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Marcus Vick's Twitter rant puts brother in tight spot

The Eagles' embattled starting QB is dealing with a brush fire started by his younger brother's comments on Twitter.

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Rob Carr

Eight weeks into the 2012 season, the only QB under a harsher spotlight than Tony Romo right now may be Eagles QB Michael Vick.

Vick, who has already committed an astounding 19 turnovers this season, could be losing his grasp on the starting spot behind center in Philadelphia. This is especially true if the 3-5 Eagles slip any further out of the playoff race.

His position wasn't made any easier on Monday, when his younger brother, former Virginia Tech QB Marcus Vick, posted a series of incendiary remarks on his Twitter account during Philadelphia's 28-13 loss to New Orleans.

In a conversation with reporters on Tuesday, Vick vowed that the incident would not happen again (courtesy of

"That's not me," Vick said. "If it doesn't come from me . . . I'm in the middle of a full-fledged game. I don't know what's being said. I don't know what's going on. But I definitely got it corrected. We definitely had a serious heart-to-heart conversation."

Some of the younger Vick's comments revolved around Nick Foles, the Eagles third-round pick out of Arizona.

Marcus claimed not to know anything about Foles, but if his older brother can't get his turnover problem under control, Philly fans are likely to get plenty of experience with the rookie QB this year.

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