Report: Reid Will “Rest” Vick for Remainder of Season in Pathetic Attempt to Save Job

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It never stops.

Yahoo!’s Jason Cole, citing two sources, writes that Andy Reid may “rest” Michael Vick for the remainder of the season, regardless of health, so he can groom Nick Foles and, in turn, save his job:

Two sources said Monday morning that it's a pretty strong bet that, barring an odd change in circumstances, Vick will be "rested" for the remainder of the season by Reid and the coaching staff. In place of Vick, rookie Nick Foles will start, and the sources believe Reid will use the development of Foles as a springboard to keep his job as the Eagles' coach.

"I'm 99 percent sure that's exactly what you're going to see happen," a source said Monday morning. "Andy is going to go to [owner] Jeff [Lurie] and [general manager] Howie [Roseman] and say, 'Let's go with Foles and make the transition to the next era.' "

"You can run all the timing routes and throws to spots that you want, but it helps when the quarterback can see it for himself," the Eagles source said. "We have always had the issue with [Vick] about seeing the play and trusting it. It's just something you have to deal with as a player and as a coaching staff. With Foles, maybe that gets easier."


Besides being the right coaching decision, that would be a delightfully nefarious move by Reid. But early evidence doesn’t contrast with the report: Today, Reid called Vick’s concussion significant, a statement which paves the way for Foles to start on Sunday. And then there’s the whole thing with firing Juan Castillo, a seemingly desperate attempt by Reid to save his own ass. So, saying Reid's above that sort of thing might no longer apply.

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21 Responses

  1. If Foles in any way has a chance to be our future QB, Lurie needs to grow some nuts and insist Trent Edwards is the one who winds up with a smashed skull behind this O line.

  2. There’s Lurie’s out to keep Andy.
    1) the O-line was overwhelmed with injuries
    2) he’s grooming a new franchise QB
    3) now he has a real DC
    4) they finished strong (?)
    5) his kid died and I don’t have the heart to kick a man when he’s down
    6) what coach out there is better (or has better resume)
    AR Season 15 – I hear he’s bringing in J-Lo and Steven Tyler as assistant conditioning personnel

  3. Here’s something I just don’t understand about the whole Andy Reid situation: why is he so damn desperate to stay in Philadelphia anyway? It’s clear he’s worn out his welcome after 14 years and needs a fresh start somewhere else, it’s also clear that if Reid left, or is canned, teams would be waiting outside his door with checkbooks in hand and contracts drawn to sign him up. So why continue this senseless death march with the Eagles when this dance is done? Can anyone explain that to me?

  4. Just as Mcnabb’s flaw of not seeing the open man, Vick cannot see the field a la Brady, Montana & Young.
    Parcells gets rid of all the stupid guys.

  5. So nothing on how the Sixers released the news that Bynum would be out until January the DAY after the Eagles got crushed by the Cowboys? Thought you’d be all over that here.

  6. Always some dick with a mcnabb dig… its amazing how fucking dumb some of you are.
    Just a couple months ago you were all reppin mikey hard
    NO LOVE,
    Beez Nutz

  7. Andy’s NFL success goes hand-in-hand with having an elite QB for his first 11 years.
    Give him credit, he picked McNabb when all of Philly (including the Mayor, WIP, Daily News) wanted Ricky the Rasta.
    McNabb got old, JJ died, lots of other quality assistant coaches moved on and Reid has shown no ability to adjust.
    He has refused to hire a quality DC. He has no leaders on this team, which has to fall on him as well.
    A new coach without a solid QB and team leaders will also fail.
    Andy will get BIG bucks to go soemwhere else. If has a quality QB, a DC and some team leaders he will succeed. If not, he’ll coach for 2 years and go retire on his mountain of money. Broadcasting will not be in his future.
    Without a solid QB, we’re doomed back into the Kotite/Rhodes/Campbell era.
    Out of the hunt by Thanksgiving every year.

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  9. I would like to personally send my gratitude towards vegas favorable lines,Andy Reid, the players & Jeffrey Lurie for building my bankroll for not covering 1 game this year.
    I have won over 11 k betting against this no pride team every Sunday & will have a great Christmas on the eagles..
    Ho ho hooooooo

  10. Somewhere in the past 4-6 weeks we passed the exact point in time where Eagles fans stopped hating McNabb. In another couple years he’ll be revered and given the key to the city like Jaws. So 3 years from his least season with the Birds, where everybody was calling for his head. Not bad.
    I give Andy 5 years and 2 subsequent, terrible Eagles head coaches, before the same moment occurs for him. Hopefully he’s not pushing up daisies after a massive heart attack by then and gets to enjoy it.
    Not saying it’s not Andy’s time. Just saying.

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