Michael Vick decision is unlike Eagles
Andy Reid likes young players, accurate passers -- what is he thinking here?
Over the past decade, Andy Reid and the brain trust of the Philadelphia Eagles have made it clear that they are going to employ high-percentage philosophies when making personnel decisions.
For example, they seem keenly aware of the Bill James mindset that says investing in players over the age of 28 pretty much ensures that you are buying into a declining market. They also tend to avoid expensive free-agent contracts because they know, by and large, big-dollar deals tend to reduce the motivational levels of most players.
This history makes the recent decision by Reid to name Michael Vick his starting quarterback an against-the-grain choice on many levels.
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