Jaws ranks Vick as 25th best QB

Michael Vick

Ron Jaworski, ESPN NFL analyst, ranks Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick No. 25 in his Jaws’ QB Countdown. Jaworski, former Eagles quarterback, evaluates the league’s probable starting quarterbacks for each organization and ranks them from 32 to 1. Here’s what Jaws has to say about Vick.

“Michael Vick checks in at No. 25 in my quarterback rankings. Vick is coming off of a disappointing 2012 season, but all will be different in Philadelphia with a new head coach in Chip Kelly. And I’m certain of one thing — Vick is the most talented quarterback on the Eagles roster.

“Vick remains a dynamic player with top-level arm strength and unmatched movement ability to extend plays with his legs. Few can spin it as well as number 7, especially on the run. Kelly will look at Vick and see a multidimensional quarterback that can pressure a defense in a variety of ways.

“Vick can get to the edge and outflank the defense, he can beat you from the pocket with an explosive vertical arm that can lift the top off the coverage, and he presents multiple options in the red zone with his movement. The concern of course, is turnovers. Vick had far too many in 2012. Fifteen of them in 10 games; four of those 15 came in the red zone.

“Here’s the positive as the Eagles transition to Kelly’s shotgun, spread attack. Vick was outstanding in the two-minute offense last season with a quarterback rating of 98.

“I am going to be fascinated to see Michael Vick in Chip Kelly’s up-tempo-speed offense. My initial sense is it will fit Vick very well, less volume offensively, but also defensively. I would not be surprised if Vick ends the season better than my 25th-rated quarterback.”


1 on 1 Basketball now in session

Hoop Dreams Basketball Camp is returning for its fourth year. The free basketball camp for boys and girls ages 12-17 will convene for two days on July 13-14 at La Salle University’s Tom Gola Arena, 1900 West Olney Avenue. The camp which will include technical instruction, intensive drills and game situational play will begin each morning at 9:30 a.m. with check-in and run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, on Hoop Dreams Inc. visit www.hoopdreamscamp.org or by email at info@hoopdreamscamp.org.


Auburn’s Jordan Price to transfer to La Salle

Jordan Price who played one season at Auburn University will transfer to La Salle University and play basketball. Price, a 6-foot-5, 230-pounder, averaged 5.4 points a game and shot 39 percent from three-point range as a freshman in the SEC. He scored a career-high 19 points versus Rhode Island and matched an SEC record by making 11 straight three-pointers in December.

Price will be eligible to play during the 2014-15 season after sitting out a year due to NCAA transfer regulations.


Cheyney to host Wade Wilson Golf Tourney

The Cheyney “C” Club will hold the Wade Wilson Golf Tournament on Aug. 26 at the Penn Oaks Country Club, 150 Penn Oaks Drive, West Chester. The tournament will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The “C” Club is committed to Cheyney athletics as well as the cheerleaders and the school band. The club serves as alumni athletic supporters to raise money, increase participation at sporting events and to promote the school. Senator Vincent J. Hughes, Democratic member of the Pennsylvania State Senate, will be the honorary chairperson of the golf tournament. For more information and sponsorship opportunities for the golf tournament, visit www.cheyneycclub.com.


Contact Staff Writer Donald Hunt at (215) 893-5719 or dhunt@phillytrib.com.

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