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At this pace, Vick's 'not gonna last' for Eagles

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07:03 AM ET 09.11 | New coach, same concern for Michael Vick. During Monday night's win over the Washington Redskins, Chip Kelly's Philadelphia Eagles offense played at a frenetic pace never before seen in the NFL. The attack was highly effective, as the Eagles put up 443 yards in the contest. But will the man running the offense -- [Vick] -- be able to last at that pace? No, NFL Media's Charley Casserly said. "We saw Vick limping around. Vick's not gonna last," Casserly, a former NFL general manager, said Tuesday on NFL Network's "Around the League Live." "He's running the ball in this offense, he's not just handing it off." Durability always has been an issue for Vick. The 33-year-old quarterback has missed 12 games over the past three seasons.

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September 11, 2013  07:18 AM ET

Really ?

How did we come up with this conclusion ? Was it the blocking of linebackers ?

Silently I root for Vick when he's not against Washington. I hope he can stay healthy.

September 11, 2013  07:22 AM ET

He's just dog tired.

September 11, 2013  07:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

He's just dog tired.

It's a dog eat dog league. But I think this article is barking up the wrong tree.

September 11, 2013  07:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

He's just dog tired.

His style of play means he's going to get pounded. The coach should put a collar on him.

September 11, 2013  07:36 AM ET

Thank you for the obvious. Even a casual fan could figure that out.

September 11, 2013  07:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

His style of play means he's going to get pounded. The coach should put a collar on him.

They definitely need to keep him on a short leash. They need to save him for the dog day afternoons of the late season.

September 11, 2013  08:00 AM ET

File this story under "patently obvious".

September 11, 2013  08:38 AM ET

Vick wasn't getting hammered much in the first half, it was in the second half when they decided to slow things down that he started to get hit a lot.

The solution would be to play Vick in the first half and then put Foles in the second half if they have a lead and want to slow it down. Foles is taller and better suited to a conventional offense.

September 11, 2013  08:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Vick wasn't getting hammered much in the first half, it was in the second half when they decided to slow things down that he started to get hit a lot. The solution would be to play Vick in the first half and then put Foles in the second half if they have a lead and want to slow it down. Foles is taller and better suited to a conventional offense.

QB by commitee? Too predictable.

September 11, 2013  08:48 AM ET
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Vick wasn't getting hammered much in the first half, it was in the second half when they decided to slow things down that he started to get hit a lot.

My observation as well. Defenses are going to figure out the Eagles, but they also need to keep the hammer down.

September 11, 2013  08:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

My observation as well. Defenses are going to figure out the Eagles, but they also need to keep the hammer down.

Agreed. If they figure how to do that without burning out their entire team they will be tough to deal with.

September 11, 2013  08:59 AM ET
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My observation as well. Defenses are going to figure out the Eagles, but they also need to keep the hammer down.

Now that the league has real game tape, it will get figured out and it becomes yesterdays flavor of the month.

September 11, 2013  09:29 AM ET

In other news the turf is green.

September 11, 2013  09:41 AM ET

Whoa. I know the Eagles looked different and won, but slow down. They ran all of 7 more plays than the Redskins, gained 50 more yards, six more points and had some early turnovers go their way that should have been exploited more.

That they rushed for 263 yards was the difference. Lets see how it works the next few games.

September 11, 2013  09:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Now that the league has real game tape, it will get figured out and it becomes yesterdays flavor of the month.

The redskins offense played right in to their hands the first half..let us see.

September 11, 2013  09:49 AM ET

thank you captain obvious!

September 11, 2013  09:55 AM ET

I don't have a dog in this fight but I'd say this is being overblown, it's only week 1

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September 11, 2013  10:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

QB by commitee? Too predictable.

Yeah. His Barkley is worse than his bite.

 
September 11, 2013  10:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Whoa. I know the Eagles looked different and won, but slow down. They ran all of 7 more plays than the Redskins, gained 50 more yards, six more points and had some early turnovers go their way that should have been exploited more.That they rushed for 263 yards was the difference. Lets see how it works the next few games.

Still though, early on the two ##Seans and Vick were really tough to clamp down. Their quickness presented a lot of problems for Washington. For a while it looked like nobody was going to stop them. Ever.

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