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Michael Vick: Reid “obviously” thinking about a quarterback change

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Questions about Eagles quarterback Michael Vick holding onto the starting job were inevitable after another dismal loss and Vick isn’t pretending they don’t exist.

Reuben Frank of CSNPhilly.com reports that Vick said that coach Andy Reid is “obviously” thinking about making a change at quarterback and “if he makes that decision, I support it.” Frank got Vick to expound on his thoughts about potentially losing the job.

“It’s tough when you know everything is up in the balance, but that’s the decision that coach is thinking about making, and I’m going to fight until he says, ‘Come on out,’ and he takes me out of the game,” Vick said. “Despite everything that’s been said the last couple weeks, I still continue to put in the hard work and the effort and try to do everything I can to prepare and win football games, man. I can’t do it by myself. I would love to stay in there and finish what I started. It would mean the world to me. But, hey, that’s not my decision right now.”

Reid said that he will go back and “look at everything” when asked about making a change at quarterback. Vick was 21-of-35 for 191 yards and a touchdown on Sunday, a performance that didn’t feature any of the turnovers that plagued the first six games but still prompted Reid to say “he can play better.”

It wouldn’t be surprising to learn that more change is coming to Philly, although we won’t find out about it Monday. The Eagles will close their facility with Hurricane Sandy bearing down on the area, which may wind up amounting to a momentary delay to the end of the Vick era.

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27 Responses to “Michael Vick: Reid “obviously” thinking about a quarterback change”
  1. ReinaLee says: Oct 28, 2012 5:45 PM

    I question the coaching that Vick is receiving. He spent 3 years in prison, and when he got his shot he lit up every defense he faced. Now 2 years later, or is it 3, I lost track, he has regressed to the point you would have expected him to be when he got out of jail, I dont understand it

  2. upperdecker19 says: Oct 28, 2012 5:46 PM

    Heck, if he’ll bench Danny Watkins, he’ll bench anyone.

  3. karlpilkington says: Oct 28, 2012 5:51 PM

    I sure am glad I am a skins fan these days. Even though Pittsburgh beat the mess out of the skins. I believe much more promising future.

  4. jimnaizeeum says: Oct 28, 2012 5:51 PM

    Vick’s not having a good year…but most of the players on this team are playing horrible.
    The whole team stinks and will for awhile I’m afraid.

  5. mz1394 says: Oct 28, 2012 5:59 PM

    not the coaching just 1 of the most overrated players EVER

  6. phillyphever says: Oct 28, 2012 6:00 PM

    jimnaizeeum says: Oct 28, 2012 5:51 PM

    Vick’s not having a good year…but most of the players on this team are playing horrible.
    The whole team stinks and will for awhile I’m afraid.

    Once Reid and the other clowns get their walking papers, things will get better here.

  7. kleahy82486 says: Oct 28, 2012 6:06 PM

    Watkins was injured not benched

  8. jam11163 says: Oct 28, 2012 6:13 PM

    andy needs a fresh start somewhere else.

  9. bobbyhoying says: Oct 28, 2012 6:15 PM

    This game boiled down to the inability of the defense to get to Ryan. With enough time, who couldn’t throw to Jones, White and Gonzalez? Doug Pederson could do it. A team with a pass rush could beat these guys. As to what’s wrong with Vick – how about no Jason Peters and his third or fourth center?

  10. scubasteve12 says: Oct 28, 2012 6:18 PM

    Eagles will trade for Kolb back. The next 5 1st round draft picks for kolb. Thats how desperate Ealges are.

  11. flyeredup says: Oct 28, 2012 6:21 PM

    Looks like Juan Castillo wasn’t the problem.

  12. ohnothatguy says: Oct 28, 2012 6:24 PM

    Forget closing your facility because of sandy close it bc of reid

  13. phillyhouse222 says: Oct 28, 2012 7:00 PM

    You can bench Vick, and Nick Foles isn’t going to do much better. The offensive line is a disaster. The Eagles don’t seem to have a strategy on either side of the ball. Although McCoy gets a great deal of activity, it doesn’t seem to be optimized.

    I think Reid is more of the problem right now.

  14. eaglesfan29 says: Oct 28, 2012 7:04 PM

    How can you guys keep blaming Vick he just playing with what he got, he has no Oline and just garbage of a line. The D got destoyed made Ryan look like the second coming of marino, But lets blame the QB lol he dont block or play defense when they do make that change to foles he will get killed just like kolb then what are you so call eagles fan going to ask for. Of course you are going to regress with a line like he has and did i mention he dont call the plays

  15. jimw81 says: Oct 28, 2012 7:21 PM

    i thought it’s Juan Castillo fault?

  16. ravens4lifeudig says: Oct 28, 2012 7:26 PM

    How bout benchin Asmugha he getts burned twice a game every game but poor dogfighter Vick gets all the blame. Sad world Vick is a great Qb but with no offline what do u expect Vi

  17. briang123 says: Oct 28, 2012 7:27 PM

    Romo throws 5 interceptions versus the Bears. No one says a thing. Romo throws 3 interceptions versus the Giants in the first half, no ones says a thing. Vick has a few bad plays, and everyone is talking about Nick Foles. Hmmmm. Romo is white and Vick is black. What could possibly account for the difference in treatment?

  18. niteshifter247 says: Oct 28, 2012 7:36 PM

    Perhaps it has something to do with a QB playing inconsistently who has admitted to and been convicted of operating a gambling ring

  19. csilojohnson says: Oct 28, 2012 7:36 PM

    To much bad juju for Vick to ever succeed. Karma is a biatch. Reid shouldve been canned 5 yrs ago. If not for his horrible game management, and late game play calls the Eagles would’ve had at least another Super Bowl appearence with McNabb. If the Pats didn’t cheat and no Reid they couldve had a trophy.

  20. phalatek6 says: Oct 28, 2012 7:59 PM

    Andy needs a fresh star somewhere else, someone said???

    I’d hate for that somewhere else to be the team I root for!

    And as far as Vick saying he would support the decision to bench him? Shows it is time to. No heart.

  21. abninf says: Oct 28, 2012 8:11 PM

    briang123 says: Oct 28, 2012 7:27 PM

    Romo throws 5 interceptions versus the Bears. No one says a thing. Romo throws 3 interceptions versus the Giants in the first half, no ones says a thing. Vick has a few bad plays, and everyone is talking about Nick Foles. Hmmmm. Romo is white and Vick is black. What could possibly account for the difference in treatment?
    ====================================

    No one says a thing about Romo? What planet are you living on? Wherever it is, go back to it and take your race-baiting comments with you.

  22. dan1756 says: Oct 28, 2012 8:21 PM

    Did some of you actually watch the game today? Sure, Vick and the offense could have played better, but the reason they lost was that their defense couldn’t stop Atlanta AT ALL! And remember, before the bye, Philly’s defense blew two consecutive fourth quarter leads. It’s just absurd to think that benching Vick will solve their problems….

  23. vavikingfan says: Oct 28, 2012 8:25 PM

    @briang—well Vick doesn’t have Aikman singing his praises…..

  24. xofootballer says: Oct 28, 2012 9:59 PM

    Duh.
    Ya think?!
    Vick is a decent, viable NFL backup QB. He’s not a starter in this league, hasn’t been really for years.
    That hot season in Philly was fools gold.

  25. lawrinson20 says: Oct 28, 2012 10:37 PM

    I find this quite humorous.

    It wasn’t so long ago that Philly fans were clamoring for Donovan McNabb to be run out of town. They must have figured they were entitled to go to the NFC Championship game every year, and that even greener pastures lay ahead.

    Ha.

    And, still they won’t appreciate what they had.

  26. bubba703 says: Oct 29, 2012 12:50 PM

    The root of the Eagles problem is not Michael Vick. His mobility masks the bigger problem, which is a patched together O-line. It’s hard to be an effective QB when you’re running for your life. I dont see Foles faring much better behind that same O-line.

  27. eaglesfan29 says: Oct 29, 2012 3:23 PM

    briang123 eveything you say is true this is a white and black league. ROmo 4 INT again dont hear a word about making a change in dallas just gets a pass everyweek, Culter garbage yesteray gets a pass, rivers garabage yesteday Hear nothing but everyweek lets jump on vick its much of a hatred for the guy then about footbal, cause every week VIck has given the eagles a chance to win, So for the real fan that watch the game yesterday know it was not micheal Vick fault and i guess he is the escape got this week. Keep your head up Vick

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