Not to be fairly obvious here, but there are three things we know right now about the Philadelphia Eagles’ QBs:
1) Michael Vick is concussed.
2) Vince Young was inactive Week 2 while still nursing a hammy.
3) Mike Kafka is the only 100% healthy Eagles QB.
We now begin the always fun daily concussion test watch with Michael Vick, and the status of Vince Young will of course be watched closely, but if neither QB is a go for Week 2, the Eagles can’t go into a game with just 1 QB. Brian Solomon of McNabb or Kolb tweeted last night that he’ll be annoyed if a certain name is brought up (if you’re not following Brian and you’re an Eagles fan, by the way, you should be). I can all but guarantee some national idiot will fore-go credibility in exchange for traffic by suggesting it, but that’s not going to happen.
Mike Kafka can play. During my time at Eagles training camp this offseason, I felt that Kafka was easily the most improved Eagle from 2010 to 2011. He doesn’t have anything close to the physical skills Michael Vick possesses, but he’s smart, he’s comfortable with the offense, and he’s certainly a guy that can let the vast number of offensive weapons around him win games, while just sort of guiding the ship – Accurate, has some wheels, tough, below average arm strength. I saw it suggested that Kafka was scared last night. I didn’t see that. I saw a confident kid that was prepared. If the Eagles have to bring in another QB, it’s for emergency purposes only. Kafka will start.
For what it’s worth, the Las Vegas Hilton already has a line out on the Giants-Eagles game next week. It’s Eagles by 7.5. Gotta wonder if that means they think Vick will be ready to go, or if they just think the Giants are that bad.