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Michael Vick takes responsibility for Eagles' loss

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03:15 PM ET 09.20 | The Philadelphia Eagles offense was grounded in Andy Reid's return to Lincoln Financial Stadium thanks to five turnovers forced by the Kansas City Chiefs. Quarterback Michael Vick looked as sloppy as ever, completing just over 40 percent of his passes and tossing two interceptions, along with a miscommunication on a snap that led to a fumble. After the game, Vick spoke to the media and took sole responsibility for the team's loss.

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September 20, 2013  07:39 PM ET

Hail to the Redskins!!

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September 20, 2013  07:41 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Hail to the Redskins!!

All Hail !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

September 20, 2013  07:41 PM ET
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I knew he'd wind up in the doghouse over that game.

I see what you did there....

September 20, 2013  07:41 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

All Hail !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Go Colts!!

September 20, 2013  08:35 PM ET
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I knew he'd wind up in the doghouse over that game.

He just threw it away on his last chance didn't he?

September 20, 2013  09:08 PM ET

The defense pursued him doggedly.

September 20, 2013  10:03 PM ET

It was the offense's fault.

Nice to see the quarterback point the finger at himself, accept all of the blame, and divert attention away from the rest of his offense. However, Vick was only part of the problem.

September 20, 2013  10:08 PM ET

When you turn the ball over 5 times you don't deserve to win.

Although, when you're gifted the ball inside the red zone on numerous occasions and continuously end up with nothing but field goals to show for it - like Kansas City did - you don't deserve to win either.

It was an all-around sloppy, poorly played game. Which is generally what I've come to expect from Thursday night games. Four days simply isn't enough time to prepare for a quality game.

Philadelphia deserve the loss. Both teams deserve blame for the poor play. But Roger Goodell and the NFL front office also deserve a share of blame for prioritizing ratings over quality.

September 20, 2013  10:09 PM ET

The winner of the NFC East will be the healthiest team left.

September 20, 2013  10:33 PM ET
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I knew he'd wind up in the doghouse over that game.

Aren't you being kind of ruff on him?

September 20, 2013  11:01 PM ET
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Aren't you being kind of ruff on him?

His bark is worse than his bite.

September 20, 2013  11:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

It was the offense's fault.Nice to see the quarterback point the finger at himself, accept all of the blame, and divert attention away from the rest of his offense. However, Vick was only part of the problem.

Once Kelly realizes this isn't college and he doesn't have a team of 19 and 20 year olds things will get better.

September 20, 2013  11:13 PM ET
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His bark is worse than his bite.

True. With Philly's o-line, the KC defense was a terrier

September 20, 2013  11:16 PM ET
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Once Kelly realizes this isn't college and he doesn't have a team of 19 and 20 year olds things will get better.

You mean like going for two in the first half?

He's a moron. He needs to recognize situations. He's Mike Martz without the personality.

September 20, 2013  11:25 PM ET
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You mean like going for two in the first half?He's a moron. He needs to recognize situations. He's Mike Martz without the personality.

Yeah that was really odd so early in the game. Kelly has problems with halftime adjustments too - he didn't have to worry about that in college. Hope he learns fast.

September 21, 2013  12:14 AM ET
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I knew he'd wind up in the doghouse over that game.

Dole, you are better than that.

September 21, 2013  08:31 AM ET
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Yeah that was really odd so early in the game. Kelly has problems with halftime adjustments too - he didn't have to worry about that in college. Hope he learns fast.

I liked the play call, primarily because I've never seen it before.

But KC's defense lined up perfect for it. Philly should have called a timeout.

September 21, 2013  08:43 AM ET

And I'm actually not opposed to going for two there, even if it was unconventional.

Up to that point in the game Philly looked sloppy and listless. They needed a spark. You need to roll the dice every now and again.

The best coaches in the NFL take unconventional risks: such as Sean Payton's decision to go with an onside kick in the 2nd half of the Saints/Colts Super Bowl -or- every time Bill Belichick goes for it on 4th down while deep in his own team's territory in a close game. When it pays off you look like a genius, when it doesn't you leave yourself open for criticism.

I'm not saying Chip Kelly is a great or even good coach. But rather that the guys who always play it safe fear for their own jobs too much to take the risks necessary to push their team to the next level.

I'd much rather a coach who gambles and fails than a coach who doesn't even try.

 
September 21, 2013  08:54 AM ET

Vick.."we know exactly why we didn???t play the type of game we wanted to play."

So do I. The other team showed up with a very good defense and two game films to study.

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