The hottest topic for Eagles Nation right now is the QB competition. This subject is tricky. Some fans are pro-Vick and others are pro-Foles. Others are anti-Vick or anti-Foles. And then there are some of us in the middle who just want to see what happens.
The problem happens when fans personalize things. “If you think that, your opinion is worthless”. Ugh.
Another problem is that some fans get too aggressive in ripping the player they don’t like. “Vick is an idiot”. Ugh.
We’ve got June, July and at least half of August to discuss this subject. We don’t have to hold hands and sing “Maybe I’m Amazed” to each other, but we’ve got to drop the over-aggression in the comments about the players.
You can rip on a guy for his performance or something you don’t like about him. This doesn’t have to be pure scout talk. If you don’t like Vick’s attitude or Foles mannerisms, talk about it. Just stop with the extreme stuff. Rip a guy, but don’t insult him or his supporters. That’s when people get upset and lash out.
Barring something strange, either Vick or Foles will be the starter. Some fans are going to have to cheer for a guy they don’t care for all that much. My advice…get over it.
I wasn’t happy when Vick got the job over Kevin Kolb back in 2010, but I quickly learned to embrace Vick’s ability and enjoyed watching his magic that year. I wasn’t happy when the Eagles drafted Nick Foles, but quickly learned to enjoy watching him in the 2012 preseason. You support the guy who’s out there playing for our beloved Eagles.
Do you know how many Eagles QBs I’ve cheered for? Infinity + 37. I can’t imagine what AC Viking has seen. Infinity times infinity, maybe. He thinks I’ve had it easy.
Can Vick win us the Super Bowl? Foles? Barkley? Some kid in college? Has the kid been born? Has his dad been born? These are questions that Socrates, Plato and even Rich Kotite don’t know the answer to. All we can do is cheer for the guy who takes the snaps and hope for the best. And of course boo him relentlessly for every incompletion. I’m pretty sure that will inspire him to win us the big game.
Now let’s get back to ripping GJ Kinne. This is all his fault.