Mike Vick has Two Broken Ribs
According to Andy Reid at his day after Press conference, quarterback Mike Vick broke two of his lower ribs on the second play of Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.
He continued to play the rest of the way and never told Reid about the injury.
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Reid also did not commit to the availability of Vick for this week's game against the Giants, and did not announce who would get a majority of the reps in practice if Vick cannot play.
Its been a tough year for Vick who seemed like the ultimate redemption story. On August 29th, Vick and the Eagles announced they had agreed on a 6-year, $100 million contact with almost $40 million in guaranteed money, and the Eagles looked like they had their man.
However, fast-forward to Sunday's loss to the lowly Cardinals and Vick looked lost and lousy (maybe those broken ribs and something to do with the latter) and just three months later, Eagles fans are questioning the decision to sign Vick long-term.
The numbers are obvious, Vick is not playing as well as he did when he took the job away from Kevin Kolb. In 2010 Vick was 8-3 and consistently made big plays to lead the Eagles to a division title.
However, was the writing on the wall?
In consecutive losses to end last season Vick struggled and now in the 2011 season the man who now has a $100 million contract has yet to have a signature game. Broken ribs or not, this isn't the game player who the Eagles thought they signed just three months ago.
While he is not getting a lot of help from his defense, his wide-outs or his offensive coordinator, his 11 touchdowns and 11 picks are the perfect picture of mediocrity, something $100 shouldn't get for you. While this season seems to be a lost one, will the signing of Vick end up being the mistake that ends up costing Andy Reid his job (or maybe it will be the hiring of Juan Castillo) or will end up being the right investment for an Eagles teams that has more questions then it has answers - including their quarterback, something they thought $100 would answer.