Vick To Test Hamstring Friday

vickmarqueeThe expectation is that Michael Vick will start Sunday’s game against the Giants, but the Eagles’ quarterback said he still needs to test his hamstring out one more time on Friday.

“Just gonna take one more day and see how it feels,” Vick said. “We had a good practice today. Didn’t really have to stretch it out. Tomorrow is a run day for us so I’m gonna give it a go.”

Vick has been listed as a full practice participant each of the last two days.




Asked if not naming a starter this late in the week gives the Eagles a competitive advantage, Vick said: "This is not an issue or a situation you can play around with. I'm not up here playing games or just blowing smoke. I'm just trying to figure out what's the best situation."

For what it's worth, Vick had a grin on his face when answering the previous question.

As for the game itself, Vick said the Eagles anticipate the Giants playing them like most other teams: focus on the run, play man coverage across the board and force the offense to move the ball through the air.

"I expect them to play man again," Vick said. "That's what we're preparing for. Our game plan has been predicated around them playing man coverage and trying to stop what we do."

Asked if playing at less than 100 percent will weigh on his mind when he's on the field, Vick said: "If I'm out there, I'm full go. I'm gonna give it everything I got. Y'all know me, y'all know how I play. I don't hold anything back, and I'm gonna give it everything I got."

INJURY REPORT

Patrick Chung (shoulder), Donnie Jones (left foot) and Cedric Thornton (knee) were limited participants in today's practice.

Bradley Fletcher (knee), Jason Peters (shoulder, finger), Chris Polk (shoulder) and Vick (hamstring) were all listed as full participants.

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  • Dutch

    Mike, this is a game you should sit out.

    • Basscase

      Agreed because of Vick’s overall health and the entire season, but disagreed because of the importance (division game, rival has a chance to lose this week, etc.)

      It kinda brings the whole decision to bring Vick back full-circle – if you want to win, and he proved in TC that he gives you the best chance, then you start him, even at 70%, over Barkley. I think people would question CK if he started someone else, if Vick was in any capacity to play (and knowing Vick, he’d be out in a wheelchair tossing strikes).

      Unspoken is how Foles has done with his concussion tests, if he’s gone through them at all. This hints to me that either 1) it’s worse than people are saying, or 2) CK isn’t interested in having him back for a minute, so no need to rush.

      • anon

        agree. weird that foles hasn’t been in front of the press or back on the practice field. i literally don’t know if i could watch if we had to start bark. that was the longest 4th quarter ever.

        • cliff henny

          sadly, seen worse out of an Eagles qb

          • Dominik

            Seriously guys, he at least managed to move the ball. I was happy to see Barkley out there. At least we had a minimal chance of coming back into the game vs. none with Foles.

            Yeah, the 3 picks suck, but he managed 129 Yards in 1 Quarter vs. 80 Yards in 3 with Foles.

            But yeah, I wouldn’t have a good feeling at all if he’d be our QB on sunday.

          • Dutch

            I don’t think Barkley was that bad considering the circumstance he was thrown in. I’d rather have Barkley Sunday vs the Giants, than the rest of the year to close out the schedule.

        • Basscase

          Part of me wants to believe CK is trying to protect him from having to face the media and why he gave one of the worst (if not THE worst) performances in Eagles’ history. It’s really funny how the guy a lot of people thought would be the future (or at least should’ve been given his shot) is now kinda hidden from everyone.

          • G_WallyHunter

            If that’s what CK is doing then good. Probably a good decision, no need for him to face media and have stupid questions asked, let him be.

          • #7

            Agree on that. We all saw it. No need to hear him talk about it. Move on and get healthy

          • G_WallyHunter

            Bingo, lovin how Chips doing things, slights the media every chance he gets in favour for his players and family… seeks out ways to get around them.
            He’s studied all the restrictions and exceptions to all those media rules and different ways to get around stupid requirements. Whenever he’s at podium you can tell he just wants to get the hell out of there, why wouldn’t he keep those idiots away from his players whenever he can.

            KEEP IT UP
            CHIPKELLY4PREZ

          • #7

            Yep. He makes them look stupid sometimes up there. Love it.

          • G_WallyHunter

            Oh man, every presser I watch there’s at least one or two questions where he gives them the most obvious answer (some of which he’s given 3 or 4 times already in that presser or in the one before), looks at them with a look that’s asking “Are you stupid?”, the tone he uses is just hilarious, makes reporters look so dumb lol.. the number of times CK says “Like I said… As I’ve always said…. Like I said before…” its hilarious…
            screw the reporters, except Sheil and Tim of course, they can do whatever they want, they are Gods in Eagle Land

          • Dutch

            I think that’s the case. Chip is protecting the kid from the media, which isn’t bad to help restore the kid’s confidence. Vick was out with a concussion a month, but in the Atlanta game he was back the next week after that concussion.

            We know Mike is a warrior, I don’t get that feeling about Foles. Mike is willing to play so long as he can get out of bed and take a step. Kelly may have to proceed with caution, and protect Vick from himself.

      • Brian

        When has he ever tossed strikes? Or, are you saying he’d be more accurate from a wheelchair?

      • Dutch

        the hesitence because of this being a critical division game is a shared concern I have. At this point it’s best to take care of your own work, and we can not look for another team in the division to hand Dallas a loss so that is a job left to the Eagles to handle. In that, there is no room for errors. The Cowboys was a winnable game, and this game with the Giants should turn the Eagles way, period.

        If this is a loss the road to the division is tougher, but if Vick was to further injure that hammy, the season is a mail in because there’s no chance for the division.

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

      Yep.

    • #7

      I hear you on this, but he’s a vet and he should be able to manage this somehow. I would be OK with this if Foles were healthy. Barkley, the Giants would eat his ass for lunch

      • Dutch

        You are missing the point with Barkley, Barkley proved he has a short memory and he had no fear. Barkley’s issue is he was not ready for the speed of the defenders closing on his passes. He can only make adjustments for the speed of the game being out there playing. He was brought in to throw the Eagles back into the game with time closing out. That’s a tough position for someone that has no familiarity with the speed of the opposing defenses at this level.

        Barkley took a few block bursting shots in the pocket and that did not unnerve him his next pass attempt. He stood tall in the pocket, kept his eyes down field, and glided around the pocket avoiding any penetration to extend plays. His mechanics were sound he just played himself by challenging the defense which moves faster than any college defense he faced.

        He looked exactly like a rookie who hasn’t gotten many if any reps with the Eagles first team offense. The Eagles never practice at full speed so this was an entirely new twist for Barkley.

        • #7

          I hear you on that. Would love if he could come in and do what you just said consistently. I just dont’ think he can make the throws for our #1 WR. Foles couldn’t get Jackson the ball. If he came in and proved us all wrong that’d be great. He’s not going to pick up the speed of the game after one quarter of live action.

          • Dutch

            I like the kid, I love his moxie and he’s brilliant with anticipation and delivery. Having seen that in his game, I believe he is capable of making the necessary adjustment at his level if given the right opportunity. This week’s Giants game, one of the worst defenses in the NFL is that opportunity provided he has access to all the tools the Eagles have available. Last week he did not have access to every weapon the Eagles have, he was put into a situation to throw the Eagles in the game or out of the game, which made him easy pickings.

          • #7

            Tell me how he would get the ball to Jackson Dutch

    • #7

      You know what Dutch….I keep reading your post over and over and it starts to make a bit more sense. I hope you haven’t jinxed us.

      Also, some of Chippah’s choices have been questionable this year….

  • Dominik

    “Asked if playing at less than 100 percent will weigh on his mind when
    he’s on the field, Vick said: “If I’m out there, I’m full go. I’m gonna
    give it everything I got. Y’all know me, y’all know how I play. I don’t
    hold anything back, and I’m gonna give it everything I got.””

    You can say what you want about Vick (and I’m not a fan), but that’s true. He will let it all on the field. The result is another question.

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

      He’s high risk high reward, but you never have to doubt his effort. Ever.

    • anon

      Hopefully he doesn’t try to force it. 2 weeks ago we had 2 QBs now we have none.

      • #7

        lol. look at the rams

  • 1972

    We need an iron man type qb that never gets hurt. This worrying about back up qb and controversies and such. The top teams don’t worry bout qb play
    The mannings, brees, brady, Rodgers MAtt Ryan. These guys rarely miss games
    And im aware that all of these guys have been injured, but they don’t have a history of it
    . Vick gets hurt every year, and now foles is right behind him

    • #7

      Lot of luck involved in football. Not saying that this is how they do it. You must have forgotten that Matt Ryan seperated his shoulder last year. Had it not been the NFCCG he would have come out and missed games also

      • 1972

        I didn’t forget,I said rarely. But we all know matty ice doesnt get injured much

      • 1972

        No comparison between him and our guys

        • #7

          That’s football unfortunately

    • Dutch

      Those guys rarely get hit……..but when they do the bottom falls out of those offenses. See Matt Ryan for an example and look at the resurgence of Phillip Rivers. Ha…… King Dunlap is playing lights out protecting Phillip Rivers blind side. I will not be surprised if King Dunlap is recognized for his play this year with a trip to Hawaii

      • #7

        Scheme helps too

      • #7

        King Dunlap SMH. That’s where the lack of patience comes in. Almost nonexistent in the NFL today. He was a turnstile here though….

      • 1972

        Rivers quick release is playing a big part in Dunlaps play, and Matt Ryan has lost games. But he has a peyton manning type resume going on . 12 to 13 wins every year not being able to get over the hump.
        But I would take that over 6-12 8-8

  • GEAGLE

    I’m one of the few believers in our defense but even I never expected our defense to go Into week 8 needing to carry a Chip Kelly offense lol I am much more confident about our defense then the offense given the QB mess at the moment.

    Looks like my main man Folesy is down so I’m gonna need Mike to step up…problem is hearing his interviews all week does not give me ANY confidence because he does NOT sound confident…Mike Vick without his confidence can be really bad..
    ….
    in Vick is going to play and have a bad day, he can be Mike Vick bad…he needs to be FOles bad…what I mean by that is when Vick so he bad, he kills us with the worst turnovers ever seen and things spiral out of control. FOles was horrible last week, but he was a cautious horrible in that as bad as it was, he still took care of Ball and ATleast gave us a shot to stay in the game..if Vick is going to be bad, he has to be cautious bad, because our defense will 100% force ATleast two turnovers on Sunday, which will give us a chance to win the game no matter how much our offense struggles as long as we don’t give the ball away..

    DEFENSE!!! DEFENSE!! DEFENSE!!! We are forcing ATLEAST two turnovers this week!! DEFENSE!! DEFENSE!! DEFENSE!!!

    • #7

      “My main man Folesy” lol. You got me on that one lol. No malice

    • #7

      Foles took care of the ball alright…by being scared to throw the football. One thing Vick isn’t is scared. Go out blazing. More mentally tough than Folesy

    • RIP illa

      So if Vick is going to be bad, you’d rather have him throw for 80 yards, rush for 25, help us put up 3 points, and get us nowhere close to winning the game as opposed to turning the ball over? So what if he has 317 yards throwing, 32 rushing, and 4 turnovers but we still win by 1 like he did in Cleveland last year. That was Vick bad. I get that you still like Foles and all but the statement of…”he needs to be Foles bad” is more than crazy.

  • hawaiieaglesfan

    Well well well. I guess Foles or Barkley is not the answer. They are still works in progress. I gotta adimit after Foles had 1 and 1/2 games I thought Foles might be ready. Foles was not ready for pressing man coverage. I was on the fence for awhile as to who should be the starting qb. Gotta believe Vicks the man now.
    I never worried about our o. But to be held to 3 points got me thinking. On the flip side our d seems much improved.

    • #7

      You’re a bit late with that discovery

      • RIP illa

        smh cause I’m lol’n!

        EDIT: you forget that he’s on Hawaii-Aleutian Time Zone

      • hawaiieaglesfan

        I hear u. Sometimes I overthink things an ignore my gut feelings. I guess I like giving people the benefit of doubt. Igotta see it on the field.

        • #7

          Best place to do it. Not on these threads like a lot of people do

          • hawaiieaglesfan

            Gotta admit though Kiffen did a great job mixing cover 2 looks with cover 1 looks. He really got physical with the corners. Much tougher than tampa was. I really hate giving kudos to a Dallas coach. But it was great coaching. Really kept Foles guessing and off balance.

          • hawaiieaglesfan

            Vick would have ate up that cover 2

          • #7

            hell yeah

          • hawaiieaglesfan

            U know what really bugs me. When people say Vick cant read a defense. Vick has seen it all. He knows what hes looking at. Th only “problem” he has is that sometimes he rolls the dice. Look at Brees he consitently throws into doubble and triple coverge. Nobody gives him grief for that. You know what in big games sometimes you have to make that throw. High risk high reward. If u wanna watch low risk football be a redskins fan.

          • #7

            You about to start some ish on here, but I 1000% agree with you. That’s a part of how the greats become great. They’re not afraid..like Folds was last week. Thing with those guys you mentioned though, they have great pieces around them. Their o-lines are always great for the most part. Unfortunately, all the credit and blame goes to the QB.

            Brees had 19 INTs last year and hardly a peep.

          • hawaiieaglesfan

            We with the exception of last year the saints had a d that created turnovers to neagate some of the risks that brees took. That us why I think our sucess as a team depends on our d creating turnovers. That is why I love the late g jj. He did that for us. Ihope Davis does the same.

          • #7

            Yep. If a D can’t be dominant like KC, you have to get TOs.

          • quarterback pessimist

            Last year was a pass for Brees. No coach and his team sucked. That’s why no one gave a peep….

          • #7

            He would have gotten away with it if he had his coach.

            Also, they essentially have the same team

          • quarterback pessimist

            Come on, seriously? Lets be honest here….whether one is a Vick fan or not, some games he’s great and some games he sucks. Some games he’s psychologically/intellectually engaged, and some games he’s not. Been that way his whole career and it’s not gonna change now. If people see it as he can’t always read defenses, then so be it because some games he isn’t doing something and he sucks that day. Brees is a really bad comparison, BTW. Much more consistent than Vick,

          • #7

            Yeah, but as a QB you have to trust what you see at some point. Vick also…especially against KC

      • RaiderDebo

        Lol!

        • #7

          Late since preseason

  • #7

    Charles Barkley on WIP with us right now. “I don’t care if Mike Vick has
    to play with a cane and a walker. They need to get him in.”

    Vick to Barkley: “If I need to get out there with a cane, I will.”