Doesn't really matter. He's athletic but at his age he should be smarter than he is. This game showed him carrying the ball like a loaf of bread yet again and taking another head-first dive after a first down run.How much speed has Vick lost, due to age and injury ?
I really don't understand how NFL FO/Coaches don't see this...
I get what you're arguing ST. But the truth is, he may not have the luxury of a couple years to show his 'system' will work in the NFL. Vick's arguable (and at this point, I do mean arguable) advantage in terms of physical gifts may not be enough to overcome his general carelessness with the ball and highly questionable durability.
You can make the argument you're making. But you can also make a strong case that Vick is a coach killer, especially for a high-risk first time NFL head coach like Chip Kelly.
Going with a player who likely can actually understand and carry out the game plan might be the more prudent course of action for a coach trying to break into the NFL amidst a lot of skepticism.
Uh, yeah. But Chip Kelly is no Andy Reid.Andy Reid was the longest tenured coach in the NFL when he left if I'm not mistaken.
I hear you. But Foles can at least grasp an offense and carry it out. I guess what I'm saying is, give me a bright QB who will do what you tell him to do over an athletic as hell, injury prone knucklehead any day of the week. If Kelly can turn Vick into a reliable QB, they should sign him to a 10 year extension. I'm just not a believer.SilentThreat said:But with your response to Foles being more able to adapt to the offense, this offense is built on tempo and speed.. something Foles isn't exactly strong at.
This could prove true...but if Kelly is counting on it, he's on thin ice. My guess is that the Eagles have an 3-5 win season and go QB in the first round in 2014.Plus this gives Kelly an out... After this season, if the offense struggles, pulling the plug on Vick will buy Kelly more time. Maybe i'm a conspiracy theorist, but we have all seen (Shanahan) how a coach can find extra years to build his team.... This screams of a similar situation with McNabb/Grossman. McNabb was thought to be able to get the edge on the boots better then Grossman...