Tag Archives: Matt Barkley

Michael Vick in Trouble Again?

23 Jul

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick job may be in jeopardy.

The Eagles open training camp with a depth chart of Michael Vick as the starter, Nick Foles as the second string quarterback, and the rookie from USC Matt Barkley in the third string role. However, the backups don’t see their role this season in the shadow of Michael Vick.

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Nick Foles told reporters on Monday that he thinks he will be the Philadelphia Eagles starter this season. He went on to tell PhillyMag.com that “I don’t think we play this game to sit on the bench. We play it to play, and I’m here to play.”

Matt Barkley comes into Philly with high expectations. He like Foles, feels that he has a chance to surface as the starter once the preseason schedule is complete.

No matter who wins the job they will have to impress the eyes of a highly critical attention to detail head coach. Chip Kelly won’t start the season with a quarterback that can’t live up to the attention to detail that he requires his quarterback to have. Vick has a few weeks to prove that he is the guy.

Societal and Media Bias Against USC?

15 Nov

The University of Southern California football program has always been seen as one of the best in the nation. However, after the NCAA placed them on four year probation, many people started to consider them as a team of ungrateful, overconfident, cheating bandits. Quietly under the direction of head coach Lane Kiffin and quarterback Matt Barkley the Trojans have had a productive season. So far USC record is 7-3 overall and 4-3 in the Pac-10. QB Matt Barkley is putting up Heisman like numbers with 2,518 passing yards and 25 touchdowns. But do we hear anything about USC as a team? The answer is NO.

Of course, we as a society should punish them for what few did to get them in trouble. Should be not mention the good things they are doing now? All the players that caused the problems for the program are gone, all the coaches that allowed it to happen has left, and the athletic director that sat and let the culture of noncompliance fester is nowhere to be seen. Be that as it may, we as a society, or better yet the NCAA and the media are choosing to make the young men that do the right thing suffer. They get no recognition for what they are doing now as a clean, drama free, legit team.

The men that go to class, lace up their cleats, and put on the shoulder pads for the Trojans of the new USC need much more respect than they are given. For the very simple reason, any other program under the same conditions would have caved. The players that remained stayed and made a declaration to bring the program back to the good graces of the alumni and to the nation as a proud program. We should encourage them not ignore and shame them.

They will continue to Fight On…