Chip Kelly: “Mike (Vick) can still play”BREAKING NEWS, Eagles, News, Quarterbacks Tuesday, April 9th, 2013
Much of the Eagles fan based moaned when Kelly gave his assessment of Vick, because the quarterback’s popularity has taken a major hit due to the struggles of the last couple of years. I’m confident that Kelly is well aware of the fact that keeping Vick wasn’t a popular decision with the fans.
Kelly didn’t take a step back at all when he appeared on the NFL Network. He hasn’t changed that opinion one iota based on what he had to say to stood to Steve Wyche of the NFL Network.
“Mike can still play,” Kelly said. ” When you evaluate a quarterback, you have to evaluate everything. The losing of three or four offensive linemen for the season, he took a lot of hits. You as a quarterback when you drop back hope that that guy is going to be blocked, and when we miss a block and he ends up getting hit, it’s not the quarterback’s fault.
“When you sit down and analyze what his skill set is and what he can still do, he can still throw the football, still accurate with his throws, he’s extremely tough. There was no question in my mind that I wanted Michael to be back on this team.”
It’s going to be very interesting to see how Vick plays during training camp, but the real questions will come during the season because I think he will be the starter.
Can he stay healthy? Can he eliminate the turnovers? Can he make the proper adjustments at the line of scrimmage? Will he able to get rid of the football against the blitz?
It’s going to be a very interesting summer to say the least.
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