Blog originally posted 9/25/12

PFTEagles coach Andy Reid stirred up some waters earlier on Monday when he was asked about whether he gave any thought to making a change at quarterback. “Right now, we’re with Michael and that’s what we’re doing,” Reid said. “We’ll evaluate it as we go.” There was plenty of wiggle room to move any way you want to go in that answer, something that can fan the flames of a quarterback controversy mighty quick. Reid seems to want to avoid such waters. He revisited the question during his weekly radio show on WIP in Philadelphia on Monday afternoon and gave a firmer assessment of the quarterback situation in Philadelphia. “Michael is our quarterback. Period. Michael is our quarterback,” Reid said, via Reuben Frank of CSNPhilly.com. “Listen, does he need to get better? Do we all need to get better? Yes.”

This all sounds so familiar. It’s like I’m having quarterback controversy déjà vu. Let’s see what Google has to say:

Philly.com – Amid speculation that he and the front office may not be in full agreement about the Eagles’ quarterback situation, Andy Reid once again threw his support behind Donovan McNabb today.
“I haven’t changed my opinion, and I don’t think they [Joe Banner and Howie Roseman] have either,” Reid told Mike Missanelli on 97.5 The Fanatic. “They’ve agreed and mentioned kind of the same things I’ve said. Donovan’s our quarterback.”

Reid is the decider, and he’s unwavering in his decision: Kevin Kolb is his starter and Michael Vick is Kolb’s backup.

“That’s now what’s happening,” Reid said today when asked about the budding quarterback controversy, per Jordan Raanan of CSNPhilly.com. “Kevin Kolb is the No. 1 quarterback.”

Hmm. Maybe these aren’t necessarily adaptable to the current team’s situation, but the fact remains that Reid has said very similar things before and they turned out to be untrue. Donovan was traded a month after the first statement and Kolb was benched a week after the second. These things change and bet that Andy said what he originally said very purposefully. The blowback was probably more than anticipated so he had to quell the uprising, but the fact remains that the scale is tipping from Vick to Foles and Mike is the only one with the power to slow it down.