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No QB Changes: Vick to Remain Starter, Tannehill Ready for Sunday?

No surprise here but the Phildelphia Eagles (3-4) have decided they will stick with struggling quarterback Michael Vick as their starter.

On Wednesday, Eagles coach Andy Reid made the decision a public one after previously implying this wasn’t going to be the case after team’s 30-17 Sunday loss against the Atlanta Falcons. At the time, he said he would review his starters.

This also comes as the Eagles have lost three straight games.

It has been a rough season for them and Vick has been open about his struggles and his support of Reid’s decision to possibly bench him.

To-date, Vick has a 59 percent completion rate for his passes, 1,823 yards, nine touchdowns and eight picks. He has rushed for 247 yards.

One of his biggest problems has been with fumbles. He has lost five of nine which has spurred conversation that rookie backup Nick Foles could leave the bench and see some playing time.

But is he a good alternative? He was a phenom in the preseason, going 40 for 63, 553 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions. He is yet to take a snap in the regular season and his inexperience may not be a good thing as the team is scrambling for wins and the coaches are looking to save their jobs.

As for additional comments from either Reid or Vick, they will speak to the media on Thursday.

In other NFL quarterback news, it appears that injured Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill may be good to go for Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts.

Tannehill is recovering from a hyperextended left knee and deep thigh bruise from last week’s game against the New York Jets. On Monday, the rookie had an MRI which shows the bruises and fortunately not any structural damage.

According to the SunSentinel, Tannehill had a supportive device on his left knee on Wednesday; he is supposedly walking with a little bit of a limp. Whether or not, he’ll play on Sunday remains to be seen but it would be interesting to see him and Colts quarterback Andrew Luck on the same playing field.

If Tannehill doesn’t make it on Sunday, backup quarterback Matt Moore is likely to pinch hit. He took over for Tannehill on Sunday, going 11 for 19, 131 yards and one touchdown.

Moore had the support of his teammates for his play on Sunday. Running back Reggie Bush said of him via AP,”It always helps having backup come in and perform like that, not missing a beat.”

But would he have the support for an entire game?

 

 

Debbie Baratz

Deb has been writing about the NFL and NCAA football for the last few years. She is a full-time writer and an avid sports fan. Follow her on twitter @ldbar.

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