The second the previous play was blown dead, Chip Kelly’s assistant was already going through his routine.
Standing on the sideline in a grey hoodie, grey sweats and an Eagles visor, he quickly looked down at his cheat sheet on the grass before running through the motions.
An NFL-version of charades. One second, he was adjusting an imaginary telescope. The next, flapping his wings like a bird.
Chip Kelly had done a little homework on the whole Michael Vick age thing, and was armed with a response when the subject was broached earlier this week.
“Number one, I think when you look at his age and study it for quarterbacks, he is actually younger than Tony Romo and about the same age as Eli Manning. I think sometimes when you look at him because he has been in the league for a while and he came out early from college. And you look at his age and say, boy, he’s aging. And it’s funny,” said Kelly. “So I think there is a lot more to Michael.”
Fair enough. But the question wasn’t about how Vick ranks by age compared to his contemporaries, but rather how Kelly planned on getting a soon-to-be 33-year old to change his spots.
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