"Because Howard and Juan are two totally different personalities and two totally different schemes," Vick recently told Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer. "And they like their own caliber of players. It was different. But we lost Juan to the defense, so I had to go with what I had to go with."
"Obviously, yeah. Just being honest and candid about the situation," Vick said Thursday. "Things changed dramatically. It is what it is. ... We all kind of gradually worked our way into it until we got comfortable. I had to learn new protection schemes, verbiage. And we shuffled around a lot of players. So everybody had to start all over."
The offensive line changed players and schemes when Mudd arrived. Vick was asked to make protection calls in the system, which didn't work in 2011. The Eagles were going to have center Jason Kelce make the calls in 2012, but Kelce was lost to injury early in the season. Vick also had fewer run options.
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Vick said that "in hindsight," the old system worked out better for him. Vick is just trying to be forthright, but this comes across as finger-pointing on his way out the door. He's throwing Mudd under the bus.