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On MVP award, Vick says he’d vote for himself

Michael Vick

Seahawks receiver Mike Williams doesn’t believe he’s the NFL’s comeback player of the year, an astute observation since Mike Vick will be running away with it like Dan Connolly returning a kickoff.

But Vick isn’t as humble when it comes to another fairly major award.

A reporter asked Vick to cast a hypothetical vote after practice on Friday for league MVP.

“You put me on the spot,” Vick said, per the Associated Press.  “I would take . . . myself.”

Though Vick was smiling when he said it, he said it.  And we wonder whether that show of something other than humility will hurt him in the eyes of the 50 folks who’ll soon be casting their vote for the award.

A prize Vick won’t be winning for the second straight year is the Ed Block Courage Award.   The Eagles announced earlier today that their version of the team-by-team honor has gone to receiver Jason Avant.

Last year, in his first season with the Eagles, Vick received the Ed Block Courage Award, which is determined exclusively by a player vote.  It was a controversial decision, given that Vick really didn’t add much to the on-field effort and that the only obstacles he overcame were self-imposed.

Frankly, we think Vick would have been much better choice for it this year.  Despite being relegated to backup when the season began, he played his way into the starting job once Kevin Kolb was injured — and Vick didn’t relinquish it after suffering a painful rib/chest injury of his own, which he overcame to become even better than he was before he was hurt.  In the end, Vick has had the best year of his career.

This year’s MVP could be one of the closest ever, with Vick and Patriots quarterback Tom Brady currently the top two candidates.  As pointed out in this week’s Friday 10-pack, the end result very well could be a tie.

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91 Responses to “On MVP award, Vick says he’d vote for himself”
  1. profootballwalk says: Dec 24, 2010 4:58 PM

    Dog Killer sure does love me some me!

  2. thingamajig says: Dec 24, 2010 4:59 PM

    “You put me on the spot,” Vick said, per the Associated Press. “I would take . . . myself.”

    Anyone surprised?

  3. hobartbaker says: Dec 24, 2010 5:01 PM

    That never works. I voted for myself in the last three elections.

  4. skurdzzz says: Dec 24, 2010 5:07 PM

    it isnt possible to discuss this without a definition of what the criteria for mvp is. but its sam bradford this year.

  5. immortaljunk says: Dec 24, 2010 5:10 PM

    He was joking….. Give it a rest guys!

  6. gatorprof says: Dec 24, 2010 5:15 PM

    Brady >> Vick. Just look at the weapons surround both. Vick is having a great season, but the Eagles actually have some nice, explosive weapons. The Pats have a bunch of role players.

  7. melikefootball says: Dec 24, 2010 5:16 PM

    No surprise on this ine. The sports talk shows are all lovey dovey with Vick. turns out he didn’t learn to be so humble after all in prison. Does show maybe these awards aren’t all they are cracked up to be.

  8. firegoodell says: Dec 24, 2010 5:23 PM

    I don’t think he realizes it stand for “Most Valuable Player” – my guess is he thinks it stand for me “My Violent Pooches”

  9. Lisa (VikesPrincess) says: Dec 24, 2010 5:25 PM

    And people think Mikey Vick has changed. I lived in Atlanta when they discovered what he was up to. The atrocities were numerous and no way has he served enough time to compensate for what he did to those dogs.

    Recently he was interviewed and said that he wants a dog. I think he should be subjected to a life-time ban. He also said that he didn’t know that what he was doing was wrong because “he grew up with it”. Talk about a lack of accountability. Does one really need to be told that torturing animals is wrong? I guess if they do not have a brain, that might be true. Is that his problem?

    And now he says he’d vote for himself as the Comeback Player of the Year. It made me sick last year when the Eagles gave him the Ed Bloch Courage Award. It further sickens me to think that someone would vote for him for the Comback of the Year when his own actions and decisions put him into prison – where he still should be, in my opinion.

    He doesn’t deserve this award and I hope that the media will use its collective brain for once and recognize that “coming back” from your own lack of ethics and morals is not something that deserves an award – especially when it’s highly unlikely that the person has changed. If he hadn’t been caught, he’d still be doing it. Bad Newz indeed.

  10. frankvzappa says: Dec 24, 2010 5:25 PM

    he isnt just a dog murderer, he is also a self righteous douche

  11. hobartbaker says: Dec 24, 2010 5:27 PM

    Wow, a tie between “The Anti-Vick” and “The Anti-Brady”. That’ll divide the viewing audience.

  12. lgbarn says: Dec 24, 2010 5:29 PM

    OK…why does he need to be humble when it’s the truth. The guy deserves votes for the award. Just because he said it doesn’t mean it’s a bad thing.

    Does anyone think that Brady would not vote for himself?

  13. fonetiklee says: Dec 24, 2010 5:32 PM

    How can you continue to deride Vick being awarded the Ed Block Courage Award last year, while applauding Stallworth receiving the same award this year? How does that follow?

  14. bucsballer says: Dec 24, 2010 5:45 PM

    Vick has my vote all da way. hes more importan to his team than brady is to the pats

  15. italyprodigy says: Dec 24, 2010 5:51 PM

    i love how these guys take one statement, said “humbled” or not said “humbled” and they turn it into their own, make it what they want, even if what was said by vick in complete humitlity and respect. its almost like floorio didnt want to add that vick laughed when saying this. just so he could crap on him some more. this is a non-story, its pointless, humility? not as humble as we thought? are you serious? grow up man. your a fourty year old baby.

  16. italyprodigy says: Dec 24, 2010 6:00 PM

    (vikesprincess) get off his balls unless thats where you want to be, the guy laughs says hes been put on the spot and says hed vote for himself, who woudlnt? suggs has been talking trash about brady since they lost to them, eh thats not bad, no lack of humility, no respect, because suggs didnt fight dogs, or bite someones ear off right? things in this world are far worse then voting for yourself. well i thought.

  17. ml0314 says: Dec 24, 2010 6:09 PM

    Vick belongs back in prison getting pounded in the ass

  18. nfl4ever says: Dec 24, 2010 6:18 PM

    I’m guessing Brady would reply….”Well there are a lot of deserving guys out there, I’m just happy to be in the conversation”.

    Vick has done a great job this year but it seems he could use some “Humble Pie” like the type they serve in Foxborough.

  19. gcsuk says: Dec 24, 2010 6:37 PM

    I honestly don’t know why Vick would be “running away” with the Comeback Player of the Year Award. If I’m not mistaken, that award should go to a player THE YEAR OF HIS COMEBACK.

    Vick was healthy and active for all 16 games last year. Past winners have been (for the most part) players who have come back from significant injuries.

    Vick should have been considered for that award LAST year, not this year. He is not “coming back” from anything this year.

    MVP is another matter. I may not like the guy, but I can’t argue with his production.

  20. meattuperello says: Dec 24, 2010 6:44 PM

    Screw Vick

  21. pitmanite says: Dec 24, 2010 6:50 PM

    It’s funny how many dopes there are out there in society. Athletes get criticized all the time for speaking in cliches and not giving honest answers. In this case Vick was asked a question and he answered it honestly. He didn’t disparage anyone else, rather he believes in himself and feels that he deserves the award.

    What is so bad about this? Just to appease you guys and the media you’d rather Vick lie and say, “oh no give that award to Tom Brady, he’s had he best year.” I’m not sure if you realize it, but Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, etc, all believe that they are the best player in the league. The reason they are so great is because they have that supreme confidence. They may feed a line of bullsh*t and tell you that they don’t, but they’re not being honest.

    I love that Vick answered this question honestly and respectfully, and this belief in himself is a major reason why he’s playing so well.

  22. phillyahole says: Dec 24, 2010 6:52 PM

    Oh Michael we love your honesty you have my vote!

  23. bleedgreen says: Dec 24, 2010 6:58 PM

    nfl4ever says:
    Dec 24, 2010 6:18 PM
    I’m guessing Brady would reply….”Well there are a lot of deserving guys out there, I’m just happy to be in the conversation”.
    ————

    Thats actually exactly what Vick said a few days ago. But then again, everyone seems to have forgotten that. He said something along the lines of ‘Tom Brady is a great quarterback and to even being compared to him in terms of MVP is an honor.’ It was posted here on PFT, but I can’t find the story now.

  24. gram1swac says: Dec 24, 2010 6:59 PM

    I Think Michael Vick Has Been Playing Good Football This Season.

  25. backindasaddle says: Dec 24, 2010 7:00 PM

    Again Vick shows that he’s a low class turd.

  26. redsghost says: Dec 24, 2010 7:07 PM

    italyprodigy says:
    Dec 24, 2010 6:00 PM
    (vikesprincess) get off his balls unless thats where you want to be, the guy laughs says hes been put on the spot and says hed vote for himself, who woudlnt? suggs has been talking trash about brady since they lost to them, eh thats not bad, no lack of humility, no respect, because suggs didnt fight dogs, or bite someones ear off right? things in this world are far worse then voting for yourself. well i thought.

    Wow, VikesPrincess speaks the truth and Bam! A gay dude from Italy is jealous he’s not at Vick’s balls sucking away!
    Vick has been, always has, and forever will be ALL ABOUT HIMSELF!
    Who WOULDN’T vote for himself? Umm Normal, decent human beings perhaps? Not dawg killers, torturers. This Italian gay dude sound sas is he wishes he were the one at Vick’s butt sniffing away.
    Bout time to change your monicker from Italyprodigy to Italyhot4Vicksass.

  27. moolah954 says: Dec 24, 2010 7:26 PM

    Vick should win just to spite peta and all these dog queers… these are the same people who could careless about Daunte Stallworth gettin trashed and killing a human….. people got there priorities backwards

  28. pghsteel412 says: Dec 24, 2010 7:32 PM

    you guys need to move on, even the article said he was smiling when he said it.. and even if he wasnt, having humility when it comes to being asked if he should win mvp and being regretful for his actions for dogfighting is two completely different things, and the fact that all these comments are lumped intogether is sad on your guy’s parts… give it a break

  29. joerevs300 says: Dec 24, 2010 7:35 PM

    In my mind, it really comes down to this in the end:

    - Philadelphia, with Kevin Kolb, despite that start, still would have been in contention for the NFC East as well as a Wild Card birth.
    - NO ONE can make a logical argument and say if the Patriots lost Tom Brady, they would be 12-2 and on the verge of clinching the AFC East and home field throughout the playoffs. Most likely they would be 8-8, at best.

    And given the cast of characters he’s had, and the fact the NE offense has SOARED without Randy Moss and this team has won despite one of the youngest defenses in the NFL, you have to give it to Brady.

    And as a Steeler fan, man does it SUCK to have to admit that. :)

  30. phillyhouse222 says: Dec 24, 2010 7:38 PM

    If Vick said Brady is the MVP you haters would say he’s being “phony” or “he’s not a competitor.”

    Personally, I think Brady is the MVP because he’s played the entire season.

    But in the Super Bowl, I have a hunch Vick will win the MVP. That’s the one he’d rather have.

  31. ratbastardshanahandjob says: Dec 24, 2010 7:38 PM

    Ron Mexico, Ochie, Vick or whatever he calls himself these days is a P.O.S. Not an M.V.P……

  32. ICDogg says: Dec 24, 2010 7:44 PM

    He is an intense competitor and doesn’t care about awards.

    He was just goofing around with that answer.

  33. bleedgreen4life says: Dec 24, 2010 7:54 PM

    are you seriously making a story out of this???? he was obviously joking.

  34. bleedgreen4life says: Dec 24, 2010 8:02 PM

    @vikes princess

    If you would actually read the story he said that he would vote for himself for MVP not comeback player of the year. He doesn’t even need his own vote for comebck player because he already has it in the bag.

    Just because his name is in the title doesn’t give you the right to comment on the story bashing him before actually reading it. He was obviously joking when he said it. So if you’re going to take this out of context and make him look like a bad guy and saying that hes not humble anymore then theres something wrong with you.

  35. turk2875 says: Dec 24, 2010 8:09 PM

    …and if my aunt had balls she would be my uncle. this is a nonstory, he obviously meant it as a joke people!!!

  36. responsiblechild says: Dec 24, 2010 8:09 PM

    Vick is not the comeback player of the year….It has to go to Farve…First he came back when he shouldn’t have halfway through training camp…and then last week…Oh My…He was listed as OUT…only to play and get knocked the bleep out!!! If he comes back this week for his final (Finally) hurrah it should be an clean unanimous decision..(spoken sarcasticly)

  37. tiproast says: Dec 24, 2010 8:09 PM

    nfl4ever says: Dec 24, 2010 6:18 PM

    I’m guessing Brady would reply….”Well there are a lot of deserving guys out there, I’m just happy to be in the conversation”.

    That’s one likely response. Another is “We’re playing the Bills this week. They always play us tough – it’s going to take an outstanding effort from everyone if we expect to get a win up there.”

  38. BernardPollardIsAnAss says: Dec 24, 2010 8:20 PM

    There is that humility and humble attitude we have all been hoping to see in a reformed Mike Vick. Once a Vick, always a Vick. Just ask Marcus. You think Tom Brady votes for himself? Think again.

  39. eaglelover1 says: Dec 24, 2010 8:20 PM

    @Joerev300 I am aa Eagles fan and as any Eagles fan will tell you in no way would the Eagles be in the same position with Kolb as they are now.

    To the rest of the Vick hating sleeping with the dogs group….. It’s Christmas Eve spread love not hate. Vick has served his time and has lost more than most of you will ever see in your grand children’s life time.

  40. mattyboy1763 says: Dec 24, 2010 8:30 PM

    Vick shouldnt win comeback player of the year or MVP. If brady wasnt having the season he was having it would easy go to vick or rivers (if he can get in the playoffs). But how but Welker for comeback player of the year?

  41. philtration says: Dec 24, 2010 8:47 PM

    The more you kiss his ass the more he feels like himself and that is when the real Michael Vick comes out.

    The constant ass kissing is what he missed the most and too many are willing make up for last time by slobbering all over his pooper week after week.

  42. zuppadaditka says: Dec 24, 2010 9:20 PM

    as if anyone who has any inteligence would state that Mike Vick is comparable to Tom Brady.

    Michael Vick has a very very very very very very long way to go to accomplish the proven MVP status for a dynasty player like Tom Brady!!

    Vick is having a great year…calm down Eagles fans, you guys are all so defensive about your team. One day you will a superbowl, but honestly I hope that Mike Vick isn’t in the lime light because a lot of people will not be happy for you guys that he was part of your team.

  43. rectumnearlykilledem says: Dec 24, 2010 9:26 PM

    Rex Ryan thinks Brady is a SHOE in after the beating he gave the cheating Jets.

  44. tiffpats4eva says: Dec 24, 2010 9:28 PM

    Wow. More bulletin board material for Tom Brady?

  45. Dewsweeper says: Dec 24, 2010 9:35 PM

    It’s a little early to start talking MVP, but to paraphrase Brian Baldinger, “whatever category you want to use in defining Most Valuable Player, Michael Vick is at the top of the list.”
    Even if I were not an Eagles fan, I would totally agree.

  46. damnskins703 says: Dec 24, 2010 9:38 PM

    I’m goin with Brady but if Vick played everygame doin what he has been then him… Either or both been playing outstanding football so u can’t go wrong

  47. stanjam says: Dec 24, 2010 9:50 PM

    Mike Vick has sure changed…uhuh….yep.

    The dog killer doesn’t even deserve to be in the NFL, never mind receive an award. Comeback player of the year? Please. He came back from what? Prison? Oh yeah, that is something. He worked real hard at getting a job. Or at least maybe his agent worked a little. How about someone who actually came back from something that is actually impressive, like Wes Welker, blowing his acl/mcl last game regular season, and being back for game one, AND is on track for 100+ receptions AGAIN. I could name more.

    MVP???? Disgusting. And don’t give me the “Everyone deserves a second chance” crap. Would you let a pedophile back in the league? How about a murderer? How about Charles Manson, doesn’t HE deserve a second chance under your rules? Would someone who hired prostitutes before each game then killed them be eligible for a second chance? Oh, but someone who tortured dogs? That is okay? He doesn’t deserve anything but contempt.

    He is the same old Mike Vick, just playing at nice until he feels the pressure is off. The “All me” prima donna is still there. This is the first warning sign (maybe the second after he announced he wants a dog). You won’t get too many more. Expect a lot less management and more running or ill conceived throws coming soon.

  48. itsfootballfolks says: Dec 24, 2010 10:08 PM

    Dog Killer / NFL MVP. What’s the difference?

    No surprise here that someone who tortured dogs and happily drowned them would vote for himself for MVP.

    Yeah, Vick for NFL MVP. A league of thugs and sociopaths.

  49. oscojoe says: Dec 24, 2010 10:10 PM

    For the record, I am a Pat’s Fan. The MVP is for the players performance on the field. Vick has had 2 monster games and a few very good games. the other 4 or 5 games that he has played were good. He missed 4 + games because of injury and not starting in the earlier games.

    Brady has been very impressive in 13 of 14 games. Being Most Valuable includes winning games which Brady is 12 -2, Vick is 9 – 2. Leadership beyound statistics (which Brady stats are much more impresssive) is a criteria that Brady blows Vick away.

    Though there are still 2 games to go in the season the fact that Vick is even mentioned in the same breath with Brady for this season should befuddle any objective person. Vick deserves comeback player of the Year, but MVP? Sorry Mike you are not there yet! It is also about being consistent through out the year and guys like Matt Ryan, Aaron Rodgers to just name a few… would be more deserving then Vick.

  50. silkyjohnson937 says: Dec 24, 2010 10:36 PM

    bucsballer is a moron vick is not more important to the eagles than brady is to the pats I dont like either team but I can tell you the eagles are more likely to win without vick than the pats are without brady stop dickriding and be serious these people that comment on here roll me they have no more sense than these players that make idiotic comments let me guess bucsballer probably agrees with suggs and voted for fitzpatrick to go to the pro bowl over brady gtfoh

  51. italyprodigy says: Dec 24, 2010 10:38 PM

    @redsghost

    hm, i suppose your a giants fan, or possibly an anti vick kind of guy, i dont know, but your responses to my statement are quite foolish, i get the sense that you may be twelve? eleven? no need to explain myself. its funny how people get on here and everything in someones life gets said because this guy mike vick says hed vote for himself in a joking funny kind of way. eat taint you lowlife.

  52. svenhoek86 says: Dec 24, 2010 10:59 PM

    @gatorprof

    i am a Steelers supporter, so you know I ACTUALLY mean this when I say it:

    To say that NE is full of “role players” is a huge insult to Bellichick and his coaches ability to make great draft picks.

    That said, he’s still a cheating bastard that should have been thrown on his butt years ago.

  53. pghsteel412 says: Dec 24, 2010 11:04 PM

    @oscojoe

    ok u said aaron rodgers and matt ryan are more deserving than vick?? really?? lets check stats

    mike vick- 2,755 yards passing 20 tds, 5 ints passer rating of 103.6 with 613 rushing yards. also has 8 rushing tds

    aaron rodgers- 3289 yds passing 23 tds, 10 ints passer rating 98.5 with 309 rushing yards

    matt ryan 3321 yds passing 25 tds 9 ints passer rating 90.5 and 89 yds rushing

    so tell me how hes not mvp candidate???

  54. raiders757 says: Dec 24, 2010 11:10 PM

    I saw all I needed to see via footage from the locker room after the Viking game. Vick’s true colors were shining through at that moment, and he wasn’t the calm “I’m a changed man” guy many have come to accept and become fooled by. Instead he was thugging it up and acting like a self centered prick. Sure, he should have been super excited, but ones actions speak loudly, and it was obvious that his inner Newport News thug is still present and accounted for. He’s pulling the wool over a lot of people’s eyes and making his supporters look like idiots. Maybe I shouldn’t be so judgemental, but I know what I saw, and it speaks volumes.

    I have no problem with him saying he would vote for himself. That’s the norm for pro athletes and trendy gym membership jocks. They know no better. My main concern for Vick, is here in my home town. He has a lot of so called friends still wanting to take advantage of him, and a lot of them aren’t very good people. The biggest challenge he has to face, is telling these people “no”. Sooner or later he’ll have to cross that road, and I know it won’t be easy for him to do the right thing. When he proves that he can resist their temptation, I’ll be able to believe a little more in him.

  55. itwasagoodrun says: Dec 24, 2010 11:17 PM

    Great player, great sociopath too. He can play with the best of them, but he could also choke out, strangle, and electrocute an innocent life. Brady > Vick and it’s nit even close. Brady throws to guys like woodhead and hands the ball off to benjarvis something or other, yet he’s 12-2. Vick has a lot of talent on his side of the ball.

  56. pghsteel412 says: Dec 24, 2010 11:19 PM

    and brady hasnt been as impressive as everyone makes him out to be.. he wasnt impressive in that

    at Jets- 20-36 248 yds. 55.6 completion % 2-tds 2-ints passer rating 72.5- loss
    @miami- 19-24 153 yds 1-td
    Baltimore- 27-44 292 yds 1-td 2-int passer rating 69.5
    san diego- 19-32 159 yds 1-td
    cleveland- 19-36 224 yds- loss

    so those are alot of just average to below average games right there

  57. bubbabart says: Dec 24, 2010 11:35 PM

    Vick should be seen…not heard.

  58. jemasownbrand says: Dec 24, 2010 11:59 PM

    All you have to do is look up the Eagles record without Vick. 2 and 1 with Kolb in when Vick was out, so they are 8 and 3 with him compared to 12-2 with brady. Moreover, the Pats have beat every good team except for the chiefs, jags in the AFC and GB and da Bears (which by the way whooped Vick)… the point is, more wins for brady, better defense for Vick and slightly better recievers for philly add up to one guy being more valuable than the other.

  59. fonetiklee says: Dec 25, 2010 1:01 AM

    Tom Brady got SHUT DOWN by the Browns defense, to the tune of 34-14. I don’t care how great the rest of his season has been, that’s ridiculous.

  60. nofunleague says: Dec 25, 2010 1:32 AM

    He should be starring in The Longest Yard Three, with the rest of the cons.

  61. weezilgirl says: Dec 25, 2010 1:50 AM

    The comments here that are defending Vick and damning the people who do not like the behavior he exhibited when he was involved in dog-fighting are lazy. They are too intellectual lazy to try and step back from Vick, the athlete and think about Vick’s behavior.

    There is a world of difference in how he plays football (very good) and how he behaved when he owned the dogfighting ring. If one of you here has seen one dogfight or seen the results of one…then you shouldn’t like his behavior either.

    You don’t have to do the behavior/athlete exercise. Just stay off my ass when I say that I hate what he DID. I’ve never said that I hate him. I don’t know him and I don’t want to know him. But I can say that his behavior is abhorrent to people who have a respect for all life….I respect people and I respect animals.

  62. silkyjohnson937 says: Dec 25, 2010 1:58 AM

    fonetiklee: browns crushed drew brees at new orleans but I guess that dont mean anything either the browns d is better than the sum of its parts as pft would say

  63. deeowens11 says: Dec 25, 2010 2:12 AM

    Didn’t Matt Cassell have a great statistical year when Brady was out? Brady in a different system/offense/team would be a shadow of what the hoodie makes him into.

  64. oscojoe says: Dec 25, 2010 4:58 AM

    to pgsteel: the comment was about “Leadership” Vick lacks it compared to Rodgers & Ryan. Stats don’t tell the whole story. The fact is Brady by far is the MVP. Being a Steeler fan I would have thought you would know that. You must be a converted Brown/Bengals/Ravens and now Steeler Fan!

  65. tylerdurden187 says: Dec 25, 2010 5:01 AM

    Vick has not played any good teams, a banged up Indy doesn’t count. No impressive victories. 4 Losses so far against redskins and titans. HA.

    Dude should be permanently ineligible for any award.

    Brady 7.75 TD to Int ratio (31/4). 3,561 yards. 17 yards rushing 1 TD.

    Vick 4 Td to Int ratio (20/5). 2,755 yards. 613 yards rushing 8 TD.

    Pats have beaten ravens, chargers, steelers, jets, chicago, packers.

    It’s not even a contest.

  66. joetoronto says: Dec 25, 2010 6:49 AM

    bucsballer says: Dec 24, 2010 5:45 PM

    Vick has my vote all da way. hes more importan to his team than brady is to the pats
    *********************************************************
    By looking the crap you posted, I’m guessing you’re related to Vick in some way.

  67. sjoyner56 says: Dec 25, 2010 7:16 AM

    tom brady has had a great year for was is always one of the top 3 teams in the league.Micheal Vick has made what all of us who go to the games saw as a 7-9 team this year into one of the top teams in the game.Mike in Atlanta was a run first pass second quarterback and was really nothing more than a amazing athlete playing quarterback.This year I would not even recognize him as the same player,he has turned into one of the top 3 quarterbacks in the NFL,he is a complete player who has reinvented himself.Having some good coaching has really helped but i give him most of the credit by working hard and total dedication to become a complete player,for me Vick is the MVP this year

  68. natelan says: Dec 25, 2010 7:17 AM

    Vick gets my vote for MVP…

    MOST VALUABLE PAROLEE!

    Ba-dum-ching!

    (applause)

    No, but really, the guy murdered and tortured a bunch of helpless animals, the dude should be strung-up from his throat, not playing a professional sport for millions of dollars.

    If he got into a car crash and mangled his entire body and lived the rest of his time on Earth in indescribable and insurmountable pain, I would be absolutely thrilled, assuming no one innocent was hurt, and would celebrate the event annually by making a donation to the local humane society in his name. (Yes, I believe those dogs’ lives were more valuable than his. Some human beings ARE less valuable than animals).

  69. natelan says: Dec 25, 2010 7:22 AM

    fonetiklee says:Dec 24, 2010 5:32 PM How can you continue to deride Vick being awarded the Ed Block Courage Award last year, while applauding Stallworth receiving the same award this year? How does that follow?
    **************************

    Everyone who tried to equate or compare Vick with Stallworth (I’m looking at you, Jamie Dukes) missed one HUGE factor…

    INTENT.

    What Stallworth did was an ACCIDENT (and not even his fault). Even if the outcome was worse (that’s debatable).

    What Vick did was INTENTIONAL.

    Accidentally killing a human being is NOT worse than or equal to INTENTIONALLY fighting, starving, beating, torturing and murdering dogs for years and years.

    Grow a brain.

  70. eddyjf says: Dec 25, 2010 7:46 AM

    Vick “I used to be conceited but I corrected that fault and now I’m perfect.”

  71. eddyjf says: Dec 25, 2010 7:51 AM

    @deeowens11 says:
    Dec 25, 2010 2:12 AM
    Didn’t Matt Cassell have a great statistical year when Brady was out? Brady in a different system/offense/team would be a shadow of what the hoodie makes him into.

    ————————

    1) How is Cassell doing now?
    2) So if a quaterback is in a successful system his stats and the team record don’t count?
    3) I was listening to talk radio in Rochester NY and one day they dissed Brady and said he was no good and team success was due to Belichick, Next day, Belichick was not good and his success was due to Brady. Go Figure. Just ignorant haters in my opinion

  72. disagreelos1 says: Dec 25, 2010 8:38 AM

    The funny thing about this is the some of the same people jumping on vick case about him killing dogs are the same people that’s gonna wake up 3 am in the morning and go hunt some deer lol

  73. hashfest says: Dec 25, 2010 9:13 AM

    Tom Brady is the greatest QB in NFL history…

    …Ron Mexico? Not so much

  74. tiffpats4eva says: Dec 25, 2010 9:38 AM

    natelan,

    Wow. I have never seen anyone defend drunk drivers. You animal rights people really hate, well, people.

    Stallworth’s victim was human and he committed manslaughter when he chose to drive under the influence. That makes his crime intentional.

    If you can forgive Stallworth there is no reason you shouldn’t be able to forgive Vick. Unless you hate people and think driving drunk is perfectly fine.

  75. lowleadman says: Dec 25, 2010 10:02 AM

    Anything that Vick says or does causes a polarizing effect I haven’t seen the likes of since Howard Cosell. You either love Vick or you despise him. I don’t see any middle ground comments in this thread.

    So, I guess I can jump in on the Vick haters side. No way he is “rehabilitated”. He served his time and I am ok with him resuming his career, but an MVP? A dog owner? Sorry. Not now, not ever.
    To the above poster, what Stallworth did was not premeditated, it was without horrible behavior and happened in an instant. Vick did his “thing” for years. Give me a break with the comparisons.

  76. 8man says: Dec 25, 2010 10:43 AM

    From a totally objective point of view, no single player has had a greater impact on his team’s winning except for Tom Brady.

    I wouldn’t have hard time with either one receiving the nod. Besides, I know Tom Brady only cares about one trophy, and it’s not given, it’s earned. And if you asked him about the MVP he’d more than likely indicate he had little interest in it, with a bigger prize looming.

    If Brady hoists that big silver thing at the end of the year little else matters and the haters and debaters will have nothing to say.

  77. juggadore says: Dec 25, 2010 10:58 AM

    like you wouldnt vote for yourself for MVP?

  78. deeowens11 says: Dec 25, 2010 1:03 PM

    @ eddyjf

    @deeowens11 says:
    Dec 25, 2010 2:12 AM
    Didn’t Matt Cassell have a great statistical year when Brady was out? Brady in a different system/offense/team would be a shadow of what the hoodie makes him into.

    ————————

    1) How is Cassell doing now?
    2) So if a quaterback is in a successful system his stats and the team record don’t count?
    3) I was listening to talk radio in Rochester NY and one day they dissed Brady and said he was no good and team success was due to Belichick, Next day, Belichick was not good and his success was due to Brady. Go Figure. Just ignorant haters in my opinion

    _________________

    1. Cassell is doing well and an MVP candidate by one definition. But he is still not on a 12 win team, nor is he lighting up the stat sheet like he did out of nowhere in NE.
    2. Of course it counts. I just prefer the eye test when judging anything. Vick clearly is the best offensive player this year. The difference between Vick and Brady’s w-L’s is minimal this year, so that’s not a good measuring stick. Vick didn’t play or didn’t play poorly in their losses but Brady did when NE lost. My original comment was for people going ape s*it crazy over Brady, whom is top 5 IMO, but I also think he has greatly benefited from a system a lot of qb’s could thrive in.
    3. The ROC!

  79. dan39564 says: Dec 25, 2010 1:37 PM

    99% of the people posting here would vote for themselves if they were up for a prize, award, or political post, if they had a vote!

    Only about 5% would admit it.

    Which is worse, tellig the truth or lying!

  80. pghsteel412 says: Dec 25, 2010 1:57 PM

    oscojoe–

    first dont ever try calling me out as a steeler fan.. cuz i was born and raised in pittsburgh and would never root for bungles browns or ravens so u must be a idiot for even stating that

    second off how do u know vicks leadership abilities? all i know is every player in locker room when they talk about vick say he is a great leader and teammate and always stick up for him when negative comments arise.. so how is he not a great leader in the regard?

    the fact that you would put rodgers and ryan ahead of vick this year for mvp shows u dont know anyhting bout football, or u hold vicks dogfighting against him, when the award is for nfl mvp, not nfl nice guy of the year

  81. pghsteel412 says: Dec 25, 2010 2:10 PM

    and everyone on here… its nfl mvp award. ok take your personal feelings out of it, its most valuable player, not most valuable person, yes i think everyone agrees killing dogs is a reprehensible act, but the nfl let him back into league after he served his sentence, and he is playing at a mvp level, which is only judged on what he does in field this year.. thats what the mvp award is, so quit using dogfighting as a reason he shouldnt get it, because that has nothing to do with his play

  82. phillyahole says: Dec 25, 2010 3:36 PM

    HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY AND IF YOU DON’T THINK MIKE VICK DESERVES MVP YOUR A RACIST! i’m white by the way… and a bit of a bigot…

  83. eddyjf says: Dec 25, 2010 5:29 PM

    @fonetiklee says:
    Dec 25, 2010 1:01 AM
    Tom Brady got SHUT DOWN by the Browns defense, to the tune of 34-14. I don’t care how great the rest of his season has been, that’s ridiculous.

    —————-
    Great argument. Were you on the debate team? I’m surprised you have time for this given your involvement with Mensa.
    If any player has a single bad game against an inferior opponent, they should not be considered for the MVP regardless of their accomplishments during the other 15 games. Nice.

  84. eddyjf says: Dec 25, 2010 5:48 PM

    @deeowens11

    I disagree as teams have successfully game planned for Vick but no one has recently done the same for Brady but appreciate your reply.

  85. bcgreg says: Dec 25, 2010 6:08 PM

    Vick used to bet on his own dogs too. So what?

  86. pghsteel412 says: Dec 25, 2010 6:48 PM

    @ eddyjf

    at Jets- 20-36 248 yds. 55.6 completion % 2-tds 2-ints passer rating 72.5- loss
    @miami- 19-24 153 yds 1-td
    Baltimore- 27-44 292 yds 1-td 2-int passer rating 69.5
    san diego- 19-32 159 yds 1-td
    cleveland- 19-36 224 yds- loss

    those are 5 games right there.. so u cant say he played amazing in the other 15 games cuz thats 5 right there

  87. tiffpats4eva says: Dec 25, 2010 7:21 PM

    phillyahole says:
    Dec 25, 2010 3:36 PM
    HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY AND IF YOU DON’T THINK MIKE VICK DESERVES MVP YOUR A RACIST! i’m white by the way… and a bit of a bigot…
    **************

    Quel choc! Your spelling is an indication that you are more of a bigot than you indicate.

  88. tiffpats4eva says: Dec 25, 2010 7:28 PM

    frankvzappa says:
    Dec 24, 2010 5:25 PM
    he isnt just a dog murderer, he is also a self righteous douche
    **************

    You can only be found guilty of murdering a person. What Vick did would be considered killing or killing dogs, not murdering them.

    Just saying.

  89. bleedgreen71018222558 says: Dec 27, 2010 8:40 AM

    I don’t blame him, I would vote for him too.

  90. dienavinjohnson says: Dec 27, 2010 12:44 PM

    You’re all missing the point. Brady doesn’t give a crap about winning the MVP. All he cares about is winning the Super Bowl.

    I hope they give the MVP to Vick. In 2003 the co-MVPs were Steve McNair and Payton Manning. The Patriots beat the Titans in the second round of the playoffs and the Colts in the AFC Championship game on their way to their 2nd Super Bowl win.

    I like Brady with a chip on his sholder. And it would be great to see his team beat the Eagles (again) in the Super Bowl.

  91. severalspeciesofsmallfurryanimals says: Dec 31, 2010 2:14 PM

    Stanjam says:

    “MVP???? Disgusting. And don’t give me the “Everyone deserves a second chance” crap. Would you let a pedophile back in the league? How about a murderer? How about Charles Manson, doesn’t HE deserve a second chance under your rules? Would someone who hired prostitutes before each game then killed them be eligible for a second chance? Oh, but someone who tortured dogs? That is okay? He doesn’t deserve anything but contempt.”

    This may be the stupidest comment I’ve read regarding the issue on all of the blogs. Ridiculus.

    Killing dogs doesn’t even compare to molesting and/or raping children, murder, or being a serial killer.

    What a maroon.

    Hopefully the next time you run over a dog or cat you will be charged with involuntary animal slaughter and locked away for good.

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