“Michael Vick starting quarterback”, that’s a statement we haven’t heard in a while. Michael Vick is starting the Eagles vs. Lions game on Sunday, as the announcement came down that Kevin Kolb is indeed still feeling too many affects from his concussion. Now Vick will have the chance to show that he can still lead an NFL team, and he will get to do it against a Detroit Lions team that is reeling from their latest injury to Matthew Stafford. Vick was announced as the starting quarterback just for this week though, as the Eagles are still very determined to make this Kevin Kolb’s team for the foreseeable future. Whether that is a good move or not has yet to be seen.
The Eagles vs. Lions game just got a lot more interesting, as these are two teams that might end up struggling a lot during the 2010 NFL season. The Eagles vs. Lions game is set for a 1 p.m. EST (10 a.m. PST) broadcast on Fox for many viewers on Sunday, September 19. It should give Vick the chance to show what he can do for a full game of play, and it is the first time he will start an NFL game since way back when he was with the Atlanta Falcons. In reality, Vick could be playing for his 2011 NFL contract on Sunday, with this being a showcase game where he can prove to the other teams around the league that he still has a lot to offer on the football field. Setting aside his off-the-field behavior, he might succeed at doing just that.
In week 1 of the NFL schedule, Vick was serving as the back-up quarterback to Kevin Kolb. Kolb has the job with the Philadelphia Eagles after they decided to give away Donovan McNabb to the the Washington Redskins in an offseason trade. Kolb was injured in the second quarter after an unimpressive start to the game, and that allowed Vick to step on to the field. Vick led the Eagles back into the game, and got them within a touchdown of tying the game at the end of the fourth quarter. They came up just short, but the Green Bay Packers had to be worried about what was taking place. In about one half of play, Vick ended up 16-24 and 175 yards on passing, while also rushing for 103 yards on just 11 carries. If he can play like he did last Sunday against the Lions, this could become a very long game for Lions fans.