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Vick coming back?

Posted on: July 21, 2009 8:33 pm
Edited on: July 22, 2009 12:34 am
Here's what I'm hearing on the Michael Vick situation: The word, according to one source, is that Vick will be given permission to sign with an NFL team in the next week or so, but he will not be re-instated before then.

That means he'll likely be twisting in the wind.

The problem with that scenario is that teams will be reluctant to sign him to a contract with the length of any supsension by the league still undetermined. That would be another cruel blow to Vick's playing status.

Vick is expected to meet with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in the next week or so to discuss his re-instatement after his sentence for his role in a dog-fighting ring ended Monday.

Goodell will likely announce then that Vick can sign with any team, but there pending suspension is to be determined. That would allow Vick to take part in training camp and the preseason if a team signs him.

That would be a big if, with the potential of a half-season suspension, which is why some will say that scenario isn't exactly fair to Vick.

He could opt to play in the UFL, but the word is he wants to exhaust all NFL possibilities first. The UFL is willing to pay him a substantial salary to play in the league, according to a source, probably more than he'd make in the NFL.

At any rate, the Vick situation might become messier before it clears up.

Category: NFL
Tags: Michael Vick

Since: May 22, 2009
Posted on: July 24, 2009 1:37 am

Vick coming back?

As a dog owner, I was disguested. But the man has paid the costs in spades. He has done his time. If he is really ashamed of himself and wants to redeem himself and restore his name, give him a chance.

Let the individual teams decide if they want to take a chance. Camps start next week, he deserves a look by somebody.

It takes alot of courage to take the verbal and written abuse that is coming but if he can right his ship, he may be a better man and a great story of redemption.

Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: July 23, 2009 2:27 pm

Vick coming back?

Here's the Deal! Michael Vick right now, is better than half of the starting QB's in the NFL.LOL!!  He wasn't better than half the starting QBs in the NFL in his prime, much less now, after two years out of the game.  Yes, he had an extremely strong arm.  Too bad he never could run an offense effectively.  The next time he checks down from his primary receiver will be the first time. 

Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: July 23, 2009 2:24 pm

Vick coming back?

I think it's wrong that Goodell even has the power to arbitrarily suspend Vick INDEFINITELY.The player's union doesn't think it's wrong.  They gave him the power in the CBA.

I'm sorry you think it's sad people are subject to ramifications for their actions that extend beyond the legal system.  To me, it's weird to expect anything else.  Military and government employees, corporate executives, and just about anyone in a high profile position are subject to all kinds of fallout when they decide to break the law.  Or even do something incredibly stupid.  Didn't Sprewell lose millions in endorsement money after he choked Carlesimo?  Didn't Larry Little get an 8 game suspension after being found guilty of essentially DUI manslaughter?  Didn't Art Schlichter lose his career over illegal gambling?  Not to mention the scores of coworkers I used to work with who were terminated for having bankruptcies, DUIs and other legal issues.  It's simply a fact of life.  We're products of our own decisions, and Vick has to deal with ALL of the repercussions of his own.

Since: Feb 20, 2007
Posted on: July 23, 2009 1:58 pm

Vick coming back?

Here's the Deal! Michael Vick right now, is better than half of the starting QB's in the NFL. Remember, he is still in his prime at 29 years of age. Vick has always been praised highly for his legs, but to me, his arm is just as dangerous. Mike, has a missle for an arm. His accuracy can be refined and in the right kind of offense, this guy can throw in the high 60% range.  Vick's style is not conducive for a West-Coast style offense.  Vick needs to find a team where he can use his legs to get outside the pocket and throw the ball downfield. Hot reads and quick releases are not his thing. Vick is a special athlete, who has the natural ability, to evade pass rushers and make big plays downfield. His game is predicated on chaos, and that's why he's a headache for opposing defensive coordinators to gameplan for.  Now, on what the commissioners decision will be, that's anybodys guess.  Here's what I think. 

Roger Goodell, needs to serve Vick with a four-game suspension to start the season, pending some team signs him. What Vick did was sick and wrong! And if he has any heart, he had better have learned his lesson. The man did do his time and I feel he deserves a second chance, to play in the NFL. Any team who does sign Vick won't be risking too much, because they can sign him for the league minimum. Vick has absolutely no leverage as far as where he plays and what he gets paid. But, making the NFL minimum salary is a heck of alot better than a $10 an hour construction job, in the sweaty south, isn't it?       

Since: Mar 14, 2008
Posted on: July 23, 2009 11:21 am

Vick coming back?

Vick is a scrub.  I hope Rodger Goodell sends his gansta a$$ to the unemployment line.  He should be treated like what he is, a felon.  What does he do when he's released?  Hit a strip club with NBA good guy Allen Iverson.  Maybe he asked Pacman Jones what he should do to clean up his image.

I don't know if it's true but I also heard he stopped at his local Petsmart...

Since: Oct 15, 2007
Posted on: July 23, 2009 10:49 am


He should be allowed back to play, and he should be able to know this fully, as should NFL teams, so he can be there and be prepared for mini camps. When this story broke I never thought I would see the day he would be in the NFL again. However, as time went on, and he served his time, and Donte Stallworthless is out of jail in 21 days after vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, nothing surprises me. I am friends with someone who went to VT years back and knew the Vicks (Marcus better) but described them as worthless with some colorful language added. Well maybe in life they are worthless, but on the football field at least Michael has proven to be a shade better then worthless and if nothing else exciting!

Since: Mar 29, 2009
Posted on: July 23, 2009 4:34 am
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Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: July 23, 2009 1:02 am

Vick coming back?

i dont believe he will be signed to be a starter, but he could eventually crack his way into the starting line up if yes, i spose i do

Since: Dec 3, 2008
Posted on: July 22, 2009 11:23 pm

Vick coming back?

Michael Vick was sentenced, served his time and now should be allowed to pursue his football career.  The NFL is a business.  Michael Vick sells tickets.  He makes plays.  He is a very exciting player.

As a fan, I want to see the best players on the field.  Michael Vick is one of the best players.  Make no mistake, what he did was illegal, not to mention cruel.  I have a dog and it would break my heart to see my dog get hurt.

But people make mistakes.  Michael Vick is a person.  He made a mistake.  He has had two years to think about the horrible mistake he made.  I'm sure if he could go back and change what he did, he would.

I hope Commissioner Goodell reinstates Vick this week so he can sign with a team and participate in a full training camp.

Michael Vick deserves a second chance. 

Victor Creed
Since: Jun 8, 2009
Posted on: July 22, 2009 9:32 pm
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