Somewhere behind the scenes Philadelphia Eagles tickets holders should be ready to see Michael Vick ascend to a starting position. Somehow I doubt that Vick was brought in just to warm the bench. Yes, yes, I know Kevin Kolb has been named the new starter, or at least is expected to be the new Eagles starter. The talk is justifiable. Kolb has performed well in the chances he’s had. And he’s kept his cool and been a team player when McNabb had difficulties.
But Michael Vick is going to cast a long shadow over this whole scene. He offers a unique set of talents. While he has never been a great passer, his running ability can change a game. Spend enough time passing that, and having spent a year under the tutelage of Andy Reid, and maybe Michael Vick can becaome an average passing NFL quarterback while still retaining the dangerous running ability that made him in the first place.