As the Eagles desperately attempt to turn their season around on Sunday, they’ll be doing it without Michael Vick, who’s out with a concussion. According to Eagles coach Andy Reid, that has Vick upset.
Reid said Friday that Vick blames himself for not being out there with the team, and that he’s frustrated by being ruled out. Reid was quick to add, however, that Vick shouldn’t feel that way.
“I know that one of his goals was, obviously, not to get hurt and make it through the season,” Reid said. “Mike is a very considerate guy. He feels like he lets people down and his teammates down, and that’s not the case. He’s hurt. One of the toughest guys I’ve been around, though.”
Vick also likely feels that he’s letting Reid down, as Vick has been saying all year that he’s motivated by his respect and admiration for Reid. Now Reid and Vick are both likely finished in Philadelphia, but Reid is right: Vick’s concussion isn’t to blame for that.