As Expected Chip Kelly Doesn’t Name A Starter For SundayBREAKING NEWS, Eagles, General News, News Monday, October 14th, 2013
“I don’t know, until those guys get here and start running around a little bit tomorrow… Depends on where we are from a health standpoint.
“Until we know what the health is, I’m not saying what anybody is. All our decisions on who’s going to play is based on health. I haven’t talked to anybody about any of that stuff.”
“All of our decisions are made on what’s going to give us the best chance to win. I don’t see any divisions, or one side going way or one side going another way. Mike wasn’t available on Sunday, and Nick did an outstanding job. Mike’s legs are a big important part of his game. How does he run around, how is he in practice can execute the way we need him to execute.”
Kelly did praise the play of Foles.
“I think in this league to be successful you better have depth,” said Kelly. “I think it showed at our quarterback spot. It was very evident. I know a lot of people when your number one quarterback goes down there is a big dropoff, and there wasn’t a dropoff at all.”
Personally, I think Nick Foles is going to be the starter on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys. Right now he’s got the hot hand and if the Birds want to keep Vick sidelined another week, they have his hamstring to blame.
Truth of the matter is that hamstrings are the kind of injury which you have a choice about when to come back. You can keep a guy on the shelf for an extra week or two to be sure. I think Vick will kept on the shelf for another week to be sure, so that when he does come back he’ll be able to return at full speed and push that hamstring without having a problem.
The fact that Foles has been playing great, gives Kelly and his staff the freedom to ride the momentum while taking their time and being safet with Vick.
Kelly singled out Fletcher Cox and said he probably played his best game this season. I agree with him. Cox played the way he’s capable of playing. He was attacking at the snap of the ball and he was relentless. They’re going to need him to play like that for rest of the season. Cox refused to be beaten yesterday.
Bradley Fletcher, who picked his first pass of the season, played very well yesterday at his cornerback position.
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