Tuesday, September 22, 2009
What will Vick's Wildcat package look like?
By Dan Graziano
Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley
On Thursday I'm planning to write a column about the impact Michael Vick will have on the offense the rest of the season. I've already talked to a couple of NFL scouts who have made some prediction about how this whole thing will go down Sunday against the Chiefs.
But for now, check out Les Bowen's story in the Daily News regarding the Wildcat package. Sounds like Andy Reid's already getting a little defensive about his use of the Wildcat formation. He snapped at reporters when they guessed (apparently) wrong at how many times the Eagles used the Wildcat. It was 12, by the way.
Peter King of SI.com has already reported that the Eagles have a 10-play package for Vick. But here's what my gut's telling me about Sunday. I think you'll see Vick on the field for eight plays -- three of them near the goal line. Will it disrupt the Eagles' offense? Well, we're about to find out.
Kevin Kolb is wisely saying that he's excited about seeing Vick on the field. It's not like he has much of a choice. Interesting that Jeff Garcia has already criticized the formation a bit. I'm sure Reid appreciated that feedback.