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.