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Marty Mornhinweg on Michael Vick: "I think he's back"

Forget all the protests and moral hand-wringing. Michael Vick’s first season in Philadelphia was a failure because he wasn’t close to being Michael Vick.  Or at least the Vick we remembered before prison.

The Eagles hung on to Vick this offseason, prepared to pay a backup quarterback $5.25 million on the hopes that the old Vick could return.  Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Morningweg thinks it’s going to happen.

“In our mini camps, you could see that great, great athleticism,”
Mornhinweg told David Teel of the Newport Daily Press.  “I would expect great things from Michael Vick this year.”

We’ll believe it when we see it, but Morningweh’s comments indicate that the coach doesn’t anticipate serious discussions about cutting the quarterback. 

The Eagles still believe their bet on Vick could pay off.

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61 Responses to “Marty Mornhinweg on Michael Vick: "I think he's back"”
  1. The Pillager says: Jul 22, 2010 3:08 PM

    that our it is all a smoke screen to dangle him out there for another team…

  2. BackToJail4Vick says: Jul 22, 2010 3:09 PM

    Is this the “huge announcement”? Wow I can hardly contain myself.

  3. Stone says: Jul 22, 2010 3:09 PM

    Or he’s just fluffing Vick for trade suitors.

  4. Nard100 says: Jul 22, 2010 3:09 PM

    Where? From the bench? As a team orator? Whatever!

  5. The Real Shuxion says: Jul 22, 2010 3:09 PM

    “In our mini camps, you could see that great, great athleticism,”
    ——————————————————
    When walking down the field Andy Redi made it halfway without taking a break. A new record!!!

  6. PSUDU says: Jul 22, 2010 3:09 PM

    Is this the Eagles’ BIG NEWS? lol…The time is yours…

  7. AlphaQ2 says: Jul 22, 2010 3:10 PM

    Over under on number of games before Vick is starting: Let’s start the bidding at 6

  8. CanadianVikingFan says: Jul 22, 2010 3:11 PM

    You have to say that, after all that money spent on him. That’s like BP saying they believe they can fix the oil spill, they have to for all the money they are dumping on it.

  9. My Coke Can says: Jul 22, 2010 3:11 PM

    Yeah ok. What is he suppost to say? Uh ok well vick sucks and he is nowhere what he used to be and we hope kolb doesnt get hurt.

  10. smellsdelicious says: Jul 22, 2010 3:12 PM

    i’m white. michael vick is my father.

  11. Dapollock says: Jul 22, 2010 3:14 PM

    It’s that same uncanny instinct that told him to defer the OT kickoff too.

  12. sven_ftw says: Jul 22, 2010 3:14 PM

    sounds like this will end up being more bark than bite…

  13. redbeardxxv says: Jul 22, 2010 3:18 PM

    I’ve said it before- the dumped Mcnabb in the hopes of starting Vick after Kolb fails. It’s the path of least resistance to get Vick named the starter. If they just started Vick, the public outcry would be ridiculous, this way, there is less drama.

  14. bigrig says: Jul 22, 2010 3:19 PM

    It ain’t gonna work Marty. praise him all you want, but nobodies biting. Eagles are stuck with him until they admit their mistake and move on.

  15. Steeler79 says: Jul 22, 2010 3:19 PM

    It was an awful signing from the beginning. not only did the Eagles make their team a little bit less respectable but no one wants to trade for the guy. Even if he shows some flashes this year, it’s the last year of his contract and no one ever trades for a starting QB in the middle of the season (can’t learn the offense in that amount of time).
    So the best case scenario for the Eagles is that Kolb falls flat on his face and then Vick then plays decently. But obviously that is not something the Eagles want to happen.

  16. Love_Boat_Scandal says: Jul 22, 2010 3:20 PM

    Please dear lord someone give us a draft pick for this washed up “QB”!

  17. cbrianwatkins says: Jul 22, 2010 3:20 PM

    sounds like he’s trying to find a team for Vick to play on, other than the Eagles
    who owns his UFL rights?

  18. CT.GIANTMAN says: Jul 22, 2010 3:21 PM

    WE WOULD LOVE TO SEE HIM START, WOW, THAT WOULD BE FUN PANCAKE CITY!

  19. peter679 says: Jul 22, 2010 3:23 PM

    LOL…. Yeah i see Vick answering all the questions for the Eagles. What a joke! And isn’t a well known fact EVERYONE LOOKS GOOD IN SHORTS!

  20. Popeye says: Jul 22, 2010 3:23 PM

    Marty is a great evaluator of talent and a brainiac…..HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAH…..

  21. azlionsfan says: Jul 22, 2010 3:25 PM

    In this league snap hold kick
    Morningwood has as much credibility on evaluating talent as Matt Millen.

  22. SMUGGS1 says: Jul 22, 2010 3:26 PM

    SMELLS DELICIOUS THATS TOO BAD..

  23. BackToJail4Vick says: Jul 22, 2010 3:27 PM

    Marty Morning-wood is terrible, ever since he “took the wind”.

  24. poonhok says: Jul 22, 2010 3:27 PM

    Well, in training camp he doesn’t have to really read a defense, now does he….

  25. bigrig says: Jul 22, 2010 3:27 PM

    Last year the Eagles were the only team interested in Vick. Same story this year. They obviously overplayed their hand.
    Vick’s current skill level is on film for every team to see. Who’s beating down the Eagles door with offers?
    Other NFL teams are not looking at Vick’s game films from 5 or 6 years ago like his groupies are doing.

  26. Bill In DC says: Jul 22, 2010 3:29 PM

    Isn’t the only way the Eagles see ‘great things’ from Vick if they don’t see ‘great things’ from Kolb?

  27. OMG says: Jul 22, 2010 3:43 PM

    He will be great as the party planner for the team.

  28. db3300 says: Jul 22, 2010 3:44 PM

    “Michael Vick’s first season in Philadelphia was a failure because he wasn’t close to being Michael Vick.”
    What does that mean exactly? Vick has never been a good QB and never will be. A QB who can only use his feet is nothing more than a RB who occasionally heaves the ball wildly downfield. All we heard for several seasons is “this is the year Vick has a breakout year”.

  29. famucancer says: Jul 22, 2010 3:45 PM

    Hi Haters! LMAO

  30. myeaglescantwin says: Jul 22, 2010 3:49 PM

    Vick will not start. They did not restructure Kolb to have him ride the pine.
    They will not trade or release Vick becuase of the money they have already given him.. The 539’s are so shakey on spending money anyway, they wont waste millions to get a 4-5th rounder.
    he might be bangin Mrs. Laurie though, i mean . . . . someones gotta

  31. Hap says: Jul 22, 2010 3:50 PM

    You have GOT to be kidding me. That’s really major. (yawn)
    Kurt Kobain said, “I wish I was like you….easily amused.”
    Did the Philly newscrew scramble Sky5 heli for that MAJOR event ?
    What a joke.

  32. jibfest says: Jul 22, 2010 3:56 PM

    redbeardxxv says:
    July 22, 2010 3:18 PM
    I’ve said it before- the dumped Mcnabb in the hopes of starting Vick after Kolb fails. It’s the path of least resistance to get Vick named the starter. If they just started Vick, the public outcry would be ridiculous, this way, there is less drama.
    —FAIL. Not true at all. Nice try though moron.

  33. scotty_poacher says: Jul 22, 2010 3:58 PM

    He must have missed some wide open receivers like I remember from his days in Atlanta

  34. txtroutslayer says: Jul 22, 2010 3:59 PM

    Michael Vick is too stupid to run the Eagles offense. Have you ever seen his Atlanta Highlights? He could chuck it up or make people think he was going to chuck it up, and run…he hasn’t played real football in 3+ years…the 2nd or 3rd time he tries that crap he is going to get so hard, he is going think he got shot by one of his homeboys at a birthday party.

  35. Meat Tuperello says: Jul 22, 2010 4:13 PM

    The over/Under of Vick actually spelling Mornhinweg correctly is 17.5 chances..

  36. SomeFans says: Jul 22, 2010 4:13 PM

    Lock up your dogs and girlfriends! Mr. STD is coming to town.

  37. philbirds says: Jul 22, 2010 4:32 PM

    when it mattered:
    C/ATT YDS AVG TD INT RATING
    D. McNabb 19/37 230 6.2 1 1 68.5
    M. Vick 1/2 76 38.0 1 0 135.4

  38. rmm9090 says: Jul 22, 2010 4:32 PM

    Marty Mornhinweg on Michael Vick: “I think he’s back”
    Oh yeah? Well sir, I “THINK” my junk is about 14 inches long, but it doesn’t necessarily make it true.

  39. realitypolice says: Jul 22, 2010 4:38 PM

    Translation: Please Please Please someone give us a draft pick for this guy so we can save face.

  40. RyanT. says: Jul 22, 2010 4:40 PM

    Marty also thought that Joey Harrington was the “next Joe Montana.”
    So, I wouldn’t put too much stock in Marty’s evaluations of players.
    Marty, should stick to calling plays…even if they’re so predictable that the other defense knows what is coming, (a pass), way in advance of the snap!

  41. Jaxeagle says: Jul 22, 2010 4:58 PM

    Man Mike Vick can’t catch a break with the people here, well if he stinks it up the only thing hurting the Eagles will be the lack of a back up QB, if he is indeed back to being a useful weapon then the upside is they have have a guy who you can hate all you want but did play in a NFC Championship game.

  42. Cleg says: Jul 22, 2010 5:02 PM

    Remember folks, the Eagles are The Gold Standard of the NFL and are way smarter than the rest of us.

  43. realitypolice says: Jul 22, 2010 5:04 PM

    Jaxeagle says:
    July 22, 2010 4:58 PM
    Man Mike Vick can’t catch a break with the people here, well if he stinks it up the only thing hurting the Eagles will be the lack of a back up QB, if he is indeed back to being a useful weapon then the upside is they have have a guy who you can hate all you want but did play in a NFC Championship game.
    ====================
    180 players suit up for a conference championship game every year. 90 suite up for a Super Bowl every year. 45 players every freakin year get a Super Bowl ring.
    Playing in one conference championship game in 10 years is hardly a resume-maker. In fact, I think it would be more of a condemnation of someone who was supposed to be God’s own gift to the QB position when he came out of college.

  44. tom coughlin's coat holder says: Jul 22, 2010 5:05 PM

    marty,marty,marty….you can’t go around blowing smoke up peoples asses.people in general are not as stupid as you think marty.

  45. buddha says: Jul 22, 2010 5:28 PM

    Do you haters honestly think Vick will not improve this season. He’s had a whole offseason to get his body into shape and learn the playbook. Im not saying that Vick will be some pro-bowl player, but its ridiculous to believe that he wont be any better than he was last season.

  46. Heinekenfun says: Jul 22, 2010 5:28 PM

    Is that what he ‘thinks’? All the off season analysis.., and what he’s come up with is.., he ‘thinks’.., Michael Vick is in shape.
    I’m sure he also ‘thinks’ the eagles are a Super Bowl team.

  47. unkleruckus says: Jul 22, 2010 5:31 PM

    I guess Marty is dumber than all the posters here…lets see, he gets an NFL paycheck for at least six figures, and most of you probably struggle to make 50K/year while working 40+ hours a week then logging onto a NFL blog in your free time to talk about someone elses life….Yeah, real Einstiens you guys are!

  48. realitypolice says: Jul 22, 2010 5:41 PM

    unkleruckus says:
    July 22, 2010 5:31 PM
    I guess Marty is dumber than all the posters here…lets see, he gets an NFL paycheck for at least six figures, and most of you probably struggle to make 50K/year while working 40+ hours a week then logging onto a NFL blog in your free time to talk about someone elses life….Yeah, real Einstiens you guys are!
    ==========================
    What an incredibly stupid post. Matt Millen got a paycheck for years to run the Detroit Lions into the ground- was he smarter than everyone else too? Oh, and by the way, who was his coach most of those horrible years?
    So everyone who gets a job in the NFL is automatically smarter than every average citizen in the country?
    By the way, I don’t know if I am smarter than Marty or not, but at least I know how to spell Einstein.

  49. Deparssa says: Jul 22, 2010 5:43 PM

    The Real Shuxion wrote:
    When walking down the field Andy Redi made it halfway without taking a break. A new record!!!
    Douche, can’t even spell the fat man’s name properly

  50. football24-7 says: Jul 22, 2010 5:43 PM

    OK, MARTY WHAT DO YOU KNOW?? MIKEYS JUST TRADE BAIT!!

  51. Jaxeagle says: Jul 22, 2010 5:44 PM

    @realitypolice, so Mike Vick gets no credit for getting his team to an NFC Championship game huh, all the sudden it’s all about the team 45 guys get a Super Bowl ring I guess Drew Brees was just a long for the ride last year right. The guy is talented you and many people on this forum just don’t like him, if he wasn’t talented then he wouldn’t be in the NFL and once upon a time ago wouldn’t have gotten that contract.

  52. realitypolice says: Jul 22, 2010 5:48 PM

    unkleruckus says:
    July 22, 2010 5:31 PM
    I guess Marty is dumber than all the posters here…lets see, he gets an NFL paycheck for at least six figures, and most of you probably struggle to make 50K/year while working 40+ hours a week then logging onto a NFL blog in your free time to talk about someone elses life….Yeah, real Einstiens you guys are!
    ==============
    SO………intelligence is strictly determined by how much money you make and how many hours you work…..that makes Marty more intelligent than every schoolteacher, policeman, college professor, etc…
    The pathetic thing is that you probably believe that’s true, because you are another hero worshipping star f***** who thinks famous people can do no wrong.

  53. stabkoff says: Jul 22, 2010 5:58 PM

    Yes, he is back from prison. Scumbag!!

  54. Heywood Jablowme says: Jul 22, 2010 6:02 PM

    That’s right Cleg. You keep stating it so it must be true.

  55. Johnnyb612 says: Jul 22, 2010 6:09 PM

    Marry morningwig is one of the dumbest coaches to ever coach in the NFL. Does anybody remember his time with the lions? He ran that franchise into the ground! remember that overtime game where he won the toss and elected to kick off? What an idiot! Seriously, the guy might know how to run an offense, but he is a terrible evaluator of talent. I’m surprised he got another job after the Detroit debacle.

  56. TryTheVeal says: Jul 22, 2010 6:21 PM

    Marty then gushed……..”We hope to get him at least 40 snaps this year”. It’s gonna be awesome.

  57. jibfest says: Jul 22, 2010 6:42 PM

    Vick is back……to hanging under-performing animals?

  58. funi says: Jul 22, 2010 7:18 PM

    How can Vick be a back-up if he can’t leave Pa? Only play home games for 3 snaps?

  59. FumbleNuts says: Jul 22, 2010 10:26 PM

    Marty Morning/Earwig is a friggin’ moron!

  60. rambo says: Jul 23, 2010 6:48 PM

    I get the feeling that the Eagles don’t feel they are stuck with Vick. If they didn’t want Vick on their team bottom line he wouldn’t be there.

  61. rambo says: Jul 23, 2010 6:49 PM

    I find it very strange that the owner has approve all comments……………………………..I just wonder why

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