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Jack McCaffery is the lead sports columnist for the Daily Times and He has spent several decades covering everything from the Phillies, Eagles, Flyers and Sixers, to college hoops, to high school sports in Delco.

Sunday, September 9, 2012


Sunday at Cleveland Browns Stadium, one quarterback threw a touchdown pass at the end of the first half and the game-winning touchdown with 1:18 left.

The other quarterback? He put up a 5.1 QB rating.

One was a veteran, four times in the Pro Bowl.

The other was a rookie.

So why is it again that Andy Reid should play Nick Foles, not Michael Vick, who led the Eagles to a 17-16 victory over the Cleveland Browns?

Not to say that Foles would be as bad as Browns rookie Brandon Weeden was Sunday. That takes a special level of ineptitude. But if that game didn't show why the Birds need Vick --- not why they need to replace him --- then nothing will.

And that was even as Vick was being intercepted four times.

Check out my column on the topic, along with a sidebar on Vick and complete Eagles coverage from Bob Grotz, with videos, in the Daily Times Monday and, as usual, on


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