With each additional injury suffered by another member of the Eagles’ offensive line, more people are realizing that the lack of quality blocking is the biggest problem when it comes to unleashing quarterback Mike Vick.
So when will the Eagles finally adjust?
Against the Saints on Monday night, Vick and the coaching staff didn’t do much to counter an aggressive defense that took full advantage of the blocking problems. On Sunday, in a game that the Eagles absolutely have to win in order to stay alive for a playoff berth, a far different approach is expected.
It’s not clear whether that mean extra blockers or quicker drops and throws or more movement by Vick away from pressure or more runs from LeSean McCoy and more play-action if he’s moving the chains, but the key for the Eagles and Vick on Sunday will be to do a lot more to account for the fact that the offensive line has, via injuries, become one of the worst in the league.
And if Vick can’t execute the adjusted offense, that’s when the question becomes whether rookie Nick Foles can.