As Mike Vick returns to the high profile he enjoyed among fans, media, and players, Vick has acquired more influence.
And he’s not afraid to use it. Vick is the latest player to speak out against the expansion of the season from 16 to 18 games.
“I totally disagree with it,” Vick said, per the Philadelphia Daily News. “Sixteen games is enough as it is and I think it’s not good for the players. I think it would only be detrimental for us and it would be tough.”
For Vick, given the pounding he takes as he moves in the pocket in an effort to extend plays, it would definitely be detrimental.
The mounting talk from players against an enhanced season provides another front in the unfolding labor war, pitting the union and its rank and file. The NFLPA seems to be more than willing to add two regular-season games, if the price is right. Many players seem to be not interested in playing two more games, regardless of the financial gains.