Thursday, February 11, 2016

Vick gets ovation

Michael Vick was given a standing ovation from many at the less-than-half-full Lincoln Financial Field tonight.

Vick gets ovation


Michael Vick was given a standing ovation from many at the less-than-half-full Lincoln Financial Field tonight.

The Eagles' new quarterback checked in on the team's second play from scrimmage. As Vick trotted out on the field, a large portion of the crowd rose to their feet to cheer on the disgraced former Atlanta Falcons player. If there were boos, they were drowned out by the majority who appeared to be in favor of the controversial move.

Vick lined up behind center in the shotgun on second down, with McNabb split wide right. He flipped a shovel pass to running back LeSean McCoy, who picked up four yards. Vick then departed before the Eagles' drive stalled.

On the Eagles' second possession, Vick entered again on the second play of the drive. This time, the "Wildcat" took the snap, faked a handoff, and rolled out left to run. Vick managed only one yard. He was inserted later in the drive and was split as a wideout. Quarterback Donovan McNabb faked a throw to Vick, but instead handed off the McCoy.

Vick had his first throw several downs later when he zipped a 14-yard completion to wide receiver Hank Baskett for a first down that moved the Eagles down to the Jaguars' 13-yard line.

The Eagles eventually settled for a 31-yard field goal from kicker David Akers and a 3-0 lead.


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