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It looks like Kevin Kolb will be the starter on Sunday against the Titans.
Howard Eskin reported that Andy Reid has already told Kolb, Vick, and the team: [NBC Philadelphia]
Sources tell me Eagles Head Coach Andy Reid has already told Both Kevin Kolb And Michael Vick that Kolb Will start Sunday at Tennessee.
Reid has also told his team that Kolb will start.
Publicly, Reid would only say there was a "pretty good chance" that Kolb would start.
You have to ask yourself, is it because Vick is still injured or because Kolb is the full-time starter again?
Vick said it's because of the injury: [Philly.com]
"I went and met with the doctor this morning. The movement's still not there; the mobility's still not there in my upper chest," the Eagles quarterback said in his weekly appearance on the Tony Mercurio show on ESPN 94.1-FM, in his hometown of Virginia Beach, Va. "We've just got to take our time and re-evaluate the situation and make sure we do what's best for the team . . . I think it doesn't make sense to try to rush back and play and be hurting. The team has really jelled right now . . . There's no reason to just break that up. We have a bye next week, which makes it even better."
However, Vick wanted to play on Sunday. He met with Reid on Saturday and was told he would be the third-string quarterback against the Falcons. The next day, he showed up at 12:15 for a 1 o'clock game, even though other inactive players are required to arrive more than two hours before game time. Why the exception for Vick? Reid snapped at Philly Sports Daily's Tim McManus when he was asked about it. It's curious that Vick was given an odd exception when there was still a small possibility he could play. Either he was late, or he really was told to arrive at that time because the Eagles were paranoid about the attention he would receive with his former team was in town.
Mike Missanelli and Sal Paolantonio talked about this at length yesterday. Something just doesn't feel right. It's all speculation, but it's odd that that the day after he was told he wasn't starting, he showed up late, was absent from the sideline, and then Reid got all defensive when he was asked about it. Why in the world would Vick be told to show up later than every other active and non-active player on the roster?
Meanwhile, a switch back to Kolb would be the ultimate flip-flop for Reid.