Vick's effort can only lead to QB debates in Philly

It didn’t take long for the Michael Vick rally to begin in Philadelphia.

With starting quarterback Kevin Kolb uncertain for this week’s game at Detroit after suffering a concussion Sunday in a loss to the Green Bay packers, Vick is a good bet to start. Some are already suggesting it shouldn’t be a temporary move.

Yes, it’s Philadelphia, where opinions form quickly. And, yes, Vick was that electric in the second half of the game. Bob Ford of the Philadelphia Inquirer makes the suggestion that Vick could be a better option for the Eagles, who shipped out Donovan McNabb in order to clear a path for Kolb.

It’s certainly not the clean start to the season the Eagles were hoping for. Their starter is injured and coach Andy Reid has already said Kolb will start at Ford Field Sunday if he is medically cleared. But Vick did more than enough to make the public, if not the team, think long and hard about option No. 2. Or in this case No. 7.

“The Eagles could be right about Kevin Kolb, but it definitely wasn't obvious on Sunday,” Ford writes. “Even though it is too soon to break the ankles of a conclusion, it isn't too soon to wonder what happens next and acknowledge that this one could get a little messy.”


Vick rallied the Eagles into a position to potentially tie the game late, bringing them out of a 17-point hole against the Packers. He looked like he did when he was at his best in Atlanta. He completed 16 of 24 passes for 175 yards and ran for 103 yards. In one half.

“Listen, I think Michael did a phenomenal job today," Reid. "He brought the team back. He kept his poise. He had some big runs, made some big throws. I'm happy as heck for Michael, but I'm not looking at the future. I'm looking at getting this fixed so we can win some football games."

Could getting it fixed eventually lead to turning to Vick? The public is sure talking about it in Philadelphia.

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