The last time the Eagles faced the Redskins, a pair of Washington defenders simultaneously hit quarterback Mike Vick’s midsection from his left and right sides, injuring his ribs and the cartilage between them. The impact occurred as Vick was diving head-first toward the goal line.
Moving forward, Vick plans to continue to dive. Because he can’t slide.
“I don’t know how to do it,” Vick told reporters Thursday, according to Jordan Raanan of 97.5 The Fanatic. “I don’t know how to slide, so I won’t get into that right now. I either get down, I go head first or dive or just fall. For some reason, I always think I’m going to get hurt or something crazy’s going to happen.”
What about hiring someone to teach him how to slide?
“It won’t happen,” Vick said. “I did it before down in Atlanta. It didn’t work.”
He needs to keep trying. Sooner or later, he’s going to get hit hard again, and he’s going to again miss several weeks because of it.