Eagles coach Andy Reid spent a good portion of his weekly Monday news conference talking about his decision to start Kevin Kolb over Michael Vick. Understandable, given Kolb’s concussion, Vick’s strong play and the speculation that has ensued over who should be the Eagles’ starter.
As much as we’re all for the week’s worth of speculation that would follow this story, Reid is doing his best to distance his team from distractions and put a positive spin on the talk that won’t go away. He also made it clear he has a very different way of looking at the situation.
“Listen, I know I’m in the business where I can’t please everybody,” Reid said. “I know that. That’s not what I’m here to do. I’m here to make the decision that is right for the team. I’ll tell you that I think it’s a beautiful situation. I look at it different than other people look at it. I’ve got two quarterbacks who can play and a third, young one down the road who I think can be a good player, at a very important position.
“I’m a happy guy about it. There are a lot of teams that don’t have good quarterbacks, ones that they feel like they can win with, and I feel like we can with both of those guys.”
Is it possible to have a QB controversy without Reid and the Eagles taking part? Sure feels that way.
— Frank Tadych