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07:00 AM ET 07.24 | Chip Kelly won't keep his quarterbacks guessing into Week 1, which means Michael Vick will know his fate before then. There was a time when [Vick] would have scoffed at the possibility of being the backup quarterback. But those days are over. The 33-year-old knows that he's part of a QB competition that will play out on the fields at the NovaCare Complex and during the preseason in the weeks ahead. Vick was asked today what his reaction would be if he lost out on the starting job and asked to be the backup. "I would continue to support this team," Vick said after a short pause. ... "Whatever it takes. If I have to watch film with all the quarterbacks, if I have to coach the quarterbacks one day, then that's what I'll do."

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July 24, 2013  07:41 AM ET

That's one way to keep him healthy.

July 24, 2013  07:52 AM ET

Eagles will be the worst team in that Division. I guess I am not going out on the limb on that one am I?

July 24, 2013  08:08 AM ET

The thought of being a backup QB must be dogging him ...

July 24, 2013  08:10 AM ET

What a stupid question to ask any starting QB.

July 24, 2013  08:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

The thought of being a backup QB must be dogging him ...

He may yet end up on the PUP list.

July 24, 2013  08:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

He may yet end up on the PUP list.

If that happens, the press will keep hounding him.

July 24, 2013  08:26 AM ET

"Whatever it takes. If I have to watch film with all the quarterbacks, if I have to coach the quarterbacks one day, if I have to take the Coach's dog for a walk, then that's what I'll do."

July 24, 2013  08:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

The thought of being a backup QB must be dogging him ...

He wants them to add a flea-flicker to the playbook.

July 24, 2013  08:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Eagles will be the worst team in that Division. I guess I am not going out on the limb on that one am I?

I'd say you're pretty perceptive, all in all.

July 24, 2013  08:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

The thought of being a backup QB must be dogging him ...

His bark is worse than his bite.

July 24, 2013  08:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

"Whatever it takes. If I have to watch film with all the quarterbacks, if I have to coach the quarterbacks one day, if I have to take the Coach's dog for a walk, then that's what I'll do."

"Talking about all that work just makes me dog-tired."

"Might be time for a cat-nap"

July 24, 2013  08:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

If that happens, the press will keep hounding him.

You know what's really going to hurt? When he gets benched for a guy named Barkley.

July 24, 2013  09:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

That's one way to keep him healthy.

He took that big pay cut on the contract redo for a reason. something is better than nothing.

July 24, 2013  09:38 AM ET

Sounds like he's trying to set himself up for a long term paycheck, whatever it is.

July 24, 2013  09:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Eagles will be the worst team in that Division. I guess I am not going out on the limb on that one am I?

Sadly, I won't argue however I'm anxious to see if throwing a truckload of cash at Romo makes him a better QB.

July 24, 2013  10:00 AM ET

I hope he did not make this kind of willingness to be in a back up role during the incarceration period of his career.

July 24, 2013  10:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

I hope he did not make this kind of willingness to be in a back up role during the incarceration period of his career.

Before that comment is removed, I would like to apologize to Vick and anyone who stood behind him during those hard times.

July 24, 2013  10:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

If that happens, the press will keep hounding him.

They'll keep sniffin' around for a sound bite.

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July 24, 2013  10:47 AM ET

What gets me is he says he's willing to coach quarterbacks. To do what? Hold the ball too long? Take unnecessary hits? Make iffy decisions left and right? No thanks, Mike.

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