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Mike Vick? Really?

Posted on: September 21, 2010 6:07 pm

Mike Vick is the starting quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles.


Is Andy Reid really giving up on Kevin Kolb that quickly? Vick has played well in his two appearances, but you don't trade away Donovan McNabb with the idea of making Kolb your long-term solution and then give up on it after one half of football.

You know what you have in Vick: A wonderfully athletic player that can do amazing things with his feet but is limited with his ability to be a quality passer.

Vick has never been a good passer. This is a passing league -- more even than when he was the starter in Atlanta.

Kolb suffered a concussion in the opening loss to the Green Bay Packers. Vick came in and played well and then played well in a start last week at Detroit. But the Lions aren't good on defense. Then again, neither are the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Eagles opponent this week.

Teams will say they hate preparing for Vick because of his improvisational skills. But talking to coaches over the years, that is offset by the fact that he doesn't throw it as well.

I guess the Eagles decided in a half that Kolb isn't their answer.

Somewhere Donovan McNabb has to be chuckling.

The Eagles have really botched their quarterback situation.

Get ready, Philly. The Single Wing is your new offense.



Category: NFL
Tags: Mike Vick

Since: Nov 24, 2006
Posted on: September 21, 2010 9:31 pm

Mike Vick? Really?

Vick played like a pitbull against the Lions!! oh wait.>>>>

Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: September 21, 2010 9:27 pm

Mike Vick? Really?

This is just like what Denny Green did with Brad Johnson in MN, in 1998.  Green said no player will lose their job due to an injury in talking about Johnson, when questioned about Randall Cunningham after he stepped in following a Brad Johnson injury. For the next couple wks, Cunningham electrified the MN offense enough, that Brad Johnson never returned to his starting position after returning from an injury. Minnesota went to the NFC Championship that year. Coaches have to go with their best chance to win, or face losing their own jobs. Vick probably gives Philly the best chance to win at this point so regardless of what has been said, regardless of whether Vick can be a top passer, or not, Vick is the Eagles QB, at least until he shows he can't do it or gets in trouble off the field again. 

Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: September 21, 2010 9:24 pm

Mike Vick? Really?

"Somehwere Mcnabb is chuckling."

Why did he throw an interception? Mcnabb finds a lot of strange things funny.

Since: Jan 26, 2007
Posted on: September 21, 2010 9:21 pm

Mike Vick? Really?

Perspective, perspective. Does anyone know what this means anymore or does everyone bob their heads everytime ESPN tells them how to think. Vick has never been the answer, isnt the answer now and never will be. The Lions defense, talk about a contradiction in terms. Hell, being 42 years old and past my prime, i could look like Joe Montana against that (pfft) lions defense. As always, this guy has a good game or two and the same sheep starts thinking he's the second coming of John Elway. Even guys like Trent Dilfer and Derek Anderson had streaks of good games but consistency is what helps make a qb great and the only thing Vicks ever been consistent at other than thuggery has been inconsistency. As a person, i still believe hes still pretty scummy and insincere but as a qb, its nothing but mediocrity at best, the same as its always been with him.

Vick will look pretty good, if not all that great, against the bad defenses in the league. Most average qbs would but when it comes crunch time, he will show his lack of true skills as a qb. Its happened so many times before, how quickly do people forget. I guess when ESPN starts riding that hype pony again, the sheep start bobbing in unison. Of course, ESPN tells us Vick is great again so he must be....right?

This same bunch thinking hes the savior are just gonna be disappointed again. The same tricks, the same victims.

Since: Sep 21, 2010
Posted on: September 21, 2010 9:19 pm

Mike Vick? Really?

CRAP. I'm a diehard Jags fan and i was hoping to sneak one out with Kolb back there. we actually have a pass-rush against a pocket passer, but against Vick? No-way, no-how.

Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: September 21, 2010 9:11 pm

Mike Vick? Really?

Im proud of Mike Vick.! None of this is a surprise, it was just a matter of time. Michael Vick is already the most unique player in NFL history so everybody sit back and enjoy this talent because the NFL and people that comment like Prisco ( He's not a good passer ( JERK ) ) are just jealous of the fact he is so special on the football field. I can give you 31 other QB's that look like Tom Brady in playing the QB position but no one plays it like Mike Vick because they just dont got the wheels. I hope this will give guys like Denard Robinson from Michigan a chance to play QB in the NFL and not be switched to a receiver, running back, or some type of dumb gimmick player and are given a real opportunity at the position unlike Pat White. People that have actually played football at any high school or collegiate level will understand. Fantasy football nerds that have sex with stats and cant walk to their mailbox without tripping like John Clayton ( Dont understand why we have a geek reporting on Football ) can not relate. You made it Back Baby WE Love YOU MIKEEEEEEEEE!

Since: Feb 15, 2007
Posted on: September 21, 2010 9:09 pm

Mike Vick? Really?

Vick whos completion % is worse and he cant win a big game
I'm sorry, but what?  Say what you want about his completion percentage, but he can't win a big game?  Really?  How about the first playoff win in Lambeau in 527 years or whatever it was.  All Vick does is win ball games. 

Since: Sep 21, 2010
Posted on: September 21, 2010 9:07 pm

Mike Vick? Really?

yea and then Schaub threw for 497 yards against Washington!!!  Passing league--I'll say!

Since: Sep 21, 2010
Posted on: September 21, 2010 9:06 pm

Mike Vick? Really?

Justin Morneau is out for several weeks with a concussion, yet people expect Kolb back in 2. Gimme a break!  And yes, Vick is better right now.

Since: Mar 21, 2009
Posted on: September 21, 2010 9:03 pm

Mike Vick? Really?

The eagles are the laughing stock of the are right pete...lets add another year to 1 of like 4 teams that never won a super bowl

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