Eagles coach Andy Reid stirred up some waters earlier on Monday when he was asked about whether he gave any thought to making a change at quarterback.
“Right now, we’re with Michael and that’s what we’re doing,” Reid said. “We’ll evaluate it as we go.”
There was plenty of wiggle room to move any way you want to go in that answer, something that can fan the flames of a quarterback controversy mighty quick. Reid seems to want to avoid such waters. He revisited the question during his weekly radio show on WIP in Philadelphia on Monday afternoon and gave a firmer assessment of the quarterback situation in Philadelphia.
“Michael is our quarterback. Period. Michael is our quarterback,” Reid said, via Reuben Frank of CSNPhilly.com. “Listen, does he need to get better? Do we all need to get better? Yes.”
That should quiet things right down.
What we can tell from Reid’s two answers is that Vick will be the starting quarterback against the Giants on Sunday night. Beyond that, anything remains possible. He’ll probably be their starter after that, although nothing Reid said in his second pass at things makes it impossible that a change will come down the road.
After all, throwing six interceptions in your first three weeks has a way of making people say “Michael is our quarterback. Question mark.”