After Sunday’s game, where the Philadelphia Eagles basically did not show any heart versus the Atlanta Falcons,the quarterback change rumor mill started turning once again. Early Monday morning, FOX 29′s Howard Eskin tweeted “
#eagles Andy Reid met with coaches after game on sunday to discuss QB situation. Meet again Mon Morn. I’m told likely QB change to Foles.” This was news to many Eagles fans as the Twitterverse was blowing up. Many think that starting Foles means the season is over and that this just gives Andy Reid another season here.
I actually believe both of those things. Why would you start Nick Foles next week on Monday Night Football versus the New Orleans Saints in one of the toughest stadium to play in the New Orleans Superdome? The way that Vick played yesterday, he does not deserve to get benched! Michael Vick threw for 191 yards and one touchdown. He also added 42 rushing yards and he did not have any turnovers.
When Vick has no turnovers the Eagles should win! But that wasn’t the issue according to Howard Eskin. He also tweeted “I’m told Vick made 2 bad audible mistakes on calls and has same problems each wk. Reid leaning 2 change at QB bcause Vick not getting better.” So two bad audible mistakes makes Reid lean towards Foles but does anybody question Reid on his job performance every week? I think not. So do we as Eagles fans trust Nick Foles behind this Swiss cheese of an offensive line to go into New Orleans on Monday Night? I surely don’t because even Mike Vick is taking big hits.
Who knows based on his preseason performance maybe Nick Foles is ready to take the helm as the Eagles starting quarterback. But if it does not work out, will Andy Reid actually be fired or will he say “I have to do a better job” again.
Jovan Alford is a staff writer for The Sixer Sense, a writer for Buzz On Broad covering the Philadelphia 76ers and Local College Basketball, a writer for Philly Sports Nut, and is a writer for Rant Sports covering the A-10 Conference for College Basketball.
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