During the long, painful period known as the NFL offseason, PFT and plenty of other football outlets spent a lot of time guessing where Michael Vick might land. (How many said Philadelphia?)
The Raiders were at the top of many lists, but nothing came of it.
Now we know one reason why.
NBC analyst Tony Dungy said Sunday that he advised Vick not to go to Oakland.
“I advised Michael Vick not to go there. I said, ‘Mike, you might be able to start there but that is not a good place for you.'”
It’s unclear how far along Oakland got in talks with Vick, but Dungy’s comments indicate there was a level of interest. PFT reported on August 10 that at least five teams spoke to Dungy about Vick.
And Dungy’s conversations with interested NFL teams came at the time that Jeff Garcia was reportedly making it clear to those around him that he wasn’t the happiest camper at Raiders camp.
It would have been interesting to see Vick in Silver and Black and he certainly would have had the opportunity to see more playing time than he is in Philadelphia.
Vick was an afterthought once again in his action with the Eagles Sunday, rushing four times for ten yards. He completed one of three passes for three yards.