Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Reid, Vick OK; Cox Misses Practice

Eagles coach Andy Reid said Wednesday he spoke with quarterback Michael Vick about Reid's Monday comments, in which Reid seemed less than definitive about Vick's future as the starter.

Reid, Vick OK; Cox Misses Practice


Eagles coach Andy Reid said Wednesday he spoke with quarterback Michael Vick about Reid's Monday comments, in which Reid seemed less than definitive about Vick's future as the starter.

Vick "doesn't care about all that," Reid said. Reid emphasized Wednesday that "Michael is the quarterback."

“Well, it was the way it was interpreted,” Reid said. “That’s not what I had in mind. Derek [Eagles spokesnman Derek Boyko] explained to me how it was interpreted, and so, I’ve talked to Mike, [and] made sure I mentioned it on my radio show. You guys are very good at what you do, so I [wanted to] make sure we clarify it. Bad semantics there.”

The QB later agreed that the remarks didn't bother him; he said his focus is on preparing for the Giants this weekend.

More coverage
Vick's o-line problem not going away
Video: Word on the Birds: Now
Birds' Eye View: Maclin returns to practice
Video: Eagles-Giants: Make or break game?

"We spoke about it. But it wasn't anything serious," Vick said. "We have to look forward to this week, we have to get ready for this game."

Vick said his problem with turnovers -- nine in three games -- is "something I know I can get corrected."

Asked if he worried about job security, Vick said "not at all," because, he reiterated, "I know it can be corrected ... That's what I'm focused on."

"We had no trouble with blitz recognition" Sunday at Arizona, Vick said. "Everything is good with our offense. Everything is in sync, everything is intact. We just gotta get better. We eliminate the turnovers and start fast, we can give ourselves a [better] chance to win the games."


Jeremy Maclin (hip) practiced Wednesday and said he expects to play Sunday. DT Fletcher Cox, still bothered by the migraine that hampered him in Arizona, did not practice, though Reid did not mention that possibility when he ran down the injuries before practice. Starting LT King Dunlap (hamstring) sat out. Ditto LB Akeem Jordan, also bothered by a hammy, and LS Jon Dorenbos (high ankle sprain).


Several Eagles said they were happy to hear that the lockout of NFL referees might be ending.

Linebacker Jamar Chaney was asked if, when he saw the controversial ending of the Seahawks-packers game Monday night, he thought the fallout from that mess would end the impasse.

"I was hoping that would end it," Chaneys said. "It's sad that it had to happen to the Packers like that, because one game can keep you out of the playoffs ... It's just good that we can get the refs back to what they do best -- calling games -- and we can get back to what we do best, not worrying about that and just playing ball."

Running back LeSean McCoy said he would like to see a resolution, but until an agreement is announced, "I'm not going to get my hopes up."

Staff Writer
We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy:

Philly.com comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by Philly.com staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog
Eagletarian is your home for comprehensive coverage of the Philadelphia Eagles.

Les Bowen Staff Writer
Paul Domowitch Daily News Columnist
Latest Videos:
Also on Philly.com:
letter icon Newsletter