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Michael Vick Holds Players-Only Meeting

Michael Vick held a players-only meeting Wednesday, to address the current three-game losing streak that the Philadelphia Eagles are on after starting the season 2-0.

There were about 10 players who attended the meeting, including Vick, who spoke at the meeting. The overwhelming message being relayed was that there is still time to save the season, despite their 3-4 record.

Brent Celek, Eagles tight end, told the Philadelphia Daily News that the meeting was called because the team needed “drastic changes,” which needed to translate to the field.

“I think things just need to get cleared up,” Celek said. “Nothing major; I’m not going to really get into specifics about what we talked about, but quite a few things needed to get cleared up, and it happened, and it was good for our team.”

After endorsing Vick earlier in the week as the starting quarterback for Monday’s game against the New Orleans Saints, Reid called Vick the leader of the Eagles after Thursday’s practice.

There had been much speculation that Vick would be benched and replaced by rookie Nick Foles, but Reid said Thursday he never considered benching the four-time Pro Bowler.

“Michael was the quarterback, is the quarterback and will continue to be the quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles,” Reid said. “I can’t make it any more clear than that.”

Reid called Vick’s perfomance against the Falcons one of his best games of the season, throwing for 191 yards and a touchdown. This was his first turnover-free performance, after throwing eight interceptions and losing five fumbles in the first six games.

Vick sent a text to ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio Thursday morning to give his thoughts on how he was mentally.

“Ready to make a playoff run. One play at a time. One game at a time.,” he wrote in the text.

One of the biggest things that Vick felt he was missing was “swag” in the three consective losses.

“I’ve got to get my swag back,” Vick said. “I got to get back to playing football the way I love to play it and not worry about what’s going to happen. That’s out of my control. All I can control is how I play and how aggressive I can be.”

Monday night everyone will be watching to see how aggressive Vick and the Eagles will be against one of the worse defenses in league, in the Saints.

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