The logical question, one brought up by reports like the one in our previous post, is, What changes will the Eagles make next?
Reid was asked that question in about a thousand different ways at today’s press conference and by company shill Dave Spadaro. His answer never wavered: He says Michael Vick is the quarterback right now, but he’s evaluating everything, and therefore that includes Vick.
“As I sit here today, he’s the starting quarterback.”
“I’m going through and evaluating everything. I’m looking at everything. Everybody and everything.”
“I’m just telling the truth. Right now, Micael Vick’s the starting quarterback. I’ve told you that I’m going through and evaluating. I told it to you yesterday and I’m telling you today. And I’m trying to be real with you, and so, I’ll continue to evaluate myself and continue to do the things that I think are right for this organization.”
“I’m gonna look at all the turnovers. I’m going through and will analyze it.”
Reid’s tepid endorsements of Vick are somewhat surprising because just a few weeks ago, when Reid failed to clearly state that Vick’s job was secure, creating a (brief) controversy, he immediately backtracked. Now, when given multiple opportunities to clarify himself, he hasn’t exactly gone out of his way to give Vick any votes of confidence. And, if anything, Reid’s intentionally trying to light a fire under his starting quarterback.
My take? Vick will be given another opportunity, at home against the Falcons. No way Foles starts the first game of his career against the best team in the league. But should Vick play miserably again… then I think Reid goes to Foles against the Saints.
Watch video of Reid’s response to the question about Vick. [Caution: Spuds fellating Reid may be NSFW for some.]