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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?
Category: NFL
Tags: Mike Vick

Since: Jul 26, 2009
Posted on: July 27, 2009 5:42 pm

Vick back -- sort of

After he lied to the faces of his coaching staff and Blank I doubt he'd ever be welcomed back.  The pubic is notoriously forgetful.  I think the 6 week suspension will be a good thing for him, lots of other storylines will appear throughout the regular season (as they always do) and his return will make much less of a splash.  I truly can't imagine any team signing him.  The PETA nutjobs would protest every game, he simply has too much baggage.  However I would like to see him play for the Browns, just for my own twisted sense of humor.

Since: Jun 17, 2008
Posted on: July 27, 2009 5:38 pm

Vick back -- sort of

This is ridiculous.  The guy spent more time in jail than Stallworth spent in for killing a fellow human being.  Why I don't want to be a broken record I can't get over how certain people in society value animals more than humans. 

Also this guy spent almost 2 years in prison, he's damn-near broke, they already screwed him w/ the timing of this whole ordeal because it's too late for him to catch on with another team.

Mark my words, Vick is going to go to the UFL or Canadian league and then try to re-join the NFL next year, assuming he has a good year where ever he plays and Goddell will try to suspend him again next year for 6 games. 

Vick has more than paid his debt to society so let him try to make some money so that he can take care of himself & his family. 

Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: July 27, 2009 5:23 pm

Vick back -- sort of

As a Falcon's fan, I feel like he very nearly took down the whole franchise, and therefore i have a some unresolved issues with Mike Vick.  BUT - while I have no interest in watching him play QB in Atlanta, I would truly love to see him running the ball in a Falcons jersey again.  Not as a RB or WR per se, but if they could find some way to get him the ball 5-10 times a game, I would love it.  Of course, he would have to swallow a lot of pride to make that work.

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