The Philadelphia Eagles have had a rough start to the season and while many blame it on quarterback Michael Vick and defense, Vick blames the media as well. Read more after the jump.
Michael Vick puts some of the blame for the Philadelphia Eagles’ sluggish start on the media.
The embattled quarterback pointed a finger at the press for its critical approach toward a team on a three-game losing streak entering Monday’s game at New Orleans (2-5).
“You guys create a lot of turmoil for us, sometimes,” Vick said after Saturday’s practice. “It’s cool, man. We just got to battle through it. The quieter you all can be, the easier it is for us to concentrate, focus as individuals as a unit, as a team, as an organization.”
Vick was on the hot seat after throwing eight interceptions and losing five fumbles in the first six games. He had a turnover-free game in last week’s loss to Atlanta. With speculation growing Vick could be benched, coach Andy Reid named him the starter for Monday … and beyond.
“We are trying to block out everything,” Vick said. “We understand that is the nature of this business. We are trying to keep everything as low key and mellow as possible, with all due respect.”
Reid said “everybody is on board” with Vick heading into Monday.
The Eagles (3-4) can still turn things around, become players in the NFC East race and save Reid’s job. But they need to hurry. They are 2½ games behind the Giants (6-2) and have consecutive division contests ahead of them after the Saintsgame.
“You’ve got to want to get better and you’ve got to be destined for greatness in this game,” Vick said. “And that’s everybody individually and that’s what makes a collective team effort to win football games.”