The Philadelphia Eagles were blown out by the Denver Broncos yesterday evening, and the fact that the Eagles lost by a significant margin comes as no surprise; the Broncos are just that good and were due to shred up a porous Eagles secondary. That said, being blown out 52-20 isn’t justifiable, and the Eagles just looked awful on both sides of the ball.
It’s easy to take a look at the 14-27 line that Michael Vick put up and say that he was the culprit, but Vick actually played a good game. His receivers did an absolutely horrific job of getting open against the Denver Broncos top-notch CBs, and Vick had no help from the other wideouts once the Broncos were able to take DeSean Jackson out of the game. LeSean McCoy’s difficulty breathing also disrupted the flow of the offense, and Vick really didn’t have a fair chance despite making some nice throws. To be honest, the fact that Michael Vick didn’t throw an interception was a great feat in itself.
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly seems to recognize that Michael Vick is not to blame, as he told SportsRadio 94 WPI that he has “great confidence” in Vick, as per the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Vick is averaging an excellent 9.2 yards per attempt this season with just two interceptions, so he’s done a great job of using his arm to get the Eagles vertical, using his legs, and limiting mistakes when taking deep shots. That sounds pretty good to me.