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Vick wants to stay in Philly, but he’s under contract for only 12 more games

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The prevailing view regarding Eagles coach Chip Kelly’s first NFL season goes like this:  He doesn’t yet have the personnel he needs to run his offense.

Setting aside for now the question of whether he should maybe adjust his offense to the personnel he has, the most important question regarding the team’s personnel for 2014 arises from the quarterback position.

Does Kelly think Mike Vick, who’ll turn 34 next June, is the right guy to run the offense?  With each week that goes by that the Eagles don’t extend Vick’s deal, more and more will wonder whether the answer is no.

For his part, Vick wants to stay.

“I think that’s solely up to the direction that this ownership wants to go in,” Vick told Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer regarding Vick’s contractual status.  “Obviously, I love Philadelphia.  I don’t want anything more than to bring a championship to this city.

“But the most important thing for me is to keep playing consistently, giving this team the best chance to win. It’s hard because . . . I think about my future, I think about me being on a one-year deal. But I don’t know what’s going to happen. I just want to win.”

So he admits that it’s on his mind.  It may be a good thing, given that he generally has performed better as a quarterback this year.  But Kelly, who as Vick explained it this week challenged the quarterback to lead the turnaround from a 1-3 start, may not be looking for someone who can generate stats.  Kelly may be looking for someone who can generate wins.

Even if Vick were under contract beyond 2014, anything short of significant guaranteed money or a gigantic cap hit for next year would put him in play to be ousted.  Entering 2013, Vick had three years left under contract, but he would have been cut if he hadn’t accepted a dramatically reduced compensation package on a one-year deal.

Though the contract is in his head, Vick can’t let it get in his head (Werder).  He needs to use his unsettled situation to drive him to a higher level of play over the rest of the year.  Then, if the Eagles decide to go in a different direction, Vick at least will have more options elsewhere.

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61 Responses to “Vick wants to stay in Philly, but he’s under contract for only 12 more games”
  1. seatownballers says: Oct 5, 2013 8:58 AM

    The only way vick gets a new contract is if the eagles win division. Soooooo start packing your belongings and call realtor

  2. monstersofthemidway545051 says: Oct 5, 2013 8:58 AM

    Only 12 more games. No chance of playoffs. Agreed.

  3. wearethesteelers says: Oct 5, 2013 9:04 AM

    I wonder if Philly misses Andy yet. Probably not. Stubborn folk.

  4. blockedshotnyr says: Oct 5, 2013 9:09 AM

    No, just no… Same movie, different year.

  5. reasonableeaglefan says: Oct 5, 2013 9:12 AM

    The only thing this team needs as much as a new QB is an overhauled defense.

  6. ndrick731 says: Oct 5, 2013 9:17 AM

    He is gone. He is probably the most overrated QB in NFL history. He holds the ball too long because he can’t anticipate a play. He has to see the guy open before he throws. If it wasn’t for his running ability he would have been gone years ago.

  7. jaredo10 says: Oct 5, 2013 9:19 AM

    bring us to the bowl and he will stay anything less will result in termination

  8. bengalskuta82 says: Oct 5, 2013 9:22 AM

    I hope Cincy signs him for a yr 2 deal..We got a much better O-line and lot of weapons. He could get that Championship chance here

  9. eagles83 says: Oct 5, 2013 9:22 AM

    He’s already over stayed his welcome. Hopefully, this year will FINALLY be Vicks last season as an Eagle. The sooner he’s off this team, the better it is for the franchise.

  10. spacemaker101 says: Oct 5, 2013 9:23 AM

    I honestly thought Vick would be perfect QB for chips offense… What kind of QB does he want anther Andrew luck?

  11. timb12 says: Oct 5, 2013 9:23 AM

    Did you say generate wins and not stats? Let the Tebow speculation begin!

  12. vegaskid21 says: Oct 5, 2013 9:24 AM

    If they were going to resign Vick, then why was Barkley drafted?

  13. dirtydrynn27 says: Oct 5, 2013 9:24 AM

    Thats funny,all of the negative talk…..It was just a few Weeks ago some of you guys were talking superbowl after beating Washington in week one,funny how a few losses changes everybodys demeaner!!

  14. sevensgottago says: Oct 5, 2013 9:31 AM

    That’s twelve games too many. The Bad Newz experiment/reclamation project has been a miserable failure.
    Dump the bum TODAY!!

  15. skinsfolife says: Oct 5, 2013 9:32 AM

    Vick is and always has been injury prone. The birds just don’t need him. I think this will be his last season in the NFL.

  16. bmberinger says: Oct 5, 2013 9:33 AM

    We would welcome Vick with open arms here in Cincy…Andy Dalton is a hugh Turd.

  17. mancave001 says: Oct 5, 2013 9:35 AM

    I don’t know any Philly fan that was talking Super Bowl after Washington…not one. We wee all excited and pleasantly surprised. It seems now, though, that Chip doesn’t have the talent he needs to win. The defense is terrible. The WR’s can’t get open. The O Line is not as good as cracked up to be. Vick is hit and miss like always. Sometimes he’s phenomenal. But then Foles comes in and drives the team with quick, accurate throws and runs with Shady. I doubt Vick will be around much longer. As for Kelly, I like him a lot and am going to give him some time before jumping off the cliff.

  18. captrtp says: Oct 5, 2013 9:36 AM

    Philly is rebuilding and not with Vick Kelly will bring in the pieces he wants over the next few years

  19. groleo45 says: Oct 5, 2013 9:39 AM

    vegaskid21 says: Oct 5, 2013 9:24 AM

    If they were going to resign Vick, then why was Barkley drafted?
    ————————————————————–
    Wait, why WAS Barkley drafted?

  20. coachjohnharbaugh says: Oct 5, 2013 9:40 AM

    come to the ravens

    we will give u a minimum deal & u can our 3rd string quarterback

  21. rkt4mayor says: Oct 5, 2013 9:43 AM

    If I had my way he’d already be gone.
    2010 was an abberation: Vick is as overrated as they come!
    Chip Kelly is a stubborn man whose intelligence is overrated.
    From keeping and playing Vick to trying to fit a square peg of his 4-3 defensive personnel into a round hole 3-4 scheme.
    Kelly is outsmarting himself but no one else.
    So hit the road Ron Mexico and don’t let the door hit you where the Good Lord split you.

  22. chuckchillout says: Oct 5, 2013 9:49 AM

    Even factoring in his lack of durability and his complete stupidity regarding taking way too many unnecessary hits, the odds that the Eagles will find a better QB, and one who will be better right away, are very, very slim.

    I say keep him around for another 2-3 years. Focus instead on picking up, either via the draft or FA, a true #1 WR, and you’ve got a potentially lethal offense, and one that could still run relatively well with a competent back-up.

    I just don’t know if Foles or Barkley fit into that category.

    The Eagles’ biggest problem, obviously, is their (lack of) defense. And as their defense improves, it will remove a lot of the pressure on the offense.

  23. wearethesteelers says: Oct 5, 2013 10:00 AM

    The only relevant team in Pennsylvania laughs at you and your family.

  24. wearethesteelers says: Oct 5, 2013 10:04 AM

    bengalskuta82 says:
    Oct 5, 2013 9:22 AM
    I hope Cincy signs him for a yr 2 deal..We got a much better O-line and lot of weapons. He could get that Championship chance here
    __________________________________

    He’s definitely better than that slob Dalton.

  25. sevensgottago says: Oct 5, 2013 10:08 AM

    The only relevant team in Pennsylvania laughs at you and your family.

    The Pittsburgh Pie Rats care about football??

  26. dolphins4 says: Oct 5, 2013 10:09 AM

    The turnover machine who can’t stay healthy or read defenses will never win a championship as a starting QB.Maybe once Foles becomes the fulltime starting QB that will happen but not with Vick.

  27. lurchpapa says: Oct 5, 2013 10:12 AM

    This doesn’t change the fact that Jason Bishop is the King of Ashburn, and that he rules Loudon County with an iron (hurting) fist.

  28. eaglelover1 says: Oct 5, 2013 10:12 AM

    Wow is all I have to say……If the defense could stop someone ANYONE this team would be 3-1…..And Vick would not be the subject of an article like this. Where is the article about Eli Manning and his division leading 13T.O.?

    I get it Vick is bad no matter how GOOD he is. As an Eagles fan I have watched all 4 games and I see something completely different. Foles leads the team on a scoring drive late in the game in a blowout…REALLY!? I guess that had nothing to do with 2nd team defense playing prevent….SMH. Where is the stat on all those dropped passes on third and short by ALL the WR/TE/RB in those games. TD passes dropped in those games. Fumbles by the Center and fumbled returns. But the 1-3 record of the Eagles is solely based off the play of Vick….I get it now…..

  29. EJ says: Oct 5, 2013 10:20 AM

    bengalskuta82 says:
    Oct 5, 2013 9:22 AM

    I hope Cincy signs him for a yr 2 deal..We got a much better O-line and lot of weapons. He could get that Championship chance here
    ================================================
    Bengals fans already giving up on Dalton?
    I thought Dalton was a promising QB, Someone to build the franchise around. Am I wrong?

  30. 1rockyracoon says: Oct 5, 2013 10:26 AM

    Kelly needs a young QB to build around. I’ve seen enough of Vick, so I will be glad when the team turns the page. No, Eagles fans don’t miss Reid. 2 straight years of awful football and horrendous draft picks. Inability to grow as a coach (time management was awful), terrible personnel decisions (he made his O line coach the defensive coordinator) and he brought his drug addicted son into the inner circle of the team, who then died from an overdose with a bag full of steroids at training camp. Good coaches eventually lose the ability to run a team. Just wait until the chiefs are made up of his draft picks and then KC fans will understand how we feel.

  31. jayrast says: Oct 5, 2013 10:30 AM

    One of the most overrated players in NFL history. I can’t believe people actually think this guy is a good player.

  32. pigbenis69 says: Oct 5, 2013 10:33 AM

    When Vick was first brought into Philly there was a big racial divide. 99.9% of black callers to Philadelphia sports radio were pro Vick, and about 90% of white callers were anti-vick. Between the injuries, turnovers, inability to do anything in the redzone, etc over the years – about 75% of black callers to Philadelphia sports radio are anti-Vick. It’s no longer a racial issue – it’s pretty much universally accepted that Vick is going to turn the ball over multiple times a game, he’s going to get injured sooner or later, he’s going to be 34 years old, he holds onto the ball too long b/c he can’t anticipate how a play will develop, etc. He’s just not never ever going to win a super bowl…like ever (someone should remake that taylor swift song). Vick will probably be competing with Pryor to start for Oakland in 2014.

  33. sbmcintosh36 says: Oct 5, 2013 10:36 AM

    As one already said it Vick most overrated in history. .
    Still trying to understand why Foles isn’t starting he ran basically the same offense at Arizona and ran it well.

  34. slick50ks says: Oct 5, 2013 10:42 AM

    1rockyracoon says:
    Oct 5, 2013 10:26 AM
    Kelly needs a young QB to build around. I’ve seen enough of Vick, so I will be glad when the team turns the page. No, Eagles fans don’t miss Reid. 2 straight years of awful football and horrendous draft picks. Inability to grow as a coach (time management was awful), terrible personnel decisions (he made his O line coach the defensive coordinator) and he brought his drug addicted son into the inner circle of the team, who then died from an overdose with a bag full of steroids at training camp. Good coaches eventually lose the ability to run a team. Just wait until the chiefs are made up of his draft picks and then KC fans will understand how we feel.

    ———————

    Reid doesn’t do personnel work in KC, but you’d know that if you knew anything about it.

    He’s back to strictly coaching now, which is what he’s best at. Besides, he was in Philly too long. Head coaches should never stay in one place longer than 10 years.

    One thing I do know for certain, Chip Kelly will be back coaching in college in less than 3 years. Then you’ll be starting over yet again.

  35. whatjusthapped says: Oct 5, 2013 10:44 AM

    If Vick truly wants to bring a championship to Philadelphia, I suggest he strap on a pair of skates because the Flyers are the closest that city has to a contender.

  36. realskipbayless says: Oct 5, 2013 10:54 AM

    bengalskuta82 says:
    Oct 5, 2013 9:22 AM
    I hope Cincy signs him for a yr 2 deal..We got a much better O-line and lot of weapons. He could get that Championship chance here

    NO! I’ve been a life long fan of the Bengals i’ve been thru a lot of rough year’s and always have rooted for my team (even when we’ve been so bad you shouldn’t root for them) . If we pick up this piece if garbage I will not root for the Bengals til he’s gone.

  37. insanelomein2 says: Oct 5, 2013 11:05 AM

    and somewhere Marcus Vick is angrily tweeting nonsense

  38. bengalskuta82 says: Oct 5, 2013 11:06 AM

    Dalton has showed us already who he is as a player. I feel like this team is missing just one piece. Need to now

  39. shlort says: Oct 5, 2013 11:17 AM

    Vick should have been out of the league years ago. He has never been a good QB at the pro level. He is more of a novilty than anything. Was fun to watch when he had wheels, but lacked the ability to win games when it counted.

    If Vick ends up a free agent at seasons end, he will find a very disinterested market for his particular skills. No team needs a guy that can’t hold onto the football, is a slow decision maker, can’t handle pressure in the pocket when he needs to throw the ball, can’t read defenses and throws a lot of picks. There are literally dozens of guys on the street that can give what Mike Vick can give a team.

  40. dgreenfi says: Oct 5, 2013 11:23 AM

    I’ve seen plenty to cut bait on Vick already. The hope for the new offense was that Kelly could cut it down to a few simple options and run with Vick. We’ve already seen him get frustrated and start to hold the ball too long.

    Waiting for Mike Vick to be a better decision making QB is like waiting for the sun to be the moon.

  41. yahmule says: Oct 5, 2013 11:32 AM

    He’ll be out of the league in two years and broke as a joke in five.

  42. janvanflac says: Oct 5, 2013 11:34 AM

    Put him on a good team, he’s in the top 1/4 of QBs in the NFL, but he can’t carry a team by himself and he doesn’t play defense either.

  43. chrisk61 says: Oct 5, 2013 11:42 AM

    also vick has his flaws. there is no debate about that. but in his defense a bit, the eagles WRs without maclin (and maybe even with maclin) are not that great. often they don’t get separation. riley cooper is not a starting nfl WR. plus all the receivers including the TEs have too many drops. limited separation and drops aren’t vick’s fault. his receivers aren’t good.

  44. rkt4mayor says: Oct 5, 2013 11:46 AM

    As an Eagles fan I thought I’d heard all the misguided criticisms of Andy Reid possible.
    But “poor clock management” takes the cake.
    Have the Eagles even h

  45. rkt4mayor says: Oct 5, 2013 11:50 AM

    Have the Eagles under Kelly even had the ball for more than 20 minutes in a game yet?
    The Chiefs against the Eagles and the Giants ate up close to 10 minutes on a single drive in both games.
    Seems like Reid is far better at clock management than Kelly.

  46. nsideindy says: Oct 5, 2013 11:55 AM

    I honestly thought Vick would be perfect QB for chips offense… What kind of QB does he want anther Andrew luck?

    Yeah, he probably does want Andrew Luck

  47. tory707 says: Oct 5, 2013 11:58 AM

    Nod rick you are spot on. Only qb Andy Reid was able to beat

  48. The Shoeman says: Oct 5, 2013 12:10 PM

    I wonder if Philly misses Andy yet.

    Please . . We are playing with the Mess, Andy left behind.

    While . . he inherits a team , He had VERY VERY little in assembling.

    Anytime, Andy wants to trade players . . we are waiting for your call.
    Please , , take some of your draft-steals, from us.

  49. deinoslogos says: Oct 5, 2013 12:37 PM

    That’s twelve games too many…

  50. joetoronto says: Oct 5, 2013 12:41 PM

    Mike Vick, fooling the masses for over a decade now.

  51. kamaloy says: Oct 5, 2013 12:43 PM

    Vick might as well start looking for new homes in the Jacksonville or St. Louis areas

  52. kingpel says: Oct 5, 2013 1:23 PM

    The Eagles have tried to win championships with Vick, McNabb and Cunningham for decades. You would at think at some point they would at least try to develop a conventional pocket passer.

  53. blockedshotnyr says: Oct 5, 2013 2:04 PM

    I wonder if Philly misses Andy yet. Probably not. Stubborn folk

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    Eagles fans don’t miss him because he ran his course and he’s the reason why the personnel on the team is such a mess. He was terrible as a personnel man. No one except for the national perspective is grading out Chip as a head coach after four games.

    This season was always going to be a wash, they had WAY TOO many holes to fill on both sides of the ball to fix it in one offseason. 8-8 was a best case scenario.

    The important part for the Eagles is they have evidence that the offensive system translates, they are piling offensive stats and if they can keep possession – that will translate into points like in the first two games.

    They need to get some defensive talent because that side of the ball has… Maybe 5 starting caliber players right now.

    I think overall, Eagles fans are pretty optimistic about what they’ve seen. Are there some nutjobs that are jumping off the bridge? Sure… But that’s every fanbase. Those are same guys that thought the Eagles were a Super Bowl contender after week 1.

    And Eagles fans are not bitter over Andy, a vast majority anyway. He picked the perfect situation for himself – low expectations, good defensive talent in place and got a QB that was accurate and smart. That’s all it takes in this league to put together a playoff caliber team – look at Cincinnati.

  54. eatitfanboy says: Oct 5, 2013 2:11 PM

    I am so tired of hearing how Vick is the “perfect” QB for this offense. If you think that, you don’t understand Kelly’s offense very well.

    There’s a lot more to it that being able to run. Unlike other no huddle offenses like say Denver, where the QB comes to the line and decides on the play based upon the defense and then calls the signals, Kelly’s offense requires the QB to decide which option to run based upon what he reads AFTER the snap.

    This is has been a notorious weakness of Vick’s throughout his career. He has never been very good at reading defenses pre or post snap. When he was young he could make up for this by just running away from trouble. But now he can’t.

    You don’t have to be a running QB for Kelly’s offense- you just need to be mobile enough to run when you need to.

    Not only will Vick not be around next year, I predict he will not even finish the year as the starter.

  55. xmatt0926x says: Oct 5, 2013 2:43 PM

    Love the people acting as if Andy Reid is a God and their rationale for these beliefs. Geez, KC is 4-0, Philly must miss him now. Uhh….somehow, some way for FOURTEEN SEASONS some other coach managed to win it all, even with the brilliant Reid coaching for the Eagles.

    Here’s another brilliant point. KC had the ball for 40 minutes against the Eagles. That shows Reid must know more about clock management. Yeah..or that Reid left the Eagles with a horrid defense that can’t get off the field after years of bad drafts.

    KC fans, Lets have a little reality check. KC had several pro bowlers on defense and several key injuries. Now Reid is benefiting from everything coming together as any coach would have, so far. Let’s not pretend the Chiefs are world beaters because they’ve beaten 3 poor terams from the NFC East.

    Bottom line, do you like that your team is so much better than the Eagles? Have you actually stopped to think that the reason the Eagles are so bad is because ANDY FRIGGIN REID was the guy that sunk this franchise with awful draft after awful draft? Do you realize that after Andy’s first 5 or 6 seasons out of 14 that he was actually just a .500 coach?

    Do you realize that after the defensive players from prior regimes began to retire or leave that this is when Andy started playing to .500 or less? Hmmm….sound familiar? Reid comes in, gets the benefit of a strong defense from prior staff and does well initially? Then when his drafting “talents” are needed to sustain the teams success it all begins to unravel?

    Overall, andy is a good coach, but let’s not make him out to be Vince Lombardi. And please don’t compare his record to Chip Kelly. Kelly has to work with the slop that was left by the brilliant Andy Reid.

  56. usg1 says: Oct 5, 2013 3:21 PM

    eaglelover1 says: Oct 5, 2013 10:12 AM

    Wow is all I have to say……If the defense could stop someone ANYONE this team would be 3-1…..And Vick would not be the subject of an article like this. Where is the article about Eli Manning and his division leading 13T.O.?

    ——————————————————————————–

    No, if the defense could stop anyone this team would be 2-2. The only other game we would have won would have been against the Chargers. The defense only gave up 19 to the Chiefs, Vick threw a pick 6 and he played bad. He lost that game. And you Vick jocksniffers can keep talking about how the defense gave up 52 to the Broncos, but Vick only led the offense to 13 points, so we would have lost that game as well, no matter how good the defense was.

  57. phillysports77 says: Oct 5, 2013 3:21 PM

    Fake Fans

  58. slick50ks says: Oct 5, 2013 3:27 PM

    When will ANY of the philthy morons accept the fact that Andy Reid doesn’t draft ANYBODY for the Kansas City Chiefs, and never will?

    Or are the rumors true that their fanbase has the intelligence of the faiders?

  59. mackcarrington says: Oct 5, 2013 3:51 PM

    Never thought I’d be saying this, but with Kevin Kolbs career in jeopardy, Buffalo could use a veteran presence to back up Manuel.

  60. brento1499 says: Oct 5, 2013 4:41 PM

    I wonder if Philly misses Andy yet. Probably not. Stubborn folk.
    ———————–

    why would any fan base miss a coach who compiled a sub-.500 record since ’04? i guess some people have a distorted view of success

  61. wolfmanpatriot says: Oct 5, 2013 6:36 PM

    Have you actually stopped to think that the reason the Eagles are so bad is because ANDY FRIGGIN REID was the guy that sunk this franchise with awful draft after awful draft?
    —————-

    WOW. Just a couple years ago, media and fans alike were clamoring, Dream team.
    This, or last preseason it was “Dream team2″.
    Now that ol Andy Cap is gone, he cannot draft and left you with “a bunch of slop”?

    Philofthemselves fans are like spoiled highschool cheerleaders. 20 years later that is. Old and bitter.

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