Report: Eagles Ready To Replace Vick With FolesBREAKING NEWS, Eagles, News, Quarterbacks Monday, October 29th, 2012
Howard Eskin of FOX29 and 94WIP tweeted last night that Andy Reid and his coaching staff are about to make a change at the quarterback position. The reason given has a lot to do with Michael Vick’s inability to correctly make the audibles necessary to run the offense. Here are the two tweets which Eskin made last night.
“#Eagles Andy Reid met with coaches after game on Sunday to discuss QB situation. Meet again Monday morning. I’m told likely QB change to Foles.”
“I’m told Vick made 2 bad audible mistakes on calls and has same problems each wk. Reid leaning 2 change at QB bcause Vick not getting better”
Vick’s inability to make the correct audibles has become public. It had been going on behind the scenes. If Reid is ready to make a change because of it, you know the problem has been occurring for a while.
This would be a huge move because making a change at quarterback from Vick who is a seasoned veteran in the NFL to rookie Nick Foles. This would be a statement by Reid that he doesn’t have confidence in Vick and his ability to run the offense.
It would be signaling a major change in direction and that Vick won’t be back to play quarterback for the Eagles in 2013.
Nobody has any idea how Foles will play if and when he gets the chance to start, but he did show a sharp acumen during the preseason. He’s going to need to be able to decipher much more in the regular season, but I was impressed by his ability to make chances on the line of scrimmage.
If Reid makes this decision, it will be the point on no return. There’s no way he will return for the next season, unless Foles has an outstanding run and takes the Birds to the playoffs. This move would be equivalent to moving all of his chips to the middle of the table.
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