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Does the Philadelphia Eagles Latest Move Open the Door for Michael Vick?

PHILADELPHIA - SEPTEMBER 27: Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles substitutes with team mate Kevin Kolb #4 against the Kansas City Chiefs on September 27, 2009 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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Lindsay MooreCorrespondent IApril 5, 2010

First off, I would like to say that I know that Kevin Kolb is the projected starter.  He is to be crowned the future of Philly, and it is certainly his for the taking.

 

But what if, and this is hypothetical of course, he does not go in and blow everyone away with his quarterbacking abilities?  What if he flounders in the face of starting full time?  It’s hard to ignore the possibility.

 

Granted, Kolb did have a couple of good games last year.  Fans are quick to point out his two 300-plus yard games.  However, one concern of mine is his affinity for throwing interceptions.

 

Let’s take one of those games, for example.  Against New Orleans, for a total of 391 yards, he threw 2 TDs and 3 INTs.  And I would be willing to argue that his yardage was well inflated due to the massacre the Saints were delivering during that game. 

 

You can say what you want about McNabb, but the fans in Philadelphia are not used to turnover numbers like these.

 

Regardless, all signs point to the upcoming year becoming a rebuilding period for the team.  But do we all really think that a team with a fanbase like Philadelphia will put up with something like that?  Are we all really that willing to write off an entire year of our lives for an unknown future?

 

And given this fact, how long will it be before the fans start calling for Michael Vick to take his place?  Is this really so unlikely?

 

Either way, the Eagles just let their best chance at a championship next year make a division rival exponentially more talented for the sake of the “future.”

 

I just feel this would be easier to accept if there was a clear picture of what it might entail.

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