What to do with the Eagles
Eagles bracing for more changes amid losing streak
PHILADELPHIA(AP) – Michael Vick was defeated on the field, and looked beaten on the podium, all but resigned to the fact that his games as the Eagles quarterback are numbered. LeSean McCoy, as dogged a player as any on the Eagles, stood at his locker and asked where the team left its pride, its heart.
And coach Andy Reid even tossed out “embarrassing” as the word of the day forPhiladelphia’s 30-17 loss toAtlantaon Sunday. Was it really eight years ago when Reid and the Eagles beat the Falcons in the NFC title game in front of a stadium stuffed with euphoric fans and not ones chanting “Fire Andy” during the worst loss of the season? This latest loss was as bleak as it gets for the Eagles and Reid is running out of time to salvage the season – and his job.
Owner Jeffrey Lurie put Reid on notice following an 8-8 season that he had to win big for a 15th season. Reid knows if the Eagles continue to spiral from a 3-4 start toward a double-digit loss total, Lurie is prepared to make sweeping changes from his coach down to his quarterback.
AP Sources: Vick still starter for Eagles
UNDATED (AP) – Three people familiar with the decision tell The Associated Press that Michael Vick hasn’t been benched by coach Andy Reid. The three people spoke Monday night on condition of anonymity because all announcements about the starting lineup come from Reid.
The Eagles’ headquarters was closed Monday due to Superstorm Sandy, and there was no media availability. Vick, the four-time Pro Bowl quarterback, has struggled this season andPhiladelphia(3-4) has lost three straight games. Reid didn’t endorse Vick after Sunday’s 30-17 loss toAtlanta, saying he’s going to evaluate all his starters.
Vick then said he would support whatever decision Reid makes. That led to speculation Vick’s days were numbered. But Reid is sticking with Vick over unproven rookie Nick Foles as of now.