Oh, Philly fans. Have you looked up I-95, in the direction of the Meadowlands, and thought, "You know what? We may be a mess, but at least we're not the Jets." Got some bad news for you, friends. There might be a little turmoil under center in the City of Brotherly Love, too.
Chip Kelly has indicated that he's not yet ready to name a starting quarterback. And Mike Vick says he's fine with that. Per the NFL Network, via PFT:
"That is up to coach to decide what is best for this football team, but as of right now, I am very pleased with my progress," Vick said. "Today, I felt like I had some throws I wanted back, but for the most part I have done good. I got some balls in the end zone and just playing the position the way it is supposed to be played."
Well said, sir, even if you were definitive a couple months back that the QB job was all yours. Now, Nick Foles is getting a good hard look.
Kelly, of course, is under immediate pressure to perform in his Philly debut, but he's a smart enough guy to know that conservatism doesn't always win out ... or help you keep your job, as his predecessor found out. So Kelly's been working with Vick from the ground up, even teaching him how to hold the freaking football, hoping to do what others couldn't and point that world-class talent in the proper direction. For Vick's sake, we hope that direction isn't toward the sideline.
And hey, if Kelly can't settle on a starter from his current bunch, You Know Who is still available for any team. Just saying.
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