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Vick believes this one wasn’t his fault

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Publicly, Eagles quarterback Mike Vick seems to be throwing in the towel.

Privately, he’s doing anything but.

Vick told reporters after Sunday’s loss to the Falcons that coach Andy Reid is considering making a quarterback change — and that Vick would support it.  Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Vick privately is upset about the situation.

Vick believes that today’s loss wasn’t his fault.  He had no turnovers, and he thinks that the performance of the defense kept him from ever having a chance to win the game.

It’s be interesting to see what Reid says in response.  With the Eagles already closing up shop on Monday for Hurricane Sandy, we may not hear from him for a few days.

The Eagles return to action next Monday night, against the Saints in New Orleans.

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63 Responses to “Vick believes this one wasn’t his fault”
  1. joetoronto says: Oct 28, 2012 7:37 PM

    It’s never his fault. If you ask him, he’ll say he “played lights out.”

  2. realnflmaster says: Oct 28, 2012 7:38 PM

    This organization is moronic for thinking firing Castillo would solve the issue.

    Castillo was a horrible coordinator, but the offensive coordinator’S are just as awful, if not worse. Why do the Eagles employ running backs and a RB coach? They’re just stealing money.

  3. conormacleod says: Oct 28, 2012 7:38 PM

    Always a good idea to blame your teammates for a loss.

  4. therealzeitgeist says: Oct 28, 2012 7:38 PM

    The dog did it.

  5. ravens4lifeudig says: Oct 28, 2012 7:43 PM

    Bench Asomugha he get burnt everygame worst pickup ever

  6. scubasteve12 says: Oct 28, 2012 7:46 PM

    Eagles will trade Vick for Kolb

  7. 2ndaryinsanity says: Oct 28, 2012 7:48 PM

    Waa…poor baby! Guess this *genuis* didn’t stop to think if he hadn’t played like dog crap all season no one would be discussing him being benched in favor of a rookie. Blaming the defense…nice to see Vick is being such a team leader.

  8. phillyphever says: Oct 28, 2012 7:49 PM

    This team is a mess. Lurie, just pull the plug before this festers into a complete abomination.

  9. daddyb1gdrawz says: Oct 28, 2012 7:50 PM

    Andy has to bench him. Whenever your QB is looking over his shoulder for fear of being benched he will not play to his potential. I guarantee you he passed up on a big play today for fear it would be picked. The Falcons defense is nothing special and yet the Eagles offense really struggled. You are right Mike, todays loss was not your fault but you did nothing to win it.

  10. pflynn20 says: Oct 28, 2012 7:50 PM

    Vick was the pretty much the only player from the Eagles out there today putting forth any effort. Team was listless today. Pathetic performance by that team today

  11. iggles20 says: Oct 28, 2012 7:50 PM

    He’s right, this one wasn’t on him.

    But he didn’t say anything to the media, no matter what is supposedly privately said.

  12. briang123 says: Oct 28, 2012 7:52 PM

    Vick should blame all his problems on Kevin Kolb. Millions already think that type of blame is a perfectly acceptable and reasonable excuse.

  13. tigrrrr says: Oct 28, 2012 8:01 PM

    Eagles will never go anywhere with vick!
    Add reid to that now for buying into vick.

  14. nomoreseasontix says: Oct 28, 2012 8:02 PM

    Vick’s lack of skill at the quarterback position is what is holding him back.

    All he’s ever been is a very mediocre quarterback with a few highlights.

    The highlights are few and far between lately….

  15. n2thaizzo says: Oct 28, 2012 8:02 PM

    Blame Vick all you want. He didn’t play great, by any means. But not many teams are going to win when their defense gives up 30+ points.

  16. mhohmann says: Oct 28, 2012 8:03 PM

    Vick is just another “hype” player. He can run but he is far from a leader and this epitomizes that point.

  17. daknight93 says: Oct 28, 2012 8:04 PM

    well Vick, it may not be your fault..but you were not apart of the solution…where’s the leadership on this team…stick a fork in the eagles, there season is coming to an end early with consistent disappointments each week.

  18. abninf says: Oct 28, 2012 8:05 PM

    This team has the makings of a Dynasty. Any week now and everyone will see.

  19. jam11163 says: Oct 28, 2012 8:05 PM

    nope. not me either mike.

  20. richiesaurus310 says: Oct 28, 2012 8:06 PM

    Me from last offseason is shocked that this team is so bad today.

  21. howiehandles says: Oct 28, 2012 8:06 PM

    It’s Castillo’s fault….oh wait, can’t use that one anymore.

  22. 4ever85 (aka Butch DeadLift) says: Oct 28, 2012 8:07 PM

    well, at least this means they’ll hand it off more, right???

  23. flavordave says: Oct 28, 2012 8:09 PM

    The defense starting off by giving up two huge first qrt drives. Not a vick supporter, but it wasnt his fault. The defense is filled with no “big play” guys. At least Asante was a playmaker.

  24. 20bdawk says: Oct 28, 2012 8:12 PM

    Andy is half way to San Diego!

  25. patfic15 says: Oct 28, 2012 8:13 PM

    Not a huge Vick supporter but he needs a change of scenery. I think he would do well with a real team with a real front office. Oh, and a real defense.

  26. acdc84 says: Oct 28, 2012 8:14 PM

    Haha Vick. Just cause you FINALLY have a zero turnover game that means you don’t have any responsibility for the loss? If that’s the case, then you are personally responsible for the other three losses, and your teammates should get all the credit for picking you up in the three wins that you turned the ball over.

  27. st0n3r78 says: Oct 28, 2012 8:16 PM

    Juan Castillo’s firing was simply a scape goat maneuver. He was not the problem, although he wasnt the solution either. The defense atleast kept us in games and scores close every week. They gave the offense the chance to get on the field and make plays. Yes, this is only the 1st game with Boles leading the way, but it definitely doesnt look good. I would love to see Andy stay as Head Coach, but stripped of having any say on what plays are called. I would love to see a new OC and SC (special teams) brought in. The offense can line up and regardless of the down/ytg, EVERYONE on the planet knows Moronwig is calling a pass.

  28. garryjercia says: Oct 28, 2012 8:16 PM

    It’s pointless to start Anyone but Vick now. Ride that ship down Andy.

  29. snowpea84 says: Oct 28, 2012 8:19 PM

    The defense was awful. The offense didn’t do anything to help the cause even if they didn’t turn it over. Giving the ball up without scoring each time you do get the ball is not going to win you games, unless you get lucky, which is how the the Eagles got the three wins they have.

  30. claymatthewshairplugs says: Oct 28, 2012 8:19 PM

    the oc Marty and Reid are the problems along with Vick. Vick can’t hold onto the ball, Marty couldn’t coach an offense against a pop warner team and Reid when he’s not mismanaging the clock doesn’t realize he has a top 3 running back that should be getting at least 20 touches a game. This team has so much talent and yet it’s wasted week in and week out by ineptitude in the coaching ranks.

  31. philliesphan says: Oct 28, 2012 8:20 PM

    maybe we should hire Howard Mudd as the new D coordinator.

  32. bigbluefan1 says: Oct 28, 2012 8:21 PM

    So who does Andy fire this week
    Unless he looks in the miror he will not fire the right guy

    It is great to be a Giants Fan 6-2

  33. sjoyner59 says: Oct 28, 2012 8:25 PM

    I always rip him when its his fault but watching the game I felt sorry for him as that o line offers zero protection,at least 3 players on that line are not legitimate starters in the NFL …boy do we miss Jason Peters and the center

  34. mz1394 says: Oct 28, 2012 8:27 PM

    this 1 might not have been but what about all the others that were and the wins that were in spite of your play not because of it. He should wake up and realize no other team is going to want him as a starter. Teams either have their qb,hope they do or are looking for qb of their future . Enjoy your last season as a starting qb

  35. beckzhere says: Oct 28, 2012 8:31 PM

    Asomugha was killer in Oakland. What happened?

  36. hungbob says: Oct 28, 2012 8:38 PM

    Throw the guy a dog bone, maybe it wasn’t on him.

  37. lovedabirds says: Oct 28, 2012 8:43 PM

    I guess he had nothing to do with not converting the two 4th downs.

    Nothing is ever Vicks fault. This week started with him saying he felt slighted that Andy didn’t come right out & support him. He leads the league in turnovers & didn’t understand why the coach didn’t give him a unconditional support.

    Mike Vick is a coach killer.

  38. b1unt3d says: Oct 28, 2012 8:50 PM

    I saw at least a half a dozen absolutely terrible throws by Vick tonight. He is just terrible, period.

  39. greenbirdish says: Oct 28, 2012 8:51 PM

    Foles may just get killed the way the o line is playing.

  40. backindasaddle says: Oct 28, 2012 9:00 PM

    Vick had one really good year. It just so happened to be the year of his comeback from prison and was to determine whether he would or would not have a career moving forward. He played lights out …because his back was to the wall and he HAD to or he’d be all done. Then, after re-establishing himself, the same old mentally lazy Mike Vick quickly emerged again. Mike Vick only does what he needs to do…but not the best he can do. His work ethic and dedication to the mental aspects of the game in particular are seriously lacking. This was evident in his play in Atlanta and it continues to this day.

  41. joeyd524 says: Oct 28, 2012 9:17 PM

    All I want for Christmas is for Andy and Vick to stay a few more years…

  42. i10east says: Oct 28, 2012 9:20 PM

    Uh oh, it aint my fault, did I do that?

  43. wolfmanpatriot says: Oct 28, 2012 9:49 PM

    Vic was quoted to say, ‘My dog kept me up all last night. It was her fault. But don’t you worry. I’ll teach her a lesson tonight she will never remember.”

  44. richndc says: Oct 28, 2012 10:05 PM

    Spoken like the boy he really is. You football know-nothings keep defending him, the rest of us will keep laughing, knowing this will be over very soon.

  45. uncletuna says: Oct 28, 2012 10:11 PM

    How much of that contract was guaranteed?!?

  46. 13arod says: Oct 28, 2012 10:35 PM

    he nneds to be relesed he’s getting paid good money for turnovers

  47. tfoz5150 says: Oct 28, 2012 10:36 PM

    @n2thaizzo: he may not play d, but its a team game. its funny how when the os clicking the defense finally stands up to make a play. its like the ying and the yang. it all bounces off of each other. hes gotto go. gives foles a chance

  48. kinguga says: Oct 28, 2012 10:49 PM

    Well, I’d say the Eagles’ defense gets most of the blame for this loss. The Falcons didn’t punt until six minutes were left in the game…and they didn’t turn it over, either.

    On the other hand, it was mostly dink and dunk for Vick. He ran the ball okay and only fumbled the ball when he hit the ground, which is what he always seems to do. (This is one reason why the defense always feels like it can get the ball away from him. His carelessness with the ball fuels the fire.) Anyway, he wasn’t that bad, but the Falcons’ D hasn’t performed that well this season and it looked good today, so the offense wasn’t exactly spotless.

  49. wcdunkenfield says: Oct 28, 2012 10:51 PM

    “…The Eagles return to action next Monday night, against the Saints in New Orleans. …”
    ———–

    No, the Eagles return to action (maybe) in 2013, with a new coach and another QB.

    I had said they were a 7-9 team. I’m starting to wonder where win #4 comes from…

  50. jkaflagg says: Oct 28, 2012 10:59 PM

    Wow….not exactly what you are looking for from your team leader…..

  51. salventuri says: Oct 28, 2012 11:02 PM

    Word is the Eagles have contacted the NFL Network to see if Donovan McNabb can be released from his analyst contract.

  52. mimitaroo says: Oct 28, 2012 11:12 PM

    Trouble is Vick is the only QB who can survive behind this o-line.

  53. kevpft says: Oct 28, 2012 11:13 PM

    The great quarterbacks don’t wait to be given a chance to win the game. They just win it.

    Sure, the Falcons scored a lot of points. But why didn’t the Eagles score on more of their drives? Looking at the box score, I see three punts on three crucial drives that could have kept the Eagles right in the game, and twice crapping out on 4th down in the 4th quarter. Can’t hide behind scapegoating the defense any more.

    Face it, Vick, you just lost a race to a better team. No one is scared of Vick anymore. Without that, he’s nothing.

  54. bigwinintx says: Oct 28, 2012 11:15 PM

    You’re the quarterback Mike, it’s ALWAYS our fault!

    You accept the accolades when you win, you take the turd sandwiches when you lose, that’s the nature of the game.

    Either grow a set or get out of the league.

  55. bigbluenationdb says: Oct 28, 2012 11:32 PM

    The entire team sucks except McCoy who doesn’t get the ball enough. The secondary is terrible and the linebackers are awful. Babin is a joke and Cole is old. Jackson can’t do anything inside the hashes. He can only run two routes, a fade and deep post. Losing Peters on the oline hurt but the rest of the line sucks

  56. gammynomnom says: Oct 29, 2012 12:32 AM

    Glad the fixed their problem by firing the D coordinator. Moves like that are how they have won so many Super Bowls.

  57. mossnvick says: Oct 29, 2012 1:02 AM

    tony romo phillip rivers drew brees are struggling this year as well such is life in professional sports when you do not have an all around solid team and game plan vick and the entire team and coaching staff are struggling put the back up in so he can get killed behind that sorry oline with that predictable ineffective play calling then blame it all on vick again because he is sitting too close to the field and when that band of misfits on dfense blows another game overlook that again and repeat this same song we have been hearing since randall was qb ing this franchise

  58. necr0philia says: Oct 29, 2012 1:34 AM

    Die hard ATL fan here! The Phili
    fans that are so hard on Andy Reid should be very very ashamed of yourselves. He has been a great coach for so many years and ATL fans would have gave a left arm a few years ago to have him or some one of his stature. You guys are so spoiled you don’t really no what it’s like to underachieve. I wish Andy all the luck in the world. And to you Andy haters don’t wish him out too hard because you could get someone like Bobby Petrino. See how he worked out for Atlanta. Goooo Dirty Birds. 7-0 baby

  59. nicewolf64 says: Oct 29, 2012 6:35 AM

    reid should body slam vick over and over since that’s the only think vick understands.

  60. jetfanfolife says: Oct 29, 2012 7:44 AM

    You did play Atlanta yesterday…

    …Only the best team in the league right now!

    …we lost to Miami, now that’s depressing

  61. bobbyhoying says: Oct 29, 2012 7:50 AM

    In a way I blame Jeff Lurie. The team knows Reid is done so they don’t care what happens. Jeff should have either fired Andy last year or endorsed him. Now the whole world knows he has no long term authority. I personally hope he wins the Super Bowl in San Diego so he can enjoy what Hunter Pence, Jeff Carter and Mike Richards have all experienced.

  62. blu4l1fe says: Oct 29, 2012 8:53 AM

    The Eagles should stop looking for someone to blame. This is a total team game, and, (not a fan of Vick, but a fan of the football) when the team wins, the whole team wins. But when they lose, each and every player on the team contributed to the loss.

    But with that being said, I don’t think Reid will be back next season if he doesn’t show any effort of at least attempting to right the sinking ship. A rookie may not be the answer but I don’t think Philadelphia can stand another ugly loss like this.

  63. nflgiant says: Oct 29, 2012 2:14 PM

    This team is about to melt down and will be lucky to go 7-9,this melt down will be ugly as the players have quit on Reid.Reid is finished.

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