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Why Is Mike Vick Starting On Sunday

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Posted: 12/25/2012 4:59 PM

Why Is Mike Vick Starting On Sunday 


instead of Trent Edwards, if this is true?

Eagles Risking $3 Million By Playing Vick

Posted by Sheil Kapadia on December 24, 2012 at 3:16 pm | 22 Comments

The Eagles will have $3 million riding on Michael Vick’s ability to stay healthy Sunday afternoon.

We’ve discussed at length how they will owe Vick $3 million if he’s still on the roster on Feb. 6. But there’s one other scenario where they would have to pay that amount: if Vick suffers a serious injury next week against the Giants.

A source confirms that Vick has an injury guarantee of $3 million in his contract. Andrew Brandt of ESPN.com first mentioned the injury guarantee last month.

An obvious question is: What kind of injury would qualify? Basically, it would have to be an injury serious enough to prevent Vick from being healthy in 2013. Friend of the blog, Sam Lynch, pointed out the part in the CBA that has the full explanation (abbreviated explanation below):

(a) The player must have been physically unable, because of a severe football injury in an NFL game or practice, to participate in all or part of his Club’s last game of the season of injury, as certified by the Club physician following a physical examination after the last game; or the player must have undergone Club-authorized surgery in the off-season following the season of injury; and

(b) The player must have undergone whatever reasonable and customary rehabilitation treatment his Club required of him during the off-season following the season of injury; and

(c) The player must have failed the preseason physical examination given by the Club physician for the season following the season of injury because of such injury and as a result his Club must have terminated his contract for the season following the season of injury. This preseason physical may be given by the Club physician prior to the beginning of preseason camp, so long as such fact is clearly communicated in writing to the player at the time of the physical exam. The preseason physical examination given for qualification need not be the entire Standard Minimum Preseason Physical Examination, but shall be that necessary and appropriate to evaluate the injury for which the benefit is sought.

It is agreed that a player who qualifies for Injury Protection under Subsections 1 (a) and 1 (b) may be waived prior to being given a pre-season physical examination, but the waiving Club would retain Injury Protection liability unless and until the player signed a contract with and passed the physical examination of another NFL Club. In other words, a Club cannot evade Injury Protection liability by early waiving.

In short, if Vick suffers an injury Sunday, is knocked out of the game, undergoes rehab, tries to sign with a new team after being released, but fails to pass a physical, the Eagles are on the hook for the $3 million.

Considering the number of hits Vick has taken this season and how poorly the Eagles’ offensive line is playing, the front office is clearly taking a financial risk by putting him on the field Sunday.

http://www.phillymag.com/eagles/2012/12/24/eagles- risking-3m-by-playing-vick/


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Posted: 12/25/2012 6:14 PM

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It's pretty simple. If he has a good game, it is more likely someone signs him. If not he is done. As for an injury, if Edwards gets hurt and Vick has to come in, we still run the possibility of him getting hurt. It's a no win situation.
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Posted: 12/25/2012 10:25 PM

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yankeeboy1046 wrote: It's pretty simple. If he has a good game, it is more likely someone signs him. If not he is done. As for an injury, if Edwards gets hurt and Vick has to come in, we still run the possibility of him getting hurt. It's a no win situation.
I agree that's a reasonable explanation. Still a bad decision for the Eagles. A good one for Vick. I wouldn't take the chance. I'd play Edwards and roll the dice.

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Posted: 12/27/2012 11:28 AM

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I would like to see us give Dorenbas a chance at QB this week.
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Posted: 12/27/2012 12:29 PM

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TheOrigionalEaglesRule wrote: I would like to see us give Dorenbas a chance at QB this week.
I'd play him before Vick because;
1. It won't cost us any money if he gets hurt
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2. We'll have a better chance of losing to the Giants, who don't seem to be able to beat us no matter who we put on the field. I mean we're already playing guys below the practice squad on O, but why take the chance? Can't we just forfeit to make sure?

GO EAGLES!   Get that higher draft pick!  Don't let me down now! wink

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Posted: 12/27/2012 6:36 PM

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I am all for the higher draft pick, but remember who our GM is???? We will pick someone as a reach instead of a sure thing.....
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Posted: 12/28/2012 6:59 AM

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yankeeboy1046 wrote: I am all for the higher draft pick, but remember who our GM is???? We will pick someone as a reach instead of a sure thing.....
That "who our GM is" could change to "who our GM was" pretty quick. I'm hoping for the latter!
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Posted: 12/28/2012 3:50 PM

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and risking that high pick in each round of the draft.
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Posted: 12/29/2012 9:58 AM

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NYSPORTS98 wrote: and risking that high pick in each round of the draft.
Yeah. That too. Although the way that things have been going lately they could probably start a cheerleader at QB and still beat the Giants. It's the thing that I'm going to miss most about firing Andy. No matter what happened elsewhere, you could always depend on him to put a stompin' on the Giants. biggrin

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Posted: 12/29/2012 2:29 PM

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sjayski wrote:
yankeeboy1046 wrote: I am all for the higher draft pick, but remember who our GM is???? We will pick someone as a reach instead of a sure thing.....
That "who our GM is" could change to "who our GM was" pretty quick. I'm hoping for the latter!
Wont happen. They will fire Reid and keep Howie...... banghead
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Posted: 12/30/2012 8:53 AM

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We should start Edwards, he should be back as our backup next year and I want to see him play, Vick is out and make no sense, everybody know it and it will take some time before anyone trade for a Eagles QB any way.

After the last two years we kept a lot of our draft picks, I am starting to wonder if our FO kept them to show how good they were drafting and not because they were any good.




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Posted: 12/30/2012 4:04 PM

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You call that starting.
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Posted: 12/30/2012 4:14 PM

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ordinaryG wrote: You call that starting.
It was exactly what we needed to preserve our spot in the draft. And the albatross will no longer be around our necks next year. wink

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Posted: 12/30/2012 5:15 PM

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Well the were successful in securing a top five pick. Now as long as the FO doesn't try and out smart the competition and trade down, I will be surprised. Unless of course it is a new FO.noidea
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Posted: 12/30/2012 5:35 PM

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notrix wrote: Well the were successful in securing a top five pick. Now as long as the FO doesn't try and out smart the competition and trade down, I will be surprised. Unless of course it is a new FO.noidea
Last year was a great draft. I'll be happy if we have another one like that.

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Posted: 12/31/2012 8:17 AM

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There was really no reason to start Edwards.  Andy wanted to give Vick a swan song.  Vick was mediocre, but Joe Montana in his prime wasn't going to win that game with that bunch of quitters.  I'm no fan of vick, but I respect his heart and desire to win...something sorely lacking with the rest of this team.
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Posted: 12/31/2012 10:21 AM

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Defense4tehwin wrote: There was really no reason to start Edwards.  Andy wanted to give Vick a swan song.  Vick was mediocre, but Joe Montana in his prime wasn't going to win that game with that bunch of quitters.  I'm no fan of vick, but I respect his heart and desire to win...something sorely lacking with the rest of this team.
I don't question his heart. It's his brain that worries me. noidea

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