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12:46 PM ET 11.01 | As the Eagles try to avoid a four-game losing streak with Monday's game against the Saints, the team held a players-only meeting on Wednesday to discuss the problems arising with the team. Michael Vick told reporters that nine or 10 players stood up and aired their grievances about the team which was expected to be a Super Bowl contender before the season. The Eagles are 3-5 on the season with a Monday night game against New Orleans coming up.

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November 1, 2012  12:58 PM ET

Meetings to air grievances are sure to make everything better.

November 1, 2012  01:02 PM ET

So Vick wasn't invited?

November 1, 2012  01:03 PM ET

What's next, the dreaded "vote of confidence" for Andy?

November 1, 2012  01:14 PM ET

Vick will never be a good QB the way the Eagles are using him. He's got maybe a couple years left to be effective in the only style he can play, which is run and gun. He can still hurt you that way but he can also offset that with big plays. Trying to force him to be a pocket passer will only hurt the Eagles because he just isn't smart enough to do that effectively.

November 1, 2012  01:32 PM ET

Michael Vick would be most effective coming off the bench. Suppose, for example, you were a team like the Cardinals with kind of a plodding, vanilla offense and an injury-prone starting quarterback like Kevin Kolb. Your opponents are all ready to continue stifling a pocket passer with limited mobility, but suddenly he goes down and Vick comes in, energizing the offense with a few dynamic scrambles and scoring points.

Sound good? Then come on down to Honest Andy's Used Quarterbacks on Pattison Avenue in Philadelphia! No reasonable offer refused! Trade deadline is today, so hurry, hurry, hurry!

November 1, 2012  01:41 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Vick will never be a good QB the way the Eagles are using him. He's got maybe a couple years left to be effective in the only style he can play, which is run and gun. He can still hurt you that way but he can also offset that with big plays. Trying to force him to be a pocket passer will only hurt the Eagles because he just isn't smart enough to do that effectively.

That and the fact that there really isn't a pocket. All staying there does as give the defense a fixed spot to get to. And they do get there. Most of them untouched.

November 1, 2012  01:41 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Meetings to air grievances are sure to make everything better.

The meetings themselves may be productive, but, if they're meant to be player only why do players talk to the press about them afterward? That's what really hurts the teams.

November 1, 2012  01:42 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Michael Vick would be most effective coming off the bench. Suppose, for example, you were a team like the Cardinals with kind of a plodding, vanilla offense and an injury-prone starting quarterback like Kevin Kolb. Your opponents are all ready to continue stifling a pocket passer with limited mobility, but suddenly he goes down and Vick comes in, energizing the offense with a few dynamic scrambles and scoring points.Sound good? Then come on down to Honest Andy's Used Quarterbacks on Pattison Avenue in Philadelphia! No reasonable offer refused! Trade deadline is today, so hurry, hurry, hurry!

Laugh, so true

November 1, 2012  01:49 PM ET

Grievance #1: Our QB is a psychopath.

Grievance #2: Our QB is a pathological liar.

Grievance #3: Our QB is a dog torturer.

Grievance #4: Our QB is a dog drowner.

Grievance #5: Our QB is a dog electrocutor.

Grievance #6: Our QB is scum.

November 1, 2012  01:49 PM ET

As an Eagles fan, it pains me to say we probably won't beat the Saints...but it's nice to see the article declare we are already 3-5....instead of the 3-4 record the Eagles really have.

November 1, 2012  02:05 PM ET

They were just projecting

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November 1, 2012  02:13 PM ET

the eagles would need to find some "players" first before they have a meeting---- City of Losers!

November 1, 2012  03:07 PM ET

That's a Start, maybe they'll get some results?

November 1, 2012  04:48 PM ET

They voted Vick and Reid off the island.

November 1, 2012  06:09 PM ET

Vick, if by any chance you could be using an enhancer, try something else...

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November 2, 2012  02:31 AM ET

"Grievance #1: Our QB is a psychopath.

Grievance #2: Our QB is a pathological liar.

Grievance #3: Our QB is a dog torturer.

Grievance #4: Our QB is a dog drowner.

Grievance #5: Our QB is a dog electrocutor.

Grievance #6: Our QB is scum. "

*yawn*

Which of these matter? How is he a psychopath, how many HUMANS has he killed?

 
November 2, 2012  02:32 AM ET

I remember when my boss returned from China he went to a market where they were trying to sell him dog meat. I guess China is a nation of psychopaths.

Petards annoy me.

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