Michael Vick questions some teammates' dedication, commitment
It's nice to see that the back-biting and lack of team chemistry displayed by the Eagles this season hasn't ended after Week 17 and following the dismissal of coach Andy Reid.
It’s nice to see that the back-biting and lack of team chemistry displayed by the Eagles this season hasn’t ended after Week 17 -- following the dismissal of coach Andy Reid. And with Michael Vick unlikely to return to Philadelphia next season, the Eagles' quarterback took the opportunity on Monday to tell reporters how he really felt about the effort displayed by some of his teammates this year.
"It's all about focus, dedication and commitment," Vick said, via CSN Philly. "Until you get guys who are willing to better themselves week in and week out and want to win, you’re not going to win. And I haven't played with guys like that. It's unfortunate for Coach thing[s] turned out the way they are. It could have been a lot better. This locker room could have dictated that."
If Vick sounds upset, you should watch him in the video above as he says those words. Mad, frustrated and probably ready to get the hell out of the locker room.
"I give 110 percent effort," he said. "My body is scarred up all year. I'm hurt, I'm bruised, get up after every hit and still try and fight and push. I do that for my coaches. I do that for my teammates. And I would expect the same thing in return."
Vick isn’t the only one who thinks so. Receiver Jeremy Maclin and running back LeSean McCoy intimated the same sentiments as Vick. With Vick, though, it’s no secret he was close to Reid and appreciated him for helping Vick rescue his career. He was asked if he should have spoken up sooner.
"I should have done it," Vick said. "But I tried to take the modest approach. I tried to lead by example. I held a team meeting and tried to help guys recommit. It was still the same thing over and over again. I'm not going to tell a grown man the same thing twice because the reason I ended up incarcerated was because people told me the same thing over and over again and I didn't listen. I feel like if you don't learn in the first go-around, you disregard it. You just deal with the consequences because there will always be consequences."
Unfortunately for Reid, he’s the one who felt the consequences on this day.
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