When Gregg Rosenthal pointed out last night the comments from NBC’s Tony Dungy regarding his advice that quarterback Mike Vick not sign with the Raiders, Rosenthal reasonably surmised that Dungy’s comments implied that the Raiders were interested.
“I advised Michael Vick not to go there,” Dungy said during Football Night In America. “I said, ‘Mike, you might be
able to start there but that is not a good place for you.'”
But Dungy never said that the Raiders were interested in Vick. And a league source tells us that the Raiders weren’t interested in Vick.
It appears that Vick was compiling a list of potential destinations, and that Dungy advised Vick to cross the Raiders off the list — regardless of whether the Raiders ever or never came calling.
Still, Dungy’s comments are being interpreted as an indication that Oakland was an option for Vick. And our current understanding is that it wasn’t.