Thursday, November 21, 2013
Vick: How can you take Foles out?
By Phil Sheridan
PHILADELPHIA -- Most observers believe Eagles coach Chip Kelly will stick with Nick Foles at quarterback when Michael Vick's hamstring is completely healed.
We can now count Vick among that group.
"In all honesty and all fairness," Vick said on WIP-94.1 FM Thursday, "how can you take a guy out of the game who's playing so well? I understand the position this team is in. The one thing I never want to do is be a distraction."
Vick declined to talk to reporters Tuesday, before the team scattered for its bye week. He made his weekly sponsored appearance on WIP, saying his hamstring is "feeling good."
Vick, 33, won the Eagles' starting quarterback job in competition with Foles over the summer. Vick pulled a hamstring Oct. 6, during a game against the New York Giants. He attempted to return three weeks later, but quickly reinjured the hamstring. He has been inactive for the three games since.
Foles has led the Eagles on a three-game winning streak during that stretch, taking them from 3-5 to 6-5 and first place in the NFC East. He has been NFC offensive player of the week after two of the five games he has started.
Kelly has said he would address the quarterback situation only if and when both Foles and Vick were healthy. The coach indicated he would sit down with the two quarterbacks and explain his plan, possibly early next week.
"I trust what's going on," Vick said. "I enjoy being a part of it."