SAM Bradford has a great arm, but his durability is an issue that most fans can’t seem to overlook. And while Mark Sanchez played well in relief of Nick Foles after he had his collarbone broken last year, Sanchez was far from dynamic and showed no real ability to be a game changer, even momentarily. Our 3rd string QB is either Tim Tebow or Matt Barkley. Considering all of that, and given his familiarity with our system, how would you feel about the return of Michael Vick?
Hold on! Understand, this is just us fans talking. Nowhere have I heard that the Eagles were one of the handful of teams kicking the tires on Vick. The NFL’s website however does mention (HERE) that some teams are. I just thought I’d bring it up, since it’s the offseason and we have time to chew the fat and say “Hey man, what if…”
I’m talking about this purely as a back-up. Vick was never a 16 game starter even when was supposed to be, so I don’t see the point of trying to project him out as such now. What he could be if he were forced to start a few games though, is a guy who forces teams to throw away what they learned about this system with less mobile QB’s running it.
While opponents caught up to this offense with Foles running it, they did so at the expense of almost always leaving the backdoor wide open so they could stop the run. When Foles went down they did the same with Sanchez, because neither man could exploit it and make them pay. That’s not the case with Vick.
Vick isn’t the guy that the Falcons selected number one overall, but three years after he retires he’ll still be more of a running threat than Foles, Sanchez, or Bradford are today. With Vick as the back-up everything teams assume that they know about successfully defending against the Eagles, goes right out the window the second Bradford goes down.
Look, Sam Bradford may surprise us all. Chip Kelly could put him on a steady diet of Orange/Peanut/Spinach smoothies and Bradford might start every game as a result. However if Bradford goes down again, somebody has to start in his place for however long he’s out. Considering what’s on the roster today, the return of Michael Vick might not be such a bad thing.
Too old, too injured, and too crappy of a QB. There’s no way he comes back here. With that being the case the Eagles quarterback situation is a joke right now. Sam Bradford is an injury question mark. Sanchez is a turnover machine, and Barkley frankly sucks. Then we add Tebow and now it’s just a clown show.
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Yeah I have no clue what Kelly has in mind with this stable of QB’s.
I disagree here. I like Bradford. When he is on he is elite. And he can move the ball with garbage around him. In the right system this guy can be successful. In fact I would say he is as good as any QB in the league if you give him protection. Sanchez is a good QB. He wore down as the season went on but he plays like a veteran and buys time with his agility in the pocket. I like him and think he could start for a lot of teams in this league. After that its junk.
Disagree? I said that Bradford has a great arm. I just said that his durability is suspect.
I think we have a solid one and two. I was suprised Sanchez stayed in Philly. Even though he did not lead us to the playoffs I was impressed with his athletic ability and his reads. He just is slightly under average in arm strength. Its probably form injury. If he had that I have no doubt that Sanchez could win a superbowl. Bradford is a polished QB. I followed him closely because he was my keeper in fantasy. He has poise and Rams had maybe the worse line in football. Sort of reminded me of Randalls days in Philly. He can find guys open very quickly.
I hope you’re right about Bradford. Maybe the change of scenery will help, but I’ve seen a lot os talented guys with great arms fail in the NFL. There’s also something to be said about a guy who wasn’t able to make the players around him better. I mean Mcnabb was winning 10-12 games a year throwing the ball to 4th string receivers. Bradford doesn’t make the players around him better.
I think Mcnabb was easily the best Eagle QB . The only thing stopping McNabb was his inability to communicate with the fans and management. He was timid around management and unpredictable with the fans. He just could not take the helm and guide the ship. He let Reid overshadow his ability and he put to much stock in front office guidance. He needed to forge his own path and never quite did it.
Be that as it may the question becomes is it the lack of talent that prevented Bradford from becoming a franchise QB or is he incapable of elevating the talent around him?
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We’ll see shortly.