Thursday, August 27, 2009
Looks like Vick's done for the evening
By Dan Graziano
Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley
PHILADELPHIA -- Michael Vick discarded his helmet on the Eagles' final drive of the half, so I'm pretty sure he's through for the evening. Donovan McNabb will play a few series in the third quarter and then Kevin Kolb will take it from there.
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Vick didn't look all that rusty to me, although he didn't make any memorable plays. His best pass of the night was a 13-yard completion to Hank Baskett in the flat. He went through two other progressions before driving the ball into Baskett. Otherwise, he simply worked on his swing and shovel passes. On his final shovel pass to LeSean McCoy, he seemed really frustrated. It just didn't look like he allowed McCoy to get upfield enough before delivering the ball.
Vick was 4 of 4 for 19 yards and he only had one carry, which ended with defensive end Derrick Harvey tackling him near the line of scrimmage. McNabb was 16-of-29 for 187 yards. He looked really sharp at times, but the Eagles bogged down near the goal line. I think everyone would've enjoyed seeing what Vick could've done near the goal line.
Once he's reinstated for the regular season, I think you'll see the Wildcat formation inside the 5-yard line. Vick's helmet is nowhere in sight right now, so it looks as if he's done.