Vick in The Wild'cat'?

Lee TawilContributor ISeptember 24, 2009

6 Jan 2002: Quarterback Michael Vick #7 of  the Atlanta Falcons sneaks a pass off before being tackled by Leonard Little #91 of the St.Louis Rams at the Dome at America's Center in St. Louis, Missouri.The St. Louis Rams beat the Atlanta Falcons 31-13.  DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Elsa /Getty Images

With Donovan McNabb likely missing another game, and backup Kevin Kolb getting the start, the Eagles have a question that they have to ask themselves: How should we use Michael Vick this week?

As many of you know, Vick is eligible to play in his first game of the season this Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs. He has obviously missed a lot of time from the game of football, but he has been working out with them for some time to get his rhythm back. Even if he is at 50% of his potential, I feel that Vick can have quite an impact on the game if used properly.

Knowing Andy Reid and the coaching style that he has displayed over the years, I would not be surprised to see some special plays designated for Vick. There has been a lot of talk that Vick would be perfect for the Wildcat offense (Enter dog joke here), and I totally agree with that.

Even though he has always had accuracy issues, there is no doubt that he has a monster arm. Also, his speed is still something that can be a factor in this league. So between the big arm and the ability to run circles around defenses, the Wildcat offense is a perfect fit for a player like Michael Vick. In fact, I feel it fits him so perfectly that they should name it ‘ The Vick.’

This kind of offense favors the speedy quarterbacks with accuracy issues, and it maximizes their potential in the league.

As was seen on Monday night, even when the Colts knew that the Wildcat was coming, they simply could not stop it. Now imagine if Ronnie Brown was a real threat to throw the ball? How much harder would it have been for the Colts to defend it?

That is why I feel that Reid and the Eagles would be smart if they strictly taught Vick the Wildcat, and only the Wildcat. They should get him to a point where he is extremely comfortable running it, and they would have a true weapon whenever they felt like using him.

If Reid is a smart coach, and I believe that he is, he will get the most out of having Vick on his team. If that does indeed happen, the Eagles can be a very tough team to beat.