Vick To Take Over From Kolb Against The Colts, If He’s HealthyEagles, News, Quarterbacks Monday, October 25th, 2010
Today at his Monday morning news conference, Andy Reid is likely to reiterate that Michael Vick will be the team’s starting quarterback, if he is healthy enough in two weeks when the Birds play the Indianapolis Colts.
He said as much last night when he spoke to the media after the game. One of the reporters asked him who would be the team’s starting quarterback and Reid said, “Michael”.
Vick was asked in the locker room, if he has learned to slide in order to avoid taking the type of hits which threaten his health. He said he hasn’t, but plans on finding a way to do something to stay out of harm’s way, so he’ll be able to stay healthy for his teammates.
He had better find something to do because they’re going to be coming after him and he’s likely to take off when he gets the chance.
In the Colts game, he’ll have Dwight Freeney put the pressure on from one side and Robert Mathis on the other.
Both of his offensive tackles are ailing. Winston Justice and King Dunlap each sprained their knees in the game yesterday. The guy Dunlap has stepped in for, Jason Peters had surgery on his knee and we’re not sure when he will be back.
Back to Vick, he said he could have thrown the football with velocity, yesterday, if the team had needed him, but he went on to say that he doesn’t know whether he’s ready to take a hit.
This leaves the door open for Kevin Kolb to possibly start against the Colts. If they’re not sure whether Vick will be the starter, they’ll have to design and install two different games plans.
Vick was asked what he was doing bumping into a referee during the game and getting a penalty called on the Birds. He says he didn’t recall bumping into or touching anybody on that play.
Hopefully speedster DeSean Jackson will be able to go for the Birds, when they battle the Colts at Lincoln Financial Field.
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