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August 23, 2013
Many thought that Michael Vick wouldn't be around after the 2013 season and the firing of Andy Reid. The Vick project was over and Nick Foles looked to have his foot in the door. Then the Eagles hired Chip Kelly as coach and things got a little more interesting. The fast-paced Chip Kelly offense needed a quarterback who can scramble, run, work the option and everything else that a traditional QB isn't.
On February 14th, the Eagles signed former Steeler and Raven Dennis Dixon, who would be reunited with former University of Oregon coach Chip Kelly. Although Dixon only has four games under his belt in his five year career, he has two Super Bowl rings and is more than familiar with the Chip Kelly offense. The QB competition just got a little more interesting......well not really.
After a training camp and two pre-season games, Chip Kelly decide on his starting quarterback. Twitter suggests that the competition "wasn't even close" between Foles and Vick, even though both QBs looked sharp in their two pre-season games. In two pre-season games, Vick had 13 completions on 15 attempts, 199 passing yards, one TD and one INT. On the ground, Vick only had two carries for 20 yards.
With two more preseasons games left for the Eagles, it should be interesting to see how much time Vick gets and how he uses it. Now that the offensive line is looking better and actually blocking, Vick has to make sure he makes the right decisions so that he stays healthy for the start of the season and during the season. He may also want to look into sliding feet first, y'know, instead of head first.
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