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Don't Look For Vick To Go To Seattle

We aren’t looking for reasons to pick on ESPN’s John Clayton regarding the teams that he thinks Mike Vick could end up joining.  But we can’t keep our mouths shut regarding our disagreement with his assessments.
Clayton’s list includes the Seahawks, given that former Falcons coach Jim Mora is now the head coach there.
Setting aside for now the fact that Mora’s dad once had to apologize for calling Vick a “coach killer,” the younger Mora’s words from Tuesday night’s SportsCenter special tell us everything we need to know.
“I don’t know that everybody sees him as a quarterback,” Mora said in a pre-taped segment.  “I spent three years with the guy, and the most consistent question I got was, ‘Does he have the skill set of an NFL quarterback or is he better suited to play another position?'”
Said ESPN’s Ed Werder in response, “But you always stated your belief that he was a quarterback, and could succeed at the position.”
Replied Mora, followed by a slight ish-eating grin:  “Because he was my quarterback.”
And so the common belief is that Vick won’t be permitted to play quarterback on a full-time basis if/when he’s reinstated.  And so if Vick decides he wants to play quarterback only, he might have to go to the UFL (as Clark Judge of CBSSports.com points out) in order to show the NFL that he can still play the position he was playing when he entered the league as the first overall pick in the draft.

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19 Responses to “Don't Look For Vick To Go To Seattle”
  1. brent84 says: May 20, 2009 8:19 PM

    Couple all of this with Mora flat out saying at the combine.. “We’re not interested”.
    And yeah.. I’d say the Seahawks aren’t interested.

  2. jmclarkent says: May 20, 2009 8:19 PM

    At best he is a Wildcat situational player, and even that is contingent on the guy still having his speed and (limited) Quarterbacking skills after 18 months in the pokey…

  3. YP2K says: May 20, 2009 8:24 PM

    Welcome to Jim Mora’s cryptic interview style. He loves to talk like that so you don’t actually know for sure what he really thinks. He apparently has kept in contact with Vick the entire time; so what does that mean?

  4. War Bunny says: May 20, 2009 8:28 PM

    Obviously. Ruskell would never invite that kind of controversy, especially after having such a good offseason.
    I’m sure the Niners would take a look, though.

  5. jshawaii says: May 20, 2009 8:38 PM

    I’ve been a John Clayton fan for years, when he was a beat writer and then a collumnist in the Pacific Northwest. He was one of the best, but this artical was the strangest thing he ever wrote. When I first read it, I almost gagged…. maybe it wasn’t really him, but a ghost blogger, because this was so off the wall.
    Not just the Seahawks, but the Rams, SF and the Seahawks as the top 3???
    js

  6. smfowler says: May 20, 2009 8:44 PM

    Vick will not end up in Seattle. No stry here. Please move on.

  7. PkrNboro says: May 20, 2009 8:45 PM

    Didn’t we do enough of the “Don’t Look For To Go To ..” with TO ???
    Now we’ve got to go through this with Vick ?
    and another 31 teams ??
    This could become as tedious as watching SportsCenter on BSPN…
    Excuse me, while I get another beer…

  8. VBG says: May 20, 2009 8:46 PM

    “And so if Vick decides he wants to play quarterback only, he might have to go to the UFL (as Clark Judge of CBSSports.com points out) in order to show the NFL that he can still play the position he was playing when he entered the league as the first overall pick in the draft.”
    ======================
    Who says he could play the position to begin with? He sucked as a Quarterback. No NFL team in their right mind will pick him up as their starting quarterback.

  9. raiderguy says: May 20, 2009 9:09 PM

    Mora knows how stupid Vick is. He is an athlete, but stupid as a brick!

  10. empty13 says: May 20, 2009 9:25 PM

    translation: art blank was paying vick too much for me to bench him or play him at ANY other position.

  11. SumoSteve says: May 20, 2009 9:36 PM

    If Pat White is a poor man’s Mike Vick, why wouldn’t the Dolphins take a chance on the real Mike Vick?

  12. fredhoiberg says: May 20, 2009 10:18 PM

    Man, you take some serious liberties off of Mora’s statements…….

  13. NJEagle says: May 20, 2009 10:34 PM

    Hello, Cincinnati!

  14. BlogHog says: May 20, 2009 10:53 PM

    Vick has paid his price…move on.

  15. illspaz says: May 20, 2009 11:22 PM

    If Pat White is a poor man’s Mike Vick, why wouldn’t the Dolphins take a chance on the real Mike Vick?
    @sumosteve: if marshawn lynch is a poor man’s oj simpson, why not take the real oj simpson?

  16. NoHomeTeam says: May 21, 2009 2:23 AM

    SumoSteve says: “If Pat White is a poor man’s Mike Vick, why wouldn’t the Dolphins take a chance on the real Mike Vick? ”
    . . . because Pat White never financed an illegal interstate gambling operation?

  17. roofles says: May 21, 2009 2:25 AM

    mike vick : WCO :: len pasquarelli : diets

  18. TheDPR says: May 21, 2009 9:53 AM

    Vick has never been a good NFL QB. The league’s not designed for a guy with his skill set. He’d tear up the CFL, though.

  19. Pea Tear Griffin says: May 21, 2009 11:33 AM

    Of course Vick can’t play QB.
    He was marginal at best at it to begin with. And as far I as I know, Levinworth isn’t exactly the Performance Institute.

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