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Vick officially questionable, unofficially highly unlikely to play

Eagles AP

Eagles coach Chip Kelly has learned a thing or two about the NFL game.  Specifically, creative use of the injury report can provide a strategic advantage.

And Kelly apparently is taking full advantage of that with quarterback Mike Vick.

Vick, the Philly starter, has a hamstring injury.  He’s officially listed as questionable.  Per a league source, he’s highly unlikely to play.

So why list him as questionable?  To force the Buccaneers to prepare for both Vick and Nick Foles.

We’re not saying Vick definitely won’t play.  Earlier this week, multiple reports emerged that he’d miss the game.  We’ve been told that he could miss two games.

Regardless, his chance of playing is definitely lower than the 50-50 coin flip that the term “questionable” implies.

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18 Responses to “Vick officially questionable, unofficially highly unlikely to play”
  1. taron2in1 says: Oct 11, 2013 5:21 PM

    Surprise!!! I’m ready!!!

  2. skoobyfl says: Oct 11, 2013 5:23 PM

    He’ll play.

  3. doctorrustbelt says: Oct 11, 2013 5:25 PM

    “Catalyst”

  4. birdfanatdabeach says: Oct 11, 2013 5:31 PM

    In CHIP we TRUST!!!

  5. nfl4days says: Oct 11, 2013 5:33 PM

    I wouldn’t wanna play against the Tampa Bay Biohazards in hazmat stadium either.

  6. thegreatgabbert says: Oct 11, 2013 5:34 PM

    To further muddy the waters, Chipmunk himself has been taking most of the first team snaps at the position in practice.

  7. mrcosio says: Oct 11, 2013 5:38 PM

    That Chip Kelly picture you guys use is starting to become one of my favorites on this site

  8. kingpel says: Oct 11, 2013 5:58 PM

    Here we go again! Michael Vick selfishly plays at 75% because he is afraid to lose his job. This never ends well for the Eagles, but I love it. Nothing more fun to watch than a defense destroying an immobile Michael Vick.

  9. chargerdillon says: Oct 11, 2013 6:07 PM

    Vick has been a questionable QB since he was a rookie.

    The only thing that’s officially questionable is how much longer we have to watch him get pummeled and miss half of yet another season

  10. surfinbird1 says: Oct 11, 2013 6:18 PM

    O.K. Coach, so I have to stick my tongue out when I throw the ball. Got ya.

  11. rajbais says: Oct 11, 2013 6:21 PM

    Just list him as doubtful.

    It’s more sensible and concise!!

  12. rg3enoughsaid says: Oct 11, 2013 7:02 PM

    As soon as the training staff heard Vick could possibly catch another virus, by playing Tampa this week, they decided to list him as questionable

  13. eaglesnoles05 says: Oct 11, 2013 8:39 PM

    We’ll just see if he gets on the plane tomorrow.

  14. abninf says: Oct 11, 2013 9:22 PM

    Doesn’t really matter. Dallas has the division this season.

  15. canetic says: Oct 11, 2013 9:57 PM

    So you’re saying there’s a chance!

  16. rodh32340 says: Oct 12, 2013 12:10 AM

    Are you hurt or not? Do you want to disrupt the gameplan or not? Why jump into and muddle it up if you are gonna be out two games, let Voles try, nothing wrong with resting up for a week if the injuries are real!

  17. slick3 says: Oct 12, 2013 3:14 AM

    ‘Getchur antibiotics ready’ (with apologies to T.O.).

  18. bluebongzilla says: Oct 12, 2013 11:58 AM

    So you say that Vick’s hurt? Wow, didn’t see that one coming at all.

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