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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, October 7, 2012

The ball, and Vick's stock, keeps dropping

PITTSBURGH --- The conversations, as they will, in and around the Eagles' locker room after their 16-14 loss to the Steelers Sunday were varied, spirited and cliche-coated.
Just about all of them, though, bounced back to one topic: A first-quarter, goal-line-area lost fumble by Michael Vick, who has made 11 turnovers through five games.
What gives?
"I wish I could tell you," Vick said. "But I don't have any explanation."
It's come to that, even in a season where Andy Reid's career is double-parked beside an effective order from Jeffrey Lurie to fashion a winning record.
The Birds are 3-2, could be 4-1, could be 0-5 and could be in trouble if Vick doesn't start protecting the ball.
"I will do a better job of protecting the ball," he said.
Until he does, though, the Eagles should continue to trend to have reached the crisis point.

Check out my column on the situation, along with my story on Vick's reaction, some videos and complete Eagles coverage in the Daily Times Monday and, as always, on


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