Vick gets more reps in practice


Only something as bizarre as Riley Cooper’s antics at a Kenny Chesney show could eclipse the ongoing quarterback competition in Philly.

As it turns out, Wednesday was a good day for the incumbent starter.

Via John Gonzalez of, Mike Vick took 34 snaps on Wednesday, 24 of them with the first team.  Nick Foles took 27, and only 13 with the starting offense.

It’s the first sign that Vick could be in the process of emerging as the starter.  Coach Chip Kelly has said that the first-string quarterback will be named when that happens.

Vick capped his day with a 40-yard throw to the corner of the end zone, which was caught in bounds by receiver DeSean Jackson.

“It was a great way to conclude practice,” Vick said.  “Chip said [Jackson] was in, so it counts.”

After practice, things got ugly for the Eagles.  Ultimately, however, the Cooper mess gave Vick a way to emerge off the field, showing leadership and grace by forgiving Cooper.

In the wake of the Cooper situation, leadership from the quarterback position becomes even more important.  With Vick apparently separating from Foles on the field, Vick can separate from the second-year quarterback off the field, too, by keeping the team together under circumstances that otherwise could have torn it apart.

30 responses to “Vick gets more reps in practice

  1. I can’t wait to see how you guys spin it when Foles takes the majority of snaps today.

  2. Tomorrow Foles will get the most reps and we’ll conclude that Vick is wavering and Foles is pulling ahead, when in actuality, it might just be Kelly giving one guy a bunch of reps one day and the other a bunch of reps the following day.

  3. My bet: Vick starts first half of season, gets hurt, and loses the job to Foles. At this point in his career, it would be tough for Mike to stay healthy for 16 games, especially in a sped up offense.


  4. Dude, do your homework. Don’t just throw garbage out there to support your man Vick. First off, Vick isn’t the incumbent. Foles was the starter down the stretch, even after Vick was cleared to come back. Second, Kelly said he wasn’t going to name his starter until they were facing a pass rush, in game competition, not practice where they’re being protected. You do have a point with your last comment, but I’d argue that Vick is served up a softball to take a stand on this issue, whereas Foles would be coming at it from an entirely different angle, extremely more delicate.

  5. Why is anyone surprised that Vick is winning this battle??

    And why have there been 27 articles on this ‘QB competition’ when anyone with half a brain knows Vick would beat Foles and Barkley.. just like he did Kevin Kolb.

    Good work, MV7

  6. Good for Michael forgiving idiot teamate.

    But Michael simply can’t protect the rock and he will be on the bench because of it.

  7. This just in…

    Vick had 2 sandwhiches at lunch, while Foles only had 1… Might be that Vick is taking the QB lead on this one…

  8. My bet: Vick starts first half of season, SUCKS, and loses the job to Foles. At this point in his career, it would be tough for Mike to not suck for 16 games, especially in a sped up offense.

  9. You Vick haters can shove a pitbull up your butt!!! Anyone with sense that wanted the Eagles to win THIS YEAR knew Vick was the Starter, Chip was motivating with the head games, they kept him for a reason.

  10. I will repeat for possible penetration: Chip Kelly did not come to Philly to coach a 3rd or 4th round qb. He turned down several NFL coaching jobs and chose Philly for 1 reason and 1 reason only……VICK.

    Get over it and have a nice day!

  11. Vick’s whole career has been playing in systems for non athletic quarterbacks. This will be his 1st opportunity to play in a system that was made for him. If you thought 2010 was impressive, 2013 has the potential to be a season NO qb has ever displayed.

    Vick could easily post 4500 and 1000 on the ground. MVP for sure.

  12. Better give some snaps to Foles, cause Vick will be out with a concussion by week 4… poor guy… so much talent in a so fragile body…

  13. Please your so over reaching nobody is gonna be named starter till after pre season starts this 5 reps here 10 reps there spare us write something important

  14. Regardless, if he is on the team this season he will be a waste of millions.

    If Chip Kelly says that the QB doesn’t have to be mobile or that the offense doesn’t always need to have the QB running he should not obsess over QB runs.

    He’s better off replacing Jeremy Maclin and the fullback with James Casey or Zach Ertz and Bryce Brown. With that he will have 5 offensive linemen,
    Jackson-Celek-Casey or Ertz
    Vick or Foles.

    With two running backs and no fullbacks you can run in more ways and have your fullback blocking take place along the line of scrimmage and an extra tight end moved around like a joker wide receiver helps you gain more yards.

    The QB runs shouldn’t be a part of the offense. Instead they should be options when the QB is desperate to make something happen.

  15. vicks the only choice, foles is the worlds worst.
    the others are no good either.better hope he does’nt get hurt..

  16. Vick is by far the better football player and quarterback. I don’t see why this is a competition. Foles is slow even for a statue and lobs most of his passes.

  17. This is only a competition for one reason: Vick performs much better when he’s looking over his shoulder. Period.

  18. 2010 Vick does great Philly has a front line 2011 Vick takes Philly to 8-8 (same as giants,cowboys nd Vick was out 4 games) 2012 no front line 3 centers give me a break the best QB wouldn’t be able to stay in

  19. Because this is how Lurie’s mind works. Go back and research, a little deeper research than normal, his motivations for bringing Vick on board in the first place.

    Bottom line: Vick is now the starter because of Cooper. This is how old white California liberals work.

    It’s no coincidence suddenly.

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