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Vick knows he hasn’t gotten support from Reid

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As MDS pointed out on Tuesday, Eagles quarterback Mike Vick says he wasn’t worried about his status during last week’s upheaval in Philly.

Vick may not have been worried, but Vick knew that his team — more specifically, his coach — wasn’t giving him the support that other starting quarterbacks get.

“Man, I always play pissed off,” Vick said recently, via PhillyMag.com.  “But more so now than [ever].”

Vick has some experience with things crumbling around him, as they did during a wildly inconsistent final season in Atlanta, which got so bad at one point that he fired off a middle finger to the home crowd that was lingering after a loss at the Georgia Dome.

“You’ve just got to stand tall,” Vick said.  “This is not the first time I’ve been in this situation.  I understand the most important thing is for me to go out and continue to do my job, and help this football team the best way I can.”

Vick said he didn’t hear from Reid at all last week, but that the two men talked when they got together after the bye-week break ended.

“We talked this morning, spoke this morning about his feelings and thoughts and my feelings and my thoughts about certain things, and we keep that conversation private,” Vick said.

The conversation may have been private, but the situation is very public.  And it gets even more public on Sunday, when Vick’s Falcons come to town.

And if Vick flashes another middle finger this time, don’t be surprised if Reid is the recipient.

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19 Responses to “Vick knows he hasn’t gotten support from Reid”
  1. eagleswin says: Oct 24, 2012 8:06 AM

    Reid deserves whatever he gets. He couldn’t throw Kolb under the bus fast enough for Vick and Vick has been unable to duplicate those numbers since.

    Vick can’t throw a screen or a quick slant to save his life. Nor has he progressed in reading defenses as much as him and Reid would have you believe. Without his legs he would be a backup at best and he’s in his 30’s now.

  2. itsconor says: Oct 24, 2012 8:08 AM

    Your fantasy football owners are “pissed off” more than ever because you can’t hold on to the ball.

  3. jh500 says: Oct 24, 2012 8:09 AM

    Someone needs to tell him Andy Reid would throw his own mother under the bus if it could save his job.

  4. johnnyjagfan says: Oct 24, 2012 8:11 AM

    Double-digit fumbles from your QB will make you less likely to keep speaking up for keeping that QB in the game. It’s football.

  5. broadstbully says: Oct 24, 2012 8:13 AM

    Vick never said anything about Reid not supporting him.

  6. richardmb52 says: Oct 24, 2012 8:16 AM

    Gee, he must be in the dog house

  7. yousuxxors says: Oct 24, 2012 8:16 AM

    does he ever shut up? maybe he should worry about holding onto the ball instead of getting support like a baby. he is never going to see that 100 million… hope you invested better this time.

  8. millmannj says: Oct 24, 2012 8:19 AM

    Are you kidding me? If Vick was the QB on any other team, Mr Fumbles would have been benched weeks ago. He should thank his lucky stars Reid is his coach, because Andy is fighting for his job and, in turn, keeps trotting Vick out there. A coach with more job security would have already gone to his backup QB.

  9. austinallen214 says: Oct 24, 2012 8:20 AM

    Support has an inverse relationship to turnovers. The more you turn it over, the less support you get. Hence, Cassel leads the league in turnovers and is now a backup and Vick is a close second.

  10. bigbluenationdb says: Oct 24, 2012 8:25 AM

    Coach Killer – it is never Mikes fault always someone else. I guess Reid is the one fumbling the ball into the end zone or throwing INTs every week.

    This guy got paid off two games. The Monday night game against an awful Skins team and a comeback against the Giants. His career numbers speak for him. Barely above .500 record as a starter and a 1 to 1 turnover to TD ratio.

    He should be charged with another felony for robbing Philly of $100 million. This is his last year in Philly unless they win the Super Bowl. No way the Eagles front office brings back him next year considering they will have to pay him close to $19 million.

  11. ndizzl says: Oct 24, 2012 8:58 AM

    Vick cant throw a slant? Threw a perfect dime to Maclin on a slant against the Lions. “Without his legs he woild be a backup”. Yeah ok, unfortunately for you he does have legs. So whats your point?

  12. lovedabirds says: Oct 24, 2012 9:08 AM

    “We talked this morning, spoke this morning about his feelings and thoughts and my feelings and my thoughts about certain things, and we keep that conversation private,” Vick said.

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    Who cares you big effing baby. Like we care about his private feelings. Stop turning the ball over & you’ll get support. This guy never stops! I CANNOT wait until we dump this underachieving, over hyped baby!

  13. ham1 says: Oct 24, 2012 9:18 AM

    Over time both have been less then truthful and forthcoming about a multitude of issues.
    Who cares? Why believe anything they say?
    The are in bed together. Coach Andys “son”.
    What a joke.
    Dream Team.

  14. djmcba says: Oct 24, 2012 9:41 AM

    Man, you guys certainly love to kick a gie when he is down. I am not an Eagles fan, but i have seen all of their games (god bless nfl ticket) and Vick ends almost every passing play on his back. The Eagles have given up the second most qb hits only one behind the horrendous Cardinals offensive line.

    The play calling has been atrocious. As always Reid is neglecting the run, and probably their best player in McCoy and exposing Vick to hits. The is a direct correlation between qb hits and qb turnovers. Not excusing Vicks turnovers, but a competent game plan will drastically improve this team and make Vick look alot better.

  15. thesportsguru7 says: Oct 24, 2012 12:24 PM

    The play calling has been atrocious. As always Reid is neglecting the run, and probably their best player in McCoy and exposing Vick to hits. The is a direct correlation between qb hits and qb turnovers. Not excusing Vicks turnovers, but a competent game plan will drastically improve this team and make Vick look alot better.
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    Andy Reid scripts the first drive, that’s the extent of his play calling. Marty Mornhinweg calls the rest of the plays. Although after the bye I believe Andy will take over play calling responsibilities as I’m sure he can see that they aren’t going out there with good game plans. Trust me, if YOU can see it, so can an NFL head coach, regardless of what some of you think of him.

    As for Vick, I don’t know how much more help they can give him. If Donovan McNabb had the skill players that the Eagles have right now they could have won a Super Bowl. However, he was throwing to the likes of James Thrash and Todd Pinkston. Vick needs to step it up. I’m giving him another game, if he performs like crap, then I think they throw Foles into the fire for at least one week, and then reevaluate from there.

  16. CKL says: Oct 24, 2012 1:09 PM

    Didn’t McNabb have all those same skill players his last year in Philly? Philly’s biggest problem is that Jimmy Johnson (RIP) is gone. They’ve won little since his passing and his defense was the biggest reason they were always in the hunt.

    I hate Vick, but he said nothing wrong here. In fact, he took the high road IMO.

  17. tigrrrr says: Oct 24, 2012 3:24 PM

    djmcba says:Oct 24, 2012 9:41 AM

    Man, you guys certainly love to kick a gie when he is down.
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    Vick did worse!

  18. myeaglescantwin says: Oct 24, 2012 4:12 PM

    if Reid wants to support Vick, he better do it through play calling.

    You have a QB, more importantly an OL, that has been struggling all year long. Instead of exposing your teams’ weakness and passing the ball +70%, you need to take the ball out of his hands.

    We have 4 backs on the roster, we barely use our #1. The only way to counter the awful production from Vick and the OL is to balance out the run.

    Reid does the defenses a favor by becoming one dimensional. The fans have been calling for a balanced approach his entire career. no way he changes now.

    If Vick looks misreable as he has in the previous 6 games, you need to pull him. However, if you throw Fowles to the fire against the Falcons, you risk making him gunshy.
    Throwin Fowles in this game would prove how inept Reid really is.
    I feel he needs to put in Edwards if Vick is pulled and give Fowles a full week of practice with the 1’s.

  19. fdugrad says: Oct 24, 2012 9:40 PM

    I guess I have missed something. Exactly what is it again that MV has done this year to merit support not only from HIS HC, but from ANY head coach on whose team he might possibly be quarterbacking given his play? I do not understand MV’s thought process, or point of view.

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