About the only suspense right now is whether Reid decides to turn the reins over to rookie quarterback Nick Foles. In the wake of Sunday's defensive meltdown, that would come across as a desperate, panic move, and given the team's offensive line issues, it might work about as well as the last desperate, panic move, the firing of Juan Castillo.
When Vick was asked if the team needs a change from Reid, Vick said: "I don't think that's one of our concerns now, coaching."
Vick seemed at wit's end Sunday. Like a lot of us, he seemed to have thought the Eagles would buckle down and get it done coming out of their bye week. Instead they drifted into a big hole, and never really gave you the feeling they were climbing out.
"I just tell my guys to keep fighting," Vick said. "Keep fighting, don't let it spiral out of control. But you can only say so much, and sometimes, I just get tired of talking . . . It's more about letting your actions speak louder than your words. But it has to come from everybody. Not one person can individually win the game. Not three people, not five people. It takes 22 guys and 11 guys on special teams."
Vick, 32, was asked if he still sees himself as a franchise quarterback. A few weeks ago, while the question was being asked privately, Vick surely would have taken offense to hear it raised at a postgame news conference. Sunday, Vick didn't raise an eyebrow.
"You know, obviously, I think there's a lot of things that I can do better," he said. "I'm trying to do everything I can to put the ball in the end zone . . . I don't know if playing like a franchise quarterback means three or four touchdowns week-in and week-out and doing everything right. But I know I've been there before and despite it all, I still feel like I do a lot of positive things out there, and that's all I can ask. But I still have to evaluate myself and be critical of myself and we'll go from there."
Strange, strange day
Raise your hand out there if you had the Eagles not turning the ball over, getting the better of the special-teams battle, and still getting blown out by the Falcons?
Rookie strongside linebacker Mychal Kendricks sat out the first series in favor of Casey Matthews after apparently being late for a meeting. Andy Reid's only explanation was "disciplinary reasons" . . . Matthews later blocked a Matt Bosher punt, too late to ignite his team . . . The Eagles got their first two sacks since the Sept. 23 Arizona game, both also too late to matter . . . Once again, tackles for a loss were a huge problem for the Eagles, the Falcons notching seven of them . . . Mardy Gilyard was going to return punts again, with Damaris Johnson inactive, but Gilyard suffered a hamstring injury long before the first Falcons punt of the game, which came with 5 minutes and 35 seconds left. Brandon Boykin double-dipped . . . New backup center Matt Tennant was active but did not play . . . As expected, rookie Dennis Kelly started at right guard in place of Danny Watkins (ankle).
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