Vick Doesn’t Practice Again, Right Now It Looks Like Vince YoungBREAKING NEWS, Eagles, News, Quarterbacks Thursday, November 17th, 2011
The quarterback situation for this Sunday’s game against the Giants is still up in the air with the Eagles. For the second day, Michael Vick stood around and watched as Vince Young and Mike Kafka took the snaps behind center during the workout.
As you would expect, Young’s eager to see some action after being an “Oak Ridge Boy” for most of the season.
“I’m definitely happy. Definitely happy to be playing,” Young said. “But it’s not about me, not about me at all. It’s about the team.”
That’s the mentality he needs to have facing the Giants and their ferocious pass rush. Later for stats, do what you need to do to get a victory. It would be wise for Young, Vick or Kafka to get the ball out of their hands and take what the defense gives them on Sunday. You can bet that Justin Tuck and the rest of that defensive line are going to be turning up the heat in that pocket.
“I feel good,” said Young. “I feel like the tempo is good, calling the plays right, getting the guys out of the huddle, making adjustments at the line of scrimmage and things like that.”
“It’s more behind-the-scenes with film work and studying, and than when you get out there live the brain transfers that onto the playing field.”
Notice that Young mentioned “calling the plays right”, because it’s not something to be taken for granted when you hear the 35-second-long play calls which the Eagles are known for. Young isnt’ nearly as familiar with the offense as Vick and Kafka are, but he’s the guy next in line because he has those intangibles.
Keep an eye on how well the Eagles get in and out of the huddle with Young because that could become a factor in the game. Andy Reid and Marty Mornhinweg should put all of that verbiage on an arm band, so that they can hold up a number one or a number two and Young can start calling the play by looking at his air band.
If Vick were to play, he would have to willing to play in pain because he’s sure to get hit with the New York pass rush coming after him. His ribs are already bothering him and the Giants would make it worse.
I think they need to draw up their offensive game plan around LeSean McCoy because he’s been the most consistent part of their offense. If they could get the Giants thinking about the run, whomever is quarterbacking the Eagles will have more time to look downfield. With DeSean Jackson back, the Birds should be able to pick New York’s inferior secondary apart. They can’t possibly cover the Eagles wide receivers with Jackson out there.
Jeremy Maclin didn’t even go through the walk through in the morning today, so it doesn’t look like he’s going to play.
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