Reid works to put out the fire on Vick’s job security

AP

And in Philadelphia, the long, arduous process of jamming toothpaste back in the tube begins.

After creating a stir Monday by seemingly opening the door on a quarterback change and then trying to slam it shut, Eagles coach Andy Reid said Wednesday that without a doubt, Michael Vick is his guy.

At least until he isn’t.

Reid, citing “bad semantics” insisted “Michael is the quarterback,” according to Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News.

Vick said he “doesn’t care about all that,” but there’s an unspoken reality. The Eagles have to make a pair of decisions on their quarterback in the coming months.

The long-term call is based on the $16.5 million they’d have to pay him next year to remain their starter.

The more pressing issue in September is the fact he’s turned the ball over nine times in three games.

Reid’s smart enough to know that anything short of a public display of support will create more doubt, so you can’t blame him for trying to put the fire out today.

It would work better if I wasn’t conditioned to believe someone’s first words most.

31 responses to “Reid works to put out the fire on Vick’s job security

  1. Reid’s made him as good as he’s going to get, and that’s not good enough. Guy STILL can’t recognize a CAT blitz…this far into his career and after supposedly having worked on it because they know it’s an issue? I’ve never seen someone with so little real success have so many excuses made for him as with Vick. Sometimes the “Bad OL” magically goes away when a team has a QB who can make both quick and good decisions with the ball. For example, look at how few sacks Charlie Batch takes when he plays in the regular season.

  2. Chris Wallace put it this way, Living life without fear – putting 5 karats in by baby Vick’s ear.

    I think that’s about as well said as anyone has put it.

  3. Maybe Andy should call some running plays or Jeffrey Luria should spend some of the 26 million dollars of salary cap space on the offensive line. Those things might help. Just saying, it is my opinion based upon the games I watched.

  4. Andy Reid had better choose his words more carefully next time. How would he like it if Jeffrey Lurie said….”Andy Reid is my coach right now”, like Andy said about Vick on Monday.

  5. Vick is the starter until Andy says otherwise. I don’t even understand why the member of the media would waste a question on the topic. Take a page out of Joe Banners book. Asking the same question over and over again and expecting Reid to answer differently is insane

  6. Step away from the ledge Eagles fans…the Cardinals made Tom Brady look pedestrian last week. That D is for real!

  7. As an Eagles fan I really hope they can beat the Giants this weekend but even if they do the same problems will persist for this team.

    In the end unless the Eagles make a deep playoff run Vick and Reid will be gone next year. This Eagles team has too much talent to be this mediocre it’s beyond frustrating.

    Give Lesean Mccoy the ball Andy! When we do good things happen. It allows the offense to get into a rhythm and it allows Vick to settle down and make his reads.

  8. So Brady can get beat at home against that Cardinals D and nobody says a peep but Vick loses against that same Cardinals D and his job is in jeopardy?? Lol BTW the Vick led Eagles are 2-1 tied for 1st in their division and beat the Ravens(Vick had over 300 yards passing) the same team the Brady led Pats lost to most recently. Things that make me go Hhhmmm….

  9. CKL says: Sep 26, 2012 1:47 PM

    Reid’s made him as good as he’s going to get, and that’s not good enough. Guy STILL can’t recognize a CAT blitz…this far into his career and after supposedly having worked on it because they know it’s an issue? I’ve never seen someone with so little real success have so many excuses made for him as with Vick. Sometimes the “Bad OL” magically goes away when a team has a QB who can make both quick and good decisions with the ball. For example, look at how few sacks Charlie Batch takes when he plays in the regular season.

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    Do research before you say stuff like that…..as shocking as it sounds Charlie Batch actually gets sacked more often if you look at career dropbacks versus sacks (once every 9.7 pass attempts). Batch has been sacked more often on a per dropback basis in Pittsburgh than his time in Detroit (once every 5.2 pass attempts). Batch is a completely different in terms of style as well don’t think its a fair comparison. Vick gets sacked once every 10.2 pass attempts.

  10. So you have the most mobile qb in the NFL getting killed behind a shaky offensive line and you want to put an immobile rookie behind that line?

    You guys are geniuses 🙂

  11. Dogluversuck!
    Exactly!!’ The media picks & chooses who they want to focus in on! It gets really tiring. If its not about Vick or Reid, it’s about officials, and how Green Bay did everything to win??!? Not, and 1 call robbed them of a victory! Please, I would give anything if Reid is Canned and the Vikes pick him up as the coach! He is one if the Greats!

  12. dogluverssuck says: Sep 26, 2012 3:23 PM

    So you have the most mobile qb in the NFL getting killed behind a shaky offensive line and you want to put an immobile rookie behind that line?

    You guys are geniuses 🙂
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    Too true. I know for some reason everyone wants to take away what’s special about Vick and turn him into a pure pocket passer, but the way they have to try to win now with a decimated OL is let Vick be Vick.

  13. Foles is too good to keep Vick around plus Andy’s pass always style isn’t going to work with a guy like Vick. I think Vick can be a decent QB on a team that has a run first approach. Vick can’t handle the blitz and the best way to offset the blitz is to run the ball and keep the team in short yardage situations. Short of the superbowl I don’t see Vick back with the Eagles next year, and no I don’t see Eagles going to the superbowl with Vick (yes I’m an Eagles fan). .

  14. bigblu73 says:
    Sep 26, 2012 3:22 PM
    So Brady can get beat at home against that Cardinals D and nobody says a peep but Vick loses against that same Cardinals D and his job is in jeopardy?? Lol BTW the Vick led Eagles are 2-1 tied for 1st in their division and beat the Ravens(Vick had over 300 yards passing) the same team the Brady led Pats lost to most recently. Things that make me go Hhhmmm….
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    Very good points. I think people just hate Vick so they jump on him more.

  15. “So you have the most mobile qb in the NFL”

    Full stop. Vick may not even be the top two mobile QB’s in the NFCE, if we’re talking about QB-type “mobility”. He can run but it’s not always just about how fast you can run. He doesn’t have enough pocket awareness to side-step a pass rush.

  16. “So Brady can get beat at home against that Cardinals D and nobody says a peep but Vick loses against that same Cardinals D and his job is in jeopardy??”

    Did it ever occur to you that Brady has as many Super Bowl MVP awards as Vick has playoff wins?

  17. bluebongzilla says:
    Sep 26, 2012 4:09 PM
    “So Brady can get beat at home against that Cardinals D and nobody says a peep but Vick loses against that same Cardinals D and his job is in jeopardy??”

    Did it ever occur to you that Brady has as many Super Bowl MVP awards as Vick has playoff wins?
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    It doesn’t matter. We are talking about this year only and Brady is much older then he was when he won his last Superbowl. The debate isn’t about who has had the most success in the past, it is about this season. His points are very valid.

  18. I was surprised Vick was able to finish the game vs. AZ. But if they can’t/won’t get the ball out of his hands by running the ball or running quick hitting pass plays he won’t get back up after one of those hits.

    Then it won’t be up to Andy….

  19. Usually after one of these games where they throw the ball 60 times and forget how good their RB is they make adjustments and have a more balanced attack the next week. Problem is, it’s a lesson that never seems to stay learned for andy and marty.

  20. nvanflac says:
    Sep 26, 2012 4:30 PM
    Usually after one of these games where they throw the ball 60 times and forget how good their RB is they make adjustments and have a more balanced attack the next week. Problem is, it’s a lesson that never seems to stay learned for andy and marty.
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    You are exactly right. Reid can’t wait to abandon the run. So annoying. He’ll probably run good against NY then come back after a win or two and start passing every down.

  21. “It would work better if I wasn’t conditioned to believe someone’s first words most.”
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    The first step in your reconditioning program should be to stop using other people’s stale metaphors like ” jamming toothpaste”, etc, etc.

    On second thought, just continue doing a bad job of writing.
    There is something quaint about it.

  22. I may not like Vick but right now he gives the iggles the best chance to win. That being said, I hope Perry cranks up the blitzes and sends some Cb and Safety heat Vick’s direction…

  23. Vick is the backbone of the Eagles. Get rid of the o-line. I agree with the person who said it would be stupid to start a rookie with that o-line. There 2-1 and talking about a QB change. Focus on making McCoy hold on to the ball and there’s no limit where Philly can go.

  24. The O line has had injuries, mainly Peters, he was one of the best in the game, so we already knew that was going to be an issue. Spending more money on the Ol as one person here suggested is stupid. They already did that ( see D Bell signing). Now it seems they have to dumb down the offense or move the QB out of the pocket? Whats this guy been doing all offseason?. Vick is what he is and thats all he will ever be. If you roll him out, you cut the field in half and thats no good. Time to look for another QB, and why they are at it, try grabbing a couple of big fast strong WR’s , cause the two we have are too soft.

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