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Report: Vick “unlikely” to face Giants

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It’s unclear when Michael Vick hurt his ribs against the Cardinals, but it sounds like the injury could keep him out of Sunday night’s game against the Giants.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the “early signs” indicate Vick is unlikely to play Sunday night. Then again, Schefter points out Vick “still has time to heal.”

Florio’s post on the timing of Vick’s injury is well worth a read. The whole thing is odd.

I watched the Eagles game on Tuesday night. Vick moved well and threw a number of great passes after the play he supposedly was hurt on.

Perhaps more telling, he ran like crazy and took a number of hits in the game without ever appearing to be in pain. If anything, Vick was more eager and aggressive running the ball than usual.

It was only in the fourth quarter when Vick’s accuracy fell apart and he seemed to be in pain.

The pain may keep him out of this week’s game against New York. Something tells us this story will take a few more turns before gametime.

“I’m not going to believe Vick won’t play until I see him not jog out there,” Giants coach Tom Coughlin said Wednesday.

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  1. joetoronto says: Nov 16, 2011 11:14 AM

    What a chicken schit Vick is.

  2. davidjcu says: Nov 16, 2011 11:16 AM

    Looks like the Eagles are going to have a high pick this year. They should ditch VY and draft & develop RGIII

  3. kja22 says: Nov 16, 2011 11:17 AM

    Almost like when LeBron James would make a bad/dumb play and clutch his “injured” elbow a few years back during the playoffs…

  4. jakek2 says: Nov 16, 2011 11:17 AM

    I pray he plays. As a Giants’ fan, I’d fully expect Vince Young to pick Sunday to play his best game in 5 years.

  5. hellawaitsusall says: Nov 16, 2011 11:18 AM

    Just as well. If he did play, one good hit from the Giants great pass rushers and he’d be out the season.

  6. tjp2033 says: Nov 16, 2011 11:21 AM

    At this point who cares. Im an Eagles fan and admit this is now a lost season. Unless they win out they have no shot at the playoffs. For this team to somehow win 7 straight just to have a shot at the playoffs would be nothing short of miraculous.

    At this point Im hoping for the best draft picks possible. I do not want to go like 7-9 or 8-8.

    Heres to hoping the Eagles dont manage to screw up some possible high draft picks.

  7. twitter:Chapman_Jamie says: Nov 16, 2011 11:22 AM

    Who cares which play he was injured on? This nit picking over the play or the series is pointless. The guy isn’t hurt, he sucks, everyone has known this for years. Philly fans are just finally being exposed to what Vick really is, a RB with a cannon.

  8. buzmeg says: Nov 16, 2011 11:23 AM

    It’s a ploy to throw the NYG defense off, so they don’t know who they should gameplan against.

  9. derossi10 says: Nov 16, 2011 11:25 AM

    Romo played with broken ribs and a collapsed lung…just sayin.

  10. fthrvic says: Nov 16, 2011 11:26 AM

    And so the Vince Young era begins….does the Dream Team officially become a reality when he takes the wheel of the bus?

  11. snarkzilla says: Nov 16, 2011 11:26 AM

    The $100M turnover machine won’t be playing? Tough break for the Giants.

  12. wawa33 says: Nov 16, 2011 11:27 AM

    After what he did to those poor dogs, I hope Vick uses his off day Sunday to go to the jersey shore and than have his leg bit off by a shark.

  13. chocolatebaconbutter says: Nov 16, 2011 11:32 AM

    Sounds like an excuse to play like crap. Wasn’t he “injured” the last time the Eagles played the Giants but he “played through the pain”?

  14. bloggingpoodlewalker says: Nov 16, 2011 11:32 AM

    How ya doin Nnnambaammbdii Assuugmmuahhma?…you ok bro?…we all good out here too,…take care now. I just set you all strait. hashtag/dreamteam

  15. fastspecv says: Nov 16, 2011 11:35 AM

    pfft…….if this is the case then Eagles fans have no reason to ever talk trash about Romo. Romo missed a quarter and came back and lead the team to victory against the 49ers and has been playing ever since.

  16. itsmammoth says: Nov 16, 2011 11:35 AM

    Tony Romo doesn’t see what the big deal is.

  17. mrplow3 says: Nov 16, 2011 11:37 AM

    Somewhere Big Ben is laughing at Michael Vick.

  18. n0hopeleft says: Nov 16, 2011 11:42 AM

    Please play so we can break you in half.

  19. n0hopeleft says: Nov 16, 2011 11:44 AM

    If Vick doesn’t play, that is bad news for Shady.

    He will be taking massive hits all day long.

  20. illiniftw says: Nov 16, 2011 11:45 AM

    Has to protect his “ribs”

  21. FinFan68 says: Nov 16, 2011 11:48 AM

    Maybe Vince Young will get the opportunity to complete a pass to an Eagle this time. I’m interested to see how he handles adversity when the Philly fans let him have it if need be. Luckily for him, the game is in NY.

  22. rajbais says: Nov 16, 2011 11:50 AM

    The Eagles weren’t going to win anyways!!!!

    Rendell = the truth!!!!

  23. thespeaker08 says: Nov 16, 2011 11:56 AM

    Concussion… Let him play
    Broken Ribs…Sit him down

    Not so sure that the NFL is really upholding its policies on concussion…at least not for a few privileged teams

  24. snarkzilla says: Nov 16, 2011 11:57 AM

    Brett Favre is surprised it took Arizona so long to break those ribs.

  25. RomosRibs says: Nov 16, 2011 12:01 PM

    Now The Eags have a built in excuse.

  26. realitypolice says: Nov 16, 2011 12:03 PM

    Oh boy, it’s the Vince Young Flying Circus coming to prime time.

    Why do I envision the loser horn from the price is right (they won’t let me post a link to the horn) playing in the head of every Eagles fan when they heard this?

    Maybe NBC can cue up some circus music to play when showing Eagles offense “highlights”.

    Eagles fans may not be at rock bottom yet, but they can see it from here.

  27. Bubby Brister says: Nov 16, 2011 12:06 PM

    I can’t wait until Kafka has a good game(s) and there’s a QB controversy to add to the circus that is the 2011 Philadelphia Eagles.

    You all know it’s coming.

  28. chocolatebaconbutter says: Nov 16, 2011 12:06 PM

    Oh yeah, I forgot to mention something.

    Dream Team.

  29. Richard Dickson says: Nov 16, 2011 12:08 PM

    Seems to me he could have gotten hurt on the play they say he did, but it didn’t start bothering him until later.

    All I know is this royally screws both my fantasy teams.

  30. butternutzz says: Nov 16, 2011 12:10 PM

    This makes me happy

  31. kevpft says: Nov 16, 2011 12:26 PM

    Seems kind of pointless, all this nonsense from Reid and Vick. The Giants don’t exactly need to spend a lot of time prepping for either of the Eagles’ backups. As Coughlin implies, they’ll be preparing for Vick, simple as that. It all reeks of self-preservation smokescreening, on the parts of everyone.

    Who’d have thought a bunch of selfish me-firsters wouldn’t gel into a one-for-all supportive team?

  32. carnboys says: Nov 16, 2011 12:27 PM

    Mike always gets hurt and the eagles paid him all of that money. Someone needs to get fired.

  33. snarkzilla says: Nov 16, 2011 12:42 PM

    One can only hope that Kafka has benefited from Reid’s Super Genius Quarterback Development Academy as much as Kolb has.

  34. knowerofallthings says: Nov 16, 2011 1:00 PM

    Dream Team!

  35. east96st says: Nov 16, 2011 1:09 PM

    He won’t play, Giants will knock Young out of the game early, and Kafka comes in and has the game of his life and Philly trades Kafka for two number ones and the guy never plays a decent game again. It kills me, but no team plays worse against backups and guys who you never hear from again than the Giants. We’ll make Kafka a star for one day and Philly will reap the draft picks. I really hope Coughlin is right on this one.

  36. i3addog says: Nov 16, 2011 1:16 PM

    Awe….

    Oh wait, I hate the Eagles and Vick, this is good news.

  37. deenice810 says: Nov 16, 2011 1:20 PM

    At this point can Vince Young play any worse than the 100 million dollar mistake also known as Mike Vick. The Eagles will be road kill for the Giants.

  38. drunkenagitator says: Nov 16, 2011 1:36 PM

    Vick was never any good in the NFL. The guy has a few great games, tears off a few unbelievable plays and everyone assumes he’ll be doing it every week forever more. It was that way before he killed those dogs and went to prison and it’s the same way now. But for some odd reason, no one remembers this.

    Now watch: Vince Young will have a career game this week and everyone will be frothing at the mouth about how awesome he is, then some team will break the bank in the off-season to acquire him, believing he’ll play that way every week. And onward goes the NFL hype machine.

  39. cmb79 says: Nov 16, 2011 1:40 PM

    Vick or Yofka? I’ll take the two-headed monster of adequacy-at-best Youfka.

    I have no problem tilting the odds to make it easier. They maybe down, but they can explode at any time with Vick.

  40. bjorntorock says: Nov 16, 2011 1:48 PM

    THATS WHY YOU PLAY THE GAME!

  41. shaggytoodle says: Nov 16, 2011 1:48 PM

    Trying to protect that big investment, its not like hes going to take them to playoffs this year.

  42. trollaikman8 says: Nov 16, 2011 2:36 PM

    Lost in all this is the fact that the idiot Vick again got hurt because he refuses to slide at the end of a run.

  43. t16rich says: Nov 16, 2011 3:31 PM

    If Andy starts Kafka. Keep him. If Andy starts Vince. Fire him.

  44. kevpft says: Nov 16, 2011 3:47 PM

    It’s probably obvious by now, but these Eagles were never as good as expectations. Their “magic” season last year was 10-6, losing their final 3 games and flaming out in their first playoff game, which they only made it into by a highly unlikely collapse by a division-leading rival.

    Put simply, the Vick Eagles have performed dramatically worse than the McNabb Eagles did. It’s not even close.

  45. ham1 says: Nov 16, 2011 4:16 PM

    Ed Block Courage Award

  46. eigglesnosuperbowls says: Nov 16, 2011 4:51 PM

    1960

  47. tigrrrr says: Nov 16, 2011 5:12 PM

    c’mon vick…let the giants help fix your ribs. Paybacks hurt…huh!?

  48. chrisexv6 says: Nov 16, 2011 5:12 PM

    Lets hope the Eagles finish in a position fora good draft pick, for Santa Claus’s sake!

  49. chrisexv6 says: Nov 16, 2011 5:13 PM

    @drunkenagitator:

    I think you described not only Vick, but maybe Romo too.

  50. eaglesandflyers says: Nov 16, 2011 8:03 PM

    @nohopeleft

    What position do you play for the Giants?

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