Philadelphia Eagles Fans Get an Unpleaseant Dose of Reality

January 12, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Philadelphia Eagles loss to the Green Bay Packers came as something of a reality check to Eagles fans.  Even with the previous week's somewhat embarrassing loss to the Vikings, fans were still talking about a Super Bowl run.  But Sunday's loss to the Packers not only ended the run before it began, but it also spoke volumes about the shortcomings of the Eagles and Michael Vick in particular.
The season had been, far and away, the best statistical season of Vick's career.  Nearly all his stats were better than at any other time in his NFL career.  But his old problems showed up again in the final two games.
Vick has always been an inaccurate and inconsistent passer.  The loss on Sunday was no exception.  Several plays went nowhere purely because Vick made bad throws to otherwise open receivers.  For the most part the errant throws were not forced by bad protection either.  One of the poor passes was a sim...

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