Football teams in distress eventually convene a players-only meeting. According to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, that’s precisely what the Eagles have done.
Per McLane, quarterback Mike Vick called the meeting, which happened on Wednesday.
Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly.com reports that Vick, cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, receiver Jason Avant, receiver Jeremy Maclin, defensive lineman Cullen Jenkins, defensive end Trent Cole, and linebacker DeMeco Ryans spoke at the meeting.
McLane described the sessions as having a “mostly positive vibe.” Though individual players weren’t named, McLane says there was “some calling out of the effort of players.”
We’ll find out on Monday night in the Superdome whether it makes a difference.
The fact that coach Andy Reid finally has decided to make a clear commitment to Vick as the starting quarterback could be the far better development. Reid had been lukewarm on Vick for nearly a year; regardless of the reason for the change, putting Vick in a position where he doesn’t have to peer over his shoulder could make a difference in his performance.