With three-straight losses to the Pittsburgh Steelers, Detroit Lions, and Atlanta Falcons, talks are beginning to heat up in the City of Brotherly Love when it comes to whether or not Michael Vick should be the starting quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles. Shortly after Sunday’s 30-17 loss to the Falcons, one of the biggest NFL rumors heading into Week 9 involved the Eagles decision to give rookie Nick Foles a chance at the starting job against the New Orleans Saints next Monday night–but that may not be the case just yet.
As of Tuesday, it appears Vick’s job is safe for at least one more week as the 3-4 Eagles prepare for a key Week 9 matchup against a 2-5 Saints team that will be just as desperate for a win. Philadelphia became the first team in NFL history earlier this season to win their first three games by two points or less and when looking back at the game film–they could have easily lost each of those first three games considering they caught numerous breaks.
When things go wrong, the quarterback is usually the first person to blame and the argument can be made that Vick is single-handedly ruining this team’s chances of living up to their true potential.
The fact that Vick has already recorded 13 turnovers over the first seven games is the perfect example of how disappointing this season has been for the Eagles. Vick may be the team’s best chance of winning at the moment, but if he struggles against one of the league’s worst defenses next Monday night–it may be time for Andy Reid and company to make the move permanent and move on with Foles as their quarterback.
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