Originally Posted by htismaqe
They looked like ass because Michael Vick reverted to what he really was. The dude flat sucks. That left them relying on Nick Foles, who was completely overmatched at that point of the season.
You can bet that with a full offseason of prep work, Foles would have been ready for 2013.
Dude im an Eagles fan and Vick was not the problem at all. He had no starters on his Oline,try 3rd and 4th stringers,we didnt run the ball much,and Andy made Vick pass 50/60 times a few games which was absolutely dumb. He nearly got Vick killed. He started Foles and RUNS THE BALL alot. Vick was far from the problem on our team. It started when Reid moved Castillo to the defense. Castillo had no experience with defense whatsoever.
This has been looked upon as the dumbest move in NFL history courtesy of Andy Reid. On top of that we got rid of nearly all the good players on our Oline from 2010, for worst talent. Everyone wondered why Vick wasnt the same as 2010 its because of the Oline changes and scheme. Howard Mudds blocking scheme requires the qb not to run much. Thus not creating running lanes for Vick like Castillo did.
On top of that it required Vick to call his own protections. Basically Mudds scheme gave Vick responsibilities that made him think more than just going out and play. Castillo was a great Olines coach. Every Lineman Mudd brought in sucked. Mudds scheme was designed for Peyton Manning and the Colts. The problem is Vick is a mobile qb,not a statue, and oh yea Manning is probably the greatest qb ever. But im still happy that Andy has a new home. He's been through alot and hes a very tough man