The Eagles’ 3-5 record is disappointing, but the man who said before the season that the Eagles were building a dynasty isn’t ready to throw in the towel yet.
Eagles quarterback Michael Vick says he still believes the Eagles can turn things around, this year.
“It’s on us to get it all turned around, man. We just have to keep pushing,” Vick told Phillymag.com. “The thing is, we still have a fighting chance, we still control our own destiny, so we all have to be held accountable.”
It’s not strictly true that the Eagles control their own destiny: There are scenarios in which the Eagles could run the table, finish the season 11-5 and miss the playoffs. An 11-5 record is usually good enough to reach the postseason, but 11-5 teams have missed the playoffs (most recently the 2008 Patriots), and it could happen again this year, depending on what happens in the rest of the NFC.
Regardless, Vick says it’s gut-check time in Philly.
“We all understand the situation — hopefully everybody understands the situation. I know I do,” Vick said. “It’s not a situation we planned on being in. But you’ve seen a lot of teams with their backs against the wall and they come out doing everything they need to do in order to succeed. We’ve got to take on that mindset; we’ll find out on Sunday.”
If the Eagles are ever going to turn it around, Sunday against the Cowboys would be the right time to start.