Reid’s Favrian Decision

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Vick's Madden rating for compassion might be a tad low, but he's a 99 in speed yo!

Jim McCormick is a Fantasy Football writer for ESPN.com and a contributor to the Washington Post

It appears that not only does Coach Reid like to constantly wear the gaudy ring that Brett Favre got him during their long-rumored Wisconsin romance (adjustable sizing feature included for weight fluctuations), but Favre also seemed to have left an indelible impression on Reid's personality, as he's now impersonating Favre's incomparably inconsistent and deceptive decision making ability by nominating Wally Pipp, I mean Kevin Kolb, the starter before Sunday's contest in Detroit, then reconfirming this appointment after the game and on Monday, only to then anoint Vick his long-term starter via an impromptu presser on a Tuesday night. Does the strange timing and posturing of this decision seem incredibly dramatic and potentially ill-conceived? Absolutely, but consider that this team had to fill its annual drama quota, and they've done so by Week 2, impressive work.

Here's the audio of the presser that we guerrilla-recorded in two parts; Download Reid-Vick presser 1, Download Reid-Vick presser 2. Enjoy the poor audio and soft sweet tones of Reid's gravelly baritone. That beeping noise you might pick up is the sound of Reid's truck backing up. 

All of this misdirection from the Eagles' brass has led to some embarrassingly wasteful articles and long-winded perspectives as well just some good old ignorant conjecture amongst the fan base. I wrote about Vick coming to Philly some time ago for the Washington Post and essentially said that "If Vick can be utilized as a potent weapon for this team, the talk will quickly shift from morality to mobility. If he's no good, this won't have legs. But if he still has legs, this will be good." Well, the word on the street is dude does indeed have legs, really fast ones, and while the proclamations that Vick now possesses a truly refined pocket presence might well be premature, he certainly appears to be the best quarterback for this team, if not also on this team. We shall see, either way, the circus is back in town, and we all have front row seats.

I'm going to assume this isn't a Bobby Hoying jersey

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11 Responses

  1. The reason for the change is Kolb has a future in professional bass fishing on saturday morning espn not in the nfl.

  2. as much as i hate to say it, Kolb won’t be able to produce until this team has a legitimate offensive line. my worry though is by the time that happens, Kolb will either be gone, playing for someone else, or too angry to want to play for us and ask for a trade.

  3. Vick looked great! We should start him over the guy we picked to replace our franchise QB!
    Dumb. Does anyone in the Eagle’s brass realize that the team he looked so good against was the Lions? Doug Pederson would look good playing against the Lions for cryin’ out loud.

  4. “It appears that not only does Coach Reid like to constantly wear the gaudy ring that Brett Favre got him during their long-rumored Wisconsin romance (adjustable sizing feature included for weight fluctuations), but Favre also seemed to have left an indelible impression on Reid’s personality, as he’s now impersonating Favre’s incomparably inconsistent and deceptive decision making ability by nominating Wally Pipp, I mean Kevin Kolb, the starter before Sunday’s contest in Detroit, then reconfirming this appointment after the game and on Monday, only to then anoint Vick his long-term starter via an impromptu presser on a Tuesday night. ”
    That was a long ass sentence. Didn’t you learn aobut run ons?

  5. “It appears that not only does Coach Reid like to constantly wear the gaudy ring that Brett Favre got him during their long-rumored Wisconsin romance (adjustable sizing feature included for weight fluctuations), but Favre also seemed to have left an indelible impression on Reid’s personality, as he’s now impersonating Favre’s incomparably inconsistent and deceptive decision making ability by nominating Wally Pipp, I mean Kevin Kolb, the starter before Sunday’s contest in Detroit, then reconfirming this appointment after the game and on Monday, only to then anoint Vick his long-term starter via an impromptu presser on a Tuesday night. ”
    That was a long ass sentence. Didn’t you learn about run-ons?

  6. I have to admit, this news ruined my night, hell my entire football season now. All though half of me thinks that the eagles pulled a “Farve” just to steal some thunder from the Phils and Roy’s 20th win. But now i could care less about the outcome of the rest of the season and have made the educated decision that The Eagles management, Reid included dont give a SHIT about this city or winning a superbowl. We need to start Kolb. We have Vick for this year, and is he playing good? yes, will he be resigned by the eagles next year? probably not if he keeps playing this way, some desperate team will scoop him up and pay more then the eagles are willing to. So where will that leave us next year? A Vick-less team that has a still unproven Kolb as its starter. Also Kolb will be entering the last year of his contract(big problem for a “starting” QB in the NFL), so what do we do with him then??? Extend an unproven QB or take our chances that he isnt all that great and cut ties? And if we cut ties then where does that leave us with Kafca(sp)… And the biggest point is that this team with Vick or Kolb is not going anywhere. We might win 10 or 11 with Vick and sneak into the playoffs. Then what? a first round lose, or one win and then out, in Philly this is known as pulling a Donovan. We let go of our franchise QB to see what kind of an upside of our backup. Our D is garbage and we arent going to win anything letting up 30+ to Detroit. The only reason i can think of starting Vick is that our O line is such a mess that Reid doesnt feel right putting Kolb out there to be opposing LB target practice. Either way i am done with our 2010 philadelphia eagles.

  7. @Adam. Great points. Pretty much everything I was thinking.
    @Lee – also good point. Kolb played well against KC last year. People probably overreacted and projected him being a good QB based on that game and how he looked in practice. Now Vick plays well for a half against GB, when they were in a prevent defense and hadn’t prepared for him… and then Detroit and opinion completely shifts.
    It’s almost like he’s afraid Kolb will lose to the Jags and sees this as probably their potentially easiest win the rest of the reason and doesn’t want to risk it. Most people who had optimistically picked them to win 9+ games had them beating the Jags.
    I’m kind of done with Reid and don’t want to really have to cheer for someone like Vick. So I guess at this point rooting against them could solve both problems, right? But they know most of us can’t do that. So…grin and bear it.

  8. Great comments everybody. I couldn’t agree more. The first screw up was losing Dawk (God, that still hurts the most), then we acquired Vick for chump change (the same amount of chump change that Dawk wanted added to his contract in order to stay)when we already had a back-up QB. Next McNabb is traded (hard to swallow, but I dealt with it)to a division rival. I’m still shaking my head over that one. Finally we are supposed to support a new, Kolb era…and we do! We accept that it’s a growing year, only to have that idea raped from us with the placement of Vick as our starter. Nothing against Vick as a player, but what the hell?! I say to hell with the chubby slutty cousin who gives good bj’s (The metaphor for The Eagles from that other philly site)…she is starting to use teeth and now has too much of a gag reflex! Go Phightin’s!

  9. ADAM — call out time – YOU are NOT an Eagles fan. Either that or you are just too emotional to be commenting on a thread like this. You can not claim to be done with the birds and then decide to be back on with them when THEY make a move that YOU like or hire a new coach that YOU like. That makes YOU just like FAVRIAN REID. I have a feeling that Reid actually had a wet dream about Mike Vick playing well, and NOW still 4 weeks away from the trade deadline, the Birds have two QB’s that teams are going to covet. I have a feeling that one of them will be gone come week 6, for a couple of picks and/or an OL. So I say, Adam, come down from that ledge. Enjoy the early success of someone who deserves forgiveness. As a city, we have nothing to squawk at, we KNEW the Birds would have issues/set-backs/ growing pains this year. It’s just that NONE of us expected THIS to happen. Adapt, Adam, adapt.

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