What QB controversy? Foles, Vick are best friends forever

Mike Vick, Nick Foles, Eagles QB controversy
Quarterbacks Mike Vick and Nick Foles are really good friends and aren’t letting a QB controversy interrupt that friendship.

 

Quarterbacks just want Eagles to win football games

 

Leave it to Mike Vick to defuse a quarterback controversy with unintentional swagger.

Vick, who has been nursing a badly pulled hamstring, was in rare form Thursday afternoon, smiling as he dragged Nick Foles up to the podium inside the media tent with him. Before even being prompted, Vick informed everyone that this would be a joint press conference.

“Starting a new ritual,” Vick joked. “Ain’t never had a tag-team press conference.”

First question: Are you playing this week, Mike?

“Nah, I’m not playing. Not this week,” Vick replied.

With the weeklong drama finally confirmed, the tone turned to one of mutual respect and admiration. Vick and Foles know what everyone is saying and thinking. Truth is, they don’t really care. The two quarterbacks are friends, a relationship they take very seriously despite all the joking around.

“That’s the most important thing throughout this whole thing, that we support each other no matter what is going on,” Foles said. “I respect Mike with everything I have. I love Mike. We have a great relationship and we don’t worry about that. We want to keep this friendship for as long as we live.”

Then Foles, who isn’t quite as experienced at being the mouthpiece for the team — perhaps awkward at times — deferred to Vick.

“I’m going to let Mike pick it up …”

Vick confidently obliged.

“You can’t have animosity towards a teammate because of the way he plays or because of what people want or how they feel,” he said. “This game is not easy, so we’re going to always try and root for each other and be there for each other. I love Nick and that friendship is always going to be there, and we’re just going to try and win football games as a team.”

Well, so much for a quarterback controversy. These guys legitimately like and respect each other. At one point, like when Foles credited Vick for inspiring his four-yard touchdown run last week, you half-expected a pillow fight to break out.

“I think I try to emulate his moves a little bit,” Foles said. “I had a little rush for a touchdown last week, so that was because of watching him.”

Vick interrupted before he even finished the compliment.

“That was all you,” Vick said. “What people don’t know is that Nick is very athletic. Things you don’t see when we’re out at practice is the way he moves around and it translates when he’s out on the field.”

On Sunday, Foles will look to lead the Eagles to a third straight win. If he succeeds, he’ll be a member of a first-place football team, maybe the starting quarterback of a first-place football team — for the rest of this season and beyond.

“The future, the good Lord will take care of that,” Foles said. “I don’t worry about that. I just worry about what I control today, and I just live my life.”


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
National

Rapper affiliate of Wu-Tang Clan 'cuts off own…

Rapper Andre Johnson, who has performed with New York outfit the Wu-Tang Clan, is in a critical condition after reportedly cutting off his own penis…

National

Cleavage complaint: Disneyland staffer orders curvy mom to…

A curvy mom-of-three says she filed a formal complaint after staff at Disneyland Resort in California ordered her to cover up her boobs. Melissa Behnken,…

International

Canadian charged in 'Heartbleed' attack on tax agency

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian police have arrested a 19-year-old man and charged him in connection with exploiting the "Heartbleed" bug to steal taxpayer data from…

National

Every dog has his day in court, in…

(Reuters) - Call him juror K-9.A computer glitch is likely to blame for a summons that called a German Shepherd to report for jury duty,…

Television

‘Survivor: Cagayan’ recap: Episode 8

Sure, it's called Survivor. But this season should really be called 'The Tony Show.'

Television

Jim Rash talks 'The Writer's Room' and amazing…

For Jim Rash, as the fifth season of "Community" comes to a close, the second season of "The Writer's Room" begins.

Going Out

Tasty chicken and waffles in NYC

Try some soul food goodness around the city.

Television

'Dexter' star Jennifer Carpenter moves into producing role

The actress who played the title character's sister in "Dexter" is teaming up with producer George Stelzner to adapt Erika Hayasaki's book "The Death Class:…

NBA

Knicks wrap up season with win over Raptors

The Knicks wrapped up their season as it began — undermanned — but that still didn’t deter them from ending it the right way.

MLB

Adam Warren closes out doubleheader sweep for Yankees

Adam Warren navigated a tricky ninth inning earn the Yankees a 2-0 victory over the Cubs.

NHL

Marc Staal healthy, eager to contribute to Rangers…

Marc Staal remembers the feeling of helplessness watching his teammates compete for hockey’s ultimate prize and being unable to contribute.

NFL

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Updated, new April version

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Updated, new April version

Wellbeing

This Week in Health: chocolate may prevent obesity…

Can chocolate prevent obesity and diabetes? Location of study: U.S. Study subjects: Mice Results: The positive health benefits of chocolate have been studied increasingly more…

Wellbeing

This Week in Health News: breastfed infants trying…

Are breastfed infants trying to prevent mom from having another baby? Theory: The act of breastfeeding not only brings mom and baby closer together –…

Wellbeing

Unexplained infertility may be caused by lack of…

Researchers have identified a protein on the egg's surface that interacts with another protein on the surface of sperm, allowing the two cells to join.

Tech

5 surprising facts about Google Glass

Your sex life could get more interesting.