Chip Kelly Names Nick Foles the Official Starter, I Think Just to Piss Off Marcus Vick


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Sorry for the slow morning. Stay tuned for an announcement in the coming days (no, I didn’t sell the site, but I’m open to seven-figure offers for the holidays).

Chip Kelly has officially named Nick Foles the starter because the mainstream media needs something to write about (and truthfully, so do I right now):

“I think it helps our team overall because both of those guys have great attitudes,” Kelly said of his quarterbacks. “I think that rubs off on the rest of them, but I think it speaks to what the team is all about too. Those guys understand how this thing is put together, in that the same thing that I told Nick in August is the same thing I told Mike today. He’s a chinstrap away from having to go in again. We need to get him back up. The big thing with Mike is that he’s missed a fair amount of time here, so we’ve got to get him back up to speed.”

“They understand the situation and Mike wants to contribute anyway that he can,” said Kelly. “That’s the type of guy that he is. He’s a great teammate and great leader and he’s been great for Nick over the games that he’s been out in terms of helping him develop. We’ve got a good situation. I think we’ve got two quarterbacks who can win games in the NFL and I think you need both of them.”

The last time an Eagles head coach deemed the team as having two great quarterbacks, Kevin Kolb was still walking, and he and Vick were the combo. Now it’s Foles. Foles and Vick. I feel for Marcus. No I don’t.

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24 Responses

  1. If the Eagles get crushed this weekend, guarantee Kelly goes back to his boy Vick as the starter the next week.

    Kelly insisted the Eagles keep Vick. He’s not going to let him go.

    1. I disagree,the only way Michael Vick gets back in a game is if Nick Foles gets hurt(which I hope never happens).

    2. this I AGREE WITH.. why have ALL THOSE MEETINGS trying to persuade a fed up VICK to stay to only bench the 13 million dollar MAN… IN THE END vick gets the upper hand.. U GET PAID A HELL OF A LOT MORE to do nothing….

  2. O great CHIPPER name FOLES the starter once its time to play a TEAM thats been kicking our azz for YEARS.. HE FOLDED against the COWBUMS… I dont see him pulling out a win against a compentant AZ defense.

  3. Says he needs something to write about.

    Writes 7 original sentences regarding Eagles starting QB announcement.

  4. aroundTHEway is EITHER marcus VICK himself, or COMIC book GUY from the SIMPSONS in REAL life.

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