Andy Reid is coaching for his job this season and rumors are flying that he could bench starting QB Michael Vick in favor of rookie Nick Foles. Foles is a highly regarded prospect that really impressed this preseason and Reid has had a track record of making QBs fantasy stars.
Here is what Vick said after the game: “Obviously, he’s thinking about making a change at the quarterback position,” Vick acknowledged, per the Philadelphia Inquirer. “The thing I do know, when I go and watch the film and evaluate myself, I’m giving us every opportunity to win. I’m trying my hardest. Some things don’t go right when I want them to, some things do. If that’s the decision coach wants to make, then I support it.”
Insiders of the Eagles may not be buying this switch at this point in the season, as Rich Hofmann of the Philadelphia Daily News stated: “Put it this way: If he does start rookie Nick Foles next week in New Orleans, Reid will have surrendered to his situation. He has never done that before, not really. His moves in the past have almost always been affirmative moves. He generally does not do things out of fear.”
This may be Andy’s only out, to get the kid of the future in the game and show the front office that he has a vision of what is to come for the team. Dan Graziano thinks the following: “I know anything’s possible and the NFL is unpredictable, and I’ve seen the Eagles play like a very good team in spots over the past two seasons. But the overriding feeling around the Eagles since the start of 2011 has been one of malaise, and never more stunning or inexcusable than it was Sunday. Reid can keep changing coordinators, and he can change quarterbacks if he really thinks rookie Nick Foles gives him a better chance to win games and save this season. But I don’t think it’s fixable at this point. I think we’re watching something end. And for the first time since last season began under all of that hope and all of those expectations, I think the Eagles will have a different head coach when they open their season in September 2013.”
Lots of things to be addressed this week once Sandy calms down and the East coast can get back to business. I am recommending owners of Vick or those who are looking for a spark at the QB position to grab Foles now.
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