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Vick back -- sort of

Posted on: July 27, 2009 4:44 pm
Edited on: July 27, 2009 4:45 pm
 
Mike Vick can play NFL football again.

Sort of.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell conditionally reinstated Vick Monday. Vick is free to sign with any team immediately, but he will not be fully reinstated. Goodell will make a decision by Week Six at the latest, but that decision could come earlier.

That means Vick is twisting in the wind. There is still uncertainty about when he will be able to play. Wtih that hanging over his head, who signs him?

Would you take a PR nightmare for the possibility of having him for 10 or 11 games? I wouldn't. Most teams won't either.

So who signs him? Teams haven't exactly lined up, but they might have been waiting for the commissioner to make his decision. Now that it's out, we'll see.

I've heard the New England Patriots mentioned, but that makes no sense. What would they do, take snaps away from Tom Brady? Make him a receiver?

It makes no sense.

I think Vick's best option is to play in the UFL with Orlando. He can make $1 million for six games and show he can still play after two years of inactivity.

I hear he wants no part of that league. But if he has no options, we'll see.

Vick really isn't an attractive option to the NFL right now. He made it that way when he stupidly fought the dogs. Goodell enhanced it Monday with his ruling.

Vick is back. Just not all the way.

Who wants him? Anybody?
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Comments

Since: Mar 19, 2008
Posted on: July 27, 2009 8:39 pm
 

Vick back -- sort of

"Who wants him? Anybody?" oh ha f**king ha now your a comic leave the jokes to the fox writing staff let me say this once. YOU ARE NOT FUNNY I DONT CARE FOR YOU HALF WIT ARTICLE AND WHO AGREES WITH HIM IS A DUMBA** GET TO YOU JOB AND DONT CRACK JOKES. PEOPLE F**K UP ITS LIFE HE HAPPENS TO BE THE ONLY ONE TO PAY AND 30 IN JAIL STALLWORTH IS NOT TIME. VICK HAS NO MONEY AND NO TEAM AND HE IS BETTER OF WITHOUT ATLANTA. MABEY CBS/NFL SHOULD LET REAL PEOPLE WRITE THERE ARTICALS NOT SMUG LITTLE GIRLS WHO THINKS IT FUNNY TO CRACK JOKES.



Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: July 27, 2009 8:33 pm
 

Vick back -- sort of

What???  Yeah, I'm sure that this would TRULY teach him whatever lesson the last two years of fear of nightly anal rapings failed to get across.  Dude, you forgot to add that they should make him dress-up in a Bulldog Mascot outfit to complete the humiliation.  



Since: Jul 27, 2009
Posted on: July 27, 2009 8:33 pm
 

Vick back -- sort of

Yes, he faced the consequences of his actions.  Yes, he faced a harsher penalty than Stallworth.  The courts decided this.  Do I agree with the difference?  NO.  BOTH actions were wrong.  You are comparing apples to oranges.  The difference that you are missing is intent.  Stallworth's actions were not intentional nor habitual.  Vick intentionally, willingly, repeatedly fought/financed dog fights.  He intentionally, willingly, repeatedly viciously killed dogs.  That is the difference.  If you don't think that is wrong you are a sick human being along with Bundy, Manson and others.  If you don't understand that comment. . .get an education on sociopathic behavior. 

The apology was misdirected.  Apologize to the dogs and the Atlanta Falcons franchise.  They were the victims.  He never apologized to the dogs.  You may think this is silly but to me it shows he only has remorse because he was caught.  Yes, a human life is more important than an animal's life.  However, that does not mean life in general should not be respected unless it is human life.

In the end, a convicted felon continues to face the repurcussions of their actions long after the sentence/punishment is over.  Do not blame the NFL or society for a situation created by Mike Vick. 

I am a dog lover.  However, I do wish him the best - honestly.  I hope he has truly learned how shameful his actions are.  I am not sure that he has but I certainly hope so.  He has left me thinking he is sorry only because he got caught.  Perhaps volunteering at a humane society or dog rescue or service dog organization would tell me he gets it.



Since: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: July 27, 2009 8:31 pm
 

Vick back -- sort of

I don't understand why any team would want his services now.  He wasn't a great quarterback when he had been playing consistently.  The man has a career completion percentage of 53.8.  Thats terrible.  J.P. Lossman is significantly more efficient and he has been in the league the last few years and nobody wants his services.  We all remember the phenomenal runs he had when defenses had there backs turned or how he was able to juke a linebacker in the open feild and dive for the pilon.  What we seem to have forgotten is the forth quarter interceptions, the key fumbles, the often missed receiver, and the middle finger to the crowd.The only argument for Vick is that you would use him as a wildcat QB or at some other position.  It seems like to big a risk to assume he can learn that new role well and thrive at that level.  For the backlash your franchise will take for the signing, you better get an All-Pro calliber player.  Vick will not be at that level regardless of where he plays. 



Since: Mar 19, 2008
Posted on: July 27, 2009 8:29 pm
 

Vick back -- sort of

This is B.S. why dose Vick get this he did his time and he is not going to let that kill his career i mean it is not like he killed a man drunk and used his power to get a little 30 sentance or got suspended and the got in to a fight with his body guard. and to all the little smug A**HOLES that read this and go" oh he killed dog thats different" or "this guy is dumb" F**K YOU he dint kill a guy of f**k up twick. He made a mistake he did his time let him get back to his job witch is winning. P.S. F**K the UFL (untalented football losers)



Since: Jan 20, 2007
Posted on: July 27, 2009 8:27 pm
 

Vick back -- sort of

Putting all of the "should he or shouldn't he be given another chance" aside, consider this.  The circus that will be created when a team picks up Michael Vick absolutely must be weighed against the value of his playing ability.  He hasn't been in a uni in a couple of years and an NFL owner has to be convinced that letting him play on their team is "worth" the trouble.  Just like anybody else.  Plax is gone from the Giants because he wasn't worth it to them anymore.  It is going to take someone who either has a ton of faith in his ability, or someone who is magnanamus enough to help reform a troubled person.  Right now, I don't see anybody knocking down the door with a contract.  Al Davis, where are you?



Since: Mar 28, 2009
Posted on: July 27, 2009 8:17 pm
 

Vick back -- sort of

Couldn't agree more Hoosier.  It's the Public Witchunt Mentality.  I'm no fan of Michael Vick.  That being said, we have some serious character issues and criminals playing in the NFL, but this guy seems to be held up as Exhibit A of Goodell's LAW.  He's bankrupt, he paid his debt, he got what he deserved.  Now, like anyone else in America, he deserves a second chance.  Gotta run - I'm sure some nutbag from Peta is monitoring the blog!



Since: Jul 27, 2009
Posted on: July 27, 2009 8:10 pm
 

Vick back -- sort of

Knuckleheads, Chuckleheads, and Fatty Arbuckleheads,

All of you who think that taking a human life compares to killing some dogs. Taking one human life is 10,000 times more reprehensible that killing 1,000 dogs.  Our distaste for dog fighting is a cultural thing.  While it is a heartless, disgusting sport (for lack of a better term) it is widely practiced in most countries on this planet.  I truly believe that anyone who participates in such an act is from a lower evolved spedies than most of us.  That being said, No one ever accused Mike Vick of being intelligent!  He has however paid his "debt to society" and should have the opportunity to earn his keep doing what he does best.  Do you want a "genius" like Vick working construstion on a house that you might buy?  I don't think so!  I live in Atlanta so I know first hand how good a player that he is.  He does deserve his second chance whether you tree huggers (most of which I'm sure don't even watch football) think so or not.  You Chuckleheads




Since: May 23, 2007
Posted on: July 27, 2009 8:04 pm
 

Vick back -- sort of

Please, can the Vick apologists just shut the f*** up already. Michael Vick is not a victim here, although he himself sees himself as one and with morons like TO speaking up for him it just feeds into his persecution complex.

1) IMHO, Vick is a sociopathic a-hole, just like his little brother. The guy isn't sorry for anything he's done, he's sorry he got caught. As an indicator of just how sorry he WASN'T, AFTER pleading guilty he continued to fail drug tests. In other words, screw u, I'm just going to continue doing whatever the hell I want, rules and laws be damned.

Yeah, a real sign of someone who has learned the error of their ways and is repentent.

2) The guy SUCKED. What was the first thing that happenned in Atlanta once they dumped his sorry ass? They went to the playoffs! 'Nuff said about that.

3) There is not an intelligent GM in the league who still believes Vick can QB a team in the NFL. Make him a WR or running back? Who says he has the skills to do play either of those positions? People. Puhleeze. Theres a big difference in being able to run in an open field when everybody has their back turned to you, and seperating from a cornerback on a WR route, or catching a pass, or being able to burst though a hole in a line before it seals up. Any kind of luck, we've heard the last from this jacka**
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Since: Nov 18, 2006
Posted on: July 27, 2009 7:44 pm
 

Vick back -- sort of

Vick was the most over rated player in the NFL when he was a player and now who knows if he can still even play at that low level. The guy is a punk and always will be. But he should have a chance to prove it to everyone. Carry some more pot in the bottom of his water bottle getting on an airplane where you can't even bring water on board, now that is a brain huh? How low did this guy score on the wonderlic test? Lets give him a chance to show the world how good he is. How remorseful that he is. The fact that he wants nothing to do with the UFL is a hint of how he still thinks. At least they want him or should i say want to use him. Oh well, this will further the interest in the up coming season.


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