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Michael Vick picks up where he left off

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Starters like Michael Vick won’t play much in the preseason opener, but Vick made sure to make the most of his short time on the field.

Vick completed 4-of-6 passes in his only drive, for 74 yards and a score.  The key play was a 42-yard improvisational throw to Riley Cooper.

Cooper badly beat Chris Carr up the sideline and made a nice leaping grab near the goal-line.  Cooper could wind up starting and having a big role in the red zone if Jeremy Maclin isn’t ready for the start of the year.

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76 Responses to “Michael Vick picks up where he left off”
  1. dd393 says: Aug 11, 2011 8:26 PM

    He threw another INT to Tramon Williams?

  2. mrcmos says: Aug 11, 2011 8:28 PM

    UMMMM…

    Isn’t where he left off a loss against the Packers?

  3. jetswin5straightsuperbowls says: Aug 11, 2011 8:29 PM

    He’ll tear his acl by week 5

  4. steelerhypocrite says: Aug 11, 2011 8:32 PM

    Was Michael Vick in a Spelling Bee contest? If so, I believe this word may be ‘electrocute’.

  5. johnnymcc says: Aug 11, 2011 8:33 PM

    Superbowl.

  6. goldnd says: Aug 11, 2011 8:35 PM

    On another note: Kick offs suck. Terrible decision to move the ball forward. Touchback after touchback. Yawn.

  7. conseannery says: Aug 11, 2011 8:35 PM

    “Riley Cooper” just may be the whitest name in Creation.

  8. bucks12965 says: Aug 11, 2011 8:37 PM

    I guess you forgot that he left off playing pretty poorly at the end of last season.

  9. falctech says: Aug 11, 2011 8:39 PM

    Vick is no better now than when he was figured out in Atlanta. I love how the E-girls think that they have already won the Superbowl. Vick will be your downfall!!

  10. tatum064 says: Aug 11, 2011 8:41 PM

    Stop hating, f$%kers. He’s back, and he’ll tear up the league again (especially in a work-shortened year)

    GANG GREEN

  11. jetswin5straightsuperbowls says: Aug 11, 2011 8:42 PM

    Good thing the Eagles don’t play the Browns this year! HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa

    The Dog Pound

  12. beastson says: Aug 11, 2011 8:42 PM

    Vick was masterful and accurate.

  13. philriverslovespenis says: Aug 11, 2011 8:43 PM

    jetswin5straightsuperbowls says:
    Aug 11, 2011 8:29 PM
    He’ll tear his acl by week 5
    ————————————————–
    And still be better than Mark Sanchez.

  14. dshaffer31 says: Aug 11, 2011 8:43 PM

    So much hate. It’s ridiculous. Go give Ur wives a hug or something.

  15. inthecrowdlax says: Aug 11, 2011 8:43 PM

    Can we hurry this along. Mr. Vick has some dog fighting obligations in North Philly YO

  16. rukiddnme29 says: Aug 11, 2011 8:45 PM

    And the media picks up where they left off. Covering nothing but Michael Vick.

  17. cakemixa says: Aug 11, 2011 8:45 PM

    Here we go. Vick plays one series and we get a story about him.

  18. gaffney19 says: Aug 11, 2011 8:45 PM

    Bunch of winey haters I see….

  19. skylark70455 says: Aug 11, 2011 8:46 PM

    “Michael Vick picks up where he left off”

    At the kennel?

  20. youmightnotknowthisbutthesteelersownyou says: Aug 11, 2011 8:46 PM

    It’s an absolute fact that we rule this league. You can cry all you want but we is great. We win SBS and we win again. lol

  21. southphillyadam says: Aug 11, 2011 8:47 PM

    Keep hatin ya’ll….

  22. hoobsher says: Aug 11, 2011 8:52 PM

    *cue the vick hate speeches*

  23. youmightnotknowthisbutthesteelersownyou says: Aug 11, 2011 8:56 PM

    It’s an absolute fact that we rule this league. You can cry all you want but we is great. We win SBS and we win again. lolololol

  24. paulitik74 says: Aug 11, 2011 8:58 PM

    Vick had like a 75% comp rating innthe preseason in Atlanta too. He’s going to fall into his old habits soon enough considering the Eagles have won the Paper Champs Lombardi already. He’s doomed. Good luck with Young as your new starter.

  25. snowpea84 says: Aug 11, 2011 9:03 PM

    When did preseason become a meaningful indicator. The biggest knock on Vick is that he has no idea what defenses are doing. In the preseason teams use only the most basic things. It adds up.

  26. zeussuperman says: Aug 11, 2011 9:05 PM

    First comment in this thread is a total win.

    I wish more people could hate with such wit. This kind of hate is good.

    “Hope he tears his acl” is bad hate. Uninspired, mundane and trite. I hope those haters die in slow fires.

    Please, let’s be innovative with our MV7 hate, please! You can revolutionize the hate game on Mr. Vick, and Eagles fans are used to it. Just please, don’t be a boring, average-joe hater.

    Thanks!

  27. 49ersmang says: Aug 11, 2011 9:05 PM

    What’s snoop dog think of all this ?

  28. everybodyhitswoohoo says: Aug 11, 2011 9:11 PM

    This is an absolutely absurd amount of negativity towards a single touchdown drive in the preseason…

  29. greengob1in says: Aug 11, 2011 9:15 PM

    I can understand the haters, if Mike Vick wasn’t on my team, i would hate out of jealousy too. Vick is the reason the Eagles acquired 5 pro bowl free agents.

  30. bigj9000 says: Aug 11, 2011 9:15 PM

    Keep on hating on Vick. You wish he was on your team. #jealous

  31. jetswin5straightsuperbowls says: Aug 11, 2011 9:16 PM

    zeussuperman says:
    Aug 11, 2011 9:05 PM
    First comment in this thread is a total win.

    I wish more people could hate with such wit. This kind of hate is good.

    “Hope he tears his acl” is bad hate. Uninspired, mundane and trite. I hope those haters die in slow fires.

    Please, let’s be innovative with our MV7 hate, please! You can revolutionize the hate game on Mr. Vick, and Eagles fans are used to it. Just please, don’t be a boring, average-joe hater.

    Thanks!

    Bravo Buddy you tell us

  32. bigbirdsfan says: Aug 11, 2011 9:24 PM

    Hey steeler losers, if it is electrocute for vick it must be rapeyourmother for your qb. You guys couldn’t be less classy. Although I have visited your God forsaken city and understand your hatred for all others…the steel city hasn’t had steel in what…30 years?

  33. laxer37 says: Aug 11, 2011 9:27 PM

    Ravens picking up where they left off too…getting whipped by a team from Pennsylvania.

  34. 7to10for6allday says: Aug 11, 2011 9:27 PM

    That shows the classless fools on here…. Hating and wishing harm. Ill never wish harm on anyone one, not cool!

  35. DC Sports Radio says: Aug 11, 2011 9:34 PM

    Vick left off losing in the playoffs…he’s now won a pre-season game… So, MVP already?!

  36. pjxii says: Aug 11, 2011 9:38 PM

    I didn’t see the great touchdown pass by Michael Vick but I heard that he threw one so I know for a fact that because of this and the Eagles signing Asomugha, Babin and Steve Smith that they will definitely win the Super Bowl this year.

  37. zeussuperman says: Aug 11, 2011 9:42 PM

    jetswin5straightsuperbowls says: Aug 11, 2011 9:16 PM

    Bravo Buddy you tell us

    ————————

    You mad bro? LOL.

  38. agentjonnyquest says: Aug 11, 2011 9:43 PM

    it just seems like the world does not want us to win the sb. lol

  39. ChopBlockMurph says: Aug 11, 2011 9:54 PM

    falctech says:Aug 11, 2011 8:39 PM

    Vick is no better now than when he was figured out in Atlanta. I love how the E-girls think that they have already won the Superbowl.
    ————-
    And I love how you are simple enough to use “E-girls” as though you’ve crafted some sort of scathing, innovative insult. Seventh graders…

  40. steeelfann says: Aug 11, 2011 9:55 PM

    You can already see it happening to the Ravens. First drive of the year. Age and injuries taking their inevitable toll. Tick, tock, tick, tock.

    Ray Ray, without the HGH now, I think we will all see it unveil itself before our eyes. No receivers to throw to. Got rid of their star tight end. Outside of Suggs and Ngata, it is trouble in River City.

  41. bigbirdsfan says: Aug 11, 2011 9:56 PM

    I am sorry who is the Redskins QB? Anyone, anyone…Bueler Bueler…

  42. nfldaddy says: Aug 11, 2011 9:56 PM

    youmightnotknowthisbutthesteelersownyou says: Aug 11, 2011 8:46 PM

    It’s an absolute fact that we rule this league. You can cry all you want but we is great. We win SBS and we win again. lol

    —————————————————-
    You sure?

    Because I could have sworn the Pack made you look like little bizzles in the Bowl. I’m pretty sure James Harrison’s vagina was bleeding at the end of the game.

    There are 2 places to finish in this league, champions, AND EVERYONE ELSE.

    Queue the bragging about the Super Bowl wins that happened over 30 year ago when most us weren’t even born yet………

  43. fgpackerfan says: Aug 11, 2011 9:58 PM

    Hating on Vick???? What has he done to warrant all this love? Rodgers goes on the road and wins 3 straight then wins the Super Bowl but all we here about is Vick and the overhyped dream team. If people would stop drinking the Eagles kool aid and actually compare the teams they would see the Packers are still clearly the better team

  44. phillyforlife says: Aug 11, 2011 10:04 PM

    jetswin5straightsuperbowls your name say all. Just another no nothing football fan from Scum city USA New York The Big Armpit.

  45. phillyforlife says: Aug 11, 2011 10:08 PM

    greengob1in says
    Vick is the reason the Eagles acquired 5 pro bowl free agents.
    —————————————————
    umm make that 6 W/Steve Smith

  46. pappysarcasm says: Aug 11, 2011 10:16 PM

    Word has it that Mike McGlynn is out indefinitely with herpeglute!

  47. kevpft says: Aug 11, 2011 10:18 PM

    Isn’t losing in the playoffs where Vick has always left off?

  48. phillyforlife says: Aug 11, 2011 10:19 PM

    paulitik74 says: Aug 11, 2011 8:58 PM

    Vick had like a 75% comp rating innthe preseason in Atlanta too. He’s going to fall into his old habits soon enough
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    Dude you forget he is with Andy now the QB guru check his rating from last year and then remember that was only 1 year under Andy and Mornhinweg your see the next Greatest Show On Turf.

  49. prplpuzzetrz says: Aug 11, 2011 10:26 PM

    Damn, I’m a die hard Vikings fan, but there is so much hate in here. First pre season game and Vick looked great. Nothing else to day!
    Keep on hating people but he is the real deal, I hope that Mcnabb and ponder can look half ad good!

  50. sieg1234 says: Aug 11, 2011 10:29 PM

    LoL how is that picking up right where he left off? Because Cooper made him look great on a play? I’m not saying Cooper MADE everything happen, I’m just saying that without that throw and spectacular catch he was 3-5 for 32 yds…solid still. I hate the Eagles but I fully expect Celek to take a huge leap from last year, back to 2 years ago…

  51. dontouchmyjunk says: Aug 11, 2011 10:40 PM

    Judging by the amount of hate comments about this post, one can conclude that most of the league’s fans are scared $h!#less to face these Eagles.

    They’re a good team, but not good enough to hate like this.

  52. eaglemarkj says: Aug 11, 2011 10:50 PM

    So many people want to see Vick fail, sorry its not going to happen. Vick is a changed man and Qb. He is putting the work in and has become the leader of this team. Stop hating on philly we will be walking down broadstreet not once but two times in the next few months.

  53. jetswin5straightsuperbowls says: Aug 11, 2011 10:53 PM

    Vick will be number 1 in points in fantasy this year

  54. fatfreddystubbs says: Aug 11, 2011 10:55 PM

    Wow, what an intersting thread. You have this zeus guy demanding people be more innovative, all the while using “hate/haters” (the least innovative, most over-used word on this site) seven times in one post.

  55. 3octaveFart says: Aug 11, 2011 11:10 PM

    youmightnotknowthisbutthesteelersownyou & jetswin5straightsuperbowls = same idiot troll.

  56. andyreidisfat says: Aug 11, 2011 11:12 PM

    Wow i think hating on Vick has gone the way of “momma jokes”. I believe the term is “jumped the shark”.

    Anyway Vick did look good, and i don’t want to hear its preseason the Ravens weren’t trying, cuz they were. On long pass to Cooper (which was both a great pass and catch. I think Maclin and Jackson not being in camp has really given Cooper a chance to shine. I said he was a good long term pick up last year. I think he could be a really good starter someday, maybe even this season) The Ravens blitzed all out. They were also trying some different stuff than the Ravens normally do. Vick looked good, Deal with it.

    I think the real story in this preseason game was how good the Eagles Dline and running game looked. The Dline killed the Ravens Oline both 1st and 2nd stringers just ran right passed the Oline and got really good pressure on the QB.

    And the Eagles did something they never do, they ran a drive were they controlled the ball by running. It was great. I think Ronnie Brown and Shady will be a great 1 2 punch to run games out in 4th quarters this year.

    Also on a side note the Two players who stood out th emost to me was Landri (a DT for the Eagles who played last year with Jacksonville) He made two spin moves and just blew by the RG for the Ravens. The other guy was the kid from Va Tech. Taylor looked poised and confident. I thought he was very underrated coming out of college and i think he plays a lot like Vick and could some day be just as good. In fact Mr. Flacco better play really well this year because i think Tyrod Taylor is going to be pushing him all season. Taylor may end up as a really good value for the Ravens. If he can get into 2-3 games this year and play well he may be able to get them a 2nd or 3rd round pick.

    Its pretty sad when teams waste these high firsts on QB’s when gusy like Taylor could be had in later rounds. Taylor right now is better than every QB taken in the first round except for Gabbert (who you could argue isn’t that good, i am just very high on him and think he will be great one day and should have been the first pick)

  57. phillyfan4444 says: Aug 11, 2011 11:21 PM

    I love all the hating that’s going on with Vick and the birds all that means is that there a lot of fans of other teams that can see what kind Kind of damage this eagle team is going to invick to the rest of this minor leaguers

  58. jetswin5straightsuperbowls says: Aug 11, 2011 11:35 PM

    3octaveFart

    Troll? LOL

    I love god brother.

  59. scudbot says: Aug 12, 2011 12:07 AM

    phillyforlife says: “Dude you forget he is with Andy now the QB guru…” It’s the same story every year. Philly hot gas. Andy Reid is a QB guru, best front office in the league, blah blah blah. Who picked a backup who threw for less than 150 yards a game and ran for less than 5, throws gear at fans and disappears when he gets sad? You think Vick is Vick because of Andy Reid? Win the Super Bowl. Just once.

  60. jrmbadger says: Aug 12, 2011 12:29 AM

    This is preseason. Defensive schemes are Vanilla. I’m sorry but I’m not impressed.

    Not saying Vick isn’t a good QB, but come on people…. relax. Last year after the Redskins game the media was ready to annoint him the greatest QB of all time….. What happened? He faced teams that actually havea defense and cooled off a bit.

    He’s a good but not great QB….

  61. dgreenfi says: Aug 12, 2011 12:49 AM

    Ironically, his last pass that got picked off last year was a deep ball to Riley Cooper. Glad he didn’t underthrow it this time. Never underthrow a 6’5″ wr.

  62. icelovinbrotha215 says: Aug 12, 2011 12:57 AM

    Why can’t we all be friends? Vick did what he had to do. Should he have not drove down the field and score? You have to realize hatred toward someone/something only makes YOUR life miserable. C’mon people. Football is back. Fly Eagles Fly.

  63. legendaryjedeye says: Aug 12, 2011 2:02 AM

    Paulitik says,

    Vick had like a 75% comp rating innthe preseason in Atlanta too. He’s going to fall into his old habits soon enough considering the Eagles have won the Paper Champs Lombardi already. He’s doomed. Good luck with Young as your new starter.

    ————————————————-

    u obviously didnt watch all of our games last year. Old ways? We lost to the champs by 5 points, on the last play, with a crappy defense and two missed field goals.

  64. legendaryjedeye says: Aug 12, 2011 2:13 AM

    falctech says:
    Aug 11, 2011 8:39 PM
    Vick is no better now than when he was figured out in Atlanta. I love how the E-girls think that they have already won the Superbowl. Vick will be your downfall!!

    ————————————————-

    I really hope your not an Falcon fan cuz yaw have NOTHING, NADA, NATHAN to say. We(Eagles) have beaten the falcons three straight seasons by double digit margins. Last season with a back up qb who we shipped to Arizona. Oh and the Packers blew yaw out 48-21, need I say more? Atleast we made a game out of it.

  65. zeussuperman says: Aug 12, 2011 2:55 AM

    fatfreddystubbs says: Aug 11, 2011 10:55 PM

    Wow, what an intersting thread. You have this zeus guy demanding people be more innovative, all the while using “hate/haters” (the least innovative, most over-used word on this site) seven times in one post.

    —————————-

    Sorry bro! Next time I’ll write my post in Aramaic or something, since I’m not fresh enough for your delicate sensibilities

    While I work on that, you work on being less terrified of the Philadelphia Eagles 2011 team.

  66. tigrrrr says: Aug 12, 2011 5:51 AM

    Vick karma is due… And coming

    Vick is a low life, and doesnt belong in our NFL

  67. jetfanfolife says: Aug 12, 2011 6:17 AM

    andyreidisfat says:
    Aug 11, 2011 11:12 PM
    Wow i think hating on Vick has gone the way of “momma jokes”. I believe the term is “jumped the shark”.

    Anyway Vick did look good, and i don’t want to hear its preseason the Ravens weren’t trying, cuz they were. On long pass to Cooper (which was both a great pass and catch. I think Maclin and Jackson not being in camp has really given Cooper a chance to shine. I said he was a good long term pick up last year….blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah

    blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah

  68. irishgary says: Aug 12, 2011 7:09 AM

    I didn’t watch the game. So did he throw a pick to end the game?

  69. kevsright says: Aug 12, 2011 7:12 AM

    “Michael Vick picks up where he left off”

    Post number one beat me to it, but it bears repeating-

    If Bad Newz had picked up where he left off, the pass to Cooper would have been intercepted, ending the game…

    Even Ron Mexico can’t end a game in the first quarter!

    Dump Vick!! :mrgreen:

  70. cleverbob says: Aug 12, 2011 9:30 AM

    icelovinbrotha215 says:
    Aug 12, 2011 12:57 AM

    Why can’t we all be friends? Vick did what he had to do. Should he have not drove down the field and score? You have to realize hatred toward someone/something only makes YOUR life miserable. C’mon people. Football is back. Fly Eagles Fly.
    =====================================

    Didn’t you get the memo? All football fans have to hate opposing football fans on a personal level, and lively discourse has been replaced by insults and name calling. I like a good ribbing, but it’s definitely gotten out of hand around here.

  71. hineyspider says: Aug 12, 2011 9:35 AM

    haters gotta hate , negatards gotta negetate

  72. eagles787 says: Aug 12, 2011 9:58 AM

    Vick karma is due? Wasn’t going to jail for 2 years and losing pretty much everything karma for what he did?

    Or did you forget about that because he put that behind him and became a pro bowl QB (again) and Comeback Player of the Year? Moron.

  73. tigrrrr says: Aug 12, 2011 1:46 PM

    He never paid for killing and torturing the animals…. Get your facts straight before you open your goofy mouth again… Vick is a loser and now, so are the eagles.

  74. kevpft says: Aug 12, 2011 1:47 PM

    The thing about the Eagles is, what is Vick going to do this year that he hasn’t already done? He’s not a surprise anymore. He’s not any kind of mystery to the other teams in the division.

    The Eagles’ offense didn’t perform consistently last year. They don’t have some kind of magical new power on offense – a QB that relies on speed is one year older, their two star receivers will have rust from holding out or illness, and their defense is not consistent either – Nnamdi can’t be everywhere.

    This is not to say the Eagles are a bad team. They’re a very good team. But they’re not exceptional, and they’re not out of reach of anyone. Certainly not the Giants and Cowboys, and for that matter, the Packers, Saints, and Bears should all be just fine against what was a 10-6 team that barely scraped into the playoffs last year and promptly lost, handily, to the Packers.

  75. tdc129 says: Aug 12, 2011 2:06 PM

    Looks like these comments are full of Eagles fans. Thats ok…you gotta credit them for rooting for the 2nd best team in Pennsylvania. Now go drink some haterade.

  76. eagles787 says: Aug 12, 2011 2:32 PM

    Get my facts straight? Did he not go to jail? Is that not what people do when they break the law? Or when you say “facts,” are you referring to that fact that he wasn’t brutally mauled or killed by a pack of dogs for their own pleasure because of the imaginary idea of “karma.”

    Look, I’m not saying what he did should be forgotten, it was down right atrocious and sickening. But that doesn’t take away from his ability on the field, nor is he owed some sort of demise worse than what your and my nation’s judicial system sentenced to him.

    And for the record, my mouth is not goofy, nor was it ever open while I typed that or this comment. Go Eagles!

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