Vick In Line For Start Sunday

Vick-shaking-dallas-players-hand-dallas-game

Michael Vick took the first-team snaps at practice Tuesday and appears in line to start this week against the Giants.

Vick has missed the past two games after suffering a hamstring injury against New York. Nick Foles struggled this past week against the Cowboys before sustaining a concussion late in the third quarter. He was not at practice Tuesday.




Matt Barkley will almost certainly be the next man up if Vick can't go. G.J. Kinne was re-signed to the practice squad this week in case of emergency. He was on the practice field Tuesday.

Vick did not declare himself the starter for the Giants game following practice, but was hinting at it.

He was asked: Assuming Nick Foles is not ready, and the game was in the next couple of days, could and would you be the starting quarterback for this team?

"Absolutely. Without a doubt," Vick responded. "You're just going to get it out of me right now, huh? Might as well put it all out there."

Then he backed away from the ledge and only said he was optimistic about his chances.

The 33-year-old has talked about the "knot" that he feels in the back of his leg that is holding him back. Does he still feel it?

"Kinda-sorta. It's going away, though. It's progressed very quickly, gotten better each and every day, and I just don't want to lose sight of what's gotten me to this point," said Vick, who indicated that he hasn't fully tested out the injury yet.

What's holding you back right now?

"My hamstring," Vick cracked. "The acceleration part. Just movement, moving around. I don't want to re-aggravate it. I want to continue with my progress and make sure that I don't regress."

Be respectful of our online community and contribute to an engaging conversation. We reserve the right to ban impersonators and remove comments that contain personal attacks, threats, or profanity, or are flat-out offensive. By posting here, you are permitting Philadelphia magazine and Metro Corp. to edit and republish your comment in all media.

  • Will

    Let’s go MV#7 since DJax and McCoy are no shows when your not in at QB. Go Eagles. Are #25, #10 laying eggs on purpose to help there boy MV#7? No Racism there going on….makes you wonder…

    • Andy124

      ….makes you wonder…
      With all due respect to your inner conspiracy theorist… No. No it doesn’t make “you” wonder.

      • Will

        Think what you want, but they both layed down against Dallas. McCoy all the sudden can’t get thru a D-Line filled with back ups, and Djax dropping critical passes. Granted Foles most likely played his worst football game ever.

        • G_WallyHunter

          Ya this theory is ridiculous, are these professional football players or are they little immature girls who pout when they don’t get what they want?
          Cmon MAN!!!

          • Will

            NFL filled with premadonna’s and your talking about two of the most immature guys on the team.

          • G_WallyHunter

            I agree there, but immature enough to essentially “hold out” because their childhood hero isn’t starting at QB? When he’s injured and he isn’t even benched?
            Far fetched

          • defroe81

            lol vicks their starter and they made it a point to prove that. maybe foles couldnt handle the pressure maybe something went down in the locker room amongst the players themselves. maybe the whole team made it a point to make foles realize he is not the man and vick is no matter what the media said maybe thats why he looked so bad how do we know? i mean whats the point in trying if your own offensive teamates wont just to prove a point. you read shadys interviews vicks the starter is what he said though vick was out. maybe they though the hype was getting to foles head and they wanted to bring him down to earth. when realizing this he knew this team will never be mind and produced a crap game because of it. yall never know…

          • G_WallyHunter

            You actually think they played with less effort against the Cowboys for that? for Chip? come on.. no way

            Foles played like crap, we’ll see what happens this week.

            The thought that McCoy and Djax sabotaged Foles against a division rival for first place is just absurd in my opinion. I know those two are immature that doesn’t mean they would betray Chip and 50 other guys like selfish A holes… absurd..

          • Brandon Boykin, OLB

            Yeah the Tampa game kinda undoes that whole theory. Nice try, though. I needed a laugh today. Tuesdays are always so tiresome…..

          • defroe81

            hmm not really they played that game but got tired of their boy not being on the field since they and everyone else knew if foles struggled and the offense struggled in the cowgirl game everyone would be itching to have vick back. they layed down in order to speed up vicks return which is what pretty much happened foles knew it foles gave up so they could get what they wanted in the backfield once more. not too mention vick himself gave the cowgirls the advanatage when he announced he wouldnt be starting. we all know how both lesean mccoy and djack feel about vick and we know how vick feels about himself this was the best way to stop the foles hype and they all succeeded. lol

          • nicksaenz1

            While it’s so highly unlikely, that’s the most plausible part of all of this ridiculousness I’ve read. Vick definitely ruled himself out before Chip was ready to.

          • defroe81

            ha i like how you threw that out there bro. kinda was in the back of my mind as well only i know its crazy to think so i didnt say lol

          • #7

            Sounds feasible, but I doubt they tanked on purpose. No doubt that they like Vick at QB instead of Folds

          • Will

            Yeah I get bashed for saying something I just wondered, didn’t think it to be true….but hey you never know….sure got the comments going…LOL,,,

    • morgan c

      … and DJax had three TDs in three games with Foles playing. And Shady had 170 yards against the Bucs. Yes, Foles was terrible last week. We all get that. But don’t invent lies bro.

      • BlindChow

        Desean had two RED ZONE touchdowns. When has that happened with Vick in the game?

        • Will

          We will play’em again hopefully with Vick in the game. Watch the Difference for yourself. McCoy will rush for a big game and DJax will have no drops. Granted last week the whole Offense just stunk the Linc up against Dallas.

        • Dutch

          What stellar defenses Foles faced down to pull that out……..

          • BlindChow

            Tampa Bay had very highly ranked defense even after going up against Brady and Brees. Football Outsiders currently has their defense ranked #5.

            Or were you just trying to crap on Foles instead of asking an honest question?

        • aub32

          So was there a new rule where DeSean catching a RZ TD is worth 8 points? If not who cares how we get the ball into the endzone. Throw a screen pass to Jason Peters for all I care. What’s your point?

          • Andy124

            His point was that DJax clearly wasn’t tanking with Foles in the game…

          • aub32

            Yea realized after going up what this was all in response to. It’s hard to keep track at times. The initial comment was the ridiculous statement.

          • BlindChow

            LOL, no need to get defensive. I’m sure Vick could’ve gotten the ball to Jackson inside the 20-yard line any time he wanted to.

            Anyways, the book on Jackson for years is that he disappears inside the red zone (don’t tell me you haven’t heard this). Since Will accused Desean of purposely trying to make Foles look bad, I simply countered by pointing out that Desean had in fact made Foles look good (and vice versa).

      • Will

        Yeah and everyone of the pundits and Media wanting Foles to be named the starter. Then the Dallas game…..at least the Defense in that game was a nice surprise.Hope they can keep it up and play at that level every week.

        • Loke1988

          I could buy into this but white guys played like crap too.

          • aub32

            By that you mean Foles?

          • #7

            lol

    • Bdawkbdawk

      Disregard all of the other very good rebuttals to your point and just think about this for a second. Due to the way Desean’s contract is structured, this is essentially a contract year for him. Both him and LeSean are league leaders or near league leaders for their respective positions. Chip Kelly is a new coach who is still trying to figure out how he wants to tailor his offense and emphhasize certain weapons. Both men, quite literally, have millions of dollars riding on their performances. Thye may want “their boy” to be the starter. But do you think they’d risk their wallets to prove it?

      • Will

        My point exactly 2 league leaders shut down all the sudden by a Defense filled with 2nd string starters on there D-Line. Yeah ok…

        • aub32

          That’s what happens when your QB has an awful performance. Look at Larry Fitzgerald last year. Please just admit you had a momentary episode of brain constipation and just drop the whole thing.

          • Will

            Maybe it was just a bad game for our Eagles and racism had nothing to do with it….Djax was 3-8 for 21 yds….McCoy 18 rushes for 55 yds. Nick was 11 0f 29 for 80 yds.

          • aub32

            The receivers were open though. Did you watch the game. There were opportunities for Foles, but he was having a really bad day. Yes there were a couple of drops, but that’s probably because the receivers were surprised the ball came to them instead of 3 yards behind them or 5 yards too high. McCoy struggled, but I think you forget how good the LBs for the cowboys are. Sean Lee and Bruce Carter make one hell of a tandem., and with Foles being so off, Dallas could stack the box. I don’t normally blame a loss on one player, but that loss was on Foles. The bad offensive stats were on Foles.

          • Will

            The Avant route to the end zone was sweet, Foles clearly thew a bad ball. That just took the wind right out of the Team. Nick gets 7 points there and we have a chance to get back in it.

          • aub32

            Ok guy whatever you say. Foles had many more opportunities to do anything before that, but yeah that’s where the game turned. Maybe you forgot Foles was only that close to even have a shot their because of Ryans’ INT.

          • Will

            That was a sweet INT, Defense was Awesome.

    • RIP illa

      Jesus…from the month long every post about Kerry Rhodes, and now to this! Do you ever bring anything more to conversations than irrational, repetitive, stupidity??? SMH!!!

      • Will

        Hey when they get a Defense and start winning week in and week out I will praise them. Everyone thought Andy had to go. Well Good old Andy is 7-0. The current player’s need to go cause they suck! You watch 41 seasons like I’ve have routing for a Super Bowl then you will understand where I’m at! Dick Vermeil leaves the Eagles and wins a Superbowl. Sean Peyton leaves the Eagles wins a Super Bowl. Jim Harbaugh leaves the Eagles and wins a Super Bowl! Did I miss any Coaches leaving to go on and win a Super Bowl? If KC wins this year that will add insult to injury….If the Eagles make the play offs this Team isn’t going on to win a Super Bowl this year. Season 42 so far is a mixed bag….Offense excellent against the Skins, Gaints, then this Dallas game was just terrible….

        • RIP illa

          This isn’t about praise or even winning! It’s about stupid unfounded statements like implying the two are racist and the all compassing…”the current players need to go cause they suck”!!!

          1) Out of all the top black players in the league that are balling out w/ white QBs under the helm, the Eagles are the only team to have their two best players, at their respective positions, be racist and not give the effort required cause Foles is white??? Seriously dude!!! Disregard the fact that Desean’s basically on a 1yr deal…disregard how he played in the Tampa game…disregard the fact the fact that Shady and he are in the tops for league leaders.

          Which brings me to #2…the current players suck is what you replied in reference to those two…yet they are Tops in the league at their positions!!!

          • Will

            In fact the NFC East sucks as a whole in the NFL this year…If you think Nate Allen is a better Safety than Kerry Rhodes you are just about as clueless as the FO when it comes to building a Defense!

          • RIP illa

            And what does that have to do w/ your stupid racist conspiracy theory???

          • Will

            Hey Athletes lay down and throw games ….I got news for ya those 2 player’s along with Nick’s poor passing caused the lost. Maybe his poor passing and they just quit before the game was over but I did not see two individual performances out of the 2 league leaders against Dallas you explain why that is? Maybe the fact Nick can’t run fast and they loaded the box on McCoy, and forced Nick to pass which for whatever reason Nick was just off with no accurancy. When Nick was accurate all the dropped passes hurt us.

          • RIP illa

            I’m done!!! You can’t even have a convo w/o drastically editing your replies after I reply!!! Plus you fell in the trap of saying something stupid, then rather conceding that it was stupid and admitting your error, you’re doubling down!!! And lastly…you went full retard! And everybody knows that you don’t go full retard!!! I’ll talk w/ you again when you start posting intelligently.

          • Will

            Maybe it was just a bad game for our Eagles and racism had nothing to do with it….Djax was 3-8 for 21 yds….McCoy 18 rushes for 55 yds. Nick was 11 0f 29 for 80 yds.

          • BlindChow

            I don’t know, you may have a point:

            Riley Cooper: 6-7 for 88 yards.

            Dun Dun Duuuunnnnn!

          • Will

            Avant 3-12 for 32 yds…Dunno….

          • #7

            Damn whiteys are at it again smh.

            Jokes people!! Jokes

          • defroe81

            lol well cooper wasnt being targeted much before when vick was qb and he seemed to be the only one catching balls for foles lately soooooooo.

          • Richard Colton

            everyone knows you never go full retard

          • Vick Must Go

            Nice Tropic Thunder quote. Two thumbs up!

          • defroe81

            when did he mention anything having to do with race?

          • Andy124

            He may have editted it out, but it was there to begin with.

          • nicksaenz1

            This whole rant is hilarious.

          • Will

            yup,,,LMAO…

          • nicksaenz1

            I am, because you’re ridiculous initial comment was profoundly stupid.

          • defroe81

            omg relax dude dont have a brain aneurysm. lol

        • RIP illa

          Nice Edit!!! What the hell does that have to do w/ your racism theory!!! Cause you watched us not win a SB for 41yrs makes your statement even more credible??? Did we just enter the jackass zone??? Get outta her w/ that garbage! I’m in my 30’s haven’t seen us win a SB yet…so what!!! KC has been picking high in the draft for several years! Yeah they should have some better players than we do…that’s what happens when you suck for so long. 14 yrs and he didn’t get it done and you don’t think it was time for a change??? Granted that I think it was a mixture of coaches and personnel but that still doesn’t mean that a change wasn’t needed, especially when the coach had so much input into the personnel! Reid in KC and Reid here are two entirely different animals. You and people that think like you while ignoring the overwhelming number of other factors that play into winning a SB, are the only thing trying to make them similar.

        • defroe81

          ha i like everything you have to say entertaining keep it coming.

        • Vick Must Go

          The current players are here because of Andy. If you go down the suck fest, all the worst players are here either as Andy’s hold-overs, or as back-fills because of Andy’s poor drafts/etc. See the entire starting secondary. See Celek. See Watkins (before Chip cut him). See Avant/Cooper/Damaris.

          KC is not winning because of its O. It is winning because of its D. Say what you will, but Andy Reid did not assemble the bulk of that D. If he wins in KC, it will be like Gruden winning with Tony Dungy’s team in TB.

          And you forgot Spagnolo (as DC for NYG). Gruden left and won in TB, I think he was OC for Rhodes and 1st year Reid? Also, John Harbaugh from the Eagles won the SB with the Ravens. Jim from Stanford lost the SB.

    • WIlson from Castaway

      LOL I’m seriously dying right now. Why would they play good during Tampa then?

    • aub32

      This might be the dumbest post I have ever seen on this site.

      • Richard Colton

        saying a lot

        • aub32

          exactly

      • Vick Must Go

        Concur

    • Loke1988

      Racism is rampent from the field on up to this blog believe you me. You don’t see it your blind. That said I don’t agree with what your other point.

    • #7

      They are more comfortable with Vick, that’s for sure. None of that arm flailing with Vick at QB

    • Richard Colton

      you’re…their… just ughhh…

  • Andy124

    Coulda sworn Kinne was going to get the start. Huge mistake.

    • cliff henny

      GJ! hope kelly puts him in as a gunner on punt team late in 4th when Eagles are way up

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

        Let’s just hope the Eagles are WAY up.

        • cliff henny

          be nice wouldnt it? us eagles’ fans are due for a laugher at home. especially after 9th loss in a row to dallas in disgusting fashon

  • GiveMeABreak

    That is a pretty quick announcement. The timing raises the question about why he wasn’t active on Sunday. Would have been nice to use him instead of the 3-can commando. Nothing is ever what it seems with Lurie’s Eagles.

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

    Gimpy Vick. Not looking forward to that. :-(

    • RIP illa

      Yeah…too soon. But we have no other option. Not to my liking but let’s see how he does. I think it’s going to be a struggle for him and the O all day! Hopefully he is a legit 90-95%. Not looking forward to hearing the insane Foles loyalist if he’s not.

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

        I just don’t want to lose to the Giants. Luckily they look as sh*tty as ever. They just lucked up on an even sh*ttier team last night. I guess the only thing I’m hopeful for is that the defense shows up again, and the oline is blocking for 5/6 seconds again. lol

        • RIP illa

          That would be nice. And concur about the Giants. That game was a struggle to even watch!

          • Vick Must Go

            Hakeem Nicks hands make Celek’s look like glue

        • BlindChow

          Hopefully the win makes the Giants overconfident.

          • RIP illa

            Would also be nice if The ST return unit finally stepped up and got us some unexpected points. That would go an extremely long way in helping the O.

          • Basscase

            Their only win came against a QB that made Foles’ Sunday performance look like Joe Montana 1989. Plus they lost to the Birds by 15.

            I doubt overconfident describes them. I like “incompetent” instead.

          • Andy124

            He said, “Hopefully”. Why you wanna try to crush a man’s hope? That’s cold.

        • Dutch

          Giants are a historically streaky team. One win and start a 8 game winning streak right into the playoffs. When they are down you don’t want to let up.

          • aub32

            I would believe that if they didn’t look so terrible last night. Their offense is still pedestrian at best. Their STs are a mess, and their secondary is putrid. Had Frazier just admitted his mistake and put Ponder in at haltime, they would still be winless.

        • Basscase

          Division games are always a different animal.
          Technically the Birds should pound this team into blueberry jam, but they were effective against McCoy last time. Who knows.

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

            OOOHHHHH Giants flavored Blueberry Jam.

            Me likes! lol

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

        Can he throw only 17 passes like Cam did Sunday? lol

        • RIP illa

          Ha…only if another back besides Shady steps up and the giants don’t run that D that they ran last night to shutdown AP…what was that, like 9 in the box???

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

            Yeah..that was BEYOND ridiculous. They were just like “NO!” not gonna happen. Though stack nine in the box with us, everyone else should be running open all over the place.

          • RIP illa

            Hopefully

          • aub32

            True, but they had little to no pass rush and guys were running free all day.

          • RIP illa

            Yeah I can see what you and BBS are saying and you guys are right. If it is the case then I’m looking for Avant to have a big game working the middle. Well I’m really hoping. He’s our most trusted WR and would make Vick’s day a lot easier as opposed to looking for the big play and stuff on the outside, not saying that the outside stuff won’t be there. Giants safeties are inconsistent, at best, so I would look for Ertz to get his too. But I don’t understand the routes Chip has him running yet. I mean I see them and I know what he’s doing but just don’t know why. We could have him do so much more towards the middle and the seam to help free up the outside. Oh well…we shall see

          • #7

            Seems like he has Ertz run those deep out route towards the sidelines away from the single safety…like the one he caught against the Giants two weeks ago. Celek more over the middle

          • RIP illa

            Those are good routes and can be beneficial if our QBs were consistent w/ their throws. What I said before is also the reason why I think we need a dynamic TE w/ speed. If teams are gonna play us bump and run/single high, then a TE on a seam route, that a LB can’t keep up w/, will occupy that safety, opening up the deep bomb on the outside, or make them pay over the middle! Maybe Ertz can do it.

          • #7

            Is he not fast enough? At any rate, as long as the LB goes with him, does it fully matter how fast the TE is? I’ve seen Celek take LBs on seam routes and he’s not fast

          • RIP illa

            Yup. No he’s not really fast but he runs good routes which helps him w/ his separation. And I’ve seen Celek do it too but his main bread and butter has not been seam routes. I’m not saying that neither can do it.

          • cliff henny

            celek…what is his bread and butter? he cant catch anymore. blocking TEs are basically free udfa types. really soured on him lately. down there with nate allen

          • #7

            Ouch…but true

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

            EEEWW…not Nate Allen? That’s a tad harsh.

          • RIP illa

            I was trying not to go there as I have already expressed my displeasure and opinion on him during the offseason. I still think, he can and will have one of his break out games at some point…probably just one! If he doesn’t, time to draft or sign a new TE.

          • Andy124

            Casey!

          • RIP illa

            Who???

          • Andy124

            James Casey. TE/H-Back from Houston. He caught over a hundred balls at Rice one year and had a difficult childhood.

            He’s in witness protection right now, but after he testifies and gets out he should be good to go.

            Heard he’s very versatile and that Kelly is big on versatility and using lots of TEs. He might even put 3 in the game at once just by holding up 3 fingers.

          • Basscase

            And ever since the beginning of the season I’ve only had one finger for Casey…

          • RIP illa

            Doesn’t ring a bell!!! You sure he’s on the roster??? Lol!

          • #7

            Maybe his swiss army knife will finally be sharpened

          • cliff henny

            i wanted to trade him for picks. good news is, he’s 4m off payroll next yr…halfway to byrd

          • RIP illa

            I was hoping for a 5th, at best, that we could use to turn into another 4th.

          • Vick Must Go

            Sadly, that 4M salary likely makes him untradeable.

          • Vick Must Go

            Trade Nate Allen, Celek, and Sopoaga for a conditional 7th pick in like 2018

          • aub32

            I think Ertz is being used a lot like Fred Davis with the Skins last year. Sure he could do more stuff in the middle of the field, but that only makes it easier for the D to keep a LB in the middle of the field in the event of a Vick or McCoy run. Ertz is clearing out the box and has the athleticism to even get open.

          • RIP illa

            Didn’t think of that…good point. But is Chip that far ahead that he’s designing passing routes in case or in the event that Vick has to scramble? That would be awesome and, relatively unheard of. And make me respect Chip a hell of a lot more.

          • aub32

            Hell I thought about it and who the hell am I. I definitely think there’s more to what Chip is doing than we realize. If the players can execute, it will be something special.

          • RIP illa

            I tend to think you’re probably right. Since the Wash game and the way our O has been less Oregon Kelly like, I also tend to agree that there’s a lot more to it than we have seen.

          • cliff henny

            wouldnt surprise me. doubt there’s very little kelly hasnt thought of in regards to offense

          • RIP illa

            True indeed.

      • RIP illa

        Uh oh…found one insane Foles loyalist already!!!

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

          lol

          • RIP illa

            Wow…you got a thumbs down too!!! That’s exactly what I mean by insane Foles supporters. Not every Foles supporter is insane, but the ones that are…SMH!

      • defroe81

        would be unfair to criticize vick the next day knowing he is not 100% and i guess im pretty much a foles loyalist as i feel one bad game doesnt mean he is done. if thats how the nfl is then vick would have been done quite some time ago.

        • RIP illa

          Well said.

        • #7

          Well alrighty then. Well said

        • Chali

          Agree, but that one bad game showed more than just a bad game. It looked like he didn’t have confidence in himself and his arm, that is something I’m not sure can be repaired. As Sheil pointed out, there were receivers wide open and he was scared to pull the trigger. I don’t know. . . I kind of agree with you but damn that game he looked so awful.

    • Dutch

      I think this is a huge mistake. Any aggravation of this injury and the Eagles are Screwed. This is a desperate move that could cost them a run at the division title.

      • RIP illa

        I don’t know if we would be really screwed but I see what you’re saying. I’m hoping he’s more ready than some of us believe, cause we all know how hammy’s can be.

      • cliff henny

        kelly just needs to tell him once he gets to 1st down marker, that’s it. he tries to stretch out 50 yards, i’ll be waiting for it to pop.

      • #7

        What cliff henny said. my bestus buddy for the last couple of hours

        • Richard Colton

          i’m still here for you, and yeah – Vick should be able to beat the Giants as a pure pocket passer. No need to end the season with further injury.

          • Basscase

            But will he stay in the pocket? Once the whistle blows and the game is on, and he sees a hole…..he’s gonna go full speed and something bad could happen.

            Like Vick b/c he goes all-out every game. Hoping he dials it back a bit and lets everyone else do the heavy lifting for him.

          • Richard Colton

            could he? yes. will he? probably not

          • #7

            Pocket breaks down. Needs to hit the checkdown or you’ll see me hammering Vick on here.

          • cliff henny

            good, think most of us are sick of you slobbering all over him

          • #7

            Ah…there it is. You must be sippin on that henny again

          • cliff henny

            was just a good natured shot at you.

          • #7

            all good. You’re alright…kinda

          • Richard Colton

            well sure you will, now that you know he’s the only real option this year.

          • #7

            He’s always been the only real option

          • Richard Colton

            this year? looks like you’re right. Serious question – the
            picture with the article, the one with Mike Vick and the Dallas Cowboy looking longingly into each other’s eyes? When you close YOUR eyes, which one do you fanaticize
            you are?

          • #7

            You win Dick

          • Richard Colton

            actually, #42 has a pretty funny look in that pic too

          • aub32

            Kelly got him to stop taking hits and protect the ball. So I wouldn’t rule out him staying in the pocket against a team that shouldn’t require him to take off running.

          • #7

            Man coverage and they turn their backs on him…..

            Maybe he’ll just take the ten yards. We’ll see

          • cliff henny

            fact is vick running at 85% isnt getting hit in open field if he takes conservative route to sidelines.

          • #7

            We say all of these things on the blogs but I bet it’s hard to tone down the competitive drive that these guys posses. Hell i have to turn mine down with my kids. We’ll see.

            If Barkley has to come in, automatic loss

          • Basscase

            Barkley, at home, against the 1-6 Giants?

            “Abandon hope, all ye who enter here” should be placed over the Linc

          • cliff henny

            vick really has done a good jobprotecting himself. only issue he still has is when rolling left and pressured, he jumps right before getting hit, which give defender little more leverage and momentum to slam his head and back into turf.

          • #7

            Rolling to his strong hand and still thinks he can make the pass. Only answer I can give ya

          • cliff henny

            well, it’s freaking dumb. tell him to stop it, when you two have your weekly phone call

          • #7

            I’ll let you handle that. Word on the streets you two drink Hennessy together

          • cliff henny

            never had it. miller 64 on beach, miller lite at house, guinness during major sporting events and jack daniels when it’s time to get down to business

          • #7

            You don’t have da chronic?

          • cliff henny

            never really liked it. loved the bolivian marching powder in my heyday, now a xanax and a beer is prefered

          • #7

            It was a joke lol. You got me beat with the xanax lol. Beer and weed is all I need

          • G_WallyHunter

            Googed for life

          • theycallmerob

            HAHAHA marching powder, i like that one. though you get an equal minus for jack daniels- that’s some tennessee filth right there.

          • cliff henny

            it’s not often, not anymore. was more out of rebellion,living out in LA everyone ws getting their cool drinks, went jd more as an f-u to them, and it stuck. every once in a while i’ll get a bottle of johnny walker.

          • #7

            Nah. You never want to just talk football…

          • #7

            And he can. Just because he scrambles and extends plays doesn’t mean he can’t. He’s breaking the pocket for the most part as a last resort and taking what the D gives him…especially in man coverage

          • cliff henny

            sometimes they focus more when having slight injury, like mcnabb’s broken ankle game. vick needs to play point guard, just distribute ball and save that hammy

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

            Agree. Just trust your line and your receivers. Even Cooper. lol He seems like he’s been ready to play like a big boy the last couple of weeks.

        • cliff henny

          let’s not get carried away, actually havent agreed with any of your posts, but that 1

          • #7

            damn. now i’m depressed.

            Damn you replied to that shit quick lol

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

        Completely agree. I guess we will see what happens.

        • #7

          If we fall two games back, then what? The Giants would eat Barkley alive, even at 1-6

          • Basscase

            The Redskins are still in it, and they’re a game behind the Birds.

            I don’t think the Eagles win the division, but no one’s getting eliminated before Christmas, it seems.

          • #7

            They have a diva at QB. they ain’t winning shit. I hate the Redskins and RG3

    • #7

      He’s gotta play. Maybe Chip will change the offense for Vick for once. Quick hitting plays. It can be done against the Giants

    • Will

      GOD I hope Mike is healed up, hamstring tears can linger if Mike rushes back to soon. The Foles supporters will get there wish. Hope Mike is a 100%

    • nicksaenz1

      He’ll be fine by Sunday.

    • #7

      Cmon Butt!!!

      lol

  • #7

    Makes me a bit nervous. If that hammy pops it will be a party on here…

    What a shame

    • Basscase

      Yeah, and that party ends real quick once Barkley gets on the field.

      This could be bad comedy.

      • #7

        SMH. I can stomach Foles, but I CANNNOT take watching Barkley. Will need the stickiest of the icky to watch that game all the way through

        • anon

          better to just light it up and pass out.

          • #7

            LOL yep

        • defroe81

          i like any qb foles or vick but you are right to watch barkley play i would need to be stoned out my mind in fact as soon as he came in the game i told my gf im not watching anymore he is going to throw a bunch of picks he is a rookie and wala as i walked into my other room to shoot people on my video game to let off steam all i hear is oh god you were right… id rather have foles than barkley just dont see barkley as an nfl qb but i dont know sh!t about football thats for sure. if barkely starts stickiest of icky for sure… though i go green every eagles game its my tradition.

          • #7

            WTF was Howie and Chip thinking? Our WRs don’t even fit with Barkley. #10 would be in tears he would be so pissed at Barkley…and probably leaving the field on a stretcher from getting hung out to dry by those weak ass passes

          • nicksaenz1

            Barkley’s the dude Dutch needs to tear up for being the beneficiary of freak athlete receivers throughout college.

          • #7

            We don’t even bring that up. you’re exactly right

          • #7

            Go green. Only way to do it. Along with some Bud Light Platinum. Maybe some Guiness

          • nicksaenz1

            Bud Light Platinum??? What?

          • #7

            Shit is good man!!

          • defroe81

            ha it is i dunno why but i like that platinum sh!t too. lol

          • #7

            6% ABV. That does the trick right there

          • cliff henny

            with that theory, why not drink milwaukee best lite ice, 100 cals, less filling 6%…get destroyed in a hurry on that crap at 8.99 an 18 pack

          • nicksaenz1

            Yards ESA is 6%, the IPA is 7%, the Thomas Jefferson Ale is 8%. All far more delicious than any Bud product not named Goose Island, which almost brought me to tears when I found out that Anheiser bought them.

          • #7

            Thomas Jefferson Ale…I might try that

          • nicksaenz1

            It’s great. Huge fan of Yards. Letting the last 6 age for at least 6 months…. That’s the plan at least. We’ll see if that holds true in desperate times.

          • #7

            Good luck with that. Beer doesn’t last in my house

          • nicksaenz1

            The key is to keep it stocked.

          • #7

            Got to put on a show for the wife. If she actually knew how many beers I can drink…I’d get nagged to death

          • JofreyRice

            You ever try 3 philosophers? Really good. Expensive, but very good. Belgian beer, so you have to like that heavy wheat thing. For me, I much prefer that to IPAs. I lived in Germany for 3 years, so I kind of got a taste for the Hefeweizen.

          • nicksaenz1

            I have had the 3 Philosophers. Worked at a craft beer bar in South Philly and we had it on tap for a little, and by little I mean about a week. It’s a great beer. Drank it for my shift drink every night it was on tap that I worked.

          • #7

            Drank milwaukee best lite ice all through college. I’ve moved up in life.

            The BEAST!!

          • cliff henny

            to bud lite? keep moving, my man

          • #7

            I don’t change a whole lot. I can drink the same shit for years beer wise

          • cliff henny

            well, in my eyes, and taste buds, you are coming as close to drinking shit as possible. bud lite is the only beer i will turn down

          • #7

            When i go to a bar I’ll try new beers, but at the house I’ll have the platinum. Just being lazy I guess…BLP works for me

          • cliff henny

            it’s like buying high end ikea furniture…doesnt make much sense

          • Andy124

            6% ABV.

          • #7

            That is the reason

          • cliff henny

            drink magic hat. or reg bud light (though i’d never, crap gives me headaches-just the smell) at 1.5 x’s the pace

          • nicksaenz1

            Is it, really? I only drink regular BL for all day events, so there’s never been a need for me to find a BL with higher ABV. Rather many others that provide higher ABV with far better taste.

          • Andy124

            As an “Eagles Fan” you are obligated to drink Yuengling. Pretty sure you can get it down there now. Not all the time. But it must be part of the rotation for anyone not married to craft brews.

            I like BLP too.

            EDIT: You’ve got a kid, lay off the weed.

          • #7

            We got Yuengling lol. Cmon man this is America not Indonesia

          • Andy124

            I was in Alabama for a few years and they didn’t have it down there back then. They got it about a month after I got back up here.

          • Vick Must Go

            You’d be surprised how many places it isn’t. I’ve lived all over the country, and now in FL which is the only place I’ve seen it since living in PA

          • nicksaenz1

            I grew up on Yuengling, but I can’t drink it anymore. Girlfriend won’t come near me next day if I do.

          • anon

            beer sh*tz?

          • nicksaenz1

            The worst I’ve ever had always came from Yuengling. Haven’t drank it in a couple years.

          • #7

            I can’t think of a beer I’ve ever had that didn’t give beer sh*tz

          • nicksaenz1

            When in mass quantity, I hear ya. 4-5 Yuenglings and the next morning is terrible.

          • #7

            lol

          • Andy124

            Don’t let your woman dictate what you drink. Let her know that you and beer shits is a package deal. She loves ‘em both or gtfo. :)

          • #7

            I’m slowly adding it in. Have a buddy from Pottsville. All he talks about is Yuengling

      • cliff henny

        no need to watch nfl except eagles, just watch texas a&m, ucla and oregon.

    • nicksaenz1

      I certainly don’t want to see Vick hurt. It’s sad that there are a few who would go overboard in celebration. I’ve said all along he’s done nothing to lose his job, and since Foles didn’t take it from him, he’s the guy we gotta roll into battle with, especially if healthy.

      • #7

        Nick, be honest. It’s the truth isn’t it.

        • nicksaenz1

          At this point, be pretty hard to argue against it. I don’t think Sunday’s game defines Foles by any stretch of the imagination, but, gotta seize the opportunity when it presents itself and he didn’t. If Vick is healthy enough to maximize the running ability, he’s gotta be the starter until he screws up enough to question it.

          • #7

            Preciate the honesty

        • Vick Must Go

          Sadly, it is the truth

    • Vick Must Go

      Have my streamers ready

  • Basscase

    Technically the Eagles should win this one going away – opponent coming off a MNF game on the road, opponent loves to give the ball away, their one “win” was against a team whose QB made Kordell Stewart say “Dude, you overthrew him”…and the last time the Birds had a losing streak at home this long, it was ended against the Giants.

    But man, them division games and Vick’s possibly-still-tender hammy, with Matt Barkley waiting in the wings….

    Vick should beat this team with his eyes closed. Still…

    • #7

      We can’t overlook anybody

    • cliff henny

      after 4th quarter against dallas, you’re not excited for barkley era to begin? think opposing dbs would be

      • #7

        Barkley back to pass…..INTERCEPTED by JUSTIN TUCK!!!

        smh

        • Vick Must Go

          Barkley will set records this year. First QB to ever have more interceptions than attempts. It isn’t even mathematically possible, but he would find a way.

          • #7

            Shouldn’t your handle be Foles Must Go?

      • anon

        He’d make pro-bowlers out of the NFCEast linebackers

    • BlindChow

      I hope Vick’s accuracy is back if he can’t move around. He was averaging 46% over the last 3 games before he pulled his hamstring. This might be another rough game no matter who plays QB…

  • Andy124

    What ashame we spend half a day bashing down a conspiracy theory when we could have spent the whole time talking about the beginning of the Kinne era.

    • #7

      Put Kinne in over Barkley. I’d watch that. Dude could play special teams, play corner, and return kicks too

      • defroe81

        word thats what im talking about

  • #7

    Thank goodness for these threads. I haven’t done one ounce of work today. All this typing gave me my excercise for the day.

    My entire workday went to 24/7. Shiel I need some type of shout out or something

  • Will

    “My hamstring,” Vick cracked. “The acceleration part. Just movement,
    moving around. I don’t want to re-aggravate it. I want to continue with
    my progress and make sure that I don’t regress.” So true Vick….

  • 1972

    Vicks back!!! 8-8 9-7 if he can stay healthy. playoff loss. ill take it..
    Now get me a young qb with a strong arm and some athleticism

    • #7

      Way to keep your spirits up!!!

      • 1972

        lol im optimistic, not delusional.