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November 27, 2013 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
CONSECUTIVE meetings convened yesterday, in the second-floor head coach's office overlooking the NovaCare practice fields, early on a cold and gray morning. Chip Kelly told Nick Foles he would be the starter for the final five games of the 2013 season. Kelly told Michael Vick he would be the backup. No surprise, no drama, little elaboration or discussion. But clarity, at least. "It was simple. Chip's a simple guy," Foles said, when asked how the news was delivered. "I just went in there, he told me the situation, that I was the 'one' and Mike was the 'two,' and let's go . . . It's not drawn out. I know in movies, it's like a big thing, you sit down, there's like, tears - I walked in, we talked a little about the Oregon-Arizona game [won by Foles' Wildcats, 42-16, over Kelly's Ducks]
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November 20, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
During the preseason, coach Chip Kelly felt the need to meet with both Michael Vick and Nick Foles to let them know his decision on the starting quarterback. When Vick is fully healthy, Kelly said he'll meet with both quarterbacks to tell them his choice. But he has not yet had that conversation. "Whenever we get two healthy guys that we need to talk to," Kelly said. Kelly joked that Foles "will be the starter for the bye week," an ode to Kelly's week-to-week decision on quarterback.
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November 15, 2013 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
CHIP KELLY doesn't have to acknowledge the transition in order to make it real for Michael Vick. The play before reinjuring his hamstring, Oct. 27 against the Giants, Vick was the Eagles' unquestioned starting quarterback. Nick Foles had played horribly in a loss to the Cowboys the week before, ultimately leaving the game with a concussion. Vick was back in the saddle as the offense's veteran leader. But Vick pulled up lame on the third series against the Giants, and everything changed.
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November 14, 2013 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
A year after it seemed all but certain that his career with the Eagles was over, Michael Vick faces an uncertain future in which the only likely scenario is that he will be playing for another team next year. He is injured, Nick Foles is playing well and winning, and there are only six games remaining in the one-year contract Vick signed in the offseason. During an interview with The Inquirer, Vick said he did not know if he was still the Eagles' No. 1 quarterback. But sources close to the 33-year old have said that even when Vick returns, they expect Foles to remain the starter.
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November 13, 2013 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
Twenty teams in the NFL have been fortunate enough to get this far into the season with just one quarterback taking all or very nearly all of its offensive snaps. That number could dip soon as other teams face the possibility of losing a quarterback to injury. We are also reaching the point of the schedule - looking at you, Pittsburgh - when an organization might feel it is the right moment to look beyond an aging veteran. Stability at the quarterback position is no guarantee of success, but it helps.
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November 13, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nick Foles' last two games have revitalized the Eagles season and brought the team back to a first-place tie in the NFC East entering Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins. Chip Kelly won't publicly name Foles the starter for the rest of the season, or even entertain the idea until Michael Vick is fully healthy, because the Eagles coach prefers the current week-to-week arrangement. But it does not appear that Kelly will change what's working. "I think what we've done for the last two weeks has worked for us pretty good, so we're going to stick with that formula," Kelly said.
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November 12, 2013 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
GREEN BAY, Wis. - The tundra wasn't frozen - it doesn't actually freeze anymore since they put heating coils beneath the sod - but it wasn't a toasty day in old Lambeau Field, either. The deep-fried cheese curds were the only warm thing in the building when the Eagles and Packers kicked off on Sunday. This isn't an easy place to play, even against a team missing its starting quarterback and, after one offensive series, missing its backup quarterback, too. That didn't hurt the visitors, but the wind still blew cold and steady off the bay, the 78,000 fans still howled along with it, and the Eagles were aware they hadn't beaten a team with a winning record yet this season.
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November 11, 2013
Former Eagles quarterback Bobby Thomason, a three-time Pro Bowler and the eighth-leading passer in franchise history, died Tuesday at age 85 in Charlotte, according to the New York Times. The Times, citing his son-in-law, Sig Johnsen, said Thomason died of heart failure. Thomason played for the Eagles from 1952 to 1957. He succeeded Adrian Burk as the team's starting quarterback in 1957. On Nov. 8, 1953, Thomason became the first Eagles quarterback to throw for 400 yards in a game when his 437 yards and four touchdowns helped the Eagles to a 30-7 win over the New York Giants.
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November 9, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Another chance for Nick Foles to create quarterback stability for the Eagles arrives Sunday, when he is expected to start his fourth game of the season, against the Green Bay Packers. Coach Chip Kelly would not call Foles the starter Thursday, but Foles took practice snaps with the first team for the third straight day and Michael Vick remained limited. Foles must demonstrate that his talent is closer to last Sunday's seven-touchdown performance than to his 80-yard effort against the Dallas Cowboys on Oct. 20. Kelly still needs to see consistency, and how Foles performs Sunday could dictate what the coach does at quarterback beyond this week.
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November 8, 2013 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
WHO KNOWS when or whether the Eagles' quarterbacking carousel will turn again, but if it turns soon, Michael Vick won't be able to jump on. Eagles coach Chip Kelly said yesterday that Vick isn't able to do 7-on-7 work in practice, the way he was at this point following his initial hamstring injury. Later yesterday, Vick told Glen Macnow and Anthony Gargano on 94WIP he was "feeling better," but couldn't put a percentage on his recovery from the reinjury, suffered Oct. 27 against the Giants.
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