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Video: Chip Kelly names Reuben Frank starting quarterback

Nov 11, 2013, 4:24 PM EDT

Bless an NFL beat reporters’ heart, for asking a head coach to reveal even the simplest piece of information—like who is the starting quarterback—can be more challenging than sneaking into Fort Knox.

No, Chip Kelly isn’t ready to name Nick Foles the starter right now, no matter how many different ways it’s asked. And beware, for if you insist that Chip name starter, he might call your number as he did CSN’s Reuben Frank on Monday. Roob might’ve bit off more than he could chew this time.

“I’m gonna name you the starter. You’re starting this week, and I’m excited about it. Let’s fire it up, write the notes, and let’s go.”

In all seriousness, it seems like Kelly is merely stalling at this point. Michael Vick isn’t healthy enough to play, so why get caught up in naming anybody anything? That’s the message here.

“I think what we’ve done for the last two weeks has worked for us pretty good, so we’re gonna stick with that formula [of not naming a starter]. I mean it’s got us 16 touchdowns, no interceptions and two wins, so why would we change?”

No need to change anything right now, Chip. Not now, and not when Vick gets back either.

  1. thekrisheim - Nov 11, 2013 at 5:32 PM

    damn, my money was on mark eckel.

  2. Jason R. - Nov 11, 2013 at 11:18 PM

    He’s not *seriously* considering Vick when he returns, is he? This is a tongue-in-cheek Belichick-ian song and dance, right?

    • willh888 - Nov 12, 2013 at 12:40 AM

      That or he’s making Nick earn this job like that kid in the beginning of 300

      • Jason R. - Nov 12, 2013 at 12:48 AM

        It is not fear that grips him, but a heightened awareness of things

  3. PhillyFan - Nov 12, 2013 at 7:51 AM

    Finally! I’ve always said that Foles isnt our franchise quarterback. The NFL isnt a league of ‘what have you done for me?’, its all about ‘what have you done for me lately?’ And Nick Foles’ last few games have been a testament to his inconsistency. Its time Nick Foles realizes he puts the N[ot] F[or] in the N[ot] F[or] L[ong]….Starting Franks gives us chance to evaluate what we have in him and see if we need to draft a QB in 2014. If I were Kelly, I would start Franks the rest of the season…And besides I have Franks on my fantasy team.

    • Hiccup - Nov 12, 2013 at 11:53 AM


  4. Andrew W - Nov 12, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    Just waiting for Vick to somehow be out for the season with this “injury” so he can go out on decent terms, get a peaceful trade/release and allow Foles to demo his leadership for the rest of the season.


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