Around the Complex: The Final Game of the Andy Reid and Michael Vick Era
By Jovan Alford
Jan 01, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick (7) and head coach Andy Reid hug after a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Washington Redskins at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Redskins 34-10. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports
I am back finally with my weekend article called “Around the Complex”. It has been a long time! The last time I did an “Around the Complex” article I was talking about those Philadelphia Eagles and how they needed a must win. This time around the Philadelphia Eagles season is over and we are at the final game of the season.
This is also the final time we will see Andy Reid on the Eagles sidelines and the final time we will see Michael Vick wearing a midnight green number seven jersey.
The Eagles will be taking on the New York Giants on Sunday at 1:00 pm. Many Eagles fans are happy to see Andy Reid and Mike Vick gone. I am happy to see Andy Reid go just because it’s his time to go because this team is not going anywhere under his control. On the other hand, I am sad to see Michael Vick leaving. In his short time here he has given Eagles fans some great and fantastic moments.
We all remember a couple of years ago, when the Eagles signed Michael Vick and many people were wondering why they would do such a thing when you have Kevin Kolb and Donovan McNabb. That season, Vick was used as a wildcat quarterback but it wasn’t the MV7 experience we are all used to seeing.
Then he got his chance in week one versus the Green Bay Packers in the 2010 season. We saw the MV7 experience as he was just playing amazing football and we all remember the 59-28 beat down that he and the Eagles did to Donovan McNabb and the Washington Redskins on Monday Night Football.
And how could we not forget the miracle at the “Meadowlands Part Two” where Mike Vick led the comeback and Desean Jackson capped it off with a game winning punt return for a touchdown. So Mike Vick has brought Eagles fans tons of thrills since he has been here and so has Andy Reid.
To give credit where it is due, Reid has brought the Eagles back to prominence. He took this franchise to five NFC Championships, winning one in 2004 and then in the same year going to the Super Bowl.
So on Sunday at 1:00 pm, let’s not remember the bad things that both of these guys have done. Remember the good things and excitement that they both brought to this city and to the Philadelphia Eagles franchise.
Jovan Alford is a staff writer for The Sixer Sense, a writer for Buzz On Broad covering the Philadelphia 76ers and Local College Basketball, and is a writer for Rant Sports covering the A-10 Conference for College Basketball.
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