Reid: Vick has a “pretty significant concussion”

Reuters

Eagles coach Andy Reid just said in his press conference that Michael Vick suffered a “pretty significant concussion,” describing his quarterback was “a little foggy last night.”

That could make any potential quarterback questions in Philadelphia a moot point, if Vick isn’t cleared by an independent neurologist in time for their next game, Sunday against the Redskins.

Reid also reiterated his earlier stance that Vick was “our quarterback.” But he said he’s confident “Nick (Foles) will do a nice job. Excited to see him play.”

He’s going to have to play better if anyone wants an actual quarterback controversy to develop, such that it matters in what looks like an inevitable mess that someone else will clean up.

52 responses to “Reid: Vick has a “pretty significant concussion”

  1. Foles can’t possibly play any worse then Vick. Vick lead the dream team to the 30th ranked offense in football. The Foles lead Eagles put up the most points this year in a game, minus that Ravens game. I still don’t know how we won that game. Time to move on at the QB position. Hey coach……you’re next!

  2. Frankly, this is good for Reid. Vick clearly wasn’t getting it done, but he couldn’t make a switch to Foles without it seeming to the players like he had given up on the season. Now Reid gets to see what Foles can do, all the while saving face to the players and without having to admit he made a mistake by going with Vick.

  3. Not that I want anyone to get a concussion, however this happens at a great time for Reid. Now he gets to play Foles and doesn’t get hammered for flaking on Vick.

  4. Looks like this is the excuse Reid could have been waiting for to make a QB change, without having to go back on his endorsement of Vick. He can truthfully say he has no other option but to use Foles. i wouldn’t be surprised if Vick took his last snap as an Eagle. Being essentially out of the playoffs, it makes sense to find out now what Foles can do, even if it is behind a crappy O-Line.

  5. Lincoln Financial Field is the only NFL facility built in the last 20 years that has NOT hosted a Super Bowl! How can that be? Is the NFL ashamed to admit they have a franchise in Philadelphia ? You could get the Black Panthers to sell the concessions. The Eagles have never won or hosted a Super Bowl ! Why do you guys even show up on Sunday? Oh…I know…Most of you do not have to go to work on Monday.

  6. Still surprised by Reid’s insistence on starting Vick. The Eagles won’t make the playoffs, and probably the only way Reid can save his job is if he gives some indication that the team will get better soon, which can only really come through Foles.

  7. This is a blessing in disguise. Foles needs to start for the remainder of this lost year and gain some valuable experience. Time for the Birds to build back to contention, I’m sick of being pretenders.

  8. this is a best case scenario for Reid. He didnt have to de-throne his guy and gets to show potential in “coaching up” Foles who looked pretty good in my opinion. might save his job?

  9. the NFC east is still wide open, thank you New York. the Redskins coming off a bye need to play hungry. this could be a great game

  10. 2010:

    1st Round: Brandon Graham (average)
    2nd Round: Nate Allen (average)
    3rd Round: Te’o-Nesheim (cut)

    2011:

    1st Round: Danny Watkins (below average)
    2nd Round: Some bum safety from Temple (cut)

    Five players, two of which are not on the team anymore, and three who are not coming to the plate. Eventually, when you start missing on high draft picks your team will begin to suffer. It appears to have caught up…

  11. Let me translate the Andy Reid-ese here: I’m gonna give Foles a shot next week and if he lights up a bad team I’m gonna try to use him as an excuse for another year.

  12. Vick looked completely out of it when he walked off the field. Not surprised he’s seriously hurt.

    Of course, with an O-line this bad, I’m surprised he’s made it this far into the season.

  13. Man, that MNF game in Lincoln in a couple weeks is going to be something – Panthers at Eagles, The Mother of All Train Wrecks Game.

  14. This could be very difficult for the Eagles medical staff to deal with.
    How in the world are they supposed to tell if Vick has a brain injury? For that matter, how is it even possible?

    I’m sure Reid thinks it’s significant enough to keep him off the field for the rest of the year.

    #coachkiller

  15. Time for Michael to retire… How many Concussions has he had total now ?

    If he continues to play and ends up slobbering all over himself ten years after he retires, will he also file to sue the League ?

  16. Only thing worse than the O-lone is the play calling. How long does it take to figure out teams are not going to let you run go routes with Maclin and Jackson like you did in2010. Red zone offense is horrendous because they run the same plays. The pick 6 that Foles threw that was called back had 3 cowboys around including the D-end who didn’t even try to rush. Felt sorry for Vick taking that abuse!

  17. If he’s going to miss more than a game, you may as well call it a season.
    If the offense starts to play better the next 2 weeks and gets on a roll, why pull Foles and put Vick back in?
    If they don’t play better, they’ll lose the next 2 games, be 3-8, and then who cares? You may as well see what the rookie has the rest of the way at that point.
    The only thing that will get Vick his job back if he misses more than a week is Reid trying to save his job. There would be no legitimate reason to do it

  18. BTW, the Philadelphia papers reported that Vick had to have help walking out of the stadium after the game.

    No matter your opinion of MV, needing assistance to walk is not something to joke about.

  19. Am I the only one who heard Foles saying “stay there” to his slot receiver, and “short” to his tailback on an audible?

    Does he not know the play terminology? Maybe its the WR and TB who don’t. Either way, it’s no wonder the Dallas defense took over at the end of the game.

  20. abqpacker says:
    Nov 12, 2012 1:52 PM
    Am I the only one who heard Foles saying “stay there” to his slot receiver, and “short” to his tailback on an audible?

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    When’s the last time you heard Vick call an audible? I can’t remember Vick calling audibles. His version of audibling to a run is dropping back for a pass and then taking off.

  21. “He’s going to have to play better if anyone wants an actual quarterback controversy to develop….”

    I dont know what game Mr. Gantt was watching, but the one I watched didnt show a struggling Back-up QB. Foles was 22/32, 219 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT. Hardly bad statistically. That pick 6 was a bobbled pass and the Fumble/TD was desperation time which allowed Dallas to T off on the QB. If Vick put up stats like that and the Eagles lost – the Headline would read “Vick puts up great effort, but comes up short in loss”.

    If Foles can put up numbers like that on a consistent basis, he would be a starter for 20 NFL teams.

  22. alewatcher says:
    Nov 12, 2012 12:51 PM
    Vick looked completely out of it when he walked off the field. Not surprised he’s seriously hurt.

    Of course, with an O-line this bad, I’m surprised he’s made it this far into the season.

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    Vick wasn’t sacked a single time yesterday. On one of the plays that they suspected him of getting concussed it was one where he was trying to scramble for a first down.

    Can’t blame the oline for that.

  23. gadzod says:Nov 12, 2012 12:46 PM

    I find it convenient that the O-Line started to block when Foles came onto the field….
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    I didnt see much better O-Line work while Foles was in. I did see Foles react quicker to what he was up against. Foles seems to read the D better and progress through the routes faster than Vick. Foles appeared more accurate than Vick as well. We are talking about the Dallas / Philly Game from 11/11/2012, right?

  24. Reid also knows his time in philly is numbered,with all his personal problems with the death of his son and all it has to be taking a toll on him.I wouldnt be surprised if he didnt last the season.

  25. “I’m 99 percent sure that’s exactly what you’re going to see happen,” a source tells Cole. “Andy is going to go to [owner] Jeff [Lurie] and [GM] Howie [Roseman] and say, ‘Let’s go with Foles and make the transition to the next era.'” Another source says Reid only stuck with Vick after Week 8 because he feared losing the locker room. Now that Vick is concussed, Reid has an excuse to go with a more traditional pocket offense with Nick Foles. “We have always had the issue with [Vick] about seeing the play and trusting it,” said a source. “With Foles, maybe that gets easier.”

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    If this is true, Andy really screwed the pooch. I think Foles had a better chance to beat the Saints than Vick. I’m still not sure why everyone feels the need to stick up for Vick.

  26. If this is true, Andy really screwed the pooch. I think Foles had a better chance to beat the Saints than Vick. I’m still not sure why everyone feels the need to stick up for Vick.
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    Because it wasn’t his fault. Anyone with eyes (which doesn’t include some of the posters here, apparently) could see that the OL played the same way in front of Foles and made him Captain Checkdown. Everyone’s falling all over themselves to excuse Foles’ interception because it was tipped, but Vick’s pick six at New Orleans was tipped, too. Not to mention that Celek dropped two touchdowns and fumbled inside the 5. But it’s Vick. He just “can’t read a defense.”

  27. thesmartestmanever says: Nov 12, 2012 12:39 PM

    the NFC east is still wide open, thank you New York. the Redskins coming off a bye need to play hungry. this could be a great game
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    I don’t know how you figure it is, but I won’t dissuade you.

    No one else in the NFC East is going to win 8 games. The Giants will win 10. How is that wide open ha?

  28. I think Vick has played the entire season with a concussion and week after week he continued to get his head slammed around for fear of losing his job. Shame on Andy Reid for not stepping in and making Vick sit for a couple games early in the season. It is obvious he hasnt been the same since he got jacked up in the pre-season.

  29. fmwarner says:
    Nov 12, 2012 4:54 PM

    Because it wasn’t his fault. Anyone with eyes (which doesn’t include some of the posters here, apparently) could see that the OL played the same way in front of Foles and made him Captain Checkdown. Everyone’s falling all over themselves to excuse Foles’ interception because it was tipped, but Vick’s pick six at New Orleans was tipped, too. Not to mention that Celek dropped two touchdowns and fumbled inside the 5. But it’s Vick. He just “can’t read a defense.”

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    Vick’s INT went off the fingertips of Celek’s hand at full extension. Celek never had a chance at control, that was all on Vick.

    On Fole’s INT, DeSean got both hands on the ball in close to his body, it then went through his hands bounced off his knee, bounced off the defenders knee to another defender who caught it.

    I’m still not quite sure how you can’t see the difference between the 2 plays. One was out of the reach of the receiver and the other was the receiver failing to make a catch.

  30. I’m still not quite sure how you can’t see the difference between the 2 plays. One was out of the reach of the receiver and the other was the receiver failing to make a catch.
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    I agree that one was catchable and one was a bit of a stretch, but I disagree on which was which.

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