The good news for Eagles quarterback Mike Vick is that he had no further interceptions on Sunday at Pittsburgh.
The bad news for Eagles quarterback Mike Vick is that he lost two more fumbles.
The turnovers pushed his total through five games to 11, which means that he surrenders the ball on average 2.2 times per game.
“I wish I could tell you, but I don’t have any explanation,” Vick said after the 16-14 loss regarding his ongoing problems with ball security, according to Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly.com.
One fumble came near the Pittsburgh end zone, wiping out seven or three points. In a game ultimately decided by two points, that was potentially significant.
“I wish I could take back the fumble the goal line, but I can’t,” Vick said. “Ultimately, we put ourselves in a position to win this game, but we didn’t win. That’s how it goes in the NFL. You wish you could have some things back and there are plenty of things I wish I could have back through the course of the season, but you can’t get them.”
And while it would be understandable for some Philly defensive players to be getting upset with Vick’s repeated miscues, Vick was indirectly called out by running back LeSean McCoy.
“That’s always frustrating,” McCoy said, who rushed for only 53 yards in his return to Heinz Field, where he played college football. “That contributed to the loss. You need to at least score three. If we get seven, it’s a different ball game. We have to stop it.”
The Eagles have been saying “we have to stop it” for most of five weeks now. Sooner or later, perhaps they’ll realize that they it’s not going to stop, and that they simply have to work around it.