Newsday's Bob Glauber goes the extra yard for the inside scoop on the NFL.
Michael Vick on the hot seat ... again
After yet another turnover-filled game for Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, head coach Andy Reid is starting to sound as if he might be wavering on Vick as his long-term starter. Asked today as he was leaving his press conference whether he's committed to starting Vick against his former Falcons team when the Eagles return from a bye on Oct. 28, Reid said, per Tim McManus of PhillyMag.com, "Today I am."
After the Lions came from behind to beat the Eagles, who dropped to 3-3, Reid said he will "take a hard look at everything" during the bye week to see how he can correct the team's myriad problems. Vick is at the top of the list; he had two more interceptions against the Lions, and he was sacked three times while absorbing a whopping 11 quarterback hits.
Vick now has eight interceptions this season, and has lost five fumbles through six games.
"Turnovers continue to kill us,” said Reid. “We lead the league with 17 turnovers. It’s ridiculous.”
Reid was asked if he was confident the turnover issue with Vick can be turned around.
“Again, I’m going to look at all that stuff,” said Reid. “I know we can get better at it. I know that. And we are going to get better at it.”
If Reid does make a change at quarterback, it would be a risky one. Vick's backup is rookie Nick Foles.