Who Will Chip Kelly Name Today As His Starting Quarterback?BREAKING NEWS, Eagles, News, Quarterbacks Monday, October 14th, 2013
Eagles head coach Chip Kelly will be talking to the media in a couple of hours and you know what’s coming. He’s going to get peppered with questions regarding the Eagles starting quarterback situation. He’ll be asked if and why he won’t name Nick Foles the starter after he’s played so well. He’ll be asked about what else Foles needs to do to win the job.
He’ll be asked about the health of Michael Vick. He’ll be asked about whether Vick can do anything to win the job.
All the while he’s taking the questions, Kelly will be sticking and moving.
Who is he going to name the starter? Will it be second year quarterback Foles or the veteran Vick? Everybody in the Delaware Valley is wondering who will be the team’s starting quarterback when the Eagles walk on the Lincoln Financial Field turf next Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys.
Both of the teams are 3-3 and atop the NFC East. The winner will take over as the sole leader of the division.
You can bet Kelly will not name the starter anytime soon. He didn’t let the Buccaneers know who was starting until about noon this past Sunday and he’ll likely do the same thing versus the Cowboys. It’s not in Kelly or the team’s interest to name a starting quarterback right now. Just like he did this past week, Kelly is going to force the Cowboys to prepare for both Foles and Vick. They are too completely different quarterbacks, so it’s going to stress the Dallas defense to prepare for both of them.
Monte Kiffin and the Dallas defense must get ready for Foles’ ability to get the ball out of hands and Vick’s ability to pull the ball down and run for big yardage. The Eagles are a completely different offense depending on who is quarterbacking. It doesn’t matter if they have the same teammates and are running the same plays, the offense is completely different because these two quarterbacks are so different.
Kelly is going to talk about Vick’s health and how that is going to play a big role in who will start. He will talk about Vick as if he could have played yesterday. He wants to put the Cowboys in a position where they’re just about sure that Vick could play. If they feel Vick can play, then that forces them to prepare for him.
Right now Kelly doesn’t have to make the decision. He can say they’re monitoring Vick’s hamstring and continue to put off making any kind of decision about the quarterback position. It’s a great position to be in for a head coach and I know he’s going to take advantage of it.
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