With their playoffs hopes all but dead, there really is no reason to rush Michael Vick back on to the field, given that it’s become increasingly apparent the rib injury he suffered against Arizona three weeks ago was much more than a “day to day” situation that the team initially deemed it as. Trotting out a vulnerable Vick to face an improving young Seattle defense on a short week at CenturyLink Field on Thursday night is trouble. So in a surprising development, it appears the Eagles are making the right call there. Haven’t been able to say that very much this season.
*It also appears that WR Jeremy Maclin is unlikely to play after missing practice today. I’m a big fan of Maclin, but between some rally-killing early season mishaps and an extended stay on the sidelines with a hamstring injury, he too, like many of his teammates, is trudging through a lost season.
*CB Nnamdi Asomugha and RB LeSean McCoy were limited participants at practice. I’d imagine McCoy will be good to go on Thursday. As for Asomugha? Who the hell knows.
*Less significant injury news: OL King Dunlap and LB Moises Fokou did not practice today and appear unlikely to play against Seattle.
*Andy Reid told reporters today that the verbal altercation between coaches Jim Washburn and Marty Mornhinweg has been resolved. Still no word over the genesis of the fight, but I’d venture to guess the two coaches were blaming each others’ shitty, overrated units for the embarrassment that unfolded Sunday afternoon at Lincoln Financial Field.
*If you think you’re perplexed by the Eagles, just ask Vegas bookmakers about them. Most books have yet to release an opening line on Thursday night’s thriller. For those of you who simply can’t wait to wager on two pathetic football teams, we’ll be back with analysis when we get an official line.