Michael Vick is expected to miss the 2013 NFL Week 6 matchup for the Philadelphia Eagles after having this injury on Sunday in a victory over the New York Giants. Backup quarterback Nick Foles filled in for Vick and played pretty well, leading Philly to victory.

Foles likely will start this week, as he gets a full taste of the read-option offense ran by Chip Kelly. The Giants game might have been a bit of a fluke on Foles, since every quarterback has succeeded thus far against that atrocious defense, which is no wonder why the Giants stand at 0-5 so far this season.

Foles might have another easy test against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but he may have to watch out since the Bucs defense does have Darrelle Revis in the secondary. We'll see how he performs, but even if he plays lights-out, coach Kelly doesn't want to start any type of QB controversy.

Vick, who is listed as day-to-day right now, could possibly miss up to two weeks as he recovers from his injury. But even with that, along with the possibility of Foles playing well over the next two weeks, there is a likelihood of several Eagles fans chanting for Foles start and demoting Vick down to the bench.

Last year, that's where it all went wrong for Andy Reid, which led to his firing. Kelly doesn't want to go down the same path as Reid did with the Eagles, and he is sticking to his gun by leaving Vick as starter. Kelly is a firm believer in Vick giving the team the best chance to win, and the veteran QB has shown thus far this season when he's healthy.

The only chance Foles will start is if puts up a Peyton Manning-like performance, according to Kelly.

“There’s always open competition,” Kelly said, via Tim McManus of PhillyMag.com.  “If Nick goes out there and goes 100-for-100 and throws 27 touchdown passes, then yeah.”

But Kelly is sticking with Vick. After the Giants game last Sunday, he said it's good to have two good quarterbacks on the roster. Every NFL team should. There is no need to start controversy. I think Kelly is making the right decision by doing that.

When it comes to facing the bigger teams down the road, Vick is the guy. Foles is not trusted, as shown in the past, against good defenses. Plus, the race for the playoffs in the NFC East division is still wide open. The Eagles stand at 2-3, tied with the Dallas Cowboys for first place.

They may very well make the playoffs this year, and I predict them to do so. And when it comes down to the postseason, give me Vick. If he goes down, Philadelphia is still in good hands with Foles being the next man up.

Smart tactic by Kelly here. He should stick with it to avoid another controversial, drama-filled season in the City of Brotherly Love.

This article was written by Josh Dhani. Follow him on Twitter here and read more of his work here


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