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Assuming Donovan McNabb is not 100% by Week 3, which backup QB would you start? (Edited 09/15/09 09:01PM by Drakesrake_77)
This is a hard one.  As an Eagles fan, I'd like to see Kevin Kolb finally show something in his upcoming start in week 2 against New Orleans.  However, since McNabb has gone down, the Eagles have cut AJ Feely, signed Jeff Garcia, and moved Michael Vick from Inactive, to the active 53 man roster. 

Everyone knows that Jeff Garcia is somewhat of a hero to a lot of Philly fans after he took them to the 2nd round of the playoffs in 2006, but he is coming of a dismal performance in Tampa Bay last year when he failed to defeat the 4-12 Oakland Raiders to secure a playoff spot; ironically setting the Eagles up to make the playoffs.  

And of course, everyone is anxious to see what Michael Vick still has to offer this Eagles offense after his long and much-publisized stay in the pen, and Week 3 is when he gets officially reinstated.  So, amidst all this controversy, who do you think should get the nod for the starting QB spot in Week 3 vs. the Chiefs.  

One thing is for certain, Donovan McNabb had better be ready to play when he returns.  The last thing he needs, is to go down with another injury soon after coming back from this one, and open the door for one of these other guys to step in.  McNabb is my guy.  I think he's the best QB they have ever had in Philadelphia, but there are a lot of Pro Bowls between his backups! I just hope he stays out long enough to come back 100%, and ready to go.  Otherwise, he'll probably be hearing chants of,  "We want Vick," AND "We want Garcia" perhaps at the same time!  
| Closed on 10/15/09 at 05:00PM
FanIQ Pts? No | NFL, Philadelphia Eagles | Multiple Choice Opinion Poll
Players:  Donovan McNabb | Jeff Garcia | Kevin Kolb | Michael Vick
Team Breakout:
37 Fans 
14%a. Give me McNabb at 75% over any of the backups
30%b. Jeff Garcia
30%c. Michael Vick
27%d. Kevin Kolb

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#29 | 1848 days ago

SaintDrew wrote:
Kevin Kolb looks like he couldn't play effectively for my high school team. To give the Eagles a chance to salvage things they have to go with Garcia and maybe throw in some Vick here and there.
I respectfully diagree with that. I think Kolb has done well this season, and he is underappreciated by Eagles fans. I think he should start week 5, and I believe that he will keep getting better. Vick is soo not ready to play a full game, and since Garcia is no longer an option, if McNabb cannot play, Kolb will get it done.
Kevin Kolb  
  
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#1 | 1865 days ago

I have to go with Vick.  I know he was out of shape in pre season, but I think once the adrenaline of a real game hit him, he'll be able to move the ball along with their talented backs in the backfield, better than Garcia and Kolb.  More threats for defenses to worry about.  Westbrook and McCoy can probably carry them to a win regardless, but I am very interested to see what Reid decides to do here.  It's the story of the season so far in my opinion. 
Michael Vick  
#2 | 1865 days ago

They should go with Garcia, he is the most proven and has the best career of all the rest but I think if McNabb doesn't start it will be Mike Vick.
Michael Vick  
#3 | 1865 days ago

Drakesrake_77 wrote:
I have to go with Vick.  I know he was out of shape in pre season, but I think once the adrenaline of a real game hit him, he'll be able to move the ball along with their talented backs in the backfield, better than Garcia and Kolb.  More threats for defenses to worry about.  Westbrook and McCoy can probably carry them to a win regardless, but I am very interested to see what Reid decides to do here.  It's the story of the season so far in my opinion. 

I agree, besides he is really talented and he could (if given the chance) to take the Eagles all the way.

Michael Vick  
#4 | 1865 days ago
computer_guy999 (+)

McNabb is one good hit from "season over", but he has played hurt many times before.  Garcia may have lost a a step, and it showed in pre-season with the Bucs.  It might be time for Vick to step up and take over and if he can focus on the game, will all the pending distractions around him, it might work. 
Give me McNabb at 75% over any of the backups  
#5 | 1864 days ago

This is why I'm glad I'm not the coach.
Kevin Kolb  
#6 | 1864 days ago

I put Kolb, but on second thought I should probably change my answer.
Kevin Kolb  
#7 | 1864 days ago

(Edited by Drakesrake_77)
qtowndogg wrote:
I put Kolb, but on second thought I should probably change my answer.
lol...Maybe after this weekend. : ) Hopefully you are right.  I don't really think Vick is totally ready yet, and the fans don't need another excuse to start chanting for Jeff Garcia at this point.  I think it would be awesome to see Kolb come out and prove that he's the true #2 guy, but the odds are stacked against him big time with 7 combined Pro Bowls sitting on the sidelines.  I agree with you- Reid has his hands full keeping McNabb's ego pumped up while he's got two proven quality QB's as backups.  Has any team in the history of the NFL ever had a quarterbacking crew this good!!?? I think not.  I couldn't make up my mind on this question either. 
Michael Vick  
#8 | 1864 days ago

Kevin Kolb looks like he couldn't play effectively for my high school team. To give the Eagles a chance to salvage things they have to go with Garcia and maybe throw in some Vick here and there.
Give me McNabb at 75% over any of the backups  
#9 | 1864 days ago

vick would be a beast and i really want to see him play but garcia would be my choice he knows the offense and the line and would be a good pocket passer as he led them to the 2006 playoffs, but i do want to see vick play. WHO DOESNT?
Jeff Garcia  
#10 | 1864 days ago

I went with Vick. If he plays at 70% of his ability it will be tuff for Mcnabb to get his job back. But is he done with his suspension?
Michael Vick  
#11 | 1864 days ago

BLBells wrote:
I went with Vick. If he plays at 70% of his ability it will be tuff for Mcnabb to get his job back. But is he done with his suspension?
Yes- Vick will be eligible to play in Week 3 (vs. Chiefs).  I have to strongly disagree with you about your assessment of 70% Vick is better than McNabb.  Maybe 130% of Vick would be better than McNabb, but Donovan has always been a much better overall QB than Vick, even in the prime of Vick's career.   
Michael Vick  
#12 | 1864 days ago

SaintDrew wrote:
Kevin Kolb looks like he couldn't play effectively for my high school team. To give the Eagles a chance to salvage things they have to go with Garcia and maybe throw in some Vick here and there.
Be certain the McNabb will be back in there by Week 5 (Week 4 is their bye week).  So we aren't talking about salvaging a season with any of there backups yet.  The Eagles will probably win vs. Kansas City regardless of who they put under center.  The issue is really who gets the start in Week 3.  Weeks 5-16 will be without a doubt McNabb (barring injury)
Michael Vick  
#13 | 1864 days ago

Ok I didn't know wk 4 was the bye - you dodged a bullet with that timing. KC is beatable with Garcia/Vick for sure. It would be a dogfight with Kolb out there though. The Chiefs and Brodie Croyle played Baltimore pretty decently for awhile last week.

Give me McNabb at 75% over any of the backups  
#14 | 1863 days ago

BLBells wrote:
I went with Vick. If he plays at 70% of his ability it will be tuff for Mcnabb to get his job back. But is he done with his suspension?
maybe i am being somewhat of an opptimist there because i feel that Vick needs this so bad. you may be correct in your evaluation.
Michael Vick  
#15 | 1863 days ago

Garcia, for throwing accuracy, scramblebility (is that a word?) and bring in Vick in Wildcat formations just to mess defense heads up!!!!
Jeff Garcia  
#16 | 1862 days ago

BLBells wrote:
maybe i am being somewhat of an opptimist there because i feel that Vick needs this so bad. you may be correct in your evaluation.
vick still not cleared to play. kolb will go, and garcia after that. i think vick gets reevaluated after week 4
#17 | 1861 days ago

valhallaski wrote:
vick still not cleared to play. kolb will go, and garcia after that. i think vick gets reevaluated after week 4

The commissioner has already reinstated Vick for Week 3. 

Michael Vick  
#18 | 1860 days ago

Garcia has proved he can do it for the Eagles...Kolb may prove formidable v. the Saints so wait it out
Jeff Garcia  
#19 | 1860 days ago

despite the final score, I think Kolb showed he's pretty much where he needs to be- I think he's proven, at least to Andy Reid, that he's worthy of the #2 position.  If McNabb comes back next week, I see Garcia going away very soon.
Michael Vick  
#20 | 1860 days ago

BLBells wrote:
I went with Vick. If he plays at 70% of his ability it will be tuff for Mcnabb to get his job back. But is he done with his suspension?
McNabb's been to 5 NFC Championship games to Vick's 1.  By the way the Eagles won that game taking them to 1 Super Bowl to Vick's none.  McNabb is the better QB and wouldn't lose his job to Vick.
Give me McNabb at 75% over any of the backups  
#21 | 1855 days ago

i say go with vick and see if he is the future qb for the eagles!!
#22 | 1855 days ago

none of them because the Bye is week 3
#23 | 1855 days ago

Phillygenius82 wrote:
none of them because the Bye is week 3
or 4. 
#24 | 1853 days ago

Phillygenius82 wrote:
none of them because the Bye is week 3
WTG Philly "genius".  I must be dreaming, because I just watched them cream the Chiefs!
Michael Vick  
#25 | 1853 days ago

Drakesrake_77 wrote:
WTG Philly "genius".  I must be dreaming, because I just watched them cream the Chiefs!
I got the week mixed up
#26 | 1852 days ago

I really liked kolb against the chiefs...that hes proven he good enough to beat a really bad team. i want to see him face a playoff contender!! I think he has the arm and the drive to be a great quarterback.  the way he looked against the chiefs i think mcnabb can expect to be traded.
#27 | 1852 days ago

Vick needs to be a starter to be effective and get a feel for the game as it developes. bringin him in for a couple plays isnt going to get him to where he was.  I would like to see him go out there and be the vick we used to watch but being a backup isnt going to get him there.  

#28 | 1849 days ago
vindog (+)

News flash guys- Garcia was released already- LOL!
Give me McNabb at 75% over any of the backups  
#29 | 1848 days ago

SaintDrew wrote:
Kevin Kolb looks like he couldn't play effectively for my high school team. To give the Eagles a chance to salvage things they have to go with Garcia and maybe throw in some Vick here and there.
I respectfully diagree with that. I think Kolb has done well this season, and he is underappreciated by Eagles fans. I think he should start week 5, and I believe that he will keep getting better. Vick is soo not ready to play a full game, and since Garcia is no longer an option, if McNabb cannot play, Kolb will get it done.
Kevin Kolb  
#30 | 1848 days ago

Drakesrake_77 wrote:
I have to go with Vick.  I know he was out of shape in pre season, but I think once the adrenaline of a real game hit him, he'll be able to move the ball along with their talented backs in the backfield, better than Garcia and Kolb.  More threats for defenses to worry about.  Westbrook and McCoy can probably carry them to a win regardless, but I am very interested to see what Reid decides to do here.  It's the story of the season so far in my opinion. 
I am just not seeing Vick being ready to a full game yet, I think he needs to ease in a liitle more b4 he takes the shot.
Kevin Kolb  
#31 | 1845 days ago

I THINK EVERYTHING WILL BE OK. MICHAEL VICK WILL BE FINE. I THINK HE'S READY TO GO.IF I LIVED BACK IN PA I'D FIND AWAY TO THE GAME. i WAS TOLD I LIVED TO FAR AWAY. NOW I LIVE TOO FAR AWAY. i'M 1789 MILES AWAY IN IOWA. i WOULD FIND AWAY THERE AND GIVE VICK ALL THE SUPPORT HE NEEDS. I BEKIEVE IN CHANGE AND I BELIEVE HE'S CHANGED. THE FANS JUST NEED TO SIT BACK AND RELAX AND ENJOY THE GAME.........BLESSED BE TO THE EAGLES AND BLESSED BE TO MICHAEL VICK.  SO NOW i GO TO BED AND PRAY FOR HIM,

Michael Vick  
#32 | 1838 days ago

Drakesrake_77 wrote:
WTG Philly "genius".  I must be dreaming, because I just watched them cream the Chiefs!
Philly #1
#33 | 1836 days ago

if westbrook was in the line up  i'd go with mcnabb at 70% otherwise kolb
Kevin Kolb  

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