Vick 100 percent, not worried about missed practice reps
Michael Vick played just 12 snaps the entire preseason and attempted only seven passes. That's not a lot of prep work for the starting quarterback of a football team that think it can compete for the Lombardi Trophy this season.
But if either Vick or his coach, Andy Reid, is concerned about the lack of work he got this summer, they're not showing it.
"He didn't have a whole lot of snaps," Reid said. "But I'm OK with that. I mean, that's what it is. Would I have liked for him to have had a few more. Absolutely. But that's what it is and we go with it.
"He has enough experience where I expect him to go out and perform well."
Vick, who will start Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, was knocked out of the Eagles' first preseason game after six snaps when he bruised the thumb on his throwing hand on the helmet of his center, Jason Kelce. Then, he was knocked out of the rest of the preseason a week later when he suffered bruised ribs in the first quarter against New England.
Despite attempting just seven preseason passes, Vick doesn't think he'll be rusty Sunday against the Browns.
"Not at all," he said. "I've played in a ton of preseason games (over my career). I've been through training camp. I know what it feels like to be in the pocket, move around, and kind of know where I'm at. I've been through this plenty of times before. I wish I could've been out there in the preseason, but I just couldn't make it. I'll be ready to go Sunday."
The Eagles need Vick to stay healthy this season, which could be a lot to ask for a guy who has missed seven games because of rib injuries the last two seasons, and also was knocked out of another game because of a concussion.
The Eagles' No. 2 quarterback heading into Sunday's game will be rookie third-rounder Nick Foles. He will be backed up by veteran Trent Edwards, who beat out Mike Kafka for the third quarterback spot.
"I feel good going into this game," said Vick, who will wear a flak jacket from a company whose owner has guaranteed will keep the 32-year-old quarterback safe.
"I feel like I'm 100 percent, and I don't really have any nagging injuries. I think I'm fully recovered. That last two weeks have really helped me get there. I'm just ready to go."
-- The Sports Xchange