Vick Limited At Practice Tuesday

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Chip Kelly said at his day-after press conference that he didn’t believe Michael Vick would be a go for Tuesday’s practice. So it was a little bit of a surprise to see No. 7 trot out onto the field early this afternoon.

Vick did not participate in team drills, but got some throwing and a little jogging in.


"We didn't want to stress it. We just wanted to take it one day at a time," said Vick. "It's early, just trying to get myself back into a flow, back into a rhythm, get my legs up under me."

Vick is nursing a sore hamstring, which he sustained in the second quarter against the Giants. Nick Foles, who performed well in Vick's absence, took the first-team reps Tuesday.

Chip Kelly says that Vick is day-to-day, though a league source backed up Adam Schefter's report that Vick is expected to miss Sunday's game in Tampa. The quarterback talked about the balance between trying to get back out there and forcing the issue.

"That's the thing, you just don't want to put yourself in a position where you can't get back out there for two or three weeks," he said. "The coaches told me to come out and do whatever I could. I came out and threw the ball, just got a feel for what I could do -- I know my body better than anybody else. But you don't want to strain it, you don't want to do anything to make the position even worse."

Vick said that he sustained a similar injury earlier in his career that kept him out for a game.

"I think I was in Atlanta. But I was a little younger, too," he said.

The 33-year-old badly wants to be on the field for all 16 regular-season games this season, but recognizes that may not be a reality.

"The thing I wanted to do for this football team is be accountable and be there for them every week, and it's kind of disheartening when you can't be out there and playing," he said. "But the good thing is we have a good backup who will be able to step in and do a great job with this team and we have a lot of players who believe in themselves and each other, so that will take us a long way."

  • anon

    Look at that quote — how can you hate MV7? Leadership. All about the team.

    • Loke1988

      can’t think of one reason…

      • Vick Must Go

        Hmm… dog-lover… fan of QBs that can acutally throw… aside from that, nothing!

        • Loke1988

          Hey look my only friend on these boards! How you doin man? I was all cued up to post the details of what he actually did to the poor pups but didnt feel like getting flamed to death. How could you POSSIBLY hate MV7????? unreal, almost as unreal as the 19 up votes. SMH @ this Vick loving fan base on here simply redunckulous!!!

          • Vick Must Go

            I don’t get the Vick love. Nor do I get how people that bash Vick are blasted as racist. I love B Dawk. I love Trotter. I love Troy Vincent. Reggie White… etc. I just hate Vick (aka Ron Mexico). And if the counter is that hating a QB that happens to be black is racist, I would counter that I like RGIII from my alma mater Baylor, that Kaepernick is pretty good, etc.

            Vick might be a better QB than Foles this year. But Foles will have a bigger impact on this team over the next 3 years than Vick will. Even if it isn’t as a starter, and is as a cap-friendly back-up, or as trade bait… he will still have a bigger 3 year impact. And since we aren’t winning a superbowl this year, then why on earth is Vick starting? Get the young guy some reps.

          • Loke1988

            You had me up until “Vick might be a better QB than Foles this year”. There is no doubt in my mind that Foles is the better QB right here right now. Crystal clear for me and nothing to do with skin color. All about brain power and ability to go through multiple reads and execute. I don’t give a rats arse about a QB’s ability to run. Very rarely if ever has it ever been required to win. At this point Vick is like read one, maybe read two and take off! That will take us nowhere since once your close to the goal line there is nowhere to go with his lack of skill set.

          • Vick Must Go

            You had me until “maybe read two.” It is more like… read one… continue to read one… still reading one… maybe my eyes can burn a hole through the defender making one open… still staring down one, 47 seconds later, still on one… and take the sack.

          • Loke1988

            Thanks for the laugh!

  • Max Lightfoot

    But will the Bucs buy this? Or anyone on Planet Earth, for that matter? Maybe next week Vick will be scooting around on a Segway.

    • G_WallyHunter

      As long as it isn’t a Roll-A-Bout then he can scoot around on anything he wants

      • Johnny Domino

        Hoveround

  • septa_rida

    Barkley is now only a “chinstrap away.” Uh oh.

    • Johnny Domino

      So is Joe Biden.

      Equally scary

      • theycallmerob

        Vegas line is 50-1 he would install a jacuzzi in the east room.

        • Johnny Domino

          Need a swim cap to protect those plugs.

  • Eagledelphia

    Who would have ever thought that this man would pick his life and career up after the incidents in Atlanta and the prison stint its really remarkable

  • BrickSquadMonopoly

    Class act.

    • G_WallyHunter

      Foles has just as much, if not more, class. Foles is better

      • Adam

        Yeah, but I don’t think a Foles class act has ever traveled farther than 10 yards down the field.

        • #7

          LMAO

        • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

          LMAO!!!!

        • G_WallyHunter

          Wait until he floats some more balls over Djax this week…
          Julio was my 2nd round pick, today is devastating for my fantasy team :( … Foles can spark desean to snap for the next 4 weeks

          • #7

            Those “catchable..touch passes” that Foles lays out there seems to sail over guys heads a lot. You’re right

          • G_WallyHunter

            Lol i said that wrong, floats more balls OVER Djax and INTO his hands..

          • #7

            Nah you had it right the first time lol

          • G_WallyHunter

            them fades to Djax and Celek lol can’t wait

      • Justin

        Oh good lord. Would you knock it off?

        • G_WallyHunter

          trololololol

    • BrickSquadMonopoly

      Amazing what kind of responses a relatively neutral statement brings.

  • #7

    All I know…if Foles is doing that 5yd dink and dunk BS when guys are open downfield I will be pissed. Throw it with some authority Foles or let’s get Barkley in

    • cliff henny

      i’m really not for either, just want win. but, must admit, am hoping foles is lights out in redzone…will be fun to hear vick vs foles, then. after 3 yrs of vick driving so henery can kick 30-35 yarders, i’m about fed up. and who gives a ratzass how he gets down there, there’s no style points.

      • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

        Foles is gonna have to find open receivers first. Outside of DJax Tampa’s D is gonna smother these guys.

      • #7

        It’s not about style points. Its about attacking…at least sometimes. Sometime, you can get the ball out too quickly. #10 needs some time to get open at times

        • cliff henny

          no, it’s about style points with you. vick is tremendously entertaining, i enjoy watching him, but he is ridiculously ineffective in redzone, pretty much where nfl games are won and lost. RZ and turnonver…and foles is just as TO prone as Vick, so hopefully scheme helps like it did with Vick.

          • #7

            Oh so you’re a mind reader, eh?

          • #7

            Henny, it’s really not man. Foles sometimes doesn’t give guys a chance to get open. That’s all

          • cliff henny

            i’m not comparing vick to foles(i think vick is better in every measurable catagory)…which is where you love to go…what i am comparing is what if foles doesnt stink to high heaven in redzone like vick does. i already know going into game i’m not going to see electrifying qb runs, or 50 yards missiles. do think foles will get eagles to move the ball between 20′s, probably not as entertainingly to non eagle fans (i’d enjoy 4 3 yd fullback dives…i dont care who and how anymore…just win). we already know how vick does with this team in RZ, see how foles does. same caste, should be good comparison, not like ’12

          • #7

            It’s always Vick vs Foles on here. I don;t have to start it lol. I hear you on the RZ, but the flaws there isn;t always on the QB and that’s including Foles. Guys have to get open with minimal space to work with as we all on here know.

            Matt Ryan has been sucking in the RZ all year and several others. Qbs that struggle in the RZ get so much of the blame which I think it’s unfortunate.

          • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

            Well if our receivers continue to drop balls in the red zones Foles is gonna have as much trouble as Vick has had down there.

            You do realize that Foles only had One red zone TD against the Giants right?

          • anon

            Don’t forget O-line penalties.

          • cliff henny

            all that should be realitively the same. o’line, drops, etc. do think vick would get the eagles into scoring area more often, but the one area foles has a chance to make up ground is if he’s getting tds instead of running henery out there way to many times.

          • aub32

            O line yes, but you can’t really blame drops on either guy. I think everyone who brings up the RZ drops in defense of Vick would do the same for Foles had DJax dropped that fade.

          • aub32

            Are you looking at Vick this year or the last 3. If you are looking at the last 3, then I agree and nothing need be said. If we are referring to the Chip Kelly era, I think you are being way too harsh on Vick in the RZ. You can’t simply dismiss his rushing TDs or passes that were dropped. He also has zero TOs in the RZ, which was a huge problem the last two years. Did he miss Avant? Maybe (Adam Caplan says it was good but Avant couldn’t get to it All-22 may show that). However, Vick has been much improved in the RZ and Foles has had a very very small sample size in which he only scored one RZ TD against the Giants though people try to make it seem a lot more. That’s not even mentioning that he didn’t have to drive the length of the field to score a TD.

      • aub32

        You will be in for a real treat if Foles completes 3 TD passes to Casey in the RZ.

        • cliff henny

          yeah…i’ve earned darn near the same of casey’s 4m contract as he has! i get the signing, ertz pick sort of monkey wrenched him. also, might be some confort with casey, foles is running with the 2′s, would guess casey is also he sure aint running w/ 1′s on gameday. guess same theory goes for meihl, hopefully he gets looks over cooper-for a variety of reasons

    • G_WallyHunter

      Barkley physically can’t throw it with authority lol

      • #7

        I know I was reaching there lol

        • G_WallyHunter

          Ok ok, he needs to throw with authority, but only up to 15 yds

      • EaglePete

        ha I was going to say same thing, thanks. But lets add “yet” to the mix, as with Foles, arm strength can be improved.

    • BlindChow

      I’ll be happy with dink and dunk if we get TD’s. Donnie Jones and Alex Henery deserve the week off.

      • #7

        ……………………………..

      • aub32

        Who cares how we get TDs, if we can get TDs.

    • theycallmerob

      Uh…didn’t he throw downfield all last game? It’s like those people that say Vick can’t read a defense. As true as bigfoot

      • #7

        BBaaS can pull up the stats for you from last game. Wasn’t like you guys think. I hope he does attack the defense. He has to do it some, don’t you agree? Just can’t dink and dunk the entire game. just my opinion

        • theycallmerob

          I could care less about stats; I saw with my eyes Foles throwing the ball downfield. And they were key throws- the pass to DJ before halftime to get the FG; the pass to DJ later for a PI; the TD to Celek. Of course he doesn’t have the arm of Vick. But stop acting like he can’t throw beyond 10 yards.
          And besides, I could care less if he had the best arm in the league- we’ll need the run game next week more than a strong downfield attack. IMO, McCoy and Celek/Ertz are the keys to the game. I’d rather he attack the middle and the LBs if the S are playing DJ deep. But either way, I don’t trust him enough to count on Foles shouldering the load.

          • JofreyRice

            Yep, his arm looked better. More zip on the ball on intermediate throws. Could develop into a Jon Kitna type, if he can improve a lot from here.

        • BlindChow

          I’d love to see BBaaS’s “stats” from last game. Luckily for theycallmerob, I’ve already done the research! (Of course, since I’ve already posted this, it’s clearly already failed to break through any biases, but others might find it enlightening…)

          Here are some of Foles’ “dink and dunk” completions:

          - 21 yards to Jackson (right before the end of the first half–clutch play)

          - 30 yards to Jackson (the pass interference penalty–looked like it may have been contested had Jackson not been pushed out of bounds)

          - 22 yards to Avant (maybe a 15 yard throw with some YAC)

          - 25 yard Celek TD (beautiful throw–very Vick-like)

          - 28 yards to Jackson (similar to the earlier 21-yarder)

          A couple other plays of note:

          - 20 yards to Jackson (ball right in Jackson’s hands, but he dropped it–contested catch, with CB pulling on his arm)

          - 35 yards to Cooper in end zone (OVERTHREW Cooper–Cooper had his guy beat, maybe he thought Cooper was faster?)

          • Richard Colton

            pretty sure we agreed that “downfield” was 36 yards or farther.

          • Gg

            It doesn’t take into account the drop back or roll out… The celeck pass traveled 45 yards after his roll out and throw across his body…he doesn’t have a cannon but either does Peyton manning

          • theycallmerob

            bless you, my poor-sighted canine compadre.

      • aub32

        Very true. My worry is that when Foles does not throw with anticipation, and let’s face it he doesn’t always do that, his balls take quite a while to get there. I don’t know if our guys can get enough separtion for that over the course of an entire game without having the benefit of starting in plus territory for basically an entire quarter.

    • Loke1988

      You are such an tool unless this is some kind of a joke. Go back and look at the individual completion yardage for the Foles pass plays. There were plenty of decent yardage throws. ANd if Cooper wasn’t so slow there would have been your happy bomb. I for one am so sick of the street ball big play crap that cant sustain when it needs to. I love matriculating the ball dow the field and mixing in a strike here and there. Pretty sure thats a formula for success or at least it appears that way every time I watch good football teams.

      • #7

        It’s not bombs away. You have to test the defense. I don’t recall Vick throwing a bomb every play. Since you wanna name call, Nick matriculated his ass straight to that bench and matriculated that clipboard right in his hands. Never called you
        names. Grow the hell up. Go sit down and smoke a cigarette or something and chill out

        • Loke1988

          I originally typed idiot and changed it to tool to be nice. My mistake obviously.

          • #7

            People that think Vick is a better QB are idiots and people that think Foles is a backup
            are smart.

            Got it

          • Loke1988

            Name calling is common amongst the crowd you run with on here so I figured I’d just stoop to that level when dealing with your kind.

          • #7

            Well apparently name calling is common amongst your crowd. I make it a point to not talk to people of your kind.

  • Chali

    This game will be a tricky one. The Bucs have a vicious defense but an ailing offense. We have a bad defense who should be able to take advantage of the Bucs offense, dare I say but we’ll need some good play from Foles and I am confident with him but wish Vick was out there. Foles will have to make some throws with some fire to it because if he sails one across the middle I fear Barron or Goldson will crack one of our receivers badly. Let’s pray for DJax.

    • #7

      Exactly

    • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

      DJax may decide is career is more important than one game. Those guys are serious.

  • anon

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/10/08/desean-jackson-revis-cant-run-with-me/

    I really wish he’d keep his mouth shut. Hope foles has someone else to throw to.

    • #7

      He’s right, but they call him Revis Island for a reason…..

      #10 might f around and get shut down this week. I hope not

    • cliff henny

      you have an issue with d-jax saying he’s going to use his speed to get open? he sure as $h!t isnt going to get physical and over-power him

  • #7

    Matt Ryan about to get blasted now. Julio Jones out for the season. Another team to knock off the list for our Eagles for a potential playoff spot

    • cliff henny

      roddy white’s been 50% all yr, too. only so many times you get 12 or 13 win teams. some point free agency or injuries will bring you back to the pack.
      .
      will be close, but saw clay matthews might miss Eagles game.

      • #7

        Geno put it on them last night lol

        • cliff henny

          he did…still glad eagles didnt draft him. seems like headcase.

  • anon

    Cowboys dropped starting safety Will Allen, eagles dropped a practice squad player — think something will happen?

    • #7

      Pfft yeah right

    • EaglePete

      so our starting safeties can be Allen & Allen, sounds like a law firm. Or wait, it will still be Wolf and Allen, just a different Allen, maybe not a bad thing.

      • cliff henny

        maybe if they change everyone’s name to Allen, then defenses wouldnt find the really horrible allen and just pick on the bad allen’s.

    • theycallmerob

      I don’t think I could be more scared of a player that can’t crack the Cowboys’ starting secondary, let alone the roster and practice squad.

    • anon

      we dropped safety Trenton Robinson…

  • kstagg

    Oh wow. Vick is hurt? Imagine that.