Aug 15, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly talks with quarterback Michael Vick (7) during the second quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Chip Kelly says job uncertainty should benefit Michael Vick


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.

Says Kelly:

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]

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  • Moby Dick

    It’s likely both QBs will play the 4th preseason game, something that starters usually sit out. This way, he will be able to get both Mike and Nick good amount of reps and be able to keep both competing, thus fighting hard for the starter job, and it will bode well for BOTH QBs. Chip knows what he’s doing. I think he name’s a starter after the preseason is over and that’s fine by me.

    • Lee Washington

      Woah nellie,, Playing (and risking) EITHER QB in the fourth game is not a bright idea. AT ALL !! Vick has won so lets get ready for the season which means playing him for most of the 3rd game and sitting him in the fourth.

      • Moby Dick

        Maybe you’re right, but I feel that IF they need to give either QB more reps, the 4th game allows it. Remember, Chip Kelly does things differently.