The return of Michael Vick can’t come soon enough for the Philadelphia Eagles. It has become clear after last Sunday that even at less than 100 percent Vick is the team’s best option at quarterback, especially in Chip Kelly‘s offense.
I’ll admit I was on the Nick Foles bandwagon. After the last two weeks of lighting it up, including winning NFC player of the week, it looked like he would thrive in this offense. It just wasn’t meant to be. Foles struggled to get anything going on Sunday including missing open receivers, having sloppy footwork, and just holding the ball too long in one of the ugliest Eagles quarterback performances in quite a long time.
It looks as if Vick will give it a go on Sunday. Hopefully he’s as close to 100 percent as possible, because he can’t afford to get injured again and miss significant time if the Eagles want to bounce back and contend in the NFC East. This week’s game is as must-win as it gets. The Eagles are currently on a nine-game home losing streak which is an embarrassing statistic for a proud franchise especially on its home turf.
That must change Sunday against the lowly New York Giants. Getting Vick back should be a boost to the offense and the play makers. It should really help DeSean Jackson and LeSean McCoy. McCoy in particular, with the threat of Vick running, should be afforded more running room out there, and Jackson is more of a threat for the deep ball with Vick at quarterback.
Vick”s return can’t come soon enough. The Eagles have to snap out of their funk at home starting on Sunday.