Sunday’s thumping at the hands of the Dallas Cowboys made a reality what we already knew was coming for weeks–the 2012 Eagles are cooked. Michael Vick is cooked. And Andy Reid is cooked. Truthfully, there were only two scenarios an Eagles fan could hope for–an epic and ridiculous comeback from a seemingly lifeless team or a complete and utter collapse. The latter was always much more plausible and now here we are.
So with the once firm structure of Andy Reid’s tenure crumbling and Michael Vick’s brain resembling something like scrambled eggs, the Eagles turn their eyes to Nick Foles who, according to multiple reports, will make his first NFL start on Sunday against the 3-6 Redskins.
Sunday wasn’t an ideal situation for the rookie, who held his own against a fierce Dallas pass rush and an Eagles offensive line that is certainly something less than fierce. But with a week of preparation against a below average Washington defense, Foles should get the opportunity to display his skill set.
Reid said Vick will remain starter should he be healthy, but Reid has lied before. He also expressed confidence in his team’s new lead signal caller.
“I’ve got confidence that Nick will do a nice job, if given that opportunity,” Reid said Monday. “Listen, I get excited for every game, but if the kid has an opportunity to start, I’m excited to see him play.”
We’re all excited to see him play. It’s the only thing worth watching over the final seven games. No rush, Mike.