Michael Vick said that the Eagles' 1-4 was not the fault of Andy Reid despite wide-spread criticism the coach has faced both locally and from around the country.
"We're going to fight for him every minute," Vick said. "It’s not Coach Reid's fault. Coach can’t go out and hold onto the ball, coach can’t throw the ball down the field. Coach can’t go out there and do it, he can only give us what we need – the recipe for victory, and that’s what we’re getting.
"It’s the little things that’s killing the game. It’s not on coach. I know the game of football and I’ve been around the game for a long time and I know the intricacies and the ins and outs, and it’s not coach. Bottom line. Put the heat on the players, you can put it on us. Don’t put in on him."
Eagles wide receiver Jason Avant called for a players-only meeting earlier Wednesday. Did Vick say something, too?
"Jason Avant said enough," Vick said.
Vick would not divulge exactly what was said, but he did offer some clues as to what was a prominent subject. Hint: it rhymes with Brandy Creed.
"That hurts all of us," Vick said of the criticism of Reid. "That's our coach and he's one of the best in the business, and that's the bottom line. You look at what we've been able to do from an offensive standpoint, you look at how guys respond, but Coach Reid can't go out there and hold onto the ball for us, Coach Reid can't go out there and make the throws I need to make."