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Andy Reid: Michael Vick still starting QB in Philly


04:30 AM ET 11.06 | Rex Ryan has foolishly stood by Mark Sanchez in New York, as he likely realizes his fate is tied to that of his starting quarterback. Andy Reid is a much smarter (and bigger) man, but he's found himself in the same conundrum and making the same idiotic mistake. After losing their fourth straight game, the Philadelphia Eagles head coach went to the podium post-game and stated that Michael Vick was and still is the starter in Philly. While on the surface this seems asinine to try and fathom ??? Vick being the quarterback after obvious failures ??? the honest answer is what can Reid really do? It's not 100 percent Vick's fault that he's having struggles. The Eagles offensive line has been less than stale as of late, and they allowed Vick to get sacked seven times on Monday night.

Michael Vick, AP Photo/Jim Mahoney Michael Vick, AP Photo/Jim Mahoney
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November 6, 2012  01:33 PM ET

Time to blow this team up and start over. Get rid of Reid, Vick, Rogers-Cromartie, Asomuaga(sp?), and Jackson. That gets rid of 4 grossly overpaid and overrated players and frees up enough $ to get some guys that can actually do their jobs.

November 6, 2012  01:36 PM ET

Same 'conundrum' in AZ, where Kobl swears he's ready to go......

November 6, 2012  01:41 PM ET

That guy behind door number two only looks good until you open it.

November 6, 2012  01:46 PM ET

That guy behind door number two only looks good until you open it.

Ding,ding,ding...We have a winner!!

It's not just Vick.

November 6, 2012  01:57 PM ET

they may not win another game all year

November 6, 2012  02:35 PM ET

Gotta give Andy credit. He's going to ride Vick into the ground, regardless of how bad the team does. I think Reid knows he's fired after this year.

November 6, 2012  02:46 PM ET

If the Cowboys can't generate turnovers against the Iggles, then they just can't generate turnovers!

November 6, 2012  02:49 PM ET

We don't need andy reid---- we need call forwarding.... Same thing comes out of this BALLOON every week-- HOT AIR...

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November 6, 2012  03:14 PM ET

The real question is whether Andy Reid is the starting coach this week....NEXT!

November 6, 2012  03:52 PM ET

You dance with who you brought to the ball, even if she is a fugnaught with wall-eye and no friends to protect her.

November 6, 2012  04:09 PM ET

If the Cowboys can't generate turnovers against the Iggles, then they just can't generate turnovers!

I guess one of these two teams has no choice but to win.

November 6, 2012  06:12 PM ET

Eagles have no O-line. Their coach is the Mud guy (Howard? Harvey? Harcourt Fenton?) , who has a good reputation, so unless he has gone senile in the last year or two, it is the players fault.

Vick still doesn't read defenses well, although he did audible into a couple of good running plays. But the left tackle, and the right tackle looked lost most of the game.

November 6, 2012  07:00 PM ET

Reid is doing his Tammy Wynette impersonation, "Stand by your Man"

November 6, 2012  07:11 PM ET

Reid: "Vick is the best quarterback for this team. He's the best quarterback, best dog drowner, best dog electrocutor, best dog torturer, best felon and best thug. Why would I change?"

November 6, 2012  10:12 PM ET

Put any other quarterback in the league behind that pathetic offensive line and lets see them run for their lives and do better. Vick is one of the few on that team that can actually do his job when he is not getting killed.

November 6, 2012  10:56 PM ET

Reid has no choice but to keep up with this moronic blather. The idiot coach has supported the loser QB Vick so much and for so long he can't retract his support now, if would be too shameful and embarrassing.

November 7, 2012  12:18 AM ET

I am a true Saint fan but even I felt sorry for Vick. I am just glad we didn't kill the guy, so no one can call us kill gate 2012-13!!!

November 7, 2012  08:50 AM ET

Time to stop making fun of a guy who is obviously mentally challenged..... if andy is good enough for philly fans, and they have no interest in winning a Super Bowl, no issues.....


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