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Video: Vick and Foles deliver joint press conference, won’t let job ruin the friendship

Oct 17, 2013, 2:50 PM EDT


The big news to come out of Michael Vick and Nick Foles’ historic joint press conference on Thursday was… wait—historic joint press conference?

Yes, love was in the air as the two quarterbacks took the stage together to speak to the press—an NFL first according to Vick—and I’m sure there wasn’t a dry eye in the media tent. Foles loves Vick, Vick loves Foles, and everybody is beautiful.

Amid all the fun and games though, this is about reporting the news, and Vick had provided the scoop. The four-time Pro Bowler ruled himself out for Sunday’s game against Dallas, which means Foles gets his second start of the season by default.

Vick added that he may not be ready next week either. Tim McManus for Birds 24/7 Tweeted that timetable would mesh with a league source saying Vick’s hamstring is a 3-4 week injury.

No matter which side you’re on in the great Eagles debate, you have to admire how both men are handling the situation, especially Vick. Too often you see veteran starters pout the minute their job is in jeopardy, but it appears Vick couldn’t be more supportive of his teammate. That shows tremendous leadership to be able to put the team first like that.

As pressers go, this was fun, yet still contained thoughtful answers from both players. I could get used to these joint pressers.

You can click on this link to watch the full press conference.

  1. Dikembe - Oct 17, 2013 at 6:53 PM


    • Hnapes - Oct 17, 2013 at 11:46 PM


  2. phillyfancool - Oct 18, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    tom brady, ben rothlisberger, aaron rogers are all superbowl winning quarterbacks who started off as back ups who needed a chance and commitment of their teams to make their starters so now i want nick foles to be given a chance because he has flashed enough talent n upside to deserve it

    • MJS - Oct 18, 2013 at 10:41 AM

      Big Ben and Rodgers were both first round picks…they were picked specifically with the commitment of their teams to make them starters.

      Tom Brady is an anomaly.

      Not saying Foles can’t be good, but I don’t think your reasoning works here. Especially since the following year they picked another quarterback 10 spots after they picked Foles in 2012.

      • phillyfancool - Oct 18, 2013 at 12:40 PM

        how many 1st rounders are busts genius. their is no guarantee a qb pans out because he’s a first rounder. u put the hot hand on the field. what about Kappernick n Russel wilson who both emerged 1 from a back up on 7-2 san fran and wilson beat out matt flynn in training camp after seatle paid flynn big signing bonus as their projected starter so dont insult me by questioning my reasoning. just keep it sports not personal we can agree to disagree

      • phillyfancool - Oct 18, 2013 at 12:46 PM

        to add to that big ben nor rogers were given starting jobs once drafted they both got their oppurtunity later. so dont throw that 1st round crap out there to slight foles

      • MJS - Oct 18, 2013 at 12:57 PM

        Of course there is no guarantee a QB pans out…there is no guarantee anyone does, genius. Since you brought up 1st rounders being busts…what difference does it make? Their team made a commitment to making them starters and they don’t pan out. Again, Kaeppernick was an early 2nd round pick, likely as a backup plan to Smith. Russel Wilson (3rd rd pick, but he was still very highly regarded) had to beat out Matt Flynn…who was a 7th round pick and yes, he was their projected starter…just like Kevin Kolb, AJ Feeley, and every other backup QB with a big upside that gets traded is.

      • MJS - Oct 18, 2013 at 12:59 PM

        Yes I know that they weren’t given the starting job from day one…that doesn’t mean there wasn’t a succession plan in mind…why the hell else would they waste first round picks on QBs?

      • phillyfancool - Oct 18, 2013 at 1:19 PM

        support ur opinion and debate wit solid facts or u come off as a babbling idiot

      • willh888 - Oct 18, 2013 at 1:29 PM

        fun historical note, Ben Roethlisberger won his first Superbowl with a 22 rating to go along with his phantom rushing TD.

    • MJS - Oct 18, 2013 at 10:46 AM

      Unless you were joking here…then dammit, that was some good sarcasm.

      • phillyfancool - Oct 18, 2013 at 1:16 PM

        shut up u dont no football back up ur opinion wit solid facts.initially u spoke as if foles wasnt worthy as big ben n rogers cuz they were 1st rounders. then i pointed out kappernick n wilson thus killing ur point. i also add that andy reid who drafted foles attempted to trade for him in kc b4 going after alex smith which further confirms what his drafting coach saw in him

      • MJS - Oct 18, 2013 at 1:46 PM

        Stop trying to compare Foles to Rodgers. Please, for the love of God, stop. Foles is closer to Bobby Hoying than he is to Aaron Rodgers at this point in his career.

        I never said Foles won’t be good. And my reasoning is bad? Your reasoning is that just because Rodgers and Big Ben did it, then why can’t Foles? And to further point to your flawed reasoning, you believe another reason Foles is good is because Andy “attempted to trade for him”…wow

        wait…is this what trolling is? Am I being trolled? God..?

      • somekat - Oct 19, 2013 at 11:58 AM

        when you reply to foles are bobby hoying in every other post, you are clearly saying he isn’t good

        he’s better than vick, get over it

      • MJS - Oct 19, 2013 at 1:22 PM

        One post. And in no post did I say Foles isn’t good. I just said he is no where close to Aaron Rodgers (neither is Vick). I actually only mention Foles in 2 posts…and in one I said, “Not saying Foles can’t be good, but I don’t think your reasoning works here.”

        I was merely pointing out the flawed reasoning behind “just because Brady, Big Ben, and Rodgers were given a chance and eventually won Super Bowls that Foles should start”

        Where did I say Vick was better or that Vick should start? Nothing for me to get over.

  3. CousinVinny75 - Oct 18, 2013 at 2:52 PM

    Everyone is missing the big picture. The story isn’t Vick Vs Foles, the story is how impressive and legit that Chip Kelly’s offense is even on the NFL level.

    The story is how versatile his offense is where it can be a well oiled high powered attack with a QB as a threat to run and even without the zone read threat.

    Although the zone read threat may maximize the effectiveness, which is why Chip may prefer a QB with mobility in the future, he doesn’t absolutely have to have it for his offense to succeed

    Most teams with questions at QB, or should I say 99.9% of teams with questions at QB are because both QBs are inefficient and ineffective.

    The Eagles problem is a problem most teams drafting QBs and playing QB musical chairs WISH they had.

    Trying to decide between two highly productive QBs.

    Vick with his pace for NFL record in YPC and top 10 in the league passer rating / QBR or whatever efficiency stat ESPN or some company comes up with next.

    Foles and his outstanding numbers in his starting debut under Kelly.

    It’s an embarassment of riches when you have a Chip Kelly coached offense

    The only thing that will hold his teams back in the present and the future will be an embarassingly poor defense.


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