Philadelphia Eagles starting quarterback Mike Vick has already thrown six interceptions through three games and failed to score a single touchdown for his team in their 27-6 blowout loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. Though the team’s record stands at 2-1, frustrations at the sloppy play of the offense, and specifically Vick, are rapidly on the rise.
Some fans have already begun to ask for Vick to be benched in favor for rookie Nick Foles, who surprised many by his poise and precision in the preseason. In his press conference on Monday, Eagles head coach Andy Reid left the door wide open for a possible quarterback controversy in Philadelphia when asked about the possibility of Vick being benched if the team’s problems with turnovers continue.
“Right now we’re with Michael and that’s what we’re doing. We’ll evaluate as we go.”
Team owner Jeffrey Lurie has made it known that Reid is on a short leash after going 8-8 in 2011. Reid will do what he thinks is necessary to save his job, but it’s hard to believe that putting a 3rd-round rookie QB into regular season action, regardless of how well he performed in the preseason, will do anything other than serve as lesson to Vick. But perhaps the wake-up call Reid thinks may be needed for his $100 million quarterback.
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OCNN Report Columnist – Brandyn Campbell @sports_muse