Andy Reid had said that Michael Vick was the Philadelphia Eagles’ staring quarterback for “right now” and set off a firestorm in debate about Vick’s role. Andy Reid though is back peddling and trying to clarify his statements and clear up the confusion and speculation.
“It was the last question. I was finishing up the press conference,” Reid said while on a radio show in Philly. “Michael’s our quarterback. Period. Michael’s our quarterback. Listen, does he need to get better? Do we all need to get better? Yes. We’re all going to do that.”
His initial comments following the Eagles’ loss to the Arizona Cardinals was a perfect storm for something to be misconstrued. The Eagles struggled that game in a 27-6 loss. But despite a 2-1 record Vick hasn’t been himself so far this season. His numbers include six interception and just three touchdown passes and one touchdown run. He’s also been put on his back 9 times.
The other two quarterbacks on the roster are Nick Foles and Trent Edwards. It’s not exactly Kevin Kolb knocking on the door behind Vick.
Andy Reid had a simple answer when asked if Nick Foles could expect more snaps in practice this week.
“No, not right now.”
But if they don’t fix the turnover problem Reid could revisit this next week. The 12 turnovers in the first 3 weeks is the most for the Eagles since 1977.