Just Say No To Jeff Garcia

Why doesn’t Jeff Garcia just go away? I love what the guy did for the Eagles in 2006, but that was then. Unfortunately, if you buy into the rumors, Garcia wants a third crack to be a Birds quarterback.

Why? Hmm… let’s see. With McNabb shipped to D.C., Kolb unproven and Vick still being mentioned in trade scenarios, Jeff hears opportunity knocking. On the plus side, he plays with passion and is a solid leader. On the minus side, he’s 40 years old and wants nothing more than to start.

All this “mentoring Kolb” talk is nonsense. Jeff Garcia, if given an inch, will take a mile. His cup of coffee in Philly last year notwithstanding, Garcia still believes he can be the man.

If he were to sign on as a number three, I have no issue. However, if wheeling ‘n’ dealing Howie Roseman unloads Vick at some point, and then pegs Garcia to be Kolb’s backup, I have a big problem.

Vick is much less likely to make waves if/when Kolb struggles. Garcia knows how to drop subtle hints to the media regarding his intentions to get under center. He may seem innocent, but he’s very crafty. Kolb has enough to handle without having to deal with a backup angling for his job.

I realize Vick wants to start too, but he’s still on probation, so to speak. I can’t envision him publicly campaigning to take over after Kolb throws three picks and the Eagles lose by twenty to the Giants.

Maybe Garcia has turned over a new leaf and truly has no designs on being the number one guy. I wouldn’t bet on it though. Play it safe Andy Reid. Just say no.

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  • nick

    WE WANT VICK! WE WANT VICK! LET THE POOR GUY START! VICK=SUPER 45,46,47,48,49,50,51,52,53,54,55,56,57,58,59,60,61,62,63-1,000000000000000000000000000000000 LET HIM START ANDY REID YOU FAT MONSTER! I GOT ONE THING TO SAY TO HIM! LOSE WEIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Matt

    nick, buddy, I hope you’re joking. Especially about that “poor guy” thing. There’s no reason to pity Michael Vick. He went to jail for his own stupidity, he signed a one-year deal with a club option for a second year making big bucks.

    He wants to start, and nobody truly wants him as a starter- at least not enough to part with the relatively paltry sum of a 3rd or 4th rounder. I DO agree with you that Andy Reid should probably consider following Charlie Manuel’s lead and starting a Nutrisystem program, though.

    As far as Jeff Garcia is concerned, I think he filled in admirably during his initial run as a back-up QB in Philadelphia, and showed a good bit of character coming in as a short-term solution at back-up when McNabb went down with the rib injury. I have more confidence in Garcia than I do in Vick, should Kolb go down with an injury or struggle mightily.

    I’m intrigued by Marc Bulger, but I’m put off by his poor performance in a west coast style system as well as his recent injuries.

  • NC-eagleman

    Trade Vick, start Kolb, hire Garcia, draft a QB. Nuff said.