Prior to Sunday’s game, Michael Vick was the fourth most accurate passer in the NFL according to Pro Football Focus. In fact, you’d have to say that this accuracy he developed when he got to Philadelphia has as much to do with his success here as anything. So that’s a major reason why it was odd to watch him struggle the way he did against Arizona. The accuracy was simply not there, a fact he admitted to after the game.
“I was inaccurate today and never really got comfortable" Vick said. I’m very hard on myself and that just can’t happen."
What he never did say yesterday was why he was so inaccurate. However, at this Monday press conference today, Andy Reid may have revealed the reason. On the second play of the game, Reid says Vick broke “a couple” ribs.
Reid said that Vick told him he “blanked out” the pain and it didn’t affect his play, but the coach said he thought it did. Honestly, there is no “thought” about it. Clearly it did. Reid also said that Vick didn’t tell anyone he was hurt and coaches just thought he “got the wind knocked out of him.”
Vick’s status for next Sunday’s prime time game against the Giants is unknown, meaning that Vince Young could be the Eagles starter in the game.
As for other injury news, King Dunlap suffered a concussion and Jeremy Maclin is dealing with shoulder and hamstring injuries. Reid said that the shoulder is more of a concern than the hamstring.