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Michael Vick Starting Over Kevin Kolb, And Eagles Fans Are Upset

Eagles coach Andy Reid named Michael Vick the team's starting quarterback, even though day-one starter Kevin Kolb is back from injury. Bleeding Green Nation rages:

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A lot of people in the comments and in the media have made mention of the notion that Kevin Kolb was handed a raw deal when Andy Reid named Michael Vick the Eagles starting QB.

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And they're absolutely right ... He gets cleared to play again, told that he will resume his role as the starting QB only to find out a few days later that the coach changed his mind and that barring an injury or extended poor performance by Michael Vick, his year is finished. His "shot" this year was 10 passes.

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I really can't see how this could even be up for debate. Kevin Kolb was screwed here.

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There's more than a few coaches in this league that would have still done the "right and just" thing and let Kolb start even though they felt Vick gave them a better shot to win. That would have been wrong.

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Does this immunize Andy from criticism for the move? No way. Am I going to take him to task if it blows up in his face? You better believe it!

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The comment section largely agrees, then squabbles itself to pieces.

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Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.