Rumors begin to swirl on potential Vick suitors

As Eagles quarterback Mike Vick prepares to return to action more than a month after having his rib cage crunched between two members of the Washington Redskins defense, rumors already have begun to circulate regarding Vick’s potential destination in 2011, if he doesn’t sign a long-term deal with the Eagles.

Early talk focuses on the team whose players busted up his ribs — the Redskins.

It nearly as unthinkable that the Eagles would let Vick get to the Redskins as it was for the Eagles to send Donovan McNabb there.  But that doesn’t change the fact that the rumor mill is churning with talk of the ‘Skins wanting Vick, who’ll be an unrestricted free agent in 2011.  Given that, last year at this time, the rumor mill was on full boil regarding Mike Shanahan being the next coach of the Redskins, it’s worth keeping an eye on the situation, since the Redskins apparently can’t contain themselves once they know what they want.

Then again, it could be that the Redskins are putting the word out there as part of the broader “kick McNabb’s butt into gear” campaign, which began last Sunday by benching him in the final minutes of a winnable game against the Lions and continued with a stream of excuses that somehow were uttered with a straight face.  What better way to get McNabb’s attention than to create the impression that they prefer the guy who helped chase McNabb out of Philly?

But if the Redskins truly are interested in Vick, they need to consider the impact Eagles coach Andy Reid has on making a quarterback look better than he really is.  For proof of that, the Redskins need only to consider the former Eagles quarterback already in their locker room.

44 responses to “Rumors begin to swirl on potential Vick suitors

  1. 2011 will be a lock out and the convicted dog killer will have a year off to slide back into jail. Than, Father of the Year Andy Reid can visit both his sons and Vick in jail all at one time.

  2. Give me a break.
    Yeah, it’s all McNabb’s fault the Redskins O-line has a bunch of UPS drivers and pizza delivery guys.
    Must be nice to sit back and be critical of people who actually are held accountable for what they do at their jobs.

  3. “kick McNabbs butt into gear”
    ————————————————
    Hell, they can kick his butt or put their foot squarely up his a$$. It’s not going to change Donnie-Boy, he will continue to act the martyr, continue to come up lame during crunch time, continue to think he is one of the the greatest QB’s in NFL history, and his mommie and daddy will continue to act as if he is a 12 year old not seeing the field in a Pop Warner league. You would think Shanahan would realize that after a decade in the league, McNabb is what he is.

  4. I’ve been saying it for a while now..he’d be a great fit for the raiders..with him and mcfadden in the backfield you have so many play calling options..I hope it happens it’d def be exciting to watch.

  5. I would hope McNabb being benched because the coach thought the backup gave them a better chance to win would get McNabb’s undivided attention and not what may or may not happen in 2011.
    You’re really stretching here.

  6. Really??? Andy Reid makes his players look better than they really are???
    How about the Redskins making players look alot worse than they really are? Examples, Mcnabb, Portis, Haynesworth, Jason Taylor, and many more throughout the years.

  7. The Vikings seems to make sense. Vick and AP could be dangerous.
    I thought the Vikes Defense was supposed to be decent this year… instead of mediocre at best. If they could restore some of that defense presence it could be a solid Post-Favre move. Oh, that and fire Childress.
    Other squads: Seahawks, Raiders, Bills, 49ers, and I’d say the Browns, but not sure he’d be welcome in the Dawg Pound.

  8. Dixon29,
    So, he needs “more weapons”, right?
    Funny, McNabb is the only player in sports history that needs EVERY SINGLE FACTOR going his way to be effective.
    Always an excuse, always someone else to throw under the bus.
    He is what we thought he was.

  9. I’m very happy for Vick. This young man has turned his life around. What an incredible story of redemption.

  10. Redskins make players look worse?
    Or could it be that they always get the guy 3 years too late, once they’re finished.
    We have a decade long track record of seeing precisely that being the case.

  11. XLI says:
    November 7, 2010 10:22 AM
    The Vikings seems to make sense. Vick and AP could be dangerous.
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    True enough, but Vick is not yet old enough for the Vikings to pursue in FA. (Moon, Cunningham, Johnson, Favre, etc.)

  12. Still carries too much baggage. Few teams outside of the Eagles would bother even if he was playing at a Pro Bowl level.

  13. What does a churning rumor mill look or sound like? Is it like making butter the old fashioned way? Is it like the sound of a toilet flushing?
    “Churning Rumor mill”. Sounds like something the Department of Public Works better take a look at.

  14. # Dr. Michael says: November 7, 2010 10:09 AM
    2011 will be a lock out and the convicted dog killer will have a year off to slide back into jail. Than, Father of the Year Andy Reid can visit both his sons and Vick in jail all at one time.
    =======
    Nice Dr. This prediction will be one of the more accurate we’ll see.

  15. Dr. Michael: you’re the worst kind of hater. You take shots at people’s personal lives. Kids can grow up in a great home, and still make horrible choices.
    As for Vick, we’re off that. Do you still call Favre a drug addict? People change.
    Stop being a girl and just talk about FOOTBALL. Leave that off the field talk to soap opera fans.

  16. If Vick plays as well as he has earlier this season, he will not make it to free agency. He will be franchised and resigned, and Kolb will be traded. The Eagles would truly be stupid to let Vick go if he continues to play well and win games. And please, don’t try to say “Andy said this” or “Andy said that”. You can’t believe a word that man says. He is just placating the media. He would never reveal his plan in public.

  17. # Dr. Michael says: November 7, 2010 10:09 AM
    2011 will be a lock out and the convicted dog killer will have a year off to slide back into jail. Than, Father of the Year Andy Reid can visit both his sons and Vick in jail all at one time.
    =======
    Nice Dr. This prediction will be one of the more accurate we’ll see.

  18. Mooch, it’s not that he needs every factor to go his way. He has had some real problems in Philly. Pinkston, James Thrash, and the wet dream Freddie Mitchell. That’s not a good receiving corps at all, yet he was in the playoffs every year. The one year he had a weapon that was a veteran, he went to the Super Bowl.
    And what does Washington have right now? Cooley is a good TE and that’s pretty much it. He has no line, no one to throw to and no running game.

  19. panthers, vikings, 49ers, and i guess i’ll throw the bengals in..or just stay with the eagles..those are my picks

  20. McNabb is better than anything the Redskins will have behind center next yr. McNabb wont resign with them and Vick will take the contract the Eagles will offer him because they were the only team to step up and sign him when he was released from jail. Lets see how good the skins look next yr with Grossman taking 60 snaps a game……….

  21. One thing Mcnabb did have in Philadelphia for most of his career was an Offensive line. Has neither in Washington.

  22. Vick will look good for a couple of games running around like he does, then he will get hurt again, a qb cant run in todays nfl consistently like he does without getting hurt.

  23. Unfortunately, looks like my favorite team will add a damn dog killer to the team. I don’t know if I can root for them if he joins the team. But, Mike Brown tried to trade for him a couple years ago and Carson is just an average QB now. I’m thinking Vick will be wearing orange and black stripes next year

  24. XLI says “The Vikings seems to make sense. Vick and AP could be dangerous.”
    Yes.
    But NO.
    I don’t want to have to send a box full of cremated purple jersey remains to Eden Prairie, MN, but this would finally make me break out the Ronsonol.

  25. I would like to know the personal life of the slobs that are always bashing Vick. It would be very interesting. They use their anonymous names to write their bile. Morons.

  26. You have Cooley, Moss, a decent running game, and a supposed “genius” Head Coach.
    Most of the teams in the NFL don’t have that right now, and are doing as well / better than the Skins.
    My point is this – no matter WHAT happens, his fans will always find someone else to blame. If the OL picks it up, they’ll go to trashing the WR’s. Or the coach. Or the field conditions. Or the gameplan. Or the system. Or, one of 5’s faves, the defense.
    It never ends.
    Name me one QB who had no issues on his team. Can’t be done. That’s life. That’s the league. Few teams are stocked with A-list talent top to bottom.
    Fact is – McNabb was supposed to be the A-list talent on offense. And he’s C+ at best. He was B- the last few years in Philly.

  27. Dr. Michael prediction coudl be true:
    a lockout will happen, Ried’s son is already in jail and Vick will definatly be involved with something where the police will be called..

  28. @Mooch says
    “You have Cooley, Moss, a decent running game, and a supposed “genius” Head Coach.”
    He does not have a “decent running game”. The Skins have no line. How could they have a decent running game if they can’t block?
    Moss is a deep threat. If his line can’t hold their blocks, how is he supposed to get the ball downfield?
    “My point is this – no matter WHAT happens, his fans will always find someone else to blame. If the OL picks it up, they’ll go to trashing the WR’s. Or the coach. Or the field conditions. Or the gameplan. Or the system. Or, one of 5’s faves, the defense.”
    Funny, I was thinking the same thing about his detractors. No matter what he does, he should have done better. Keep in mind, I am not a fan of his. I’m tired of him. This is nonsense. McNabb is not as good as his fans say he is and he’s not nearly as bad as his detractors say he is. He’s somewhere in the middle. A boarder line Hall of Famer. His problem is not his intelligence or talent. It’s his heart. Somewhere along the line, Donovan lost his heart. I believe this happened in 2005 with T.O. trashing him for no reason. But that’s just me.
    @phillyhouse and @smokehouse
    The FBI has a term for people who kill dogs. It’s called SOCIOPATH. And regardless of what you two think about Vick, sociopaths do not change who they are. They change how they cover what they are.

  29. Potential Vick suitors (plural)… One team. Also the team that is usually rumored to be interested in everybody. zzzzzzzzzzz……

  30. Bengals were one of the few teams interested in Vick when he was fresh out of jail, so they might go heavy after him again next year. But then again, their uniforms probably don’t look cool enough for him.

  31. So you’re saying that trading for McNabb was stupid because the team stunk? Because he can’t make a bad team good? OK.
    I agree, it was stupid.
    Thanks for the picks!!!!

  32. I seriously doubt Vick goes to Washington. McNabb helped Vick get back in the league, and I seriously doubt that McNabb will tell him that Washington is a good landing spot. Kyle Shanahan’s playcalling has been terrible this season.

  33. “But if the Redskins truly are interested in Vick, they need to consider the impact Eagles coach Andy Reid has on making a quarterback look better than he really is.”
    Sounds like you are saying Reid is a better coach than Shanahan…I would have to agree.
    Aren’t coaches suppose to make players better?
    Aren’t coaches suppose to put players in positions that play to the strength of the player and not the reverse of that?

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