Amid reports that Vick is hurt and Andy Reid’s job is in jeopardy, Yahoo! football expert Jason Cole cites sources that think Reid is going to take a different route to keeping his job.
“Two sources said Monday morning that it's a pretty strong bet that, barring an odd change in circumstances, Vick will be "rested" for the remainder of the season by Reid and the coaching staff. In place of Vick, rookie Nick Foles will start, and the sources believe Reid will use the development of Foles as a springboard to keep his job as the Eagles' coach.
"I'm 99 percent sure that's exactly what you're going to see happen," a source said Monday morning. "Andy is going to go to [owner] Jeff [Lurie] and [general manager] Howie [Roseman] and say, 'Let's go with Foles and make the transition to the next era.' "
When I looked at the situation, I did not think Reid had any prayer to keep his job. If this is true, I have to give him credit for being savvy and trying to save his job. Whatever the reason for playing Foles, I don’t care. The Eagles need to see what they have with this kid moving forward.
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