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Michael Vick practices, vows "to be smarter when running"

Eagles quarterback Michael Vick was back on the practice field today, saying he’ll be ready to play on Sunday for the first time since suffering a rib injury on October 3.

But he indicated that when he returns on November 7 against the Colts, he’ll be careful not to expose himself to the same kind of injury.

“I definitely have to be smarter when running with the football, trying to get down,” Vick said. “If not, who knows? There’s no telling what I’m going to do. I can’t predetermine what I’m going to do. I just have to play smarter and be conscious of what’s going on out there and try and protect myself.”

The question, however, is whether Vick will lose some of his effectiveness if he’s running more cautiously. Vick is at his best when he’s looking to shake off tacklers and make moves on his feet, not when he’s “trying to get down.”

Vick said last week that he wants to know if he can take a hit. He now says he’s comfortable that he can.

“I’ll wear extra padding,” Vick said. “I’m confident I can take a hit. I can’t play the game worried about getting hit or not being able to play the way I like to play.”

In other Eagles injury news, receiver DeSean Jackson practiced today and said he expects to be a game-time decision on Sunday.

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7 Responses to “Michael Vick practices, vows "to be smarter when running"”
  1. Facts Domino says: Nov 1, 2010 2:42 PM

    Good luck with that idiot.

  2. Really? says: Nov 1, 2010 2:55 PM

    Best team in the NFC

  3. RugDaniels says: Nov 1, 2010 3:02 PM

    The Eagles have a great offensive, I’m sure he’ll be fine…

  4. wydok says: Nov 1, 2010 3:14 PM

    In OTHER other news, Ellis Hobbs is no longer starting at CB. Dmitri Patterson will be starting in his place.

  5. Burritto says: Nov 1, 2010 3:17 PM

    Speaking only of Vick on the field… It really seems like he’s gotten his act together in Philly. All of the things that coaches tried to get him to do in ATL are the things he’s actively and openly doing in Philadelphia. Again, I’m only talking about Eagles QB #7 here, but he really has come around as a player. Weird how that happens at random ages some times.

  6. Terrell Blowens says: Nov 1, 2010 3:17 PM

    The Eagles with Vick are a better team. LeSean McCoy can go back to being very productive now that Vick spreads the defense and keeps them on their heels

  7. bspurloc says: Nov 1, 2010 4:42 PM

    no way kolb is more effective with all his passes over 20 yards being hail marys

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