Stick with Vick?
What is Chip to do? He needs to decide which Quarterback will run this franchise under his system, which will no doubt be a fast-paced, straight to the LOS, plays off in under a second, Defense on the back foot all game Offense.
Everyone is looking at Vick and why not, many think that his mobility is the perfect choice for such a well ran offense, but in reality you don’t need a mobile QB to work with Chip, Foles will be just as happy in whatever scheme is thrown his way. Foles didn’t even have that bad a rookie year, nothing special like Luck or RGIII but not horrific like Leaf.
Why do we need to part ways with Vick? Money as ever is the biggest incentive right now, if we cut Vick within the next few weeks it saves the Eagles $3 Million, needless to say if he still features in the roster in a few weeks from now we can safely assume he’s our guy.
There is no one in the draft that can take us to the Superbowl so give Foles the year. Even if we end up at 4-12 again next years draft class looks much better in terms of QB’s and you could see Chip picking up our franchise Quarterback in the 2014 draft. With Vick he hasn’t got long left let’s be honest. His injury’s only add to his woes and he will not last 16 games, we all know it as does he, his body simply cannot take the abuse he is going to receive.
In terms of issues on O, Vick solves very little problems by starting him, even if he starts elsewhere he’s going to be looking at a team who are nothing more than desperate at the QB position, someone like the Jags or Chiefs will go rushing in thinking he is their saviour only to find come Week 3 he’s out with a concussion.
Ok so maybe I’m being a little unfair, yes Vick could operate in a quick offense. He is a versatile player, but he’s getting clumsy. Chip likes the QB to hold onto the ball, which Vick has issues with. He manages to throw picks on a normal paced Reid-run Offense so god forbid what he’ll be like when he’s running up to the LOS with Chip screaming in his ears to get the play off within five seconds, opposing DB’s will have a field day.
No, start Foles, wait for 2013 and we go from there. Sorry Vick you simply aren’t needed in Philly.