Reid Noncommittal to Vick as Permanent Starter

Reid on QB change: "Right now we're with (Vick), we'll evaluate as we go"

9/24/12 in NFL   |   Matthew_Shovlin   |   735 respect

Blog Photo - Reid Noncommittal to Vick as Permanent StarterGeoff Mosher, writer for CSN Philly, tweeted that when asked about a potential quarterback change, Eagles' head coach Andy Reid responded "right now we're with Michael (Vick). We'll evaluate it as we go." Obviously, there are no immediate plans for the Eagles to bench their hundred million dollar quarterback, but the fact that Reid sounded so unsure of the situation is very interesting. I could only imagine if Ravens' coach John Harbaugh was asked about a quarterback change after a couple bad games from Joe Flacco. Harbaugh would be at his quarterback's defense like Johnnie Cochran.

Reid, on the other hand, seems more than open to a change at quarterback if Vick continues to struggle. Vick has turned the ball over a staggering nine times through three games - six interceptions and three lost fumbles. Despite a shoddy offensive line, Vick's mistakes have come mostly as a result of poor decision making and a lack of ball security. Though the Eagles find themselves tied atop the NFC East with a 2-1 record, three turnovers per game out of your quarterback is not a sustainable way to keep a winning record.
August 30, 2012; Philadelphia, PA USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) passes during preseason game against the New York Jets at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-US PRESSWIRE
The Eagles drafted Arizona quarterback Nick Foles in the third round of April's draft, and he would be the likely starter should Reid decide to bench Vick. Foles put together an exceptional preseason, racking up the second most passing yards with 553. His six touchdowns led all preseason quarterbacks, and he completed a solid 63.5% of his passes with only two interceptions, His 110.1 quarterback rating was third among those who threw the ball at 60+ times (behind only Matt Ryan and Russell Wilson).

As I said before, Vick will not be benched in the near future, but if he continues to turn the ball over at such a high rate, and of course, if the Eagles continue to lose, Reid sounds open to a change. Those turnovers and losses could begin as soon as this week, when the Eagles face off against the defending Super Bowl champion Giants on Sunday Night Football, followed by a trip to Pittsburgh to battle the Steelers, who will likely have Troy Polamalu, James Harrison, and Rashard Mendenhall back in action.
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