.

    Sad part of it is, this is all being written from a Falcon fan. Someone who should hate him the most.

    Now with that of the way…..GET RID OF REID!!!! He is the reason the Eagles never seem to be relavent. 13 years of failing is enough. Give a peewee coach this much talent to work with and they would make the playoffs.

  71. cleverbob says: Nov 17, 2011 8:07 AM

    bhindenemylines says:
    Nov 16, 2011 7:39 PM

    That’s fair; since about 99% of Philly fans are annoyed with Reid’s coaching.
    =====================================

    I think it’s time to Occupy the Linc…

  72. cgalaxy says: Nov 17, 2011 8:09 AM

    janvanflac says:
    Nov 16, 2011 8:32 PM
    I doubt they fire him, although he has made some terrible, terrible decisions this year.

    For a little perspective, didn’t Cowher go 6-10 the year before he won the SB with the Steelers?

    ====================================

    No, the Steelers went 15-1 and made it to the AFC Championship game the year before Cowher won a Super Bowl.

  73. greymares says: Nov 17, 2011 8:34 AM

    I’m thinking that Reid is number 3 in security level right behind McCarthy and Belicheat.

  74. kevpft says: Nov 17, 2011 9:04 AM

    ampking101 says: Nov 17, 2011 7:27 AM

    I don’t seem to ever hear about Ray Lewis and Marshawn Lynch criticized for being murders or Ben Roethlisberger being a rapist. Or the fact that Pacman Jones paid $15,000 to someone who shoot 6 people one of which ended up being paralyzed for life.

    Well, then you aren’t paying attention. I still see a comment about all of those things at least weekly. Are you suggesting that anyone who criticizes Vick also needs to list out every other NFL criminal every time they mention Vick? What kind of ridiculous notion is that?

    Good to know that crimes against humanity are forgivable and people will welcome you back with open arms and forget your misdeeds but kill a few animals and you are forever branded.

    You’re just making this up. Show me one, one single example of anyone making this statement. You can’t, because it’s in your head. I detest Vick and I also think that all of these other guys are scummy, as well.

    What infuriates so many about Vick’s case is that there is absolute, indubitable evidence that he brutally tortured and killed many dogs, and ran a dog-fighting operation, and yet he did NO time for that documented crime. His state prosecutor swept it under the rug, and his only charges were federal gambling charges.

    That’s what’s so galling about Vick. Say what you will about the other guys’ crimes – crimes which, however sordid, fell outside the legal burden of proof. Proof was crystal-clear in Vick’s case, but he was allowed to walk on the worst of his crimes.

    So spare us your high-horse garbage. Our judgment’s just fine, thank you.

  75. alh1128 says: Nov 17, 2011 9:32 AM

    So – Philadelphia. How’s that $100 million dollar quarterback working out for you? Not so good, huh.

  76. joetoronto says: Nov 17, 2011 9:34 AM

    kevpft:

    Excellent post.

  77. 07vrod says: Nov 17, 2011 10:47 AM

    Remember the Dick Vermiel days? Sure you do, in Philadelphia he could walk on water. He coached the Eagles from 1976 to 1982 taking over a team that was 4-10 the previous year. But those 7 years only produced 4 winning seasons. OK, how about the Buddy Ryan years, all 5 of them only produced 3 winning seasons. Before them you’d need to go back to 1966 under coach Joe Kuharich to see the last above .500 season. Yep I remember the Philadelphia “Doormat” Eagles for many, many seasons/decades! They did have one coach that for 12 seasons had 10 of them of the winning variety that also produced play-offs. So how far back, was anyone today even alive then? Probably. The year was 1999 – present! This organization has NEVER, in it’s miserable existence, sustained longer success like it has this past decade plus. So, you so-called educated Eagles fan, be careful what you ask for…you just may get it. And learn one of the oldest proverbs that you don’t know what you got until it’s gone.

  78. kevpft says: Nov 17, 2011 11:49 AM

    Thanks, joetoronto.

    How is Toronto? The state this country is in, I’m really feeling like I need to move my family to Canada. I love the U.S., but it seems to be on track to losing its collective mind.

  79. adirtyplayernamedsue says: Nov 17, 2011 12:19 PM

    Ok Andy, whatever you say (wink,wink). To put it plain and simple, vick is, always has been, and always will be a HORRIBLE QB. You want a chance to win Philly fans?? Get rid of vick. He SUCKS!!

  80. dkhhuey says: Nov 17, 2011 12:49 PM

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let Mikey come out and play against the Giants!!!! Karma is waiting again, Mikey!!!

  81. fmwarner says: Nov 17, 2011 7:01 PM

    To everyone calling Vick a horrible, terrible, never-been-good QB…

    If he’s so brutal, please tell me what you think of the 20 or so QBs in the NFL that he’s obviously, clearly, demonstrably better than. I get it if you don’t like him. I do. But it’s coloring your judgment.

  82. dd393 says: Nov 17, 2011 9:30 PM

    Can Andy Reid even find his own ribs?

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