In “The Usual Suspects,” Dan Hedaya’s character, Jeff Rubin, notes that Kevin Spacey’s character, Verbal Kint, “is protected from up on high by the Prince of Darkness.” I have begun to think that our favorite moronic Mormon, Eagles coach Andy Reid, may be receiving aid from Satan, too. What other explanation can one offer for his choosing to start Michael Vick over Kevin Kolb in Jacksonville this week?
Perhaps the rotund redhead knows that whatever criticism he receives, his underworld guardian will dupe the Eagles management into thinking all is well. Maybe he is aware of the warm reception Satan will give him when the team is spending another winter wondering what went wrong.
My gut, nowhere near as distended as Reid’s, tells me that Vick will fold when he actually faces a defense with a pulse. The Jaguars will likely yield at least as many points as the Lions did. When the Eagles grab at least a share of the division lead after this week’s games, some will hail Reid as a true offensive genius. Come January though, the team will be ready to have a fork, make that a pitchfork, inserted into it. Reid will be fine, however. Princes , after all, always need vassals.