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Vince Young looks on track to start Thursday

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The Eagles get a chance to wash off the stink of their blowout loss to the Patriots early this week.

They travel to Seattle to face the Seahawks on Thursday Night Football in a matchup that looked a lot more interesting in the offseason.

(Heck, it looked potentially interesting last week if the Seahawks and Eagles could both get to 5-6. Instead, they are each 4-7.)

Vince Young appears to be on track to start Thursday’s game. Andy Reid announced Young will get all the snaps at practice Tuesday, which is essentially the Eagles’ only practice of the week. Jeremy Maclin will also miss practice because of his hamstring injury.

Cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha and running back LeSean McCoy will be limited in practice.

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22 Responses to “Vince Young looks on track to start Thursday”
  1. bearsrulepackdrool says: Nov 29, 2011 1:14 PM

    Wow there was no mention AT ALL of Michael Vick or Desean Jackson. This has to be a first.

    Is Vick becoming and after thought or are the Eagles as a whole?

  2. joetoronto says: Nov 29, 2011 1:14 PM

    Vince, you be dreamin.

  3. dawkinseffect says: Nov 29, 2011 1:18 PM

    is it to late to blow up the team and start from scratch?

  4. snarkzilla says: Nov 29, 2011 1:20 PM

    He leaves a lot of throws on the field.

  5. pigskinswag says: Nov 29, 2011 1:24 PM

    Young is playing, so no need to risk further injury to your $100 million quarterback before he’s 100%. Especially when the season’s pretty much a wash, barring a New York Giant-esque second half collapse by the Dallas Cowboys (see what I did there? lol)

  6. herwordskillyou says: Nov 29, 2011 1:29 PM

    I’ll bet someone a Coke that the Eagles trade Young to the Cardinals for draft picks. They still need a QB right?

    Wait…

  7. wcdunkenfield says: Nov 29, 2011 1:30 PM

    The way this season has gone, the Eagles will mail it in, and then attribute their horrendous play to being tired from getting physically beaten by the Patriots.

    And they will be correct…

  8. yevrag3535 says: Nov 29, 2011 1:43 PM

    Eagles (stink) Giants (stink) Cowboys(stink) and of course the redskins (stink) – that entire division should be ashamed of themselves. Reid sucks, makes Garrett 1 /16 better, Coughlin is way over due to be fired and the moron in Washington should have gone out with Elway. It is the Coaches in the division, they all ned to be fired, they are all done, old ideas. Garrett never had a chance to begin with… other guys just go out to pasture, please…. look you all stink…..

  9. cletusvandam says: Nov 29, 2011 1:48 PM

    Vick is even more worthless than I thought. Good job paying that bum $100 million to play 8 games Philly!

  10. jbl429 says: Nov 29, 2011 1:54 PM

    @pigskinswag, no, what did you do? Make a lame joke?

  11. laeaglefan says: Nov 29, 2011 1:56 PM

    I’m surprised they’re not giving Kafka the start. The season is already lost. Let’s see what the kid can do.

  12. pflynn20 says: Nov 29, 2011 2:01 PM

    Eagles season is over. Don’t know why they give Kafka the reigns for a game. He’s gonna the backup next year. VY is gone next year and is going to get an Eagles WR killed with his weak floaters over the middle. God I hope Reid is gone after this season

  13. flybirdsfly says: Nov 29, 2011 2:02 PM

    He hasn’t looked that bad. He’s better than at least 10 other starters right now and probably better than any other back up in the league. He racked up 400+ yardsplus a TD last week. That’s more than Rogers, Brees, and Brady. Only one guy had more yards.

    Eli 406yds. v Vince 400yds.

    I’d take him right now over Vick. Consider that he also was playing without Maclin and DeSean who chooses to not catch balls in traffic anymore, I don’t think that’s too bad.

  14. Land Snark says: Nov 29, 2011 2:42 PM

    @flybirdsfly

    Those are great numbers in and of themselves. But let’s not joke around and say that Young did something great.

    He finally scored a touchdown in garbage time when the show was already over.

    Even Vick did that back when he rang up 500+ yards in a loss earlier in the season.

    Yards aren’t as helpful as touchdowns and avoiding turnovers.

  15. snowpea84 says: Nov 29, 2011 2:46 PM

    Is this outcome a surprise at all? OVerpay an aging, injury prone QB with very questionable upside. Sign a QB who can barely read and throws temper tantrums.

  16. fatfreddystubbs says: Nov 29, 2011 2:49 PM

    He hasn’t looked that bad. He’s better than at least 10 other starters right now and probably better than any other back up in the league. He racked up 400+ yardsplus a TD last week. That’s more than Rogers, Brees, and Brady. Only one guy had more yards.

    ————————————————-

    Of course, those other three actually WON their games, and eli and young lost theirs. Are you starting to see that total passing yds is kind of a meaningless stat?

  17. tombrookshire says: Nov 29, 2011 2:57 PM

    Why bother practicing. Just go there, run around the field not tackling anybody or catching any balls, lose the game and come home, just like usual. Andy’s putting guys in better positions as we speak. Putting corners where the recievers aren’t, and recievers where the ball isn’t. He’s gotta do a better job. Let’s eat a ham sandwich.

  18. dallashorns77 says: Nov 29, 2011 3:05 PM

    He hasn’t looked that bad. He’s better than at least 10 other starters right now and probably better than any other back up in the league. He racked up 400+ yardsplus a TD last week. That’s more than Rogers, Brees, and Brady. Only one guy had more yards.

    ————————————————-

    Of course, those other three actually WON their games, and eli and young lost theirs. Are you starting to see that total passing yds is kind of a meaningless stat?

    I agree 100% a superfulous stats that means nothing.. Of course you are expected to gain some yards when you are so far behind, that you have to throw on virtually every down to catch up!!!! VY (and I am a Texas Longhorn fan) has see his ceiling (that was immediately following the game against USC) VY should not be your GUY

  19. charmcity207 says: Nov 29, 2011 3:20 PM

    Nnamdi who?

  20. nflofficeadmin says: Nov 29, 2011 3:20 PM

    All I know is, you don’t pay a guy $100MM to ride the bench, so something has got to give.

  21. lilrob10201 says: Nov 29, 2011 3:45 PM

    Do people know if Vick doesent play most of the games this season that he is no longer considered a 100 million dollar quarter back?

  22. Derty Ernie says: Nov 29, 2011 4:16 PM

    Vick isn’t playing for two reasons: one, they want to deal him and need to find out if Vince is the future. Second, if Young fails again, Andy has a little leverage in the calling for his head by saying his star was lost at a critical time.

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