Report: Roles Unchanged For Vick, Mornhinweg
Andy Reid’s next shake-up will not include Michael Vick or Marty Mornhinweg, according to a report by the Inquirer’s Jeff McLane.
Vick will be the starting quarterback a week from Sunday when the Eagles host the Falcons, and Mornhinweg will continue with play-calling duties.
When asked Tuesday if he was committed to Vick, Reid said, “Today, I am. I am going to take a hard look at everything.”
Apparently Reid took a hard look and decided he would stick with the veteran.
Tim explained yesterday why keeping Vick as the starter is the right move. But there’s little doubt in my mind that Reid has at least thought about making a switch and giving Nick Foles a shot. The number one factor is turnovers. If Vick continues to give the ball away at his current rate, the Eagles have no shot at salvaging their season.
But I think it’s more than that. Vick appeared to be making strides as a passer against the Giants and Steelers, but he left too many plays on the field against the Lions. Considering the Eagles are 31st in the league in scoring, that has to irk Reid just as much as the giveaways.
As for Mornhinweg, he’s tweaked the offense over the last three weeks, although he’s been far from perfect. His job is to maneuver an offense around a mistake-prone quarterback and an offensive line that is in shambles. Still, given the talent at running back, wide receiver and tight end, 17.2 points per game is unacceptable.
For extended thoughts on Vick and Mornhinweg, click here for my earlier post.
Going forward, the Eagles’ most likely shake-up is the offensive line. We went over their options up front this morning.