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Vick says he thought he'd return as a starter

As Eagles quarterback Mike Vick prepares to make his official return to the NFL on Sunday as a Wildcat change-of-pace option, we’re now getting a taste of the full extent of the humble pie on which he has been forced to dine.

Vick thought he’d be welcomed back into the NFL as a starting quarterback, despite more than two years away from the game and a felony criminal conviction and incarceration for gambling and dogfighting.

“This is not the exact scenario I thought would play out,” Vick tells CBS in an interview to be aired Sunday, per Sean Leahy of USA Today.  “I thought I’d be playing with a team and actually starting.”

Vick thinks that his return to a starting lineup is a matter of time.

“I know I can play this game,” Vick said.  “I know I can play it for a
long time.  I still have the speed, the quickness, and the mind to run an
NFL offense.”

(Some might think it wasn’t a mistake that Vick omitted “the arm” from that list.)

Vick’s chance to be a starter again could come in Philly.  We firmly believe, based on everything we’ve seen and heard, that the Eagles signed Vick not so that he could eventually be the primary backup to Donovan McNabb or to handle a handful of snaps per game.  We think the Eagles want to assess between now and the end of the season whether Vick can be the replacement for McNabb come 2010.

His first chance to prove the Eagles that he can be the long-term answer will come Sunday against the Chiefs.

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74 Responses to “Vick says he thought he'd return as a starter”
  1. slipkid says: Sep 24, 2009 10:09 PM

    he is delusional. and the eagles sound the same.

  2. Bigbluefan says: Sep 24, 2009 10:20 PM

    Wow the Chiefs what a challange that will be for the egals
    Vick is out of his mind if he thought any team would hitch there future to him as a starter
    The only reason he is playing for the egals is so that maybe he can use his prison conncetions so that Andys kids stop getting abused in prison

  3. Raiders own the Steelers says: Sep 24, 2009 10:22 PM

    Vick and the Eagles are going no where.

  4. Brewster says: Sep 24, 2009 10:23 PM

    “His first chance to prove the Eagles that he can be the long-term answer will come Sunday against the Chiefs.”
    ________
    A true test of his capabilities…..against the Chiefs.

  5. VegasChris says: Sep 24, 2009 10:23 PM

    Yeah, I would come back as a starter, win every game, go to the superbowl, win that and be named league MVP. Then people from all over would hoist me on there shoulders and say, Mike Vick, we want you to be the new world president. Then, Michael Jackson, who is alive somehow, and Goodell come out holding hands and everyone sings “we are the world, we are the children…” and somehow dope is legal and people can do what they want with their own dogs and oops, no wait! R.M.

  6. GreeneBlitz says: Sep 24, 2009 10:24 PM

    Vick is auditioning this week, he knows it the Eagles know it, my guess is that the Jags will swing a deal for him, they need to sell tickets, their QB blows and they have a coach and GM that need to “win now”.

  7. VoxVeritas says: Sep 24, 2009 10:25 PM

    He never had the mind to run an offense. One read and run. The Eagirls don’t seem to require much more than that of their QBs though. Maybe Vick’s first read won’t be Westbrook on every play.

  8. JMClarkent says: Sep 24, 2009 10:25 PM

    I think you have it backwards. He always had a arm, it the brain that never quite figured it all out…

  9. sevendollarbologna says: Sep 24, 2009 10:25 PM

    Well, I guess that’s what ya get for thinkin’-Mike.

  10. RayDaMayor says: Sep 24, 2009 10:25 PM

    With Vick at the Helm in 2010….Saints 48 – Eagles 13.
    Vick is NOT the answer for the Eagles, or any other team at QB who is serious about their program.

  11. go loaf says: Sep 24, 2009 10:26 PM

    Why would you possible think they are looking for him to replace McNabb next year? That makes absolutely no sense. McNabb has been a much better and more effective quarterback during his career than Vick. McNabb has spent his entire career in Reid’s offense. Vick has 2 playoff losses in his career – both against McNabb. Both players have 1 year remaining on their contract, and McNabb is far from old by quarterback standards. You need to explain why there would be any reason that they are looking at Vick as McNabb’s replacement next year. Insurance in case of injury, maybe (although they really like Kolb), but otherwise there is no way.

  12. penguininbondage says: Sep 24, 2009 10:28 PM

    All they are doing with Vick is attempting to increase the draft picks they get for him next year.

  13. Mr Krinkle says: Sep 24, 2009 10:31 PM

    As bad as his arm is, its rated way higher than his “mind”. The guy is borderline retarded. Readers, where ever you are sitting look around the room. Now look down, do you see anything laying around… that thing is smarter than Michael Vick.

  14. VegasChris says: Sep 24, 2009 10:32 PM

    Joking aside, I have to say that this is Macs last season as an Eagle.
    IMHO.

  15. TheDPR says: Sep 24, 2009 10:35 PM

    Nothing wrong with Vick’s arm. He’s just too dumb to know where to throw it and when. He’s always been too slow mentally to succeed as an NFL QB. Somehow, I don’t think he spent his time in prison studying film and performing mental agility exercises.

  16. east96st says: Sep 24, 2009 10:35 PM

    go loaf says: “Why would you possible think they are looking for him to replace McNabb next year? That makes absolutely no sense. McNabb has been a much better and more effective quarterback during his career than Vick.”
    You are absolutely right. However, you are overlooking three things. 1) Vick is a hell of a lot cheaper 2) Vick doesn’t get hurt as regularly 3) Vick doesn’t demand that his contract be reworked every year because he was “disrespected”. In fact, at this point, I think it’s pretty much impossible to disrespect Vick. What could you do to that guy that he hasn’t done to himself?

  17. Facts Domino says: Sep 24, 2009 10:36 PM

    He doesn’t have the mind to run a high school offense.
    It will be great to watch this piece of shit fail again!

  18. shake&bake says: Sep 24, 2009 10:44 PM

    Come back as a starter ? WTF somebody check his water bottle please !

  19. theron2666 says: Sep 24, 2009 10:51 PM

    # VoxVeritas says: September 24, 2009 10:25 PM
    He never had the mind to run an offense. One read and run. The Eagirls don’t seem to require much more than that of their QBs though. Maybe Vick’s first read won’t be Westbrook on every play.
    Oh an Tony Romo’s 3 Ints and 13 for 29 in passing is evidenced of making proper reads…. oops he fainted again. Maybe Romo’s first read to Buttboy Witten won’t result in ball thrown behind him for a INT.
    But that is all the cowgirls offense is required of their QBs.

  20. theron2666 says: Sep 24, 2009 10:54 PM

    Keep on hating Vick haters… just keep on. Spearheaded by the #1 Vick hater- Florio and PFT.

  21. Richm2256 says: Sep 24, 2009 10:54 PM

    Let the BS begin in Philadelphia. McNabb is gonna be jacked that Vick is getting a chance to hi-jack his team (when he was probably promised that Vick was simply a “back-up”) and Vick is going to want to show McNabb up bigtime to steal the starter’s spot.
    This is all going to blow up when Vick sucks again (did he attend “Quarterback” clases in prison, ’cause he really did squat BEFORE he went in!), and then the Eagles are gonna have to come crawling back to McNabb until they find a replacement for HIM, because they realize – like the rest of us – that McNabb is never really going to win a Super Bowl for that team.

  22. aschles says: Sep 24, 2009 11:00 PM

    yeah i don’t think he’s going to be the starter….but that’s just what the eagles (and he) said, i’m not a journalist though so i’m probably interpreting that the wrong way

  23. AdamBiswanger says: Sep 24, 2009 11:06 PM

    The headline implies that Vick expected to start in Philly, but he was talking about his mindset before he knew he’d be going to the Eagles.

  24. BlueEyeDevils says: Sep 24, 2009 11:08 PM

    Yeah his qb rating is like that “thug” Brady’s blistering 71.0 rating.
    It’s amazing when the “thug” has to play under pressure like the rest of the league. I guess spy gate was his true offensive line.
    Maybe his gangsta body guards can shoot the defensive rushers :)

  25. BlueEyeDevils says: Sep 24, 2009 11:10 PM

    Well Jay Cutler, Carson Palmer and Kyle Orton must be dumb as hell since they have below .500 records and Vick is 38-28-1 :)
    You “BlueEyeDevils” are just mad :)

  26. BlueEyeDevils says: Sep 24, 2009 11:12 PM

    Why are you white people mad at Vick? Did he do anything to you or could it be a skin tone issue?

  27. bearsrule says: Sep 24, 2009 11:18 PM

    Let the circus begin. Rachel Nichols will be on McNabb’s lawn bright and early on Monday morning. I think I’m going to be sick………

  28. redmond05 says: Sep 24, 2009 11:19 PM

    i love you how always insist that the eagles want vick to replace mcnabb. why would reid want an even lower percentage passer than mcnabb to come in and replace him when he runs a pass first offense? the reason he brought him in is because he has this love of the wildcat.

  29. FumbleNuts says: Sep 24, 2009 11:23 PM

    In the end, Vick will end up broke and alone on a freeway on-ramp.
    The sign will read ” used to be NFL star, please give 10′s and 20′s.”

  30. greenguy09 says: Sep 24, 2009 11:28 PM

    i agree with that statement, vick will be phillys starter, eagles will trade mcnabb to someone for mutilpe draft picks or players, mark my words

  31. IWanttoPunchFloriointheFace says: Sep 24, 2009 11:31 PM

    What a POS – saying crap like this just tells everyone he hasn’t learned a frickin’ thing and is still just another stupid reggin who shouldn’t have been allowed back in the NFL to begin with.

  32. SmackMyVickUp says: Sep 24, 2009 11:34 PM

    “I know I can play it for a long time. I still have the speed, the quickness, and the mind to run an NFL offense.”
    ————
    He omitted the arm part which would have been the only believable part. Linebackers caught him from behind in preseason – no speed, is still a little elusive which he might mistake as quick but without speed elusive only gets you so far, he couldn’t run a dog fighting operation, let alone an NFL offense.
    Preseason stats speak for themselves:
    Passing
    19 plays : 11/15 : 45 yards : 0 td : 1 int : 4 sacks : -40 yards lost
    47.9 rating : 19 plays : 5 net yards
    Rushing
    8 rushes : 36 yards : 1 td : 2 fumbles : 1 lost fumble
    Total Offense
    27 plays : 41 yards : 1 td : 2 turnovers

  33. SmackMyVickUp says: Sep 24, 2009 11:37 PM

    Look at Tyson before and after jail. Look at Vick.
    He is still a lazy player wasting a sh**load of talent.
    It’s a shame he let himself be mislead by those close to him. *snicker*
    Bounty on Vick

  34. Stinemonster says: Sep 24, 2009 11:40 PM

    Who cares. It will just make it better for Dallas. Keep Vick. Fire the better QB, McNabb.

  35. Reba says: Sep 24, 2009 11:59 PM

    “I thought I would start”… F’ing loser. I wished he was the starter at Prison State! Goodall is an idiot to let him play. He should be working construction somewhere without a hard hat!! I HATE THIS MAN!

  36. lithiumfx26 says: Sep 25, 2009 12:26 AM

    “VoxVeritas says: September 24, 2009 10:25 PM
    He never had the mind to run an offense. One read and run. The Eagirls don’t seem to require much more than that of their QBs though. Maybe Vick’s first read won’t be Westbrook on every play.”
    Vox,
    He has more victories in the playoffs than your Romo cowgirls. Vox, I’d worry more about your Romo throwing passes to the opposing team than worrying about Vick.

  37. Opie says: Sep 25, 2009 12:27 AM

    “We think the Eagles want to assess between now and the end of the season whether Vick can be the replacement for McNabb come 2010.”
    You got a mouse in your pocket Florio? Who the hell is “we?” They do want to assess him and then trade his ass. I would doubt they’d do it by the end of the year, but before next year. Think it’s March according to his contract?
    Vox: simply douche-like in your response, but not too bad on the smart ass meter.
    East96st: (1) he’s only cheaper for 2 years, maybe (2) he hasn’t played that many years and he did have a significant injury. (3) he had his contract reworked to make him one of the highest players in the league because he was feeling like he was being disrespected.
    He is not very bright as his lack of preperation showed in years past, but, even more so with his comments. A leopard don’t change his spots and this cat is delusional! Original Wildcat?!? Superman comments?!? Thought I’d come back as a starter?!? What next, I thought I’d be allowed to raise and sell Pit Bull pups?
    From the immortal words of Ren (a cartoon called Ren and Stimpy): “you eeediot!”

  38. 10mm says: Sep 25, 2009 12:33 AM

    The only reason Vick has a contract at all is to pay all money he owes,

  39. Panthur63 says: Sep 25, 2009 12:38 AM

    Why are you ALL hating on a NFL player… Yes he screwed up, and he did his time. the guy has a talent or skill whatever you want to call it, he is IN the NFL and Getting paid. (over a million bucks too) go ahead make all the negative comments you like, sitting at you computer HATING before you get your 9 to 5 ass up to go work and make your 40-50k for the whole year… you think MV cares… he goes to work on Sundays get paid on Wedsday and does not care what you arm-chair owners,VP’s, GM’s, managers or coaches THINK. you HATERS need to get a life! or send in your resumes to the Eagles or show up at training camp with your pads on… Sport is a BUSINESS and a business in built to make MONEY bottom line.

  40. scrapdawg12 says: Sep 25, 2009 12:50 AM

    To all the haters…your retards. Go on youtube and see what this man can do. He’s got a cannon for an arm. Possibly the strongest in the league. He’s the fastest QB in the league by far. He’s done nothing but win. Give him a break, he messed up. Who cares. He lives his life the way he wants and you’ll do the same with yours, just mind your own damn business. Only thing that matters in the NFL is a W. Would you rather have Shaun Hill as our starter or Mike Vick? No brainer there, Vick.

  41. da1unevahad says: Sep 25, 2009 12:56 AM

    Did not know God ceased to be judge. Everyone wants to nail guy to the cross after he has served his time. Justice system already been displayed over and over again. He was clean before the dog scandal. I wonder if we regular non celebs got have the attention, what scandal or name smearing would we be apart of?
    Go Vick….do your thing man!!!! Ignore the world and their hypocritical thinking. Oh I forgot, it is all good to say something until mirror is pointed back on us.
    Only in America can we do such…

  42. bdawk20 says: Sep 25, 2009 1:23 AM

    Bigblueballsfan keep your comments on the EAGLES to yourself.No one cares what Cowgirls fans think.Romo sucks at least Mike Vick has won a playoff game.
    Now for you Raiders own no one.Look at you QB before you start ripping anyone.Good Luck losers.You can both enjoy watching the Eagles in the playoffs again.While your two crazy owners can figure out how to screw up their teams even more.

  43. bonz21st Century says: Sep 25, 2009 1:30 AM

    Mr. Vick does not seem to grasp how detestable his crime is to many Americans and the idea that he could just do his time and go right back to where he was in the NFL is ridiculous…he is damn lucky to be given a chance with a major franchise like the Eagles not to mention a million + dollar salary…I am sure many fans would not have cared all that much if he just landed up digging ditches or cleaning out stables…will he ever fully grasp how horrible it is and was to force dogs to fight to the death and to use it as entertainment…he probably thinks it was just bad luck that he was caught…

  44. Reba says: Sep 25, 2009 1:31 AM

    This guy is a L O S E R!!! I hate him!

  45. JoeSchmoe says: Sep 25, 2009 1:56 AM

    Keep your head in the clouds and your feet on the throats of dogs Mikey! Live the dream bro!!!!

  46. Big Vinny says: Sep 25, 2009 6:23 AM

    The fact that he said he has the mind to run a professional offense proves that he is still not in touch with reality. Great athlete, not really the sharpest knife in the drawer.

  47. famucancer says: Sep 25, 2009 6:29 AM

    BWA HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
    You can practically feel the hearts racing, see the faces turning beet red as the haters pound on the key board to declare their hate for MV7! LOL! He’s so far up in their heads! LOL! He OWNS them!
    LOL! Go head Mike Vick, they love ya! They get so riled up at the mere mention of your name, its hilarious!

  48. mm364216 says: Sep 25, 2009 8:29 AM

    Let me drop some knowledge on you Mike Florio (PS – loved your story about how Larry Fitzgerald’s little brother’s Twitter account was a glimpse into how disgruntled Fitzgerald was… how do people take anything you say seriously?). Reid brought Vick in for two reasons. Reason 1 – to run his version of the wildcat for one season. Reason 2 – to eventually trade him in the off season for a 2nd round pick. That is all. Anyone who thinks that Michael Vick (even sans dog fighting, even circa 2004 Michael Vick) is a better QB option than Donovan McNabb should have their “journalistic credentials” taken away.
    Your “story” is quite convenient. When your “Vick as a starter in 2010″ prediction doesn’t materialize your explanation will be “well, I guess the Eagles assessed Mike Vick’s talent and they didn’t think he could start.” When in reality, the plan all along was to never make him a starter. Trust me, because everything I’ve “seen and heard” is probably just as much as you’ve “seen and heard”. I’m assuming you count listening to 610WIP as a source?

  49. oneGIANTloss says: Sep 25, 2009 8:38 AM

    @blueeyedevil—you’re an ass. It has nothing to do with race. It’s about character and Vick has none.
    @bdawk20—why talk shit to bigblue when you don’t even know what team bigblue is. And I’m confused are you an eagles or a broncos fan?
    @panthur—-is this coming from the dude that just made my egg mcmuffin?

  50. Kevin from Philly says: Sep 25, 2009 9:04 AM

    If you guys think Vick will be the starting QB for the Eagles next year, you’re nuts. As someone pointed out, he doesn’t have the skills to play the west coast offense, he doesn’t have the arm to go deep, and he has a Randall Cunningham-like habit of saying and doing things that are completely disruptive to team chemistry (e.g. the comments noted in previous posts, the Ron Mexico nonsense, and the water bottle incident). Add to that Andy’s commitment to Kolb – even if he never turns into a legit QB, Andy will never admit it by starting another guy. This whole thing is purely a gamble that Vick keeps quiet for a year so they can rob some other QB needy team of a high draft pick.

  51. tv says: Sep 25, 2009 9:08 AM

    WTF is it with this? ESPN has turned into the Vick Channel (briefly supplanting the FavRAY Channel).
    And for what? Continued monitoring of a BACKUP QB who might, just might, gain 10 yds, as a RB, in a game against the weakest team in the NFL?
    What BS!
    Where are the stories about other backup QBs around the league. After all, I’d really like to know about their clipboard holding skills.

  52. junebuginc says: Sep 25, 2009 9:14 AM

    I think he’s “barking up the wrong tree”.
    Get it?

  53. VoxVeritas says: Sep 25, 2009 9:18 AM

    “Oh an Tony Romo’s 3 Ints and 13 for 29 in passing is evidenced of making proper reads….”
    Who the F said anything about Tony Romo, scrub? Wouldn’t you think that your #1 overall pick McNabb and the dog killer should make better reads than the undrafted slappy? Even though Romo threw 3 INTs he’s still got a higher passer rating than McRibb and almost double the yards per attempt (McRibb’s 4.4 yards per throw is *terrible* and the lowest of all starting QBs by far). McNabb has thrown one TD pass to a WR in his last five starts!

  54. VoxVeritas says: Sep 25, 2009 9:20 AM

    “To all the haters…your retards. Go on youtube and see what this man can do. He’s got a cannon for an arm. Possibly the strongest in the league. He’s the fastest QB in the league by far. He’s done nothing but win.”
    haha I see the Vick spin machine is going full tilt this morning!

  55. VoxVeritas says: Sep 25, 2009 9:23 AM

    Michael Vick = garbage person, garbage player. Million dollar abilities topped off by a 2-cent brain.

  56. MastaFace says: Sep 25, 2009 9:35 AM

    @blueeyedevil:
    I’m an Eagles fan and I know McN will never win us a trophy. Mike is younger, stronger, healthier, maybe there is a chance with him, maybe not. But to suggest I prefer Vick over McNabb, or vice versa, because of the color of their skin makes you a total idiot.
    @reba:
    Your regurgitated hate posts are further proof that women skouldn’t be allowed to post on sports sites. This is PFT not “psychology for dummies”
    @vox:
    Cowboys suck.
    Not really relevant but I just felt like throwing that in.

  57. Anarcho Purplism says: Sep 25, 2009 9:42 AM

    McNabb would seriously have to be geezing with injuries for Vick to replace him long term.
    All the hate on McNabb is totally unfounded. That guy has helped his team play better & had years of success, just never got to be #1 at the end of the year.
    The ONE year they had top-tier talent at the WR position to go along with their aggressive D & decent running/short-pass game, they went to the Superbowl.
    Yeah, he may not be as good as Manning or Brady, but he’s been a consistent top-5 or top-10 QB, depending on the year, for YEARS. That’s better than 2/3s of the league.
    Anytime I hear Philly fans ragging on McNabb, I feel like I am listening to spoiled brats who are totally ungrateful.

  58. surefooted says: Sep 25, 2009 9:48 AM

    He never had the mind to run an offense. One read and run. The Eagirls don’t seem to require much more than that of their QBs though. Maybe Vick’s first read won’t be Westbrook on every play.” -VoxVeritas
    Vox, nearly every time you comment, you sound less knowledgeable about football.

  59. theron2666 says: Sep 25, 2009 9:58 AM

    Vox,
    “Maybe Vick’s first read won’t be Westbrook on every play.”
    Whoever said anything about Westbrook… i thought you speak the truth..SCRUB!

  60. GangGreenPhan says: Sep 25, 2009 10:16 AM

    Vox, McNabb was a first round draft pick but not the “#1 overall pick”. Good call, hope that Romo christening of the ego dome can supply plenty more losses for the girls.

  61. straverse says: Sep 25, 2009 10:16 AM

    Florio- There’s no way in hell that Mike Vick is ever the starting QB for the Eagles. No way. If McNabb gets hurt or traded or whatever, Kolb will be the starter. Everyone who disagrees has a brain the size of Vicks.

  62. pubicreign says: Sep 25, 2009 10:38 AM

    Vox- You do realize Florio is reporting this. EVERY time Vick has been put under the microscope he has been nothing more than humble. And who are you to trash franchise QB’s. I surely hope you are not comparing Homo and your circus down south. Idiot.

  63. BlueEyeDevils says: Sep 25, 2009 11:06 AM

    I was reviewing the “TOP 100″ NFL PLAYERS list, that was put out by The Sporting News and had HALL OF FAMERS on the panel, you thing stood out.
    There was only 1 player on that list that was not a starter. Can you name that player? I’ll give you a couple of hints:
    He hasn’t played since 2006
    He is an ex-con
    So a guy that has not even played in 2 plus years and is a **wink wink** backup is on the TOP 100 players in the NFL, what does that say about you idiots and your RACIST opinions?
    NOTE: Tony Romo & Carson Palmer didn’t make the list :(
    Also, there were only 7 quarterbacks to make the list, so that’s 25 OTHER NFL STARTING QBS that didn’t make the list, that does not include the backups.
    So let me get this straight, you RACIST say Vick sucks, yet there are 25 starters that didn’t make the list – they must really SUCK :)

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    96. Steven Jackson, RB, Rams
    97. Richard Seymour, DE, Raiders
    98. Darrelle Revis, CB, Jets
    99. LaMarr Woodley, OLB, Steelers
    100. Dallas Clark, TE, Colts

  65. petediddy71 says: Sep 25, 2009 11:21 AM

    Unless his name is Doug Williams, then I am not worried. The eagles will never and could never win the big game with McNabb and certainly won’t with Vick. Sure they may be great athletes and great QB’s, but they will never win the big one. Take a look at the QB’s to win the big one….im just sayin.

  66. charly says: Sep 25, 2009 11:24 AM

    the outrage over the dog fighting is certainly commendable and anyone engaging in furthering that blood-sport should be punished. vick was tried and found guilty and sent to prison.
    i find it odd however that that same outrage hasn’t been translated and aimed at other “sports” to the same extent. specifically, greyhound racing, horse racing, boxing and now the cage fighting. the same vicarious thrills that people get from cage fighting fueled the dog fighting.
    but get this folks – THEY WERE PITBULLS !!!! they weren’t collies or cocker spaniels.
    i’m not excusing vick – but neither am i excusing the people who allow cage fighting to continue.
    vick did the crime – he did the time. move on.

  67. BlueEyeDevils says: Sep 25, 2009 11:42 AM

    petediddy71 says:
    September 25, 2009 11:21 AM
    Unless his name is Doug Williams, then I am not worried. The eagles will never and could never win the big game with McNabb and certainly won’t with Vick. Sure they may be great athletes and great QB’s, but they will never win the big one. Take a look at the QB’s to win the big one….im just sayin.
    “And who is catching the ball”
    …..I’M JUST SAYING :)

  68. Krow says: Sep 25, 2009 11:45 AM

    Dog Killer Vick is the perfect QB to lead the Eagles.

  69. tslagle98 says: Sep 25, 2009 11:57 AM

    I find it amusing that people think that Vick was the only professional athlete to be associated with dog fighting. That’s as dumb as saying that Bond’s records should be stricken from the record book when he tied the HR record against a guy that was previously suspended for using steroids, not to mention that steroids were at their prime in the late 70′s and early 80′s, the 90′s and 2000′s are just lingering effects. You want to hate something, so you’ve picked Vick in the NFL. He has proven himself a capable quarterback on poor teams with virtually no recievers.

  70. texasPHINSfan says: Sep 25, 2009 12:03 PM

    Florio are you still talking about Vick running the wildcat? :shakes head:
    i pray for the day that even the “experts” understand what the wildcat is.

  71. Ms. lady says: Sep 25, 2009 12:21 PM

    I think it’s a racial issue going on, M. Vick has proven himself time and time again, and he did his time. Let’s face it some of us can get off with alot of mess…..and then there are some people that comite murder or rape that has that big role mantality and get out with no problem, but we all look at these people to where they can’t or not suppose to make any mistakes, but we are all God’s children. We have to do what is pleasing in his eyes. Lesson is that we don’t judge and that’s his job, Football just like we all have a job that we do. So don’t hate the player hate urself. If you think you can do better, take that up as your trade and throw the ball……

  72. Ocelot138 says: Sep 25, 2009 1:51 PM

    Vox Veritas says:
    “Wouldn’t you think that your #1 overall pick McNabb and the dog killer should make better reads than the undrafted slappy?”
    ———
    So you’re calling Romo an undrafted slapdick? Hahahaha, way to go, Vox. I think you took your lips off of Romo’s junk for half of a second, there.
    Thank you for admitting that Romo makes bad reads. It’s the next step to admitting he’s a bad QB, and a few steps removed from realizing that you root for a bad team.

  73. nolliabed says: Sep 25, 2009 3:02 PM

    “BlueEyeDevils”
    Why are you white people mad at Vick? Did he do anything to you or could it be a skin tone issue?
    What the hell makes you think this is about the color of his skin???????? He’s dumb as chewing gum………HELLO. If you don’t see that, then I guess you’re as dumb as he is “BlueEyeDevils”. Why is it that you never hear him being interviewed???? Duhhhh, YEA, AHUH…YEA DAT RIGHT. End of interview. He’s dumb, but once again a black person finds a way to bring race into the discussion. And they say white people are racist!

  74. Stinemonster says: Sep 25, 2009 8:43 PM

    Why does race always have to be brought up? It’s clear that McNabb is a better QB. The only reason why Vick is on the 100 list is because he hasn’t played in 3 years. As soon as he starts playing he will no longer be on the list. But let him take McNabb’s spot. Makes it all the better for the other teams in the NFC East.

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