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Eagles optimistic Vick could return for Patriots game

Michael Vick, Marty Mornhinweg AP

In theory, Vince Young’s memorable drive against the Giants will make it easier for the Eagles to play it safe with Michael Vick’s status next Sunday.

In reality, the Eagles desperately want to start a winning streak to give this season some life. If Vick can possibly play, he’s going to play.

Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer wrote early Monday morning that the Eagles are optimistic Vick could be back to face New England despite his broken ribs.

Young showed something against the Giants Sunday night, but Vick easily has the better skill set to take advantage of New England’s soft secondary.

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28 Responses to “Eagles optimistic Vick could return for Patriots game”
  1. drshakedown74 says: Nov 21, 2011 11:15 AM

    I’d like to see Young one more week.

  2. snarkzilla says: Nov 21, 2011 11:18 AM

    3 INTs by VY is a fairly torrid pace but I’m confident Vick has it in him.

  3. mancave001 says: Nov 21, 2011 11:18 AM

    This Birds fan is not buying it…any of it. Glad for the win last night, but I know Fat Andy will find a way to blow it. Anything short of a SB win and The Fat Man must go.

    I’ve seen this movie before.

  4. Derty Ernie says: Nov 21, 2011 11:19 AM

    I don’t agree. I think Vick sits and Vince plays. Under Vick the team was losing and Young just put life back into this team. They sure played hard when he was in.
    The stars on the team will rally around Young as the savior and Vick will be toast.
    Thats the problem with Young he had the same effect in Tennesee, being able to divide the team between him, the coach and Collins.
    Mr Reid should watch his back.

  5. myeaglescantwin says: Nov 21, 2011 11:19 AM

    play calling will lose us the game..

    We got lucky against the Giants, VY played great on that last drive. I would be interested to see what the pass/run ration was for the game.

    that stuff will work against bums like Coughlin,, but Belicheck will sniff those short routes out no problem.

    then agian, Pats havent won much since they got caught cheating.

  6. olcap says: Nov 21, 2011 11:23 AM

    They sure won’t “start” a winning streak by putting in Vick, since, uh, when was the last time they won with Vick at the controls? Yeah, Michael will play alright, even if he has to have five pain shots to do it, because if he didn’t VY would provide Mike’s permanent place on the bench.

  7. vergaking82 says: Nov 21, 2011 11:27 AM

    I’m optimistic eagles are gonna win with Vick or with out Vick period we can’t loose this gm , plus patriots are not the same team. Eagles pass rush is gonna be effective against Brady can’t wait to see this gm. Go Eagles…

  8. yevrag3535 says: Nov 21, 2011 11:33 AM

    Hope not !!!

  9. 700levelvet says: Nov 21, 2011 11:54 AM

    Courtesy of the G-hens, and their annual later in the season swoon….This was Vince Young’s second win as a starter in the NFL against a team with a winning record….The other win?…..Against the 14-0 Colts the year they sat all their starters……..So, yes Vick will play ,as Young only wins against teams with a losing record, second teamers and quitters…..

  10. jnks10 says: Nov 21, 2011 11:57 AM

    No dream team comments or dog comments on here? I feel like im in the twlight zone right now.

  11. mike83ri says: Nov 21, 2011 12:17 PM

    “then agian, Pats havent won much since they got caught cheating.”

    Actually, no one has won more than them since Spygate. They also won all of those Superbowls before this was against the rules, and before they started doing it.

  12. mineallmine001 says: Nov 21, 2011 12:24 PM

    philly fans should be GB fans for the next two we

  13. hatesycophants says: Nov 21, 2011 12:26 PM

    Eagles fans are among the least knowledgeable in the league. They’re also tied with Raiders fans for Worst in the League.

    Go Lions! Go Badgers!

  14. rc33 says: Nov 21, 2011 12:40 PM

    They can bring back Jaworski, McNabb and Norm Van Brocklin for all it matters.
    They’re not gonna beat N.E. on Sunday and are toast in 2011.

  15. grpatriot says: Nov 21, 2011 12:47 PM

    I agree, doesn’t matter if it’s Vick or VY…the Iggles R goin down! The defense will be ready for whoever..the QB is.

  16. greymares says: Nov 21, 2011 1:17 PM

    yo patriot fans did you lose to the Giants ?

  17. greymares says: Nov 21, 2011 1:19 PM

    He did an O.K. job but there is a reason Vince Young is the back up. he cant carry Vick’s jock and i am by far not a Vick fan.

  18. drshakedown74 says: Nov 21, 2011 1:55 PM

    When Young steps up in the pocket (with the threat to run) and stops and throws, that reminded me of Vick last year. Now, Vick just runs. Donovan stopped faking the run too his last few years……to fake the run when your a running QB is friggin priceless…….safety or linebacker bites, whammo. Vicks has gone back to his old ways, therefore practically non-effective in the pocket.

  19. chocolatebaconbutter says: Nov 21, 2011 1:56 PM

    No QB tandem can rock the knit cap quite like Vick and VY. Those guys are all-pros in that category. They should factor that into QB rating.

  20. broncobeta says: Nov 21, 2011 2:20 PM

    Harrison Ford is so cool.

    Man, I love Patriot Games.

  21. srg608 says: Nov 21, 2011 2:45 PM

    I guess the monitors on this site don’t like positive Philly Fan comments. Must be a bunch of Giant or Cowboy fans…..

  22. dawkattack says: Nov 21, 2011 3:07 PM

    This place is littered with worthless eagles fans if your not gonna back your team keep it shut. Go Eagles!!

  23. jaimelh02 says: Nov 21, 2011 3:20 PM

    If Vick is limited from his broken Ribs they should start Vince Young. Either way it’s up to the Eagles Defense whether they win or lose. They match up well though with 3 shut down corner and with no threat of a running game

  24. souldogdave says: Nov 21, 2011 3:23 PM

    Vick is done.

  25. howley1 says: Nov 21, 2011 5:46 PM

    If Vick is limited from his broken Ribs they should start Vince Young. Either way it’s up to the Eagles Defense whether they win or lose. They match up well though with 3 shut down corner

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    Hilarious. Three “shut down corners” but 11th against the pass and a league-worst 9 40+ yard pass plays given up.

  26. bozosforall says: Nov 21, 2011 6:27 PM

    howley1 says:
    Nov 21, 2011 5:46 PM
    If Vick is limited from his broken Ribs they should start Vince Young. Either way it’s up to the Eagles Defense whether they win or lose. They match up well though with 3 shut down corner

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    Hilarious. Three “shut down corners” but 11th against the pass and a league-worst 9 40+ yard pass plays given up.

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    Yet your team lost to them 34-7.

    OWNED

  27. lilrob10201 says: Nov 21, 2011 8:50 PM

    grpatriot says:
    Nov 21, 2011 12:47 PM
    I agree, doesn’t matter if it’s Vick or VY…the Iggles R goin down! The defense will be ready for whoever..the QB is.
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    It looks like the Pats were not prepared for any other QB with the #32 passing D in the league.

  28. txraiderfan says: Nov 22, 2011 1:14 AM

    They both kinda’ suck, but Vince looks like he sucks less

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