Michael Vick and company came into the season with high hopes of putting the disastrous 2011 season behind them and finally living up to expectations in 2012.
Unfortunately, after the first eight games, that hasn’t happened and heads may begin to roll in Philadelphia as a result.
For the past few weeks or so, the talk of a quarterback change in Philadelphia has been circulating with head coach Andy Reid getting desperate and possibly leaning towards giving Nick Foles a shot under center.
As of Week 10, that change has yet to happen, but there’s a strong possibility that it will only be a matter of time before it does.
After the loss to the New Orleans Saints on Monday, the Eagles fell to 3-5 and are on the brink of letting the season get out of reach in terms of clinching a playoff in the NFC.
In the aftermath of the Eagles losing to the Saints, Marcus Vick, Michael’s younger brother, let his thoughts be known through his Twitter account saying the following via Tom Gatto of Sporting News:
“Please trade my brother. We requesting out of Philly!!!! Please please please……” Marcus Vick said in a tweet he later deleted.
Along with pleading for the Eagles to trade his brother, Marcus also ranted about the offensive line in Philadelphia claiming that Michael will have “brain problems by the time he’s 45” and that “besides the O-line” the Eagles are a very talented team that shouldn’t be playing this way.
It’s hard to argue with the younger Vick here as the offensive line in Philadelphia is about as bad as it gets in the NFL this season. If Vick actually had some protection in the pocket and wasn’t forced to make something out of nothing most of the time, the Eagles might be a winning football team this season.
It’ll be interesting to see whether or not the Eagles can turn things around in the second half of the season. If not, it’d be safe to say that Reid might be fired and Vick could be headed to the bench or maybe even dealt elsewhere.