Archive for November 27th, 2010

Go Easy on the Kool-Aid

November 27th, 2010 by Christian | 1 Comment | Filed in General

Belichick, Others Lurking

Yes, MAYBE I was wrong about Vick.  ‘Maybe’ being the operative word.

 1.  Don’t drink the Kool-Aid just yet. What happens if they get blown out in their first playoff game, and Vick throws 3 INTs? Will you all still think Vick is so great?  Philly fans fall head over heels in love after the first date. It’s ridiculous.  It’s only been five regular season games, for crying out loud!  Let’s not compare him to Montana just yet.  

2.  Think Sean Payton, Bill Belichick, Mike McCarthy, et al, don’t have a gameplan to shut Vick down?  And Andy Reid hasn’t exactly distinguished himself in big games either.

Let’s see what happens come playoff time.

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Okay, Maybe I Was Wrong About Vick

November 27th, 2010 by Christian | 1 Comment | Filed in General

The Right Choice

A few weeks ago, I made my argument AGAINST Andy Reid choosing Michael Vick as the starting QB over Kevin Kolb.  I’ll admit that so far, it looks like Reid made the right decision.  Vick’s numbers to date are awesome:

Wins: 5
Losses: 0
TDs: 16 (11 Passing, 5 Rushing)
INTs: 0
Passing Yards: 1,608
Completion %: 62.8
Passer Rating: 108.7 (Ranked 1st in NFL)

In addition to these nearly flawless stats is the electrifying manner in which he plays the game.  At any moment it seems like the Eagles could score a touchdown.  And that’s because they can.

Last week, against the Giants top ranked defense, Vick  was held in check for most of the game and NY actually took the lead in the fourth quarter, 17-16.  BUT that was after Jason Avant had dropped a touchdown right in his arms, and Vick overthrew a wide open DeSean Jackson for another missed TD.  With those two scores, the Eagles should have had a comfy 27-17 lead instead of trailing by a point.  Nonetheless, they came back to win the game, and push Vick’s winning streak to 5-0 in games he’s started and finished.