By Larry GLicken

When Michael Vick was named the starting quarterback for Chip Kelly’s Philadelphia Eagles is had to feel like the day he was drafted into the NFL. There was a lot of uncertainty heading into the 2013 season.

Vick wasn’t viewed favorably by the Eagles head coach coming into his first assignment as an NFL head coach. It seemed as though Kelly was looking for something other than Vick to lead the Eagles. It would take a couple of solid performances from Vick to gain Kelly’s confidence.

Vick had to dig down deep and renew his love of the game to prove himself in the preseason. He was able to do it with enough conviction to show Kelly and the rest of the Eagles brain trust that he could be the man.

With time left to keep on testing Vick, Kelly decided Vick would be his man for now anyway. Kelly named Vick the team’s starter and when he did so, it had to feel good to Vick. You have to wonder if the Chip Kelly style of offense helped Vick renew his love of the game.

Kelly and Vick look to be working well together. They might have gotten off to a shaky start, but it seems like they both needed each other. The Eagles have some work left to do before the start of the regular season.

Now that Vick is the named starter, the Eagles can get to work in putting their offense into action. They now know what path they are taking. There should be no excuses.

 

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