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  • aub32

    I don’t see why anyone thought there was any other outcome. Chip chose his QB when he convinced Vick to restructure. However, he couldn’t just hand Vick the job, but he knew based on his time seeing Foles in college that Vick could beat him out. Although he had to sell the idea of Foles being a viable starter so that he can trade him this offseason for a second round pick. That pick can then be used to move up and get his eventual franchise QB. It’s all Chip Kelly’s mad genius. (sarcasm)

    • Andy124

      Jeebus aub. I thought you got hacked until I got the last word of your post.

    • EaglePete

      Good call, probably part of it anyway. It actually counters some of my comments of how Vick starting could hinder a rebuild. If we draft another QB, and keep looking for the “franchise” Vick could play a few more seasons here. Depends on how this offense operates vs the whole team of course.

      • #7

        DON’T BE SURPRISED

    • Voted up for beating the conspiracy theorists at their game. lol

    • Not-aub32-fan

      ridiculous

  • daryksr

    If you didn’t see this coming from miles away, you are totally clueless. Hope we can get the full 16 out of MV7 this season, and see points-a-plenty from this offense, which could prove to be as prolific as any offense to date minus the 18-1 Patriots.

  • Cyrus Robinson

    Now that Vick is starter, I want them to use the shoulder pad fly swatters on CB blitzes, because I often see QBs getting picked off obscreen passes, and since Vick is king of getting CB blitzed, it’d help keep the turnovers down.

    • #7

      No worries about that. Chip provides an outlet at all times instead of just sending everyone on long developing routes with no o-line

  • Ron Dugan

    Ain’t no competition no mores. None of dis matters wif a bad defense.

  • Joseph Miller

    If Vick dosen’t start to Slide, we’ll see Foles soon…. Any one else see the quick Knee to Vicks chin at about the 1 min. mark in the first half on his run at the 2 yard line. He might not last 16 is he does slide, but he sure won’t if he goes head first…

    • People keep forgetting that Vick rund like a back or WR PLUS he has aserious forward lean…sliding feet first is near impossible. I’ll thake the “duck and get down” he did on his first run in Carolina. I think that’s as good as it’s gonna get.

  • #7

    So there it is.

    I told you for months that Vick was not done, washed up, etc etc etc. Vick has proved that he’s the best QB for our team. I always knew that Vick would win, but what really got me fired up was the questions about his intelligence. Really? IMO, no matter how badly a QB sucks, if you’re a starter in the NFL for 10 seasons or whatever it is, you can’t fake being smart.

    All of the “can’t read a defense” crap, LOL..EAT IT. Looked like Nick “Mr.Checkdown” Foles couldn’t read the defense, and holding the ball too long. And at 6’6, that arm is WEAK..wow. I’ve gained respect for Foles, but he cannot even be mentioned in the same breath as Vick. If he could, he would have beaten Vick, right? (insert excuses here).

    Vick’s back is against the wall and I’ve been saying it for months that he would step up to the plate and take this job with ease.

    Young Foles, you hold that clipboard tightly and with pride, you hear?

    • Media Mike

      What you’re totally avoiding is seeing how much Foles can improve over the ups and downs of a 16 game season as the starter to see if we need to go into the 2014 draft for a franchise QB. Greg Cosell already said Foles has adequate NFL arm strength, Vick just happens to have on of the best 2 or 3 arms in the game.
      As is right now, I don’t see Vick being the long term answer to our needs at QB. I don’t know if Foles is or isn’t or if we need to go get Teddy Bridgewater in this draft.
      If Vick plays great football all season and minimizes the turnovers (and almost turnovers i.e. dropped INTs like happened in 2010 according to a lot of media folks), I’ll be happy to admit I was wrong. As is right now, I expect Vick to do what Vick has always done.
      That is my view on the QB situation, like it or not. If you and I don’t happen to agree, that’s fine. If you’d like to gloat that your guy won the job, go for it! But please don’t act like there isn’t a valid rhetorical leg for the Foles camp to stand on. Vick hasn’t earned that level of trust.

      • cliff henny

        we need to get Brideggewater or Marioti.

        • RIP illa

          Yup. Even if Vick plays well, he’s still getting up there in age and as far as projections, Teddy and Marioti, project better than Foles. Depending on the number of wins, Mortgage the future, if need be, and get the best QB we can and, as said before, if Vick plays well this season let him start next and have the newly drafted franchise QB ride the pine and develop. A la Rodgers!!!

    • EaglePete

      ha, you have some good ones in this thread, cafeteria and two hands now Nick. Well done. Ill say it again though, he won the battle not the war. Dont be surprised if that stadium turns on him in a heartbeat with some shoddy play even just here or there. Not rooting for it, just wont be surprised is all. Enjoy this while it lasts, that was some heat defending him last year and half. I was in his camp last preseason, just hard to be again. Still is. Need to see it to believe it again in regular season.

  • #7

    There you go Foles. Two hands now.

    • Adam Banks

      Lmao I couldn’t resist this up vote

    • LMAO. SMH.

    • Mr. Wu

      HAHAHA your too much man…that joint is funny though

  • Eagles4Life

    So many bitter people on here grasping at straws after they did this:

    1. Said Vick would be gone after training camp since he “sucks.”
    2. Said Vick wasn’t intelligent enough to run the offense and/or read defenses.
    3. Said Foles has the skillset to clearly beat Vick in any sort of competition and it would show.

    Eat your crow quietly, my friends. Don’t wish injury on your starting quarterback.

    • LeClaw

      1. Vick didn’t face any blitz pressure…all vanilla stuff, so that aspect of the QB competition remains to be evaluate this weekend
      2. With pressure will Vick (who finally learned how to hold a football because he has been doing it wrong his whole life) hold onto the football?
      3. Foles fumbled two snaps, yes but I’d take my chances on a new guy fixing his fumblitous then an oldies

      • Eagles4Life

        1. Like Chip said, they had 38 opportunities to evaluate the QB spot. Do you think they didn’t blitz him any to see what he would do? Preseason is vanilla, true…but you obviously didn’t watch the games if you think nobody blitzed while Vick was in. Lastly, I’d encourage you to read this article from last year http://www.bleedinggreennation.com/2012/10/10/3480048/michael-vick-improving-against-the-blitz-draft which specifically talks about Vick against the blitz. Further, if teams blitzed so heavily, do you think MAYBE for a second that’s because they understood the Eagles scheme and part of the problem was schematics to counter the blitz?

        2. Has Foles held onto the football against vanilla?

        3. Keyword being “you,” and you are not Chip Kelly.

        • LeClaw

          My point was I’ve heard of Vick improving and looking good each off season yet when it comes to game speed he has stumbled.

          I watched the games and he had two points of pressure: Polk picked it up and he sidestepped one guy…I know what he can do on a play!!!! I am asking for consistency!!!!!!

          Thank you for that read, it was fascinating; I have hopes but my statement was made to bring the expectations of Vick down to Earth…Last year you could put Foles & Vicks stats next to each other and not see a major difference

          Our franchise QB who will take us to the playoffs is not on this roster

  • therealpistolp

    Had no picks going in.. Wanted the best man to win the job and he did!!! Vick was clearly the best QB out of the two.. I know y’all foleyacs sick right now

  • Media Mike

    Somebody posted this over on Tommy’s blog, but I think it sums up a lot of why I don’t care to see another go around of Vick as the starter.

    http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/20130820_Will_Eagles_fans_see_a_new__revitalized_Vick_this_season_.html?viewAllLatest=y&#comments

    • EaglePete

      He said Foles, the second-year QB from Arizona, was “outstanding” when the news was conveyed. Ya Nick, team player. Alright Nick, way to be a team player, stay sharp . Weve been spouting this for a long time in threads Mike, Ill say it again, its way early.

  • theycallmerob

    Wait, how did we go from “Vick named starting QB” to “Vick regains pro bowl form, leads team to championship after drinking from fountain of youth”?

    • nicksaenz1

      You don’t get how one leads directly to the other?

    • #7

      I said none of that. I just focused on this victory. It’s a long season.

      • theycallmerob

        I’m sorry, I missed the part where I directed that at you

    • cliff henny

      have to admit, you didnt think vick had this much game left…i know i didnt, and was slightly for the guy. know it’s early, preseason, et all…it’s encouraging on a couple fronts, for this yr, and projecting future qb in ’14 draft for kelly to mold.

      • theycallmerob

        I wrote this in the new article’s thread, but I do wonder if the OL has looked that good, or if the vanilla defenses helped this along (for both qbs). I hope Vick looks this good against DC’s who have been learning from college coaches all off-season.

        But boy, if the OL really does stay healthy and run-blocks like this….watch out. Vick is like the archetype qb, physically-speaking, for Kelly’s scheme

        • cliff henny

          vanilla defenses, but it’s also vanilla offense. read where they’ve shown maybe 30%. i’m not worried about blitzing, ball isnt in qbs hands long enough and it’s not like college coaches havent tried everything. if it was 1990, i’d be 100% against kelly, cause back then it really was two different games. might be some new wrinkles, but that’s what shurmur’s here for. sure they chewed over every scenerio…kelly doesnt strike me as a guy who’ll be under prepared.

          • theycallmerob

            this is nothing against Kelly- I’m sitting shotgun on his wagon; or rather, probably hanging off the side rails whilst wielding a shotgun and a bottle of ‘shine. But he’s yet to face an NFL defense. And it’s not like Shurmur is some Obi-Wan of the WCO; I laughed at his misery many times during his coaching stint.

          • cliff henny

            yeah buddy! shooting squirrels and cowboy fans as we ride thru the NE countryside!!!

          • theycallmerob

            cowboy fans aren’t worthy of my ammo. simply run the wagon over ’em. and I really, REALLY hate chipmunks. commie bastards.

    • Mr. Wu

      Well IDK if he will….but I hope he does

  • DunedinEagle

    Screw this team as long as Vick is at the helm. Go Skins game one. Total and complete waste of a season due to this decision. Can’t wait to watch this blow up in Chippah’s face. Take a long look at the list of coaches who risked their future on Ronnie Mexico. And before you start flaming me homers, and you know who you are, I’ve been around supporting this team longer than any current player coach and the majority of you posters and am therefor entitled to my opinion.

    • aub32

      There’s the door. Feel free to walk through it.

      • DunedinEagle

        Na I think I can outlast this crap storm.

    • Andy124

      Up vote for honesty.

  • Pennguino

    Congrats to Vick. Let’s see how long you can keep it. You’ve played well up to this point. Can you make it past the first quarter of the season before non vanilla defenses cause you to revert back to your 10 years of history. Good luck but I wont be a believer until the end of the year.

  • Max Lightfoot

    I honestly do not get why fans are divided on this. Vick is the starter, Foles the backup. So what? If Kelly/Roseman can draft a better QB next year, why would they not? Foles will probably see some play this year, due to durability issues with Michael Vick. I am happy for them both. IMO the O-line is more of a key to any Eagles success this year than the QB issue. Why all the vitriol? Just don’t get it, folks. Go Eags!

    • Guest

    • theycallmerob

      :)

      • Max Lightfoot

        The Dude: “That rug really tied the room together.”

      • Mr. Wu

        he also said “I hate the F*****g Eagles man!!” lol
        http://youtu.be/gN3KLL64mkI