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Vick takes first-team reps, “optimistic” about playing Sunday

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Earlier on Tuesday, there was a report out of Philadelphia that Eagles quarterback Michael Vick would say his hamstring had healed enough for him to play against the Giants in Week Eight when he met with the media.

Vick stopped short of such a proclamation when he spoke with reporters later in the day, however. Vick said he hasn’t fully tested his hamstring yet and he still fears aggravating the injury in a way that would extend his absence beyond the two games he has already missed. “Optimistic” was the word he used to describe his mindset, but he left open the possibility that he’s not able to play once gameday rolls around.

“I wish I could give you a definite answer, but I can’t right now,” Vick said, via the team’s website.

The Eagles appear to be planning around Vick’s presence in the lineup. Vick took the first-team reps in Tuesday’s practice with Nick Foles sidelined by a concussion and Matt Barkley just on the sidelines. Offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur cautioned against reading anything into that, but it’s hard to think anyone but Vick will start if his hamstring cooperates for the rest of the week.

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21 Responses to “Vick takes first-team reps, “optimistic” about playing Sunday”
  1. redandgoldhitman52 says: Oct 22, 2013 3:10 PM

    worst qb in the NFL

  2. assuredmutualdestruction says: Oct 22, 2013 3:18 PM

    Man, after watching Barkley, I see why he slid to round 4.

  3. Youknowimright says: Oct 22, 2013 3:24 PM

    Wow, that hammy came around quickly. This franchise is starting to operate like the Jets. It’s a circus in Philly. Chip Kelly and Howie Roseman are the ring leaders. For now anyway, expect Roseman gone after next year and Chipper back in college after next year, as well. No way he does not see the writing on the wall. This thing is blowing up big time and becomes a complete disaster after they lose to the g-men this weekend.

    PS. not a giants fan just providing truth to ya Philly.

  4. ma5terbla5t3r says: Oct 22, 2013 3:25 PM

    Barkley is the anser if he gets more playing time. Everyone is rough starter out of the gate. My prediction is that Vick gets injured and Barkley returns and leads the Eagles to a division crown and at least the NFC championship game. Scary stuff for a Cowboys fan!

  5. doe22us says: Oct 22, 2013 3:32 PM

    Youknowimright says:
    Oct 22, 2013 3:24 PM
    Wow, that hammy came around quickly

    He would be three weeks removed from the injury and with 24/7 rehab and availability of fancy training and medical equipment available to him i think he will be fine. Not to mention what grade level sprain he suffered.

  6. johnnyjagfan says: Oct 22, 2013 3:39 PM

    He could have gone last week but they figured they were playing the worst passing D in the league & Foles was coming off a good game, so why rush Vick back? Now that Foles is out and Barkley’s not ready, Vick will play. NYG & Philly will both score in the high 30′s.

  7. tmatic74 says: Oct 22, 2013 3:41 PM

    Vick took the first-team reps in Tuesday’s practice with Nick Foles sidelined by a concussion and Matt Barkley just on the sidelines. After 4 picks Matt is not allowed to play with his friends #timeout lol

  8. jaredo10 says: Oct 22, 2013 3:41 PM

    Should of kept Dixon. Can get Wins for us

  9. Youknowimright says: Oct 22, 2013 3:42 PM

    He would be three weeks removed from the injury and with 24/7 rehab and availability of fancy training and medical equipment available to him i think he will be fine. Not to mention what grade level sprain he suffered.

    ————————————

    Yeah, ok, buddy! You keep believing that. I’m sure that’s what happened there. Very convincing though. You really seem to believe that. Are you sure that they were not just trying to get a peek at Foles and if he blew up last week his head would be fine this week and Vick’s hammy would be downgraded. What do you think? Happens all the time. But keep believing that 24/7 rehab thing if you want to.

  10. realitypolice says: Oct 22, 2013 3:50 PM

    Youknowimright says:
    Oct 22, 2013 3:42 PM
    He would be three weeks removed from the injury and with 24/7 rehab and availability of fancy training and medical equipment available to him i think he will be fine. Not to mention what grade level sprain he suffered.

    ————————————

    Yeah, ok, buddy! You keep believing that. I’m sure that’s what happened there. Very convincing though. You really seem to believe that. Are you sure that they were not just trying to get a peek at Foles and if he blew up last week his head would be fine this week and Vick’s hammy would be downgraded. What do you think? Happens all the time. But keep believing that 24/7 rehab thing if you want to.
    ========

    So you’re saying that Vick went to the team and said he was healthy, the team said “don’t tell anyone that, we’re pretending you’re still hurt so can take a look at someone who could steal your job”, and Vick “sure, I won’t run to the media and tell everyone I’m healthy. I’ll go along happily with your plan to find my replacement”.

    That’s you envision it went down?

  11. Youknowimright says: Oct 22, 2013 4:01 PM

    Yes, exactly. and then they said here is your paycheck. Now go be a good boy and maybe he’ll suck and you’ll get your job back. We brought you back in this league mike and we’ll take you out to paraphrase bill cosby.

    Another scenario to think about. say barkley was awesome and did not throw 3 lovely ints on Sunday. This is what is happening today. Vick is taking second string reps and nursing the hammy back to health and foles is concussed to the point of eating pudding and cannot go on Sunday. I don’t think you can possibly imagine that this would not be happening if Barkley looked remotely good. The only thing Vick provides you with is 6-8 wins and a mid-round draft pick that is not one of the qbs you need to deperately get.

    Come on man. think

  12. natelan69 says: Oct 22, 2013 4:04 PM

    Yeah, well, I’m “optimistic” that this human turd will get hit by a speeding semi full of dog biscuits.

  13. bobleblah says: Oct 22, 2013 4:05 PM

    Record of teams that beat Eagles: 21-7
    Record of teams Eagles beat: 3-16
    Record of remaining opponents: 38-28
    Schedule gets easier.

  14. bobleblah says: Oct 22, 2013 4:06 PM

    Sorry. should read
    28-38

  15. mrphatal says: Oct 22, 2013 4:39 PM

    Who let the Trolls in????

  16. eaglesnoles05 says: Oct 22, 2013 4:41 PM

    @YouknowImRight- You wanna sit on the couch and talk about it, bro? lol. Take it easy.

  17. brettfavresmidget says: Oct 22, 2013 5:01 PM

    Suck for Mariota?

  18. doctorrustbelt says: Oct 22, 2013 5:03 PM

    Say it with me….. “CATALYST”.

  19. kev86 says: Oct 22, 2013 6:14 PM

    Can the big bad eagles beat the 1-6 Giants? See you Sunday.

  20. Youknowimright says: Oct 22, 2013 6:53 PM

    @eaglesnoles05

    No couch for me. I ‘m playin all the head games in here. You bird’s fans are too easy. It ‘s like fishing with dynamite. And of course you know I’m right!

  21. johnnyoclock says: Oct 22, 2013 10:45 PM

    They should go with Barkley. If they don’t then it was a wasted 4th round pick that could have been better spent on a developmental younger lineman. That’s good value for a 4th. Think Todd Herrimans. That’s what you try to get with your 4th, that’s good draft strategy.

    The whole reason you jump up in the 4th round to get Barkley is a possible steal for the future. And now is your time to see. And they’re not gonna play him?

    Remember when Jeff Garcia got forced into action? He looked pretty lousy too. But Andy stuck with him and look what happened, Garcia mania as he won out the rest of the season and went to the playoffs when McNabb was under .500 as the starter.

    You don’t dump a guy because you threw him in an unwinnable situation cold, and here in this case his first ever NFL action against a team pinning it’s ears back coming at you.

    The logical decision, if you’re allowed logic given that Vick is involved, would be to play Barkley. You do it not as any anti-Vick thing but because it makes the most sense given where your season is. It saves you so much next year and beyond if he can be the answer, and you gave him no accurate evaluation last week.

    If they don’t play Barkley then count me in as Roseman hater now, simply because it’s stupid draft stratgey given what’s SUPPOSED to be the reason you draft Barkley, and now they’re locking him in a closet. Just cut him then if you refuse to even give him a chance. Nice waste of a draft pick and nice that you’re not arming yourself with information by giving a guy a true evaluation.

    I’d be willing to bet in another life Roseman probably worked in H.R. for a corporation.

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