The Eagles red-zone woes are epic. No doubt. It seems that head coach Andy Reid and offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg over analyze the situation. They have the best red-zone weapon at their disposal. What is funny about this dilemma is that this weapon happens to be the leader of the team and the franchise player, Michael Vick. It is like looking a ‘gift horse in the mouth.’
In my estimation, Michael Vick is the ultimate red-zone machine. With Vick’s sheer athleticism and ability to keep the defense guessing scramble or pass, calling plays should be a ‘no brainer’. The situation I am referring to is when the Eagles are at a true first and goal. Vick should always have a called play that moves him out of the pocket with an option to run or pass.
Whether it is a waggle, bootleg or role out, Vick can make magic happen. Fans saw Vick last Sunday, against the 49er, pull off a Houdini when he avoided a sack and threw a touchdown pass to tight end Clay Harbor.
With that type of ability, why not exploit defenses using Vick’s talent. Vick has teammates that can enhance the packages that the coached could draw up. I am talking about LeSean McCoy, Jason Avant, Jeremy Maclin, DeSean Jackson, Steve Smith, large target Riley Cooper and the forgotten Brent Celek.
Andy, let’s get it done. It is all right there in front of you. If you do not, your job could be on the line. Or, maybe you have tenure with Jeffrey Lurie?