2009/08/13

Michael Vick an Eagle


Cliff Lee. Pedro Martinez. Chris Pronger. And now.... Michael Vick. Holy shit!!! The Eagles really signed Michael Vick. In one of the most shocking Philadelphia sports stories in a while, the Eagles signed Michael Vick, who hasn't played a game since 2006. A lot of people throw out the saying "I can't believe it." I literally couldn't believe that this was true when I got 500 text messages and 100 calls at the same time all about Vick. This is an absolute bombshell and a shocker.

Vick will be paid $1.6 million this season, with a chance to make up to $5.6 million next season, with a club option. Vick and McNabb are good friends, and McNabb has fully supported the idea of bringing Vick in. Clearly Donovan McNabb is a the starting quarterback, so it will be very interesting how the Eagles use Vick to help the team. Maybe put him in the slot, and run some routes with him. Maybe run some wildcat formation plays with him. Clearly no one supports what Michael Vick did with the dog fighting, and you could easily argue that Michael Vick is not a very good or true quarterback, but he is a flat out unreal athlete. Assuming Vick isn't going to play quarterback, barring a McNabb injury or a trick play, Vick can be very effective when you get him out in the open field with the ball.

The Eagles now have a lot of unique weapons on offense. LeSean McCoy, Brian Westbrook, DeSean Jackson, and Michael Vick are all extremely athletic and you can do a lot with all of these players. That doesn't even include McNabb who is still one of the more athletic quarterbacks in the league. It will be very interesting to see how the Eagles plan to use Vick, and get him on the field, and use him as another weapon on offense.
Plenty more will come on this story as it develops, and we see how the Eagles plan on using Michael Vick on offense. The Eagles will hold a press conference tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. announcing the signing.

7 comments:

T-Bone said...

The best part of this (maybe the only good part) will be listening to Eskin weasel his way out of his years of Vick-bashing. According to Wolfman, Vick has always been a complete fraud and joke as an NFL QB. In order to remain firmly attached to Reid's homongous butt, we can look forward to Howard's disingenuous denials of his prior comments. "I never referred to Vick as a fraud, you jerk! What I said was he has "broad" appeal as a complete athlete! I know what I really said, you moron!" Ah yes, let the fun begin on WIP...

Kotite's Corner said...

Agreed, that will be funny. Wonder if they are still auditioning co-hosts for Eskin. Every possible candidate probably threatens to quit if they are put with Eskin.

Jay Ballz said...

I don't really like the signing. I also don't like the uproar that I am hearing from some fans. I think people are upset at the wrong thing. The guy murdered dogs. Don't be mad that he's a released felon that got a job, be mad that he's a RELEASED felon.

Was the sentence long enough? The law and gov't deemed that it was. Convicts who have served their time should be able to seek employment in their profession. That's all he has done.

Anonymous said...

Vick is sorry he has not "stepped up" to stop from ruining his career. He is sorry he slept in a jail cell. He shows no remorse or clue that he has caused terror and pain to innocent, feeling creatures, repeatedly and willfully.

I cannot get that image out of my head. I will have to end my lifelong love affair with the Eagles.

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