When failing at a job, the company fires such an employee and a replacement is found. In the case of Michael Vick, his boss was let go, and the company owner orchestrated a pay reduction for Michael to stay working for the Eagles. Serious changes were made from a highly profitable franchise; topped off with a coach putting on the NFL headset for the very first time. A rookie coach and the start of a new era; with Vick still believing he’s the leader and starter for this football team.
You can’t stay healthy, you have regressed in speed and play making has reduced by a large margin. You are not accurate, turn the ball over and struggle with making the audible call at the line of scrimmage. These are requirement to be the starter of an NFL team, to earn the right to have the majority of practice snaps at OTA’s. Essentially your current boss, Coach Chip Kelly owes you nothing. He inherited a roster of players, added and subtracted some names and is now piecing together a team. The attributes he looks for in his quarterback, you lack most of them. Your athletic ability is appealing to him. This will quickly fade when a fumble or interception in the red-zone ends a scoring drive.
Kelly cares about winning and not about veterans starting positions simply due to years spent in the league. The quarterback is no different and the philosophy remains the same. Roster spots will be earned through” open competition.” Why should someone new to the NFL start players based off the talent evaluation of a man who is no longer part of the organization?
It would appear as though Andy Reid’s kept Michael Vick in check with speaking about his “true feelings.” Michael was thankful for Reid giving him a second chance to play football. Respect was formed as the pieces of his life began forming together again. Vick never once thought or acted like he was better than Reid. I have already witnessed frustration in Vick’s body language and word choice just in OTA’s which was not prevalent when Reid was the coach. I honestly believe Vick expected Kelly to give him the job until there became a reason for it to be taken away.
Hey Michael, your resume over the last two years has been mediocre, and the man you now answer to; has the job of putting the best talent on the football field. Beating Shady McCoy in a 40 yard dash is cool and all, but try using some of that blazing speed to avoid taking all of those unnecessary bone jarring hits. Spend less time voicing what is troubling you, and let your actions on the football field speak to why #7 should be the starting quarterback.