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If you’re a Fantasy Football addict – and I believe in your ability to be one and that you are – you’re no doubt aware of some shenanigans going on in the Eagles’ OTAs right now.  But before we get all worried and weirded out – and why would you, you haven’t drafted yet – let’s review a bit of what I said earlier in the season when the Eagles signed Michael Vick from this post here

So in order to talk about Vick’s fantasy impact in 2013, we do have to discuss his contract and it’s particulars…$1.5 million…’bad contract’…Honey Boo Boo Child’s bank account…

Hrm, I need to do a better job about what I select when reviewing apparently.  What I meant to bring a synopsis of was that the contract really means very little about whether or not Vick is the starting QB for the Eagles day one or even on their roster.  It’s a cheap contract for the Eagles and a worthwhile gamble on a man who has, at least in the past, produced at a high level at the quarterback position.  Now of course, this is the news we’ve been seeing of late regarding first team snaps.

Earlier in the week, Nick Foles and Michael Vick…essentially took the same number of snapsThat was not quite the case this time around.

Foles and Vick both appeared under center with the first and second teams during 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills on Friday. An unofficial tally by CSNPhilly.com revealed that Foles took 42 total snaps while Vick had 29. Rookie Matt Barkley registered 22 reps with the third team.

You freaking out yet?  Well again, I really hope you aren’t and I’m not going to sit here and tell you I know exactly how this will pan out.  But what I can tell you is that these OTA reps should be taken into consideration regarding moreso the head coach involved than the players themselves.  If you look at the amount of QBs that Chip Kelly has lost in his turn as head coach for the Ducks, you’ll notice he doesn’t mind playing the hot hand and he has a bit of history with playing musical QB chairs.  In his first year as head coach for the Ducks in 2009, Chip had 3 different starting QBs over the course of the season.  Then turn to 2010 and Chip dismisses Masoli – the last starting QB in 2009 – and starts sophomore Darron Thomas in his stead.  You picking up the scenario now?  Chip doesn’t rest on his laurels; he realizes his offense is based on how knowledgeable his quarterbacks are, not how good one quarterback is.  I know, this is a shock to everything you know about the NFL.  But the quarterback is the most important player!  There’s always a number one and then a clear backup!  THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!  Woah, bro…chill.  There will be a starting QB named after all of this and I do still believe it’ll be Michael Vick.  But as we all know, Vick is injury-prone.  And who better to know how to handle such a key position when it comes to injury than Chip?  Exactly, there will be one named and if that one gets hurt, the next one in line will be ready to play from snap one.  That’s they way it’s played in Philly, kids, get used to it.

  1. Jacob says:
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    Choose 4 to keep:
    Ray Rice, Matt Forte, Steven Jackson, Larry Fitzgerald, or Percy Harvin
    Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Harvin and the 3 RBs

      • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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        @Sky: Yeah, probably the way to go even though it is very reasonable to expect Fitzgerald to outscore Jackson.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Hrm, I think a lot of the problems that were in AZ last year are still there. Namely, no time for the QB to throw the ball. S-Jax is lined up for a huge year. Besides, RB vs WR, I’ll go RB 9/10.

          • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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            @Sky: I was more looking at it from the Jackson angle.

            10th year in league and finally on a good team

            I could see him getting injured and missing a lot of time.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              I think him being on a good team for the first time in years actually makes his situation better, no? Not seeing where the injury expectation could/should come into play. He’s missed 2 games in the last 4 years. Don’t think he’s gonna carry the ball 300 times but he’ll get more quality touches. Michael Turner was an RB2 last year and was terrible. Think S-Jax has a special year in store.

              • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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                @Sky: I was going for the bum luck thing. He is finally on a good team and now he gets injured and can’t enjoy it. Just a gut feeling.

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  Gotcha

              • nugjuice says:
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                @Sky:

                How do you not think about a possible injury when drafting S-Jax? You have another post saying you’re worried about Skittles’ durability and he has 1618 regular season touches compared to S-Jax’ 2803. He has a different running style, but even a shifty smart 29 year old runner is bound to have some wear on the tires with 2400 rushes and 400 catches in the nfl

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  I think we’re mixing conversations here and not really quoting well as we do it. He said he’s worried S-Jax will get hurt because ‘he just feels like he’s gonna get hurt’. Not really much I can say to that; I could say that about any running back. It’s not analytical nor is it based on any stat nor reasoning other than a personal gut feeling. Plus I didn’t state Marshawn was necessarily an injury risk for this year, just that back problems are tough to quell even with good treatment. But moreso, it’s how the ‘hawks drafted and the possible money factors involved that I said he may not be in Seattle after this year. This, of course, has zero to do with this year as I said in the article. Marshawn is ranked 5th and S-Jax 10th in my rankings so it’s not like I’m telling you to draft one and not the other.

  2. Murph says:
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    I keep hearing “Chip Kelly’s” offense needs a mobile QB like it is guaranteed to be a carbon copy of his Oregon days…. Completely inaccurate IMO both Foles and Barkley have a shot to be the starter sooner rather than later. Kelly’s offense will be flexible to accommodate the best QB for the job. It’s Vick’s job to lose as of now but at his age and his lack of durability no telling how long that will be….

    • Sky

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      It just needs someone who understands the offense. It’s complex not because of the play calling but the speed associated with it. Having everyone ready to go, QB1 down to QB3/4 just makes sense.

      Agreed about Vick. I think everyone involved wants him to succeed, though, so it really is his job to lose

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