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Ultimately, the Anti-Vick List was worthless

One thing we’d consistently heard over the past few weeks — and for which ESPN.com recently gave us credit — was that some of the teams that publicly had said they have no interest in Mike Vick were, in reality, very interested.

Here’s what Eagles coach Andy Reid had to say on the matter the day after Vick was reinstated:  “Number one, I think he’s a good kid,” Reid said.  “Right now we have a good situation
at quarterback so that’s not the direction I’m looking.  I’m glad Tony
Dungy is involved, no finer person around than Tony Dungy.  And Michael,
the times I’ve talked to him, he’s a good kid, so I think that
combination there will help Michael and probably increase his
marketability there.”

On Tuesday, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen placed the Eagles at the second position on a list of teams that were being connected to Vick via speculation.  Reporting from Eagles camp, Mort thereafter removed the Eagles from that list.

It remains to be seen whether the local media or the fans hold the Eagles’ play-action move against them.  Our guess?  It the team does well this year, it will never be mentioned.  If they stink, the media and the fans will seize upon any shred of evidence they can to justify their anger, and the courtship and acquisition of Vick will give them plenty of ammo.

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26 Responses to “Ultimately, the Anti-Vick List was worthless”
  1. sask99 says: Aug 13, 2009 9:55 PM

    Isn’t everything on this site worthless?

  2. withyamom says: Aug 13, 2009 9:57 PM

    Duh!!

  3. falconsgoingtothesuperbowl says: Aug 13, 2009 9:58 PM

    Ultimately, the Anti-Vick List was worthless
    come on , who didnt know that

  4. Okey says: Aug 13, 2009 10:00 PM

    REALLY!
    Do you think this is the first time any coach or team has ever lied about something? I am sure it happens more often than people may know or want to know!

  5. arosen36 says: Aug 13, 2009 10:02 PM

    they better f**king do well, i see this as a no reward situation, i cant believe were taking on all this bad press for a backup quarterback, and hey giant and cowboy fans F*** YOU

  6. Eaglevt says: Aug 13, 2009 10:04 PM

    Fly, eagles fly.

  7. GiorgioMustica says: Aug 13, 2009 10:04 PM

    Of course it was worthless….you don’t think teams said they didn’t want him then tried to go after him anyway? Teams don’t publicly state their future ideas, no matter what, regarding a free agent…..friggin Florio

  8. GiorgioMustica says: Aug 13, 2009 10:05 PM

    Of course it was worthless….you don’t think teams said they didn’t want him then tried to go after him anyway? Teams don’t publicly state their future ideas, no matter what, regarding a free agent…..friggin Florio

  9. GiorgioMustica says: Aug 13, 2009 10:06 PM

    Of course it was worthless….you don’t think teams said they didn’t want him then tried to go after him anyway? Teams don’t publicly state their future ideas, no matter what, regarding a free agent…..friggin Florio

  10. redmond05 says: Aug 13, 2009 10:06 PM

    It remains to be seen whether the local media or the fans hold the Eagles’ play-action move against them. Our guess? It the team does well this year, it will never be mentioned. If they stink, the media and the fans will seize upon any shred of evidence they can to justify their anger, and the courtship and acquisition of Vick will give them plenty of ammo.
    Give Eagles fans ammo or you ammo, Florio?

  11. Oozy13 says: Aug 13, 2009 10:06 PM

    what about A.J Feely??????

  12. SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK says: Aug 13, 2009 10:07 PM

    At least there will be 71,228 one finger salutes at the Georgia Dome on December 6. Or maybe 142,456 one finger salutes. Plus two one-finger salutes at my TV screen when/if he pops up on the screen.

  13. AmhaTek says: Aug 13, 2009 10:23 PM

    I said that several times over that this lis was pointless, you even said it urself in one post then continued to follow up with the list
    great job realizing it though… after the fact

  14. mombomb says: Aug 13, 2009 10:28 PM

    LOSER… AKA MIKE VICK…… GOES TO LOSER TEAM! HA HA HA

  15. hayward giablommi says: Aug 13, 2009 10:33 PM

    Gee, whoda thunk? Next time, maybe you’ll think twice about wasting our time, and your time with such worthless filler.
    Does NBC have an escape clause?

  16. Smush Rodrigez says: Aug 13, 2009 10:36 PM

    Oozy13 says:
    August 13, 2009 10:06 PM
    what about A.J Feely??????
    *****
    Not sure what your question is. AJ blows. Did that answer your question?

  17. UFL says: Aug 13, 2009 10:40 PM

    Go Giants!1

  18. ☻☼CBS, FOX, ESPN, NFLN nbc says: Aug 13, 2009 10:42 PM

    I was down for Mike Vick….But I HATE THE IGGLES.
    HAIL

  19. Burritto says: Aug 13, 2009 10:53 PM

    You don’t say.

  20. BigBear says: Aug 13, 2009 11:26 PM

    Hope Dungy wipes his hands of him soon. Hate hearing the two mentioned together. Dungy is just a mouthpiece to promote Vick, he is not Vick. Doesn’t matter how great Tony is, only Vick can change himself. Unlikely, but will see.
    Let the games begin. Check out this Michael Vick site.
    http://www.smackmyvickup.com

  21. xxxteejxxx says: Aug 14, 2009 12:08 AM

    I have some oceanfront property in Montana to sell to anyone who actually believes the crap that coaches/gm’s spit to the media….

  22. Hooby says: Aug 14, 2009 3:02 AM

    good job, florio…youve succeded to fail us once more

  23. killachap says: Aug 14, 2009 6:19 AM

    arosen36:
    Your comment about Cowboys and Giants fans shows why Mike Vick will fit in well with the Eagles… their fans are classless and have no respect for anything

  24. kinghill says: Aug 14, 2009 7:24 AM

    Reid traded Feeley once and got a second round pick (Reggie Brown) from Miami. Maybe he plans to trade him again. There are lots of teams that could use a quality back-up.

  25. BRYAN_NELMS says: Aug 14, 2009 9:11 AM

    Ultimately, the Anti-Vick List was worthless
    ultimately, so were the 900 Brett Favre posts over the past months.

  26. SixBurghDude says: Aug 14, 2009 11:11 AM

    It’s no wonder that franchises like this haven’t won an NFL title in 50 years! The vast majority of NFL teams wouldn’t give this FELON a tender at the veteran minimum, but the Iggles gave this thug a $7mil contract??? Couldn’t have been jammed down the throats of a more deserving fan base…Iggle fans

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