Michael Vick's future now tied to Andy Reid's in Philly
Ready or not, NFL fans are going to see Michael Vick as something other than a starting quarterback by default again.
In a curious yet mesmerizing press conference late Tuesday afternoon, Philadelphia Eagles Coach Andy Reid explained why he was benching Kevin Kolb, the guy he'd designated only Monday as the starter this week against Jacksonville, for Vick, the guy who capably filled in for Kolb on Sunday in a win over Detroit. Reid discussed his reasons for benching Kolb, who, as SI's Peter King pointed out on Sirius radio, got $12 million guaranteed for 15 non-concussed plays before losing his job.
Reid, clearly, is ready to move on. So is Vick. So are the players. This, for better or worse, is Vick's team now.
"One of the great things about America is, you're given a second chance if you handle it the proper way," Reid said. "And I've mentioned this before, I think he's handled this the proper way. I think his teammates would all stand up for him, just as they would Kevin Kolb, but they would stand up for Michael for what he's tried to do in changing his life around, and I know I sit here and do the same."
Rich Hofman: Reid's on the hot seat.
Ashley Fox: Kolb badly used
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| September 22, 2010; 7:27 AM ET
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