After another nationally televised victory, the Eagles are drawing rave reviews from football pundits across the country. And, of course, everyone has an opinion on the revival of quarterback Michael Vick. NFL Network analyst and former head coach Steve Mariucci said Sunday that Vick's ability to protect the football has set him apart this season.
"I'm impressed with him," Mariucci said. "He's been playing very steady, taking good care of the football and distributing to those terrific weapons that he has."
Those weapons, most notably receivers DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin, and running back LeSean McCoy, have provided Vick with the perfect complement of speed and power. Together, the Eagles offense has become arguably the most difficult to prepare for – just ask Giants head coach Tom Coughlin, who admittedly fought indigestion from the very thought of it.
"That quickness," NFL Network's Michael Irvin said Sunday, "is what makes Philadelphia dangerous because there's quickness all over the field."
Of course, the ultimate goal for any NFL team is to win a championship, something the Eagles haven't done since 1960. While there's much football to be played yet this season, the former Dallas Cowboy gave his former rival a ringing endorsement.
"The best team in the NFL," Irvin said, "is the Philadelphia Eagles."
Only time will tell if he's correct.
-- Posted by Josh Goldman, 2:30 p.m., November 22