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What's the plan in Philadelphia?

Posted on: September 21, 2010 6:25 pm
Somewhere Donovan McNabb is laughing his ass off.

He was dumped by Andy Reid in favor of Kevin Kolb. Now Reid dumps Kolb in favor of Mike Vick.

Shortly before trading McNabb it was Reid who said publicly McNabb was his quarterback. Then, shortly before benching Kolb, it was Reid who said Kolb was the starter.

Kolb should be furious. As for the rest of us our heads are spinning.

What is Reid trying to do? At best, he misled Kolb, the guy he dumped for McNabb. Is that any way to treat a guy you declared was your future at quarterback? And do you think Vick trusts Reid after Vick watched Reid mislead -- at best -- both McNabb and Kolb?

All of this leads to an important question.

Just what the hell is going on in Philadelphia?

Category: NFL
Tags: Eagles

Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 31, 2012 6:59 pm

What's the plan in Philadelphia?

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 14, 2011 7:55 pm

What's the plan in Philadelphia?

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Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: September 22, 2010 4:19 pm

What's the plan in Philadelphia?

"How could Andy Reid face his entire locker room and say that Kevin Kolb is the guy still? They would instantly lose respect for him and would take it as the coach saying that this year is a rebulding one."


Ummmm he did just that....then he did a 180 the next day......pressure from the front office excuse is lame (as some said) Laurie doesn't stick his nose where it doesn't belong like Jerry Jones.......fact is.....Uncle Andy is losing it.......and  half the fans in Philly interviewed on TV and the Papers are as confused as the players must be.......hope it works for him........personally I think he found one of his kid's stashes while cleaning out the garage........Cool

Since: Sep 30, 2008
Posted on: September 22, 2010 12:58 pm

What's the plan in Philadelphia?

Good article, I was wondering the same thing.

As an Eagles fan, I just hope Michael Vick is worth all the fuss. I was very much against signing him last year because of the dog fighting thing, although I do hope his life has changed for his sake and his family's. However, the biggest reason I was against the signing was all the drama that follows him. The media just loves the magnify athletes who are polarizing.

Now that I live in Virginia, there are many VaTech die-hards here who act as if he is the greatest QB since Joe Montana. And now the fickle Eagles fans are on the bandwagon because maybe they realize it was a mistake to trade McNabb, whom they wanted to boot out even before he took the field as a rookie back in 1999. Remember the way they booed him at the draft?

Don't forget, that with all of Vick's flash, he is one bad choice away from being kicked out of the NFL. He came close to getting in trouble only a few months ago. I think Andy Reid must know the risk he is taking, but I hope the desparate Eagles fans will realize they shouldn't fall in love so fast.

Since: Sep 30, 2008
Posted on: September 22, 2010 12:48 pm

What's the plan in Philadelphia?

I highly doubt that this is what happened. You are just speculating I understand. But I seriously doubt that Kolb went to Andy Reid and asked him to give Vick his job. Not a chance.

Since: May 31, 2007
Posted on: September 22, 2010 12:29 pm

What's the plan in Philadelphia?

Yeah, I don't think trust in his coach's word and/or starting plans are Vick's big concern right now.  His goal is to play well every chance he gets so he can showcase himself as a starter for next season.  If he can show well for a few games, and prove that he can do it, he can sign wherever the best opportunity is next year... it doesn't matter whether Reid says he's the man here now or not, as long as he gets enough face-time to market his ability.

Since: Dec 29, 2006
Posted on: September 22, 2010 12:22 pm

What's the plan in Philadelphia?

Not sure why everyone is one bit surprised.  The Eagles knew a looooong time ago that Michael Vick would be the starter....sooner or later.  It was just a matter of time, and striking while the iron is hot.  And there it is.  There is no contest in terms of talent between Vick and Kolb.  It's really a no-brainer, and the Eagles have always done what is right for their team.  McNabb had to be traded because he's nearing the end of his career.  And, they had Vick AND Kolb.  It may not seem like it, but they knew exactly what they were doing.

Since: Aug 23, 2010
Posted on: September 22, 2010 12:03 pm

What's the plan in Philadelphia?

Reid has long term plans, like most of us, but he also has something called "pragmastism".  His job is to ensure the Eagles win games. Vick starting = better chance of Eagles winning than Kolb starting. It's a pretty simple thing to figure out.

Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: September 22, 2010 11:43 am

What's the plan in Philadelphia?

Kolb's injury is just a convenient excuse for the moment. The Eagles screwed up. They launched the best quarterback they've ever had because Kolb had a few (literally) nice moments over the course of a several seasons. Now that Rob, Kevin Kolb..might stink, Vick is the only thing saving them from having major egg on their faces. But when Kolb recovers, what then? Start him anyway just to prove that they weren't stupid tp trade McNabb (within the division, no less)? Cut off their nose to spite their face? Or admit that Kolb is bad and start Vick?

Since: Sep 22, 2010
Posted on: September 22, 2010 10:41 am

What's the plan in Philadelphia?

I agree, in that,I don't believe that we have all the information in front of us. I know that the docters cleared Kevin Kolb to practise with the team, but that doen't necessarily mean that he is ready to play in a game situation. I also believe that we will see Kevin again sometime this season because Andy Reid has to know that Kolb is the only starting QB under contract for next year. Andy is a pretty smart guy shown by the success he has had during his time in Philly.

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