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Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly up to old tricks

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Eagles coach Chip Kelly is running the media just like he runs his offense: fast and loose.

Kelly wouldn’t say whether  Nick Foles will replace Michael Vick as the Eagles’ starting quarterback Sunday, saying, “We’ll evaluate everything.”

Kelly was asked if Foles had played well enough against the Buccaneers to keep the job once Vick is healthy. Foles made his first start of the season Sunday and completed 22 of 31 passes for 296 yards with three touchdowns as the Eagles beat the Bucs, 31-20, at Raymond James Stadium.

“We’ll go back and watch the film, see what he did, see where we are, see where Mike is,” Kelly said.

Vick suffered a hamstring injury late in the second quarter of the Eagles’ win over the Giants last weekend. His status continues to be day-to-day and likely won’t be known for sure until the end of the week.

The Eagles have been productive with both quarterbacks at the helm this season, mostly because running back LeSean McCoy is playing like the best back in the league.

“We have two starting quarterbacks, yes, Mike Vick and Nick Foles. They both can play,” McCoy said after the game. “Mike is the starter. Coach Kelly made that clear, but if he needs Nick to step in and make some plays he’ll do that. But Mike is the guy we go with. He’s the starting quarterback, no matter what this town says or what outsiders want. It was Coach Kelly’s call and that’s the call he’s made.”

 

Topics: Chip Kelly, Michael Vick, NFL, Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles, Quarterback

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