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Fri, 11/09/2012 - 9:48am  

Lombardi: 'No way' Vick back in Philly

While there is a growing consensus that Andy Reid won't be back as the head coach of the Eagles in 2013, in his weekly visit on the Dennis & Callahan Show, Michael Lombardi of the NFL Network suggested that Reid isn't the only one looking at the end of his tenure in Philadelphia. Lombardi said that the Eagles seem prepared for a far-reaching overhaul that also will spell the end of quarterback Michael Vick's tenure in Philadelphia. 

"There's no way Michael Vick's coming back. There is change in the air here in Philadelphia," said Lombardi. "There's going to be a complete change here in Philly. 

"[Owner] Jeff Lurie and [GM] Howie Roseman are going to completely redefine the organization," he added. "Unless there's a miracle and they get to the playoffs ... I think it's the last year for both Andy Reid and Michael Vick."

Lombari also touched on a number of other topics, including why he'd pick Robert Griffin III over Andrew Luck as the player around whom to build a franchise, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan's limitations as a team architect and why he believes the Patriots will win late against the Bills. 

"The reality of the Bills is, they have to be able to slow the game down a little bit," said Lombardi. "For the Bills, they've really got to do a good job of pacing the game, controlling the game, getting some turnovers and controlling the red zone.

"As always, I think that this will be a really close game," he continued. "At some point, I think the Patriots will take a step up. ... Now that the Patriots are rested and healthier, I think that spells trouble for the Bills."

To listen to the interview, visit the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page. For complete Patriots coverage, visit weei.com/patriots.




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