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Tip Sheet: Vick can help on short stuff

Updated: August 22, 2009, 10:07 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

For those seeking another explanation why the Philadelphia Eagles signed Michael Vick, we offer this:

Third-and-short.

Philadelphia's dismal performance on third-and-short plays -- the Eagles were particularly abysmal in third-and-1 scenarios -- is a critical element of the rationale in attempting to salvage the once-banished quarterback's NFL career.

Eagles coach Andy Reid and O-coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, two of the more fertile offensive minds in the game, likely won't ...

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