Vick’s splitting reps, but says “This is still my team”
Michael Vick and Nick Foles might have split the first team reps at Eagles minicamp.
But Vick has a definite feeling of how things are going to turn out.
“This is still my team,” Vick said, via Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News. “This is still my job.”
Vick said there had been a good deal of read-option plays installed. That would obviously play to his advantage over Foles.
“I felt like I made a big jump from yesterday to today,” Vick said. “Actually going out there and practicing and seeing it against different defenses. I was very accurate today, guys running wide open — and I think that’s the system — but guys were running wide open, our defense did a great job, but I was able to make some tight throws. I feel like the learning curve for me in this system is coming along.”
Of course, he should probably bulk up too.
If he’s going to be on the run, he’s going to take more hits. And since Vick’s missed 20 games the last three seasons, there’s probably a good reason to have Foles ready to work with the ones as well.