After two near-perfect preseason performances by Michael Vick how can Eagles coach Chip Kelly not immediately name the veteran quarterback as his regular-season starter? Apparently very easily. Even after Vick’s 9-for-10 effort Thursday night against Carolina (see Instant Replay) Kelly urged reporters not to stop the presses (or hit delete on their web pages) in anticipation of him tabbing the 33-year-old quarterback as his guy. “No we're going to watch the tape” Kelly insisted. “I've told you since Day 1 we're not going to make any rash decisions. You can put your pens down if you think we're naming a starting quarterback in this room right now.” It appears the competition will stretch into another week with Round 3 taking place next Saturday night in Jacksonville. Kelly and his coaching staff have to evaluate tape of the Carolina win even though Vick’s stats on paper are superior -- albeit mildly -- to Nick Foles’ after each has led the first-team offense for four full series. “I thought Mike you know put another good game together but we're going to evaluate everything” Kelly said. “I thought besides the throwaway that Nick couldn't get out of the end zone he did a nice job too. “I think we have two quarterbacks that can play in an NFL game so we'll continue to look at it. But you feel better about that situation. Sometimes I think you get nervous because you don't have anybody and it's a default decision but again I thought both those guys played well.
Chip Kelly won't name starting QB just yet
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