George is getting upset.
On the same day Eagles quarterback Mike Vick told reporters he doesn’t like splitting reps with quarterback Nick Foles in practice, Vick separately told Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly.com that the incumbent starter wants a decision to be made on who the starter will be before training camp opens.
“Hopefully, Chip [Kelly] makes a decision before training camp and we won’t have to answer that question, so we can go out there as quarterbacks and just focus on this season and not answer questions about competition every day,” Vick said.
Vick acknowledged that, if the competition lingers into camp, tension could rise between Vick and Foles.
“Yeah, but hopefully we’ll have an answer by then, so I’m not going to answer that,” Vick said, not realizing that he already answered that.
He added that he eventually won’t answer any questions about the competition. Told that he’ll be criticized if that happens, Vick was pragmatic: “Why not? Who cares? Y’all [in the media] kill me anyway, whether it’s right or wrong.”
It’s clear that the pressure is getting under Vick’s skin. Given Kelly’s unconventional methods, there’s a chance that he opted to defer naming a starter to see how Vick would respond.
If that’s the case, he’s not responding very well.