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Dungy: Reid picked Vick "sight unseen"

We’re catching snippets of Tony Dungy’s appearance on The Dan Patrick Show while juggling a couple of radio spots, but we just heard Dungy say something that caught our ear.

Per Dungy, Eagles coach Andy Reid decided to sign quarterback Mike Vick “sight unseen,” from a physical standpoint.

So the Eagles signed Vick without having an idea as to whether he still has any gas left in the tank.

Our guess?  Reid realized there was no way to kick Vick’s tires without letting the cat out of the bag.

Dungy also said that he hoped Vick would have been signed by the Steelers.

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  1. Facts Domino says: Aug 14, 2009 9:46 AM

    You should kick the tires on a used sports car, especially one that didn’t handle accurately to start with.
    I hope this POS fails in epic proportions.

  2. TheDPR says: Aug 14, 2009 9:50 AM

    I’m not surprised. Reid’s a toolbag.

  3. straverse says: Aug 14, 2009 9:52 AM

    Everyone who’s worried about McNabb in this has it all wrong. This signing speaks way more about how the Eagles feel about Kevin Kolb. There’s not a chance in hell of Vick pushing Donovan for starting time, ever.

  4. BrenstonBuckner says: Aug 14, 2009 9:56 AM

    Another example of bowing down to the Black man(Vick$Dungy) So Fat Turd Reid thinks he has the structure to help in the rehab of Vick, when he can’t even raise his 2 fat turd, drug addicted kids…Thank goodness im not the son of these 2 pillars of society–Id either hang myself or choke on a hundred meth pills…..Wonder if Dingy gets to suit up and follow Vick onto the fied??

  5. VoxVeritas says: Aug 14, 2009 9:58 AM

    haha brilliant! Guy hasn’t played in going on three years and Reid didn’t even get a good look at the jail bird first!

  6. jwill007 says: Aug 14, 2009 9:59 AM

    DA Haters are here loud and clear….VICK USE IT AS MOTIVATION!!!!!!!!!
    Rich Gannon, Tommy Maddox can come back after layoffs but YOU CANT???? BULLISH!!!!!!!!

  7. MrHumble says: Aug 14, 2009 10:01 AM

    Enough about M. Vick……he is at best an athlete who use to be able to run, remains to be seen if he still can (although he may have gotten plenty of running in while in prison, trying to stay away from “Bubba”. It is the media that trys to make Vick into something that he isn’t……. an NFL QB. Why can’t the media look at his overall stats, passer rating, fumbles, interceptions, completion percentage etc. etc. and then “call a spade a spade”, the media and NFL made him into a celebrity (certainly not his skills and stats) to use as a marketing tool. While 7 out of 10 people are idiots, it is these idiots that Goodell and Co. are appealing to by reinstating the Beagle Eagle. While his treatment of dogs is hedious the NFL “claims” to not tolerate gambling or drugs/alcohol incidents and Vick Dick ran a gambling enterprise for 7+ years and abused the drugs…….so much for enforcing your moral and ethical committments Goodell.

  8. deymond says: Aug 14, 2009 10:07 AM

    I’m sure if it was a great concern, Reid wouldn’t have minded letting the cat out of the bag. I know you think getting a scoop is the meaning of life, but for the Eagles, there is little difference between being the team that’s trying to sign Michael Vick and the team that just signed Michael Vick.
    Figuring into this more prominently would be the trust Reid places in those vouching for Vick (i.e. Dungy), and the fact that there apparently is NO guaranteed money.
    BTW, maybe it’s time to stop guessing. It’d be a shame if people decide they can’t trust you.

  9. stiller43 says: Aug 14, 2009 10:10 AM

    @ Facts,
    Couldn’t agree more.

  10. BrenstonBuckner says: Aug 14, 2009 10:16 AM

    DA Haters are here loud and clear….VICK USE IT AS MOTIVATION!!!!!!!!!
    Rich Gannon, Tommy Maddox can come back after layoffs but YOU CANT???? BULLISH!!!!!!!!
    —Damn straight i’m a HATER of a pile of warm loose bloody stool like Vick..You sound like the typical no snitch, hate the man douchebag that so permeates todays society…Good luck taking your head out of Vicks rectum LouWill————Whats next–you erecting a statue for Jeffrey Dahmer??

  11. famucancer says: Aug 14, 2009 10:20 AM

    Haters gone hate…LOL Like MV really gives a damn bout these keeblers. LOL

  12. east96st says: Aug 14, 2009 10:22 AM

    Florio – time to go lawyer on us. How will this affect the NFL’s lawsuit against Delaware? If I was a judge and the league was bitchin’ and moaning about a state run gambling institution, I would want a full explanation as to why, if gambling is SO detrimental to the league, they just allowed a man who went to jail for running an illegal interstate gambling ring to sign with one of their more well known teams. The hypocrisy of the NFL lawsuit against Delaware with this assclown wearing a set of wings on his helmet is staggering. Either gambling is “bad” or it isn’t. If it isn’t – let Delaware be. If it is – why is Vick signed?

  13. Dawkphan says: Aug 14, 2009 10:24 AM

    What were they THINKING ????????
    ??????????????????????????????????
    ??????????????????????????????????
    ???????????????????????????? !!!!!!!!!

  14. dagodfather says: Aug 14, 2009 10:26 AM

    Does it matter? Is there any garunteed (spell check please) money in his contract?

  15. weezilgirl says: Aug 14, 2009 10:30 AM

    Below is what Michael Vick said Tuesday to 250 kids at a basketball camp. If he thinks this bull@!$%# will “revamp his image”, he is so, so wrong.
    ***The free agent NFL quarterback, who last month finished a 23-month federal prison sentence for dogfighting, told a crowd of about 250 to “use me as an example for your dreams.” Vick also told them that after accomplishing his goals he “allowed someone who didn’t have my best interests at heart to take all that away from me,” according to a release from the school.***
    He doesn’t have any intention of taking responsibility for the torture and abuse that he visited upon innocent dogs.And I am furious that The American Humane Society is using him as a role model for kids. That **** ended at the first check that he wrote for the dog fights, the first dog he killed and the lies that he has repeatedly told.

  16. Kidekk says: Aug 14, 2009 10:47 AM

    Mr. Humble, You know what’s funny about all of this “Vick has never been a good QB” talk. He was just as good as Eli Manning. If you look at the stats, the QB rating and numbers (granted there is a discrepancy because Eli Manning threw about 500+ more times than Vick, which is kind of offset by Vick’s running yards), they’re about the same. completion percentage only differs by about 2%, passer rating is only .4 above Vick, Vick has a higher yardage per attempt, and obviously obliterates him in rushing yardage as Eli does Vick in Passing yardage. I was of that school of thought that he wasn’t that good of a QB before either, but he’s not as bad as I used to make him out to be.
    Someone also brought up a point that made me think: in every pro bowl game, where he was playing with the best, his passing numbers were always among the best. Granted it’s a pro bowl game so I really don’t know how much stock to put into that, if any, but considering how bad Derek Anderson played in it the year before his downfall, and how good QBs tend to do well, I guess I can put some stock in it? I don’t know.
    But if there’s anything to be said, he’s about as good as Eli Manning.

  17. ballhawk1 says: Aug 14, 2009 10:53 AM

    VOX chiming yet he forgets Pac man for his beloved boys. Face it gents all these guys are the same, try to do what you can to create an advantage to win. As for some of you RELAX::: Where was your outrage for Plax, pac man, Leonard Little, Ray Lewis, Jamal Lewis, Michael Irvin, Dexter manly and so on???? When you elevate an animals life to the equal of a humans you are what is wrong with this country! Grow up you do realize the Disney movies were fake right?

  18. D.R.Universal says: Aug 14, 2009 10:58 AM

    @ Facts…HATERade for breakfast again this morning?? u must have an unlimited supply..
    personally, I would never root for any other human to fail…i have made mistakes that have hurt other people too but im glad the world isnt made of judgemental ppl like urself

  19. TimTheEnchanter says: Aug 14, 2009 11:01 AM

    MrHumble says: August 14, 2009 10:01 AM
    “…Why can’t the media look at his overall stats, passer rating, fumbles, interceptions, completion percentage etc. etc. and then ‘call a spade a spade’…”
    Interesting turn of phrase there.

  20. Farves sweet Hair says: Aug 14, 2009 11:04 AM

    Jesse Jackson?

  21. SkinsFanInNebraska says: Aug 14, 2009 11:06 AM

    So, Vick-the-Dog-and-Coach-Killer comes to the NFC East.
    I’m just glad it wasn’t the Redskins who signed him, although I bet Dan Snyder was secretly wishing he could.
    Hail!!

  22. SixBurghDude says: Aug 14, 2009 11:15 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

  23. Mike4unions says: Aug 14, 2009 11:25 AM

    Now I’m sure of it, Reid IS on mind altering drugs! I’ll bet not many own up to being Eagle fans. What a crummy thing to do the whole NFL in general. What are we doing? Hey, when someone decides to become a sports figure they also sign up for the what comes with it, that means trying your best to be a someone of ethics…Vick lacks this. I for one will never watch a game that he plays in. I hope there comes a time when he plays against a team that finds his actions disgusting as most us do, and they beat the crap out of him on the field. Then he can see how it felt to be one of his abused dogs! Poor Eagle fans what a crummy thing to do to them.

  24. norseman69 says: Aug 14, 2009 11:38 AM

    I watched the news conference live last night, I’ll assure you that Andy had vick shoved down his throat… But he will be rewarded just like when the Steelers (changed their minds or were coerced) and took Tomlin as head coach when they already committed to Wisenhut, hmmm super bowl..

  25. CrypticNonSequiturGuy says: Aug 14, 2009 11:51 AM

    If they didn’t test run Vick, then that’s a testament to the idiocy of Reid. That and the fact that they’ve stuck by that choke artist McNabb for so long.
    A camel’s hump is made up of fat, mostly, which coverts to water as needed. That’s one of the reasons they’re called the “ships of the desert”.

  26. Silver&Black666 says: Aug 14, 2009 11:58 AM

    Jeffrey Lurie is live right now claiming that he is more concerned with Vick’s off field actions (donating time for animal rights PSA) then how he does on the football field.
    He claims that his play will not have a bearing on his status on the team but more importantly his ability to show remorse and reverse his actions.
    So the Eagle Franchise can throw away a roster spot and 7 Million dollars for a charity case.
    I am calling Al Davis right now and pleading my case maybe I could get a roster spot on the Raiders that has nothing to do with on field play. I am sure the many heinous acts I have committed I could pretend to be sorry for.
    The Eagles are innovators maybe pretty soon all teams will have a charity case.
    Don’t listen to the lies people this is about selling tickets in a down economy, nothing else.

  27. HarrisonHits says: Aug 14, 2009 12:16 PM

    I hope a defensive player breaks his leg the first time he’s out there. Screw scumbag Vick and the Eagles.

  28. proamerica says: Aug 14, 2009 12:19 PM

    At halftime, the cheerleaders can strangle kittens and Vick can demonstrate slamming a dog on the ground until it’s dead or maybe Vick could move up to a small child; that’d make the Eagles very proud!
    Both only after they hold the dogfight at the 50 yard line.
    There go my season tickets.

  29. ballhawk1 says: Aug 14, 2009 12:41 PM

    HARRISON: SO I guess Holmes driving under the influence of dope which is illegal is ok. I love the sanctimonious Buul Shit on here…It is ok if my player does it but no other player better do anything wrong. Once again I will never condone Vicks actions as I have 2 dogs…..You are as bad as him when you wish injury on a person.

  30. Steelerfan85 says: Aug 14, 2009 12:48 PM

    “But if there’s anything to be said, he’s about as good as Eli Manning.”
    Kidekk, you are absolutely right he is just as good as Eli Manning and I dont remember Vick having a receiver like Burress or a running back crew like Jacobs and Co. Eli won a superbowl with those kind of weapons. Everyone sort of forgets that Vick WAS the team in Atlanta. He didnt have much help there. So before everyone starts crucifying his football career lets take a look at that.
    “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”
    SixBurghDude, I am a Steelers fan and have been for years. You realize the Steelers were going after Vick as well right? Im not saying Vick is worth 7 mil I am just saying he’s not a bad player as I stated above.
    Last but not least, EVERYONE ELSE!
    Did Vick do a horrible thing? Yes, without a doubt! Did he deserve to go to prison? Absolutely! Did he do his time? Yes.
    Have all of you never did anything bad? Im not saying to the extent of killing a lot of dogs but anything at all? How would you feel if no one forgave you? He did his time. You may not agree with the sentence but he completed it. There has to be forgiveness somewhere. Let he without sin cast the first stone.

  31. CranberryAtl says: Aug 14, 2009 12:51 PM

    The anatomy (and simple mindedness) of the human minds continues to astound me. So the dastardly deeds of Mr. Vick is forever unforgivable, yet we gladly accept “euthanasia” of millions of dogs, cats and other domestic animals a year in the great American ideal of population control. Where’s PETA’s outrage on this one?!?!?!

  32. m2002m says: Aug 14, 2009 1:13 PM

    Choke artists flock to Philly…Get it?

  33. Hovenaut says: Aug 14, 2009 1:26 PM

    The Eagles were that close to getting the Super Bowl last season.
    I’m not expecting them there this year, but imagine the scenario should they return and Mr. Vick plays a key role. Would be a sight, Super Bowl press week would be nuts in itself.
    Side note: Anyone keeping tracks on whether or not Philly is ok’ing Ron Mexico jerseys? – look for the old Jaworski jerseys ‘altered’ at home games this year. What a world.

  34. Smush Rodrigez says: Aug 14, 2009 1:56 PM

    proamerica says:
    August 14, 2009 12:19 PM
    At halftime, the cheerleaders can strangle kittens and Vick can demonstrate slamming a dog on the ground until it’s dead or maybe Vick could move up to a small child; that’d make the Eagles very proud!
    Both only after they hold the dogfight at the 50 yard line.
    There go my season tickets.
    ******
    Awesome, there are 30,000 people on the list to take you tickets.

  35. danlinker says: Aug 14, 2009 2:13 PM

    He IS going to push McNabb simply by his presence on the roster. Eagle fans are pissed because they know this, but don’t want to admit it.

  36. flyeaglefly81 says: Aug 14, 2009 2:13 PM

    This is the crazy world we live in. Everyone here has done something illegal before whether its something simple like running a stop sign. Does that mean you dont deserve your car back because you ran a stop sign….. Dante Stallworth killed somebody, so when he comes back everyone is going to boycott the Browns for taking him back I doubt it. Ray Lewis killed two people and won Super Bowl MVP, didnt see no one boycotting the Ravens for that. Does anyone understand that he actually beat alot of charges against him for the dogs, he went to jail for illegal gambling. So the Gov’t didnt care either,

  37. My Other Ride Is Your Girl says: Aug 14, 2009 3:33 PM

    Note to bEAGLE fans:
    leave your women @ home, your new back-up QB does very bad things when in the company of dogs

  38. flyeaglefly81 says: Aug 14, 2009 3:36 PM

    Eagles fans are not worried about the effect on Donovan because Donovan is the man there. Anybody who knows football knows that Vick is not being brought in to challange Donovan for his spot. Do you think the Eagles didnt ask Donovan if would have a problem bringing him in? We just added another weapon and the rest of the world is mad. See ya @ the Super Bowl

  39. SixBurghDude says: Aug 14, 2009 5:02 PM

    @ norseman69-
    The Steelers never “commited” to Whisenhunt, he accepted the Cardinals job while awaiting the Steelers decision, Russ Grimm was the in-house favorite, that it was erroneously reported had accepted the job.
    @Steelerfan85-
    The Steelers were going after Vick? Says who, Florio??? WOW…that makes it so! RUMOR, son…just like the ALLEGATIONS against Ben, that’s all they are, until proven otherwise!!!

  40. tom coughlin's coat holder says: Aug 14, 2009 5:18 PM

    east 96st…remember when a guy by the name of tose owned the eagles,do you know why he doesn’t own them anymore??the boy bet the team at the tables of a.c..the nfl covered this up faster than a cat covering a turd in a sandbox.
    there’s a history of gambling and the eagles.
    the thing i always wondered about was how vick ended the last two seasons with an identical record of 2-6,and added to this was his gambling on dog fights.serendipity…maybe.but i’m a cynic.

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