The Eagles have one of the deepest receiving cores in the NFL. They also have on of the worst red zone efficiency ratings year after year. They put themselves in position to score, but too often settle for field goals when they need touchdowns against some of the better defenses in the NFL.
Why not let one major strength help out one major weakness?
The Eagles receiving core is lead by two Pro Bowl caliber players in DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin. They also have two of the best slot receivers in the league with Steve Smith and Jason Avant. Add physical, jump ball type receiver in Riley Cooper and the Eagles have by far the most versatile group of wide outs in the game.
Why not get all of them on the field at once.
When they get in the red zone, they can put Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper on the outside. Maclin had 70 receptions and 10 touchdowns in 2010 and proved he was more than just another vertical threat. Cooper had just seven catches in 2010, but proved he is a physical receiver with his 42 yard catch over Pro Bowl safety Ed Reed in the opening week of preseason.
Steve Smith and Jason Avant would be the obvious slot receivers. Both players have a combined 374 career receptions and both posses great route running and hands.
Where does that leave the most dangerous receiver DeSean Jackson? Put him in the backfield. This would really open up the offense. Vick can hand the ball off or toss it to Jackson. Vick can fake the ball to Jackson and just run it himself or they can run one of hundreds of possible passing plays out of this wide receiver set.
When you put five talented receivers like these on the field at the same time, there is going to be mismatches all over the field. Not even the Eagles would have enough corners to cover everybody.