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Vick's Performance Leads to Unintended Consequences?



    Unintended consequences.

    That's what Eagles QB Michael Vick's play has created.

    The organization traded Donovan McNabb in April to clear the way for Kevin Kolb behind center. Coach Andy Reid and his staff are committed to helping Kolb make the transition.

    But Kolb struggled in the opener before going down to a head injury and Vick entered that game in relief to nearly pulled it out versus the Packers.

    Sunday, Vick was even better as he threw for 284 yards and two TDs. Oh yeah, and he added 37 yards on the ground in the Eagles 35-32 win in Detroit.

    And here is the unintended consequence of Vick's play -- the locker room could be divided.

    NFL players don't have job security without guaranteed contracts. No one has the time to wait for Kolb to develop when Vick clearly gives you a chance to win games right now.

    Kolb will return against Jacksonville Sunday -- the Eagles made that announcement before Vick even took his first snap Sunday. Keep in mind the K.K. didn't connect once with either wideout DeSean Jackson or tight end Brent Celek last week.

    Kolb can't make the same mistakes next week at Jacksonville, nor could he afford another clunker. If that happens, Reid's and the organization's QB transition will be ill fated before it ever gets off the ground.