Andy Reid defends "very nice person" Michael Vick

Eagles coach Andy Reid addressed reporters today at the start of his team’s training camp, and questions about backup quarterback Michael Vick dominated the session. Reid has steadfastly defended Vick, and today was no different.

Michael is a very nice person,” Reid said. “He really is.”

Nice person or not, Vick is a convicted felon who may have violated his probation by having a birthday party at which he associated with his dogfighting co-defendant Quanis Phillips. Phillips was shot shortly after a confrontation with Vick at the party; Vick left before the shooting and is not a suspect.

Reid thinks Vick was in the wrong place at the wrong time, but did nothing improper beyond that.

“He didn’t break the law,” Reid said. “That’s the No. 1 thing you look at. I’m just going to say Michael learned from it. Just don’t put yourself in bad situations.”

But when Vick does put himself in bad situations, he can consider himself lucky that he has a coach who believes in second (and third) chances.

65 responses to “Andy Reid defends "very nice person" Michael Vick

  1. Mike we all get it..we read on it how many times of what the guy did..i see your taking every shot you can to M.V..your not god stop judging what will come his way will come..not for you to sit here and hold a hatred..takes a real soul to forgive and let god do the rest..frickin guys man…but ill forgive you..have a blessed day

  2. The dude used incredibly poor judgement but if he broke the law, and his parole stipulations are legally binding, he would be in jail right now.

  3. Only later did Andy acknowledge that the “very nice person, Michael Vick” he was referring to was a middle aged accountant living in Scranton.

  4. I think there are two main reasons why Andy Reid wants to give Michael Vick every chance possible to succeed….actually three reasons.
    1. He would like the same benefit of the doubt given to his two drug addicted sons.
    2. He’s trying to save face for himself and his Eagles bosses (Lurie and Banner) for signing Vick in the first place.
    3. He feels that the Eagles really, really need Michael Vick….at least the Michael Vick of 4 or 5 years ago.

  5. Vick is a convicted felon who may have violated his probation by having a birthday party at which he associated with his dogfighting co-defendant Quanis Phillips
    _______
    Can you prove that they were in contact with one another at this party? Maybe Vick steered clear of him that night with the knowledge that it would be in violation..

  6. For what it’s worth, Andy Reid also raised a couple of asshole kids…so his credibility in the “character realm” isn’t worth much…and he sucks as a coach too.

  7. LOL, hey haters!! I guess Goodell, Lurie, Reid, nor the VA Beach prosecutor or even the feds actually look to PFT for making decisions….who knew? LOL

  8. He just doesn’t want to look like an dumbass for giving this thug gangsta a second chance when he clearly didn’t deserve it…

  9. aw whats the matter MIKE..didn’t like my thoughts enough to post..I gues the ones who butter your topic only make it..some writer (non-human)

  10. I wonder if Andy gets #7 to walk the family dog when he goes on his weekly buffet binges……since he’s a nice guy and all.

  11. Vick used poor judgement…he’s bad…I’m a dog lover….waaaaaaa.
    Just kill youself, F’n whiners.

  12. Maybe you missed the earlier post where the Commissioner came to the conclusion that there was no wrong doing at that party? Maybe you didn’t notice that?
    You guy’s flaming hard on for Vick is pretty obvious. His coach can’t even mention that he is not the ogre that you want everyone to believe.
    That guy DID use poor judgement, but as mentioned, he didn’t break his parole, whether you like that or not.

  13. he’s a turd and the league wants ghettoids to watch football.
    it’s really that simple.

  14. Just because he’s a convicted felon who blows off speaking engagements for children, gives away the money he owes to people, carries around water bottles with ‘secret’ compartments and just happens to be with his ‘pal’ right before he gets shot doesn’t make him a bad guy. He just needs a 7th chance to stay out of trouble, you’ll see. He really is a nice guy. It’s not his fault. He happens to be the most courageous man in Philadelphia.

  15. Andy Reid is a clown. He is the last person to judge anyone’s character. He has two convicted felon sons that he was unable to judge and mentor. Andy will be history very soon..P

  16. LOL, of course, I did mean that Vick had no part in the wrong doing, But I’m sure that the sharks will sniff that out and alert me that someone was shot.

  17. I killed a ton of plants once eating my vegetables. People still call me a nice guy.

  18. Reid’s kids and The Dog Killer are one and the same. Both are one step from the edge of a cliff and still running full speed. If reid says that The Dog Killer is a rotten person, what does that say about his own kids?

  19. You failed to mention your little quote was balls-deep in a painfully unnecessary series of non-stop Vick questions. Reid could’ve been asked about Kolb, Bradley, the top draft picks not being signed (they got to that after the Vick marathon), the RCB situation, McCoy taking over for Westbrook, and more but the dumbass media had to focus on the backup QB.

  20. Andy, it’s okay. We know your kids are screwed up. No need to continue to defend bad people.

  21. @sn@ke
    It was much more than poor judgment. He is a POS, plain & simple.
    The MV defenders are some of the most ignorant people walking the face of the earth, they never want to talk about the reakl things he did, trying to deflect & bring others into it or say it’s only dogs. What about the black women he infected with VD forever? that was ok? No foul once again? It’s only black women? LOL Fools…

  22. Plain and simple
    Vick SCUM BAG
    Reid SCUM BAG
    Egals SCUM BAGS
    Egal Fans HUGE SCUM BAGS
    Reid is a great judge of people after all two kids who lived in his house are now serving time for drugs and guns so yeah is a great judge of people.
    In case you missed it Egal Fans HUGE SCUM BAGS

  23. Still trying to make a NON-story into a story, Florio?
    The guy did not commit a crime. The DA said so, his PO said so and his coaches said so. Get off the guy’s nuts and get back to worrying about your OWN lives. F’n pathetic people.

  24. Wow Vick has been cleared by EVERYONE THAT MATTERS and still there’s a mob of pitchfork carrying rednecks waiting to hang the guy. Blind hate must be real liberating.

  25. If his probation officer don’t feel he violated his probation, what makes you think he did. Sounds to me you were hoping he had violated his probation. Well guess what he didn’t, and he’s at camp, you and these posters can just keep crying there is nothing you can do about. Hey Michael you just may want to go and protest Vick’s probation officer and tell him/her that they made a mistake, because you know for a fact he violated his probation, you loser

  26. Big Mac is a very nice sandwich….Double Whopper With Bacon and Cheese is more Reid’s style though.

  27. Bwa Ha Ha says:
    You guy’s flaming hard on for Vick is pretty obvious. His coach can’t even mention that he is not the ogre that you want everyone to believe.
    *************
    That’s because his behaviour has consistantly proven he IS the ogre that everyone believes!

  28. If you think Vick is such a great guy, why don’t you have him date your sister or daughter?
    Because herpes lasts a lifetime, just ask Ron Mexico.

  29. eaglelover1 says:
    July 26, 2010 9:00 PM
    Wow Vick has been cleared by EVERYONE THAT MATTERS and still there’s a mob of pitchfork carrying rednecks waiting to hang the guy. Blind hate must be real liberating.
    ======================
    You’re right. Anyone who doesn’t like someone who:
    -Tortured and killed animals
    -Knowingly spread STD’s
    -Cheated on his taxes
    -Failed drug tests while out on bail
    -Defrauded investors in his companies
    -Lied to a grand jury and to his boss in Atlanta
    -Ran a multi-state organized crime ring for years
    -Openly lobbied to on a radio station in Charlotte to get out of Philadelphia after they gave him a second chance (forgot about that one didn’t you?)
    ……….must be a pitch fork carrying red neck.
    Or maybe you’re just a blind homer Eagle fan.

  30. famucancer, I hope you GET cancer because your comments are some of the dumbest I have ever seen………let’s pray you have no offspring!

  31. Snuff Smith says:
    July 26, 2010 8:59 PM
    Still trying to make a NON-story into a story, Florio?
    The guy did not commit a crime. The DA said so, his PO said so and his coaches said so. Get off the guy’s nuts and get back to worrying about your OWN lives. F’n pathetic people.
    =====================
    When did his PO say so? Could you please link to an article or quote that says the PO had completed his/her investigation and totally cleared Vick? I missed that.

  32. Breaks my heart that this pathetic SOB is part of my team. I just can’t understand the defenders that call everyone that has something negative to say about this criminal a hater or a racist. Second chances are one thing, what is this his 12th chance? He’s a bad person, why is that hard for some people to see. I’m an Eagles fan but that doesn’t mean I have to defend this convict thug. The Eagles fans that are defending him would be killing him if he were a Giant or Cowboy.

  33. We get it about Mike Vick. But come on, Sister Mary Florio… Shouldn’t you be picketing a Slayer show or something?

  34. In the big scheme of things, when your sons are felons, ex-cons, dopers, and drug dealers who point guns at innocent drivers, how much worse could Vick be in his eyes?

  35. This is great…well said…
    ==================== ==
    You’re right. Anyone who doesn’t like someone who:
    -Tortured and killed animals
    -Knowingly spread STD’s
    -Cheated on his taxes
    -Failed drug tests while out on bail
    -Defrauded investors in his companies
    -Lied to a grand jury and to his boss in Atlanta
    -Ran a multi-state organized crime ring for years
    -Openly lobbied to on a radio station in Charlotte to get out of Philadelphia after they gave him a second chance (forgot about that one didn’t you?)
    ……….must be a pitch fork carrying red neck.
    Or maybe you’re just a blind homer Eagle fan.

  36. Well let’s see, the Eagles tried to get rid of Vick for a 5th rounder………no bites.
    What else can they do besides pump him up so he can at least get a job at a 7-11 after they cut him in a couple weeks. They like “nice guys” at 7-11 LOL!
    I don’t undertand why he isn’t back in jail? He violated his probation…….plain and simple. Eagles owner must have some friends in high places because how much you think they could get for Vick if he’s in a prison uniform?

  37. Just what the hell kind of probation is he on where nothing is a violation?
    The dude is supposed to be a couple years past the “learning from it” phase.
    I’m bewildered why people line up to excuse this creep.

  38. “He didn’t break the law”.
    A known felon FROM HIS OWN POSSE who testified against him was shot after dissing MV at his own party… and nobody can connect the dots?
    What the hell is going on here?

  39. What the Vick apologists just don’t get is he did not have to break the law to make the NFL look bad by putting his stupid ass in a situation where he is even talked about.

  40. I am a dog owner and lover, but really I am getting kind of tired of hearing about those dogs, damm enough is enough. Crap has gotten really, if you don’t want to see him play, here’ a solution for you…………………………………..don’t watch.

  41. rambo
    if you don’t like what’s posted here………….. ……….,. DON’T read it …. idiot

  42. I once knew a sweet old lady who used to bite the heads off of pigeons. In high school I sat to a really nice guy who used to shoot horses on their kneecaps with his shotgun. And just yesterday, the cute little 6 year old girl who lives across the street from me was stomping her pet gerbil to death in the driveway. Gee, I wonder why these people flashed into my mind after I read this article?

  43. i am pretty sure that “very nice person” and “dogmurdering bastard” are mutually exclusive sayings…

  44. Im a huge Eagles fan… Im OK with Vick playing in the NFL, I would just prefer he play elsewhere. Reid said Vick was a nice person, not a good one.

  45. This is all I hear when some idiot is trying to convince us that Vick’s a great guy\nice person…”who let the dogs out? Ruff-Ruff-Ruff!” I gotta go- it’s time for me to set a stray dog on fire, but rest assured- I really am a nice person!!

  46. “aw whats the matter MIKE..didn’t like my thoughts enough to post..I gues the ones who butter your topic only make it..some writer (non-human)”
    How judgmental of you (hypocrite).

  47. “Maybe you missed the earlier post where the Commissioner came to the conclusion that there was no wrong doing at that party? Maybe you didn’t notice that?”
    Maybe you’re an idiot 0-3gles fan that does not realize that the commissioner of the NFL does not get to decide whether Vick violated his probation or not. But who could expect a lowbrow 0-3gles fan to know that?

  48. “You failed to mention your little quote was balls-deep in a painfully unnecessary series of non-stop Vick questions.”
    Aww, did somebody ask Reid some tough questions? I’m surprised that he didn’t answer with the standard “we have to get better. we’ll fix what’s wrong and we’ll be back next week”.

  49. # realitypolice says: July 26, 2010 9:55 PM
    eaglelover1 says:
    July 26, 2010 9:00 PM
    Wow Vick has been cleared by EVERYONE THAT MATTERS and still there’s a mob of pitchfork carrying rednecks waiting to hang the guy. Blind hate must be real liberating.
    ==================== ==
    You’re right. Anyone who doesn’t like someone who:
    -Tortured and killed animals
    -Knowingly spread STD’s
    -Cheated on his taxes
    -Failed drug tests while out on bail
    -Defrauded investors in his companies
    -Lied to a grand jury and to his boss in Atlanta
    -Ran a multi-state organized crime ring for years
    -Openly lobbied to on a radio station in Charlotte to get out of Philadelphia after they gave him a second chance (forgot about that one didn’t you?)
    ……….must be a pitch fork carrying red neck.
    Or maybe you’re just a blind homer Eagle fan.
    —————————————————
    THIS IS PERFECT! – Right on realitypolice.
    @ eaglelover (your name says it all, would you be here is he was a Cowboy or Redskin?) – Blind defense of a proven cruel, callous, sick animal torturer & killer and of someone that thinks so less of women that they would infect them with a non curable disease is as ignorant as it gets. As for you & the rest of the unbelievably pathetic MV loyalists: Be proud!

  50. Snuff Smith says:
    July 26, 2010 8:59 PM
    Still trying to make a NON-story into a story, Florio?
    The guy did not commit a crime. The DA said so, his PO said so and his coaches said so. Get off the guy’s nuts and get back to worrying about your OWN lives. F’n pathetic people.
    —————————————————-
    Anyone that defends MV in ANY WAY sure would know pathetic – keep supporting someone that willingly & for six years, administered horrific torture with their bare hands for fun. Keep supporting someone that’s so little about others that they would knowingly & w/o care infect women of his own race with a sexual disease that is non curable. What a “very nice person” Mike Vick is! LOL – Good work Snuff Smith – you & the rest of the blind race supporters keep defending this POS!!

  51. funi says:
    July 26, 2010 9:24 PM
    Mike was never charges with sexual assult only killing dogs so he is good?? Pure racism!!!
    ————————————————–
    first, its *charged* not charges
    secondly, he wasnt charged with sexual assualt, or killing dogs genius
    he was charged, and convicted of money rolling a gambling ring, and for illegally taking fighting dogs across state lines for gambling purposes, thus making it a federal gmabling charge
    you’re very smart, your mom would be proud

  52. rambo says:
    I am a dog owner and lover, but really I am getting kind of tired of hearing about those dogs, damm enough is enough. Crap has gotten really, if you don’t want to see him play, here’ a solution for you…………….. ……………….. ….don’t watch.
    ****************
    The same could be said about you Vick apologists that chime in to drop the ridiculous “hater” label on anyone who criticizes the sociopathic creep.
    The only people more worthless and pathetic than Vick are his brain-dead apologists. One really has to question the mindset of anyone who adoringly looks up to Dawgkilla like he’s some kind of hero. Heroes don’t willingly spread herpes, do time in federal penitentiary and torture animals to death for fun and profit.

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