Report: Roles Unchanged For Vick, Mornhinweg

Andy Reid’s next shake-up will not include Michael Vick or Marty Mornhinweg, according to a report by the Inquirer’s Jeff McLane.

Vick will be the starting quarterback a week from Sunday when the Eagles host the Falcons, and Mornhinweg will continue with play-calling duties.

When asked Tuesday if he was committed to Vick, Reid said, “Today, I am. I am going to take a hard look at everything.”

Apparently Reid took a hard look and decided he would stick with the veteran.

Tim explained yesterday why keeping Vick as the starter is the right move. But there’s little doubt in my mind that Reid has at least thought about making a switch and giving Nick Foles a shot. The number one factor is turnovers. If Vick continues to give the ball away at his current rate, the Eagles have no shot at salvaging their season.

But I think it’s more than that. Vick appeared to be making strides as a passer against the Giants and Steelers, but he left too many plays on the field against the Lions. Considering the Eagles are 31st in the league in scoring, that has to irk Reid just as much as the giveaways.

As for Mornhinweg, he’s tweaked the offense over the last three weeks, although he’s been far from perfect. His job is to maneuver an offense around a mistake-prone quarterback and an offensive line that is in shambles. Still, given the talent at running back, wide receiver and tight end, 17.2 points per game is unacceptable.

For extended thoughts on Vick and Mornhinweg, click here for my earlier post.

Going forward, the Eagles’ most likely shake-up is the offensive line. We went over their options up front this morning.

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  • http://twitter.com/corry_k Corry Henry

    I’m not totally surprised by this. I don’t think Reid has much of a choice in sticking with both of these guys.

  • faffy

    What really has changed? McDermott took then fall last time and now Castillo. This is the same story with the same ending. The same mistakes will continue to happen and it will seem like watching re runs on Sunday. I hope I am wrong but what has happen the past 3 years?

    • http://twitter.com/EaglesScout73 Brush

      But really what did McDermott have to work with. LB, had nothing, corners, had a semi healthy Samuel who missed a handful of games. Some awful safety play. I still think he would have been pretty good with the talent this team currently has. A coordinator is only as good as the talent he’s given and he wasn’t given much. Castillo has been out of his league from the day he begged for the job

  • BlindChow

    Hopefully Mornhinweg will at least be under stricter orders to keep things balanced, to focus on shorter developing routes if the OL can’t handle their blocks, and to actually run out the clock when there’s a lead. Even Andy Reid must have reached these conclusions during his analysis.

    But even if so, MM’s gone back to his pet long-bomb pass-only playcalling so often, it’s difficult to be optimistic any changes would last…

  • http://twitter.com/Lez215 Dutch

    Marty is the primary problem., Why does Marty insist on going down field instead of using slants, hitches and working the intermediate routes where DJax and other weapons can make defenders miss and gain yards after the catch? Keeping Vick in the pocket, and looking to hit the deep ball plays right into the opponents wishes to contain Vick and put pressure on the pocket.

    If there is a need to change QBs, Edwards is the logical choice, not Foles at this point. Personally, I believe Vick is concussed and it’s his condition that are causing some of the problems with turn overs. He’s taken some very solid shots week in and week out.