CSNPhilly – “Hopefully, Chip makes a decision before training camp and we won’t have to answer that question,” Vick told CSNPhilly.com, “so we can go out there as quarterbacks and just focus on this season and not answer questions about competition every day.” Kelly, hired in January to replace the fired Andy Reid, has repeatedly said he wouldn’t be hurried into to declaring a starter and has said honest personnel decisions at any position can’t be made until the pads come out. The Eagles wrapped up their final minicamp practice Thursday and won’t reconvene for practice at the NovaCare Complex as a full team until training camp starts July 26. Vick and Foles split first-team reps about 50-50 throughout the minicamps and both faced several questions about the impending competition. Asked if tension could mount between he and Foles as the competition plays out this summer, Vick said, “Yeah, but hopefully we’ll have an answer by then, so I’m not going to answer that. “I won’t want to continue to answer those questions. I won’t continue to answer those questions until Chip makes a decision.” Reminded that Kelly has frequently said no timetable exists for the coaches to make a decision, Vick said, “Then I’m not gonna answer any questions.”
Hasn’t Chip literally said he wouldn’t decide on a starter until preseason or whenever he sees one candidate really separate from the rest of the group? What is this shit?
There are only two possibles here. Either Vick knows with some kind of certainty that he is in line to be the starting quarterback of the Eagles, thus making him upset that he’s forced to go through this dog & pony show to make it appear like an even competition OR…Michael Vick is just a douchebag.
Since Chip Kelly himself doesn’t even know yet — it’s probably the second one.
Most of us expect Vick to start Day 1, but it’s quotes like this that we’ve been spoon-fed over the past couple years that are making rooting for Foles or Barkley really easy, no matter how perfectly Mike may fit into Big Balls’ scheme. Oh, what’s that, Mike? You know how to carry the football in some secret new way that will prevent fumbling? Right. Huh, what did you say? You’re making faster decisions than you used to and plan on eliminating the interceptions? Sure. It’s always the same talk-first play-second mentality with this guy.
Best of luck to Mike Vick and I hope he starts and leads the Eagles to a Super Bowl. But we’ve been down this road before and see through his bullshit. Vick needs to quiet the fuck down, win this job fair & square, and…quiet the fuck down. The fans are tired of it.