Some in Philadelphia think Foles will start the rest of the season

AP

Eagles coach Andy Ried still says Michael Vick is “our quarterback.” But not everyone in Philadelphia buys it.

Nick Foles, the rookie who took the helm when Vick went down on Sunday against the Cowboys, may keep the job the rest of the season while the Eagles will claim they’re “resting” Vick, according to a report from Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports. Sources told Cole that Reid will use Vick’s concussion as his excuse to go to Foles, and to position himself in the eyes of owner Jeffrey Lurie and General Manager Howie Roseman as the right coach to mold Foles into a franchise quarterback.

“I’m 99 percent sure that’s exactly what you’re going to see happen,” one source told Cole. “Andy is going to go to Jeff and Howie and say, ‘Let’s go with Foles and make the transition to the next era.’

If benching Vick and starting Foles is the only way Reid can save his job, then that’s probably what Reid will do. Barring a miraculous turnaround, this season will be viewed as a disappointment in Philadelphia, but a disappointment that includes Foles establishing himself as a promising starter for the future may be what Reid needs to save his own skin.

69 responses to “Some in Philadelphia think Foles will start the rest of the season

  1. Vick is done. He will never start for another team again barring injury. Turned the ball over 24 times last year and 19 in 9 games this year. Can’t read defenses, can’t audible, and his trademark speed is fading.

    Maybe now everyone will stop telling us how great Mike Vick the QB is and reflect on how great Mike Vick the RB who lined up at QB was. RBs usually aren’t much good past the age of 30 as their legs and body wear down.

    I’m pretty sure there are a few RBs out there who can read defenses better than Vick.

  2. Reid, you can try all you want, but you will be fired at the end of the season. Personally, it should have happened weeks ago.

  3. I think I speak for all Eagles fans when I say this:

    I don’t care if the Eagles put up 50 points a game and win out the rest of the season…ANDY REID AND COMPANY BETTER BE GONE BY WEEK 1 OF NEXT SEASON.

  4. And let’s face it, the next game is vs. Washington. That secondary is tailor made to make a young, inexperienced QB look good.

    And I’m a Redskin fan…oy…

  5. The surfer can’t be any worse than Vick…. The time is now, make the switch.

    P.S. Andy still needs to go!

  6. The next era has to start with letting this fool go. Seriously, is there anything this guy won’t do to save his own hide? He needs to man up and accept responsibility for his teams failures instead of making last ditch efforts to save his job.

  7. While I eagerly await the Nick Foles era to begin because it means the end of the Michael Vick era, I have to say that I was not as impressed with him last night as I had hoped to be.

    I know he hasn’t played and hasn’t even practiced as a #1 yet, but he showed some bad habits last night that he mostly got away with.

    But if he thinks he is going to make a career out of throwing floaters across the field off of his back foot in this league, he’s got another think coming.
    This ain’t the PAC 12.

    That said, I’m rooting for him.

  8. I can’t imagine Lurie will keep Reid. Why would Andy care anyway? Another city would welcome him with open arms. What rational person wouldn’t leave Philly to escape the fans and the press?

  9. Vick’s career is probably over. There’s no way he’ll be back with Philly next year. He’s aging, he keeps getting hurt, he still turns the ball over too much, and he’s not the same QB he was in 2010 (or in Atlanta).

    I can’t think of any other teams that would want him at this point either.

  10. The countdown to Vick being out of the league and declaring bankruptcy – again – begins today. I know it’s just a coincidence, but Vince said “dream team” and a year later, he’s done. Vick said “dynasty” and now, it appears, he’ll be done at the end of the season. Philly QBs have to watch out for those “D” words. They’re career killers.

  11. I love philly but boy are they hard to watch as a fan lets see what Napoleon Dynamite has to offer behind center

  12. People here are acting like Reid actually has a chance of staying. Think of everything that’s happened recently in his personal life, I doubt Reid even wants to stay in Philly right about now. Whether he gets fired or leaves himself, there’s no way Reid is staying.

  13. I wish Reid would have someone coach out the end of the season. Andy was great but something is missing sometimes he looks zoned out in middle of game. I think he needs a break from the game for his sake. maybe he wins one somewhere else but we all need a change

  14. Nobody needs to offer the Eagles anything for Vick – the Eagles will just release him free and clear to get out of that horrible contract, Vick becomes a free agent, and the Cards will sign him for 2 years at $6 million per. Then they can continue their own tradition of fail.

  15. No way AZ makes a deal for Vick after spending so much to get Kolb from Philly last year. However, after what Vick has shown since, you could make the case that the Cards got the better of that deal. Crazy….

  16. There are three certainties in life:

    1) Death
    2) Taxes
    3) Overrated Philly back-up QBs

    People never learn….

  17. Yeah, remember his son died at the beginning of the season. You don’t think that would mess somebody up? That being said I do believe Vick is a Coach Killer, as evidenced by the way the team responded to Foles when he got in the game. Maybe Vick can catch on with a KC or Buffalo.

  18. I have no doubt that Reid is a very good coach. He will likely get another job very quickly, perhaps after a year away to reflect and properly mourn for his son who died; but he will be back on the sidelines for another team. But Reid also has some blind spots in coaching that I think will always prevent him from winning the big one. His time management skills during games are horrendous and played a part in the SB loss in 2004. His stubborn refusal to establish and use a running game is also mortal to his team’s chances of winning a SB. After 14 years, these two things still have not changed at all from 1999. So, while we Eagles fans have to “be careful what we wish for”, I think its buyer beware for a new team that hires Reid. You’ll get better, most likely, but you won’t win it all. Think about it, what has this team done since Jim Johnson died?

  19. Andy needs to take a play from Raheem Morris’ playbook, lose the remaining games and draft a franchise QB. And some real O linemen.

    I feel for the Phili fans, some of the best there are. Welcome to our world. Probably time to make some real changes.

  20. “I feel for the Phili fans, some of the best there are.”

    Yeah. Like this guy.

    “The Eagles will be on a mission the rest of the season to inflict injuries on opposing players.”

  21. I don’t understand why Reid would try to save his job. He has such “great rep” in national circles that he should easily land another job. This season is a disappointment? I had been disappointed every single year of Reid’s tenure. This is nothing new. All we settle for nowadays is beating the Giants twice a year. No Super Bowl for us.

  22. “The Eagles will be on a mission the rest of the season to inflict injuries on opposing players.”

    That would mean they would actually have to hit somebody. As an Eagles fan, I can tell you no one is any danger.

  23. If Andy Reid wants to save his sanity, he should quit at the end of the season whether Lurie wants to fire him or not. Who’d want to coach for the likes of the people posting here? It’s a pretty thankless job.

  24. May as well start Foles for the rest of the year. He can’t do any worse than Vick and at least this way the new coach will have a lot of tape to watch on him to help determine if he’s worth considering as the starter in 2013.

  25. Foles didn’t look good especially behind that o-line. Looked like Gabbert (game was too fast for him) to me, so I don’t know if Eagle fans should be that hopeful this is the guy to turn things around.

  26. Why would Reid want to stay other then to save face? That fans want him gone and the media is bashing him every chance they get. Let them fire you and start over in a new city.

  27. when vick was behind center everything was his fault in the new orleans game the interception pick six off of the hand of celek was his fault the fumble for a touchdown in the arizona game as he was sacked and james sanders scored a 93 yd td was blamed on vick now that foles is in the game throwing behind jackson for a pick six getting another int reversed because of a holding penalty away from the play getting sacked and fumbling for another td essentially having the same fate losing the lead and eventually the game the excuses of oline protection horrible defense play bad play calling etc are the reasons

  28. @bobbyhoying – When Reid lost his son he was overwhelmed at the compassion and emotional support that he received from the fans and his neighbors in our community. But what would you understand about being a real man?

  29. As an eagles fan I have to say my stupid eagles fans dont know bout football
    I just hope foles gets injured. Oh n I will b going for skins sunday.

  30. captainwisdom8888 says:
    Nov 12, 2012 2:56 PM
    I think I speak for all Eagles fans when I say this:

    I don’t care if the Eagles put up 50 points a game and win out the rest of the season…ANDY REID AND COMPANY BETTER BE GONE BY WEEK 1 OF NEXT SEASON.
    ____________________________
    So by this statement you would rather have the coached fired and not make the playoffs & win the Super Bowl w/ wins the rest of the year.

    “Captainwisdom”- I think that ship sunk.

  31. captainwisdom8888 says:
    Nov 12, 2012 2:56 PM
    I think I speak for all Eagles fans when I say this:

    I don’t care if the Eagles put up 50 points a game and win out the rest of the season…ANDY REID AND COMPANY BETTER BE GONE BY WEEK 1 OF NEXT SEASON.——————————————————————————————————————————————————-actually you only speak for the dumb Eagle fans Andy Reid is a helluva football coach. just remember the devil you know is always better than the devil you don’t know. Andy WILL BE the coach next year and Jeff Lurie knows it.

  32. If Andy will be the coach next year, Jeff Lurie had better append his postseason speech this year, talking about how 5-11 isn’t acceptable and there had better be a substantial improvement next year “or else” with a hearty “and this time I mean it!”

  33. huskylawyer says:
    Nov 12, 2012 4:00 PM
    There are three certainties in life:

    1) Death
    2) Taxes
    3) Overrated Philly back-up QBs

    People never learn….
    —————————————————-

    um, wasn’t Vick the Eagles back up QB to both McNabb & Kolb?

    No player in NFL history has been more overrated than Mike Vick.

  34. I don’t wish for Foles to fail, but he didn’t look like a spark for the Eagles the way Jake Locker was for Tennessee last year.

    Reid put the Eagles in this position with his coaching moves from 2011. He should have NEVER been brought back after that and shame on those who still believe in Reid when his best moments are AT LEAST 4 years behind him!!!

  35. No offense but Philly fans are retarded they wanted nick foles to start over Vick. The reason that Vick was throwing bad was probably because of that bs OL that Philly had who leaves a opening directly to the qb? The offensive tackle actually moved away from defenders and giving defense a open lane to the qb. That’s sad.

  36. In reality, Vick has never been as good as people would like to believe. Sure, he has some highlight material under his belt, but has he really done anything spectacular on a consistent basis?

    If a teams QB isnt consistent, that team never gets far.

    On a side note. It is unbelievable how much cash Lurie stuck into that whole “dream team” deal, only to watch his team melt away. Are those “dream” players just not good? Lurie wont make cap next season if he wants to keep all of these underperforming “stars”. The cut list will be long and some of these players will have to restructure deals.

    Seems like every time a team tries to buy a Lombardi, they end up on a skid for a decade afterwards. Best chance to rebuild? Keep Reid and a core group. Otherwise, the Eagles will be searching for direction for a long time.

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