Michael Vick to start Sundayby Eric Schwartz
Fans who wanted to see more of Michael Vick will get their wish.
Andy Reid said Vick will be the team’s starting quarterback for this week’s game against Jacksonville and beyond. As it turns out the decision has nothing to do with Kolb’s concussion and everything to do with Vick’s play.
“Kevin is fine. It’s not an injury-related issue,” Reid said during his press conference. “It’s not about judging him. He’s going to be a championship-caliber quarterback.”
Reid’s decision comes as a surprise since he came out yesterday and named Kolb the starter for Sunday.
Vick is coming of consecutive strong performances, passing for 284 yards passing and two TDs in a 35-32 win at Detroit on Sunday and throwing for 175 yards and one touchdown and ran for 103 yards in the opener.
Reid said Vick is one of the hottest quarterbacks in the league and there was no way he could sit him (of coarse that is a complete 180 of yesterday’s statement that Kolb was the guy going forwards.
The most rediculous part of the conference was that Reid said he did not think this move would hurt Kolb and insisted that it would help Kolb in the future. Remind me again the last time a QB got better for benched?
This move is already drawing praise from some and scorn from others. Check back to phillysportsblogs tomorrow for complete reaction on today’s big news.