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Andy Reid Names Michael Vick Philadelphia Eagles Starter Over Kevin Kolb

DETROIT - SEPTEMBER 19: Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles warms up prior to the start of the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on September 19, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
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Eric StrellerContributor IISeptember 21, 2010

It was just announced that Michael Vick will get to start on Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Head Coach Andy Reid has decided to go with Vick over Kevin Kolb, who was diagnosed with a concussion during the Philadelphia Eagles week one loss. However, Chris Mortensen reported that this is not concussion related.

The Eagles staff decided to make Vick their starting quarterback over Kolb, permanently until further notice. Maybe Reid read our article yesterday demanding respect for Vick. While that was mostly a joke, the reasons urging Reid to start him mentioned in that article are the same reasons that the Eagles staff decided to give Vick the nod.

They have viewed the tapes and seen what Vick brings to the table and decided that playing him gives them the best chance to win. The exact reasons we brought up yesterday.

In another article written this morning, the Week 2 GTFO Awards, I gave Andy Reid the GTFO "Idiot of the Week" Award for announcing on Sunday that Kolb would be the starter next week. I thought about taking his award away and "vacating the award" this week, Reggie Bush Heisman style, based on his change of heart, but I'll allow him to retain it. He was still an idiot for announcing it on Sunday before he had any time to look at tape and make the right decision.

At SPORTSorGTFO.com we have seemed to have a strong impact on what athletes and coaches do lately. We demanded that Corey Pavin include Tiger Woods on the Ryder Cup team and he did. We told Darrelle Revis to sign and get to camp and he did. Now, we told Andy Reid to start Michael Vick and he is.You can call it coincidence, or maybe we have a stronger impact in the sports industry than anyone actually realizes.

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