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Vick takes responsibility after sloppy night

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In the first two games, Michael Vick was the reason the Eagles either won or had a chance.

Thursday night, it was the opposite, and he took the blame for an awful game.

Vick was 13-of-30 passing (43.3. percent) for 201 yards with two interceptions  and a touchdown in the 26-16 loss to the Chiefs.

“You’ve got to make every play count, and I take sole responsibility for what happened tonight,” Vick said, via Reuben Frank of CSNPhilly.com. “I didn’t get the tempo going, I didn’t move the ball the way we were supposed to move the ball, I didn’t get the guys going the way I was supposed to get the guys going.

“They were just the better team tonight. We didn’t execute at all on offense. We didn’t do the things we’re typical and we’re capable of and it hurt our football team tonight.”

As he stalled so did the entire Eagles offense. After scoring 33 points in the first 32 minutes of the breakneck-speed opener against the Redskins, they’ve scored 46 in the last 148.

He also looked at times like a 33-year-old. Though he ran for 95 yards, he was chased down from behind on the 61-yarder, and that was something we’ve rarely seen from Vick.

But mostly, the turnovers (as a team, they coughed it up on four of their first six possessions) killed them against a Chiefs team more opportunistic than overtly talented.

“We had the turnover, we get a score, we come back, we have good field position, we have another turnover, we’re moving the ball and we have another turnover,” Vick said. “It’s hard to get into a rhythm [like that]. Next thing you know, it’s halftime. The good thing is, we know exactly why we didn’t play the type of game we wanted to play.”

Through two games, Vick played the kind of game he wanted to play — clean and mistake-free. Thursday night, he didn’t.

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35 Responses to “Vick takes responsibility after sloppy night”
  1. wearethesteelers says: Sep 20, 2013 6:11 AM

    So this is a high-powered offense?

  2. wingslax35 says: Sep 20, 2013 6:17 AM

    As an Eagles fan, I can say Vick had a bad game. But a chief complaint, no pun intended, is that he got caught on a 61 yard run????? Wow.

  3. patriots420 says: Sep 20, 2013 6:19 AM

    I think to some degree these short week Thursday night games contribute to sloppy play and lackluster performances. Just from what I’ve read the past two weeks, the participating teams are just looking to go into the game to survive, nothing more.

    IMO the leauge needs to look at this and question putting the “best product on field” mantra they tend to throw around so much. As the short week puts teams at such a disadvantage for that given game for the lack of prep time and recovery from the previous Sundays game.

    They likely won’t do away with the crappy Thursday night game as that would take money out of their pockets and hit the precious NFLN hard. I personally don’t care for the game coverage between the announcers and pagentry surrounding it.

  4. helladonks says: Sep 20, 2013 6:23 AM

    ha! and i remember everybody crowning the eagles as champs after week one and “ooo, the offense!”

  5. squapity says: Sep 20, 2013 6:32 AM

    Watching Vick get chased down from behind last night settles the whole, “who’s the fastest QB?” debate. All Hail Peyton Manning! ;)

  6. jacksonjames4 says: Sep 20, 2013 6:34 AM

    So after some ” welcome to the NFL ” remarks I saw for chip Kelly after the game against the skins, I’m ready to hear that again. It’s a little different coaching the Ducks than the eagles isn’t it.

  7. eagleswin says: Sep 20, 2013 6:46 AM

    It’s just going to go downhill from here with Vick. I was actually surprised he has made it through 3 games reasonably healthy.

    In this offense the QB is going to take alot of hits and the way Vick plays adds to the number of hits.

    I hope everyone didn’t think 1/2 of football against an awful defense was going to be the way things were going to work all year.

    Teams also now, like Spurriers Fun ‘n Gun offense, have tape on Kelly’s offense and will make it more difficult going forward.

    If you leave your defense on the field for 40 minutes and score less than 30 points most time you are going to lose.

  8. reidstinks says: Sep 20, 2013 7:02 AM

    Typical of Vick in big games. Trying to do too much to win on Thursday night against Reid. Vick will never be consistent enough to win a Super Bowl. We all know this and have known this for years. Yes, there are flashes of brilliance but its consistency that wins championships.

    At his age and with his deficiencies he should have never been named the starter. He won’t be around next year so why not just play Foles and know what you got.

  9. acasar123 says: Sep 20, 2013 7:15 AM

    During his inexplicably long career of mediocrity, Michael Vick has suffered from many deficiencies as a quarterback, and the inability to read defenses has always been one of them. Certainly, the debacle against the Chiefs last night was no exception, and I continue to be confounded by the fact that this guy can still call himself a starting NFL quarterback.

  10. barkley4life says: Sep 20, 2013 7:24 AM

    As an Eagles fan, I’ve been done with Vick since interception in the end zone against Green Bay in the playoffs. He’s talented, but no matter what when it matters he regresses to talent alone and his bad habits.

    He’s fools gold.

  11. my2cents27 says: Sep 20, 2013 7:37 AM

    A few more losses and it will be time to give the keys to Matt Barkley.

  12. ccjcsr says: Sep 20, 2013 7:41 AM

    I knew the same ol Vick would rear its head around!

    #sameolstore
    #Cowboysownthedivision

  13. roejengz says: Sep 20, 2013 7:46 AM

    That was the longest run of his career and he looked old doing it huh?

  14. lunchtimeallday says: Sep 20, 2013 7:49 AM

    Gee like I needed you to tell me that. Anybody watching the game knows it’s your fault. Your a 33 year old veteran still making the same mistakes as your rookie year. Will never have a ring unless your holding a clip board.

  15. PFT=crap says: Sep 20, 2013 7:52 AM

    Surprised as I am to write this the defense actually kept them in the game for the first half. And then the Chiefs remembered that the Eagles secondary and linebackers can’t cover.

  16. bleedeaglegreen says: Sep 20, 2013 8:12 AM

    Philadelphia fans treat MV7 just like every coach he’s had so far, loads of talent, if we can only get that talent out of him. WOW

    Based upon early 2010, he was going to take us to a SB…he ints the 1st round playoff game away late. Ok, np 2011 he’ll only be better!! Oh, wait a sec no he wasn’t. But he’ll be even better in 2012…oh he wasn’t again? Well it’s 2013 & a new offense that is tailor made for Vick LOL! Once again he’s showing what he is, a over-hyped career disappointment with a 2-3 career playoff record.

    When as a city are we going to face that you can put as much powder & lipstick as you want on a pig, she’s still a pig. Nothing changes the facts & the facts are:

    Mike Vick sucks.

  17. tombradyswig says: Sep 20, 2013 8:39 AM

    SAME
    OLD
    VICK!

  18. eaglesfanalways says: Sep 20, 2013 8:43 AM

    What about Vick’s performance surprised you? As soon as there’s enough film on him teams shut him down…I hope Chipper didn’t think his scheme was somehow going to turn Vick into a quarterback.

  19. tory707 says: Sep 20, 2013 8:47 AM

    Seriously, when are these GMs and coaches going to realize that Vick is not a good football player? Oh he may be a good athelete but can he play football ? I said it when he was in Atlanta he is the most overrated player in the 50 years I have watched football. My god the only team Andy was able to beat in a championship game was Vick!!! Get rid of this guy

  20. rkt4mayor says: Sep 20, 2013 9:03 AM

    Vick is a turnover machine.
    If Chipper was as smart as all his fan boys vlaim he would’ve known this!
    Eagles fan who is glad this overhyped nonsense is being exposef just like I knew it would!
    Congrats to Big Red! Wish you were still the Eagles HC. You wrren’t the problem! Lurie, Roseman and Vick are the problem!

  21. theandy59 says: Sep 20, 2013 9:04 AM

    Vick is what he has always been – a big tease. There are plays he makes, and sometimes entire games, that cause you to think that he’s an elite player. Then he looks like Blaine Gabbert throwing the football, making poor decisions, late throws, and appearing as though he is still relying almost completely on his physical gifts. What a shame.

  22. fordmandalay says: Sep 20, 2013 9:17 AM

    So Vick had 1 TD pass, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble, 1 spectacular scramble, a QB rating of about 50, and wasn’t able to finish the game because of an injury. Basically it was his career in a nutshell.

  23. CKL says: Sep 20, 2013 9:22 AM

    I heard Vick’s presser and though I am far from a Vick fan, I thought he handled it very well and did what a leader is supposed to do. In fairness to him, the Chiefs also played very good and tight coverage on his receivers so a lot of the throws were tough.

    Also, I found it humorous that they said before the game that Vick has the highest passer rating in Eagles’ history at 89 something. Yet they retired McNabb’s #. Think about that for a second. Not that passer rating is the only thing a guy should be evaluated on, but dang.

  24. fringetastic says: Sep 20, 2013 9:34 AM

    “..against a Chiefs team more opportunistic than overtly talented.”

    That’s an odd statement to say about a team with six pro-bowlers.

  25. dankil13 says: Sep 20, 2013 9:43 AM

    Vick was awful… I thought on the read option, if the end crashes down the line of scrimmage, the QB is supposed to keep the ball? I don’t think he keep it once in the 2nd half, but there sure seemed like he had plenty of opportunities. He took a shot on the TD pass to Avant and another one of the fumbled snap, and after that he seemed very hesitant to run at all.

    Also, he missed a Brown running a wheel route on the sideline all by himself, instead throwing down field to a covered Cooper and I think he had an opportunity on another drive to hit a very open DJax on a short pass but again took a gamble down field to covered WR.

  26. cunninghampeetemcnabbvick says: Sep 20, 2013 9:59 AM

    As bad as Vick played, the rookie tackles, for both teams, played worse. Watching the game it was hard to believe Eric Fisher went first overall and Lane Johnson went 4th overall.

    As an Eagles fan, I can’t believe Nate Allen is still starting. What does Earl Wolfe have to do take his job? Almost every touchdown, or 3rd down conversion we have given up this year has been someone torching Nate Allen. I know Wolfe is a rookie 5th round pick, but he makes plays, so let’s let him. Hopefully with a longer week, they work him in as the starter.

  27. snaponrules says: Sep 20, 2013 10:19 AM

    Was great to see the racist and resident vick ball swallower, Deon sanders tell us how great he was for an hour before the game then blame everything but Mike Vick for the loss.

  28. tombradyswig says: Sep 20, 2013 11:13 AM

    Nate allen sucks bad!!!!!!!
    funny that we picked him with the 2nd rnd draft pick we got from the redtails for the Donovan trade!

    cut him now chip!!

  29. sneakyqb says: Sep 20, 2013 11:21 AM

    Haha maybe Reid wasn’t the problem in Philly. I know it’s only been three games but he has the Chiefs playing some good ball. The guy has gotta be feeling pretty good right now.

  30. dankil13 says: Sep 20, 2013 11:34 AM

    patriots420 says:
    Sep 20, 2013 6:19 AM
    I think to some degree these short week Thursday night games contribute to sloppy play and lackluster performances. Just from what I’ve read the past two weeks, the participating teams are just looking to go into the game to survive, nothing more.

    IMO the leauge needs to look at this and question putting the “best product on field” mantra they tend to throw around so much. As the short week puts teams at such a disadvantage for that given game for the lack of prep time and recovery from the previous Sundays game.

    They likely won’t do away with the crappy Thursday night game as that would take money out of their pockets and hit the precious NFLN hard. I personally don’t care for the game coverage between the announcers and pagentry surrounding it.

    **************
    IMO, Thursday night games should only be reserved for teams coming off their bye week (or to start the season). It seems silly to ask teams to prepare for a game in 2+ days, nor does it give teams that are a little bit banged up from their previous game enough time to recover.

  31. olcap says: Sep 20, 2013 11:34 AM

    Chip Kelly needs to go!

  32. hehateme2 says: Sep 20, 2013 12:09 PM

    Vick misses Mark Sanchez. He needs to find another punching bag.

  33. bleedeaglegreen says: Sep 20, 2013 2:23 PM

    @CKL

    Thats a ONE GAME passer rating – not a career passer rating!! LOL

    Fun fact for Vick fans:
    McNabb has one of the LOWEST interception ratings vs TD’s in NFL history. That is for his CAREER!! Not one lousy game.

    Vick supporters are really funny though, they show they know as much about football as Vick does about reading defenses …smdh

  34. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Sep 20, 2013 8:23 PM

    Watching the chip kelly offense implode was fun, but watching the coach Philly fan ran out of town shut down that offense was PRICELESS!

  35. nol84kc says: Sep 21, 2013 4:33 AM

    So much hatred on this board for Vick, why? All of these posters are the same people that said he would never be back in the NFL. They were wrong. That he would not be in the NFL in 2013. Wrong again. There is a reason you are fans and patrol your $5 buy in fantasy football leagues. Vick is the best QB on that roster by a mile. He had a bad game and everyone jumps all over him. He is human. Paid his debts and speaks to kids and does charity work. I would bet he is a better person than the majority of jerks on this board. Had to rant on this.

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