Vick Press Conference

Just watched the Michael Vick press conference. Nothing interesting or new really came out of it, besides Jeffrey Lurie spending 15 minutes ripping into Vick and his actions basically. Andy Reid spoke for a minute, and said what you would expect. He then turned it over to Tony Dungy, who spoke a little longer, and talked about how he was happy that Vick is getting a 2nd chance. Vick then spoke, and spoke well, and expressed remorse for his past actions, and thanked a lot of people who helped make this comeback possible. Vick then answered a lot of questions, basically about what he will do with the community going forward, and all that good stuff. Lurie then spoke about 15 minutes later, and made it fairly clear that he really was not in favor of this move to begin with, and basically had to be talked into it by Andy Reid, Tony Dungy, and Roger Goodell.

To be honest, all the off the field stuff is not very interesting anymore. Whether he believes it or not, and I think he does, Vick is saying all the right things, and will continue to do so. What I am interested in is how the Eagles are going to utilize Vick on the football field. I can't imagine they are bringing him in to run 2 plays a game in the shotgun, and maybe take off running. Vick is a very impressive talent when he is running with the football, and when he gets out in the open field. The Eagles obviously know this, and should be able to use Vick is a bunch of different situations. The Eagles have some very impressive athletes on the offensive side of the ball this season, and it will be interesting to see how they are used, especially Vick.

1 comment:

T-Bone said...

Putting aside everything else, Team Gold Standard through this move is basically saying that Vick has more upside for the team than Dawkins. Time will certainly tell...