Barkley likely to start, Vick undergoes MRI

Matt Barkley, Eagles quarterback, Mike Vick
Rookie Matt Barkley is the healthiest quarterback on the Eagles’ roster, and may get the start Sunday.

 

Rookie healthiest quarterback option

 

Someday, there will be something else to write about other than the Eagles’ revolving door at quarterback.

Until that day, get ready for more what-ifs and what-could be before Chip Kelly’s first season in the NFL comes to a close. One day after an ineffective Mike Vick was pulled due to a lingering hamstring issue, Kelly announced that the quarterback was still hampered by the injury. Vick likely won’t be ready for Sunday’s game in Oakland.

“Mike didn’t seem like he was going to be ready this week,” said Kelly, who is waiting for MRI results before officially ruling him out. “He felt like when I talked to him the first time, he thought he was going to be back after the [first] Giants game. This is the first time I talked to him that he thought like maybe he might be out.”

Meanwhile, backup Nick Foles is still going through the league’s strict protocol on concussions. He finally took the ImPACT test, but the quarterback was still in the process of meeting with doctors for any kind of clearance. It seems unlikely he’ll be ready in six days, but Kelly isn’t ready to rule Foles out.

“I’m going to wait till I get all that information,” Kelly said.

That leaves rookie third-stringer Matt Barkley. While he did move the chains Sunday, Barkley (17-of-26 for 158 yards a pick) seems to make poor decisions when protection breaks down. Overall, he just hasn’t shown much in his two emergency appearances.

“I think he’s got a good understanding of what we’re doing,” Kelly said. “He puts the ball on people, gave the guys a chance to run after the catch. I think he’s got a bright future. It’s unfortunate for Matt both times he’s been in the game that’s been his chance to go in the game is because we’ve had an injury at that position, we’re down. This is kind of what we got to do at that point in time.”

 

NFL catching up with genius coach

 

Jason Avant made a comment after Sunday’s loss that he thought opposing coaches may have figured out what Chip Kelly is trying to do offensively. The innovative coach was the talk of the NFL after that blistering first half in Washington. Since then, the yardage totals and points — no touchdowns in his last 28 offensive possessions — have been steadily declining.

So, have defenses figured it out?

“No, I don’t think people have figured out,” Kelly said. “You can turn the tape on and watch six games of whoever you play, I can tell you what they’re going to do. I can tell you what Peyton Manning is going to do. You still have to stop them. They still have to execute. I think everybody kind of knows going into the game plan, you’re not going to surprise people eight games into the season.”



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
National

Mutant worms stay sober, even on alcohol

U.S. researchers have developed "mutant worms" that do not get drunk by alcohol, a breakthrough that could lead to new treatment for people trying to quit drinking

Local

K-9 nose helps capture $150K in cocaine at…

A furry, four-legged security agent helped authorities stop an illegal cocaine shipment from sneaking past JFK customs.

National

Minnesota man asked to leave Southwest flight after…

A man and his two sons were asked to leave a Southwest Airlines flight after the man sent a tweet complaining about being treated rudely by a gate agent.

National

Man sues hospital after surprise penis amputation

An Alabama man who went in to a hospital last month for a circumcision awoke after surgery to find his penis had been amputated, his lawyer said on Thursday.

Movies

Review: Brett Ratner's big 'Hercules' movie is small…

The latest "Hercules," starring Dwayne Johnson as the half-god beefcake of Greek myth, strips its hero and tale of most of its fantastical elements.

Arts

Scientists recreate world's smallest Monet copy

Scientists have reproduced a famous Impressionist painting using nano-printing, to create what has been described as the world's smallest work of art. Reworked at the…

Television

Jerry Seinfeld is ambidextrous, and other Reddit AMA…

See some of the weirder highlights of Jerry Seinfeld's recent Reddit AMA.

Going Out

Grab a pedestrian and start dancing at What…

As a New Yorker, I’ve mastered the art of focusing my gaze straight ahead. Though it occasionally piques my interest, the absurdities that play out…

U.S. Soccer

Orlando City takes shot at NYCFC over Frank…

Orlando City reminded the world how big a signing Brazilian star Kaka earlier this month with a photo of Kaka mobbed by fans juxtaposed against Lampard.

NBA

Jeremy Lin says 'Linsanity' is over as he…

Jeremy Lin lit up the NBA two years ago with his play for the Knicks but he has no desire to recreate "Linsanity" in his new career with the Lakers.

NFL

2014 NFL Fantasy Football Top 100 overall player…

2014 NFL Fantasy Football Top 100 overall player rankings

U.S. Soccer

NYCFC announce signing of Frank Lampard

The tease of a big signing Thursday by new MLS side NYCFC ended up being one rumored for weeks. England midfielder Frank Lampard agreed to…

Tech

Forget Wi-Fi: Li-Fi could be the future

Li-Fi technology – developed by Mexican company Sisoft – is wireless internet connectivity using specialized LED light.

Tech

Weather app Climendo might be the most accurate…

The wait for a truly accurate weather forecast could finally be over thanks to a nifty new app called Climendo.

Tech

Napkin Table puts focus off the phone and…

Michael Jan, a design student at Tunghai University in Taiwan, has invented a serviette-picnic blanket hybrid called the Napkin Table.

Style

Essie's new Color Boutique

Essie launches high-tech kiosks at major airports and malls across the country.