Another quarterback controversy could be brewing in Philadelphia
Not long after the Philadelphia Eagles fell short in their comeback bid against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, backup quarterback Michael Vick made a casual observation during his postgame press conference:
“I feel like if I had been out there for four quarters, maybe we would've had a chance to win the game,” said Vick, who played for injured starter Kevin Kolb in the second half of the 27-20 loss.
Probably not too many people will argue with the assessment. Even before Kolb's second-quarter concussion, the Eagles' new starting quarterback struggled, completing five of 10 passes for 24 yards.
Vick, who also saw some spot duty in the first half, completed 16 of 24 passes for 175 yards and also rushed for 103 yards.
So even though Coach Andy Reid told the media that Kolb is still the team's starter, it appears the Philadelphia media and fans might have a new quarterback controversy to sink their teeth into, just months after the Donovan McNabb saga came to an end.
Sam Donnellon of the Philadelphia Daily News says the Eagles should rest Kolb and take a look at what Vick can do as the starting quarterback this week against the Lions. Bob Ford of the Philadelphia Inquirer says Kolb may (or may not) be the quarterback of the future, but Vick gives the Eagles the best chance to win right now.
Nothing too brutal yet, but remember, this is just Week One ...