Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly isn’t going to name his starting quarterback anytime soon, but he insists that the cloud of uncertainty over whom will be the starter — Nick Foles or veteran Michael Vick — should be beneficial for Vick’s mental preparation.
I think [the uncertainty helps] tremendously. Once you think you’ve arrived in this game, you’re going to get passed on by. Just because somebody and no matter what the situation is, quarterback, running back, offensive line, you become a starter that doesn’t mean all of a sudden you can kick your feet up and say, ‘Now I’m all set, this is a good deal.’ It’s about getting better every day and there’s always something you can learn, whether it’s as a coach or as a player. I think that mindset will really benefit Mike in the long run (Pro Football Talk).
Of course, another school of thoughts says it’s better for a player to know early on if he’ll be a starter, but Kelly should be given the benefit of the doubt here. It’s his team; he should run things his way. What do you think, Eagles fans? Should Kelly just make the call and get it over with? Or do you not mind the drawn-out process?
(Personally, I’m still entirely on Team Start Dennis Dixon.)
[Source: Pro Football Talk]