Vick throws three interceptions in one half

AP

Michael Vick just doesn’t look the same after his interview with Will Leitch. Call it the GQ curse.

The Eagles quarterback completed only 5-of-12 passes for 47 yards in one half of work Thursday, with three passes caught by the Steelers. Vick seemed so frustrated after the last interception that he took on Troy Polamalu at full speed to tackle him.

(Vick’s form wasn’t ideal, but he was effective.)

Vick wasn’t alone in his struggles.  The Steelers possessed the ball for over 23 minutes of the first half, racking up a 21-0 lead. Philly’s defense couldn’t get off the field on third down.   New Pittsburgh pickup Jerricho Cotchery had two grabs, including a 20-yard touchdown.

Vick’s night will probably get a lot of play on Friday, but we have a hard time getting too worked up about preseason results unless the player is in a position battle.

The Eagles quarterback has enjoyed a strong camp by all accounts until the rough night Thursday. He also led a touchdown drive in the preseason opener.

114 responses to “Vick throws three interceptions in one half

  1. If the eagles struggle, it’s gonna be cuz they are getting totally blastedly run over by every team. MUST make an LB move to compete this year. Otherwise, a year away at least.

  2. DREAM TEAM.

    I know it’s just the preseason, but do you think that the media could let it go for just a couple of days now?

  3. First preseason game –

    “He picked up right where he left off! Eagles are going to the Super Bowl! Dream team!”

    Second preseason game

    “Oh, it’s just preseason! Don’t overreact it doesn’t mean anything!”

    lol.

  4. Yeah im not sure what to think about that hit on polomalu… all i know is that the dream team repeatedly got their face kicked in. Here we go Steelers!

  5. Peyton Manning throws 6 interceptions in one game in the regular season, and it’s all good. Vick throws 3 in a preseason game, and the Eagles are done.

  6. You’re defending him based on his practices? I guess Kyle Orton must be your favorite QB? 😛

    You’re right fundamentally: it’s the preseason, mistakes are best made here and now, but a guy’s competency when wearing a red shirt is just about as meaningless as the outcome of these games.

  7. In all fairness, the Steelers DID do most of their damage against scrubs.

    Starting from the opening kickoff….. HAHA!!

  8. That’s weird, I didn’t know the season had started yet?

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    That’s weird, I thought it started with that Cowboys intrasquad scrimmage.

  9. even if Vick wouldve thrown 3 tds the Eagles will still choke in the playoffs…some franchises just arent meant to hoist the Lombardi trophy

  10. Meaningless…they played very good last week against Baltimore both sides of the ball. The only thing i’m skeptical is Casey Matthews because it appears that he flat out blows.

  11. I’m going to LMAO when Green Bay or the Saints send the dream team home in tears.

    Maybe Atlanta? Wouldn’t that be appropriate.

  12. I don’t care if this is preseason or not, throwing 3 picks in 12 attempts is absolutely horrific…do I expect him to be this bad all year? No…but do NOT draft him in the top 5 rounds expecting anything like last season, you will be very disappointed.

  13. Get used to it, Feagle Fans …… Vick will be the downfall of the 2011 Feagle season …… It’s called karma ……

  14. This makes me feel a bit better about our secondary compared to recent years–apparently Carnell Lake can play and coach.

  15. Welcome to Pittsburgh, Mr. Cotchery! (You wouldn’t know any good left tackles looking for work, would you?)

  16. Here come the Eagle fans saying preseason doesnt matter. And you guys are right. What matters is superbowls ….. and you dont have any. So shut it.

  17. So now I don’t know what the hell to think. Last week, the Eagles looked great and the Steelers lost to the Skins. WTH?!?!?!?!? Killin me

  18. Vick leads with his helmet on a tackle attempt, going after a guy’s knees? Isn’t PFT supposed to be up in arms? SUSPEND HIM, FINE HIM, DATE WITH GOODELL!!

    Come on, PFT, where is the fake outrage you pull out every time James Harrison’s nipples graze the top of some “defenseless” 230-pound running back’s head?

  19. In his second preseason game last season Mike Vick went 1 of 5 for 6 yards with 2 INTs, getting sacked 3 times. Presumably, against a second-string defense, rather than against the starting defense of the reigning AFC Champions.

    He’ll be fine.

  20. That Eagles O line looks terrible vs that Steelers front 7, my daughter can get through that weak O line and get to Vick LOL, they better do something, and putting your O line coach as a DC, IDK, its preseason if Eagles lose their 1st 2 or 3 games in the reg season then you eagle fans should start to worry!!!!!

  21. Anyone watching this game knows that Vick’s interceptions are far from the Eagles biggest problem.

    Their defense is fugly.

    I don’t know which is the worse idea- a 6′ 220 pound rookie starting at MLB or a career offensive line coach as DC.

    Not saying this isn’t a good team, but they are far from flawless.

  22. And RE: run defense, they were kinda missing their best two run stopping DTs in Patterson and Dixon. Both of whom are expected to be back by the time the season starts.

    Seriously. I know that any bad preseason performance is gonna be magnified cause of all the stuff the Eagles have done this offseason, but the Eagles literally haven’t won more than two games in a preseason since before Andy Reid arrived here 13 years ago. There are a few causes for concern, sure, but people who are ready to bury this team after this game are getting way ahead of themselves, just like everyone who was willing to crown them Super Bowl champions two weeks ago. Give it some time.

  23. good thing he didn’t play the whole game, he would of approached Ty Detmer’s record!!!

    DReam TEam?!?!? bwahahahahahahahahaaaa

  24. Let the Eagle excuses begin! Hahahahaah it will be so funny if they fail because they put all their eggs in the Vick basket. And even better if Kolb becomes great in Arizona. That would be a early Christmas present!

  25. Shades of the last month of last season… Vick struggles, and the Eagles stink. They need him to make big plays, and avoid turnovers.

  26. Funny how Philly fan was fired up after running over the Ravens last week. This week the first team offense and defense get throttled and “it’s only preseason”.

    Can’t be the best in the league when you’re the second best team in your own state.

  27. 5 of 12 for 47, and three INT’s …….. yeah, how’s that Super Bowl looking, Iggles fan?

    I get it now, they call this the “Dream Team” because they can only win a Lombardi in their dreams.

    And you people already had him as league MVP!

  28. Too much talent to think this is the way the season will go….. but it will be something to see how things develop in the short term.

  29. Only preseason, but well c how Vick survives with a season of tape on him. The whining started last year about him getting hit, this year itll double!!

  30. This is how its going to be all year. Heap praise on the eagles when they win, make no big deal out of it and use some lame excuses when they lose because they are the crowned champs and media darlings. Gonna be fun to see them fail. HTTR!

  31. Ever since the Vikings game last year he has not looked the same. I think they put a blueprint on how to play him. I like Vick so I hope he can live up to expectations.

  32. who cares about vick. i thought it would be impossible to pass on the eagles…who cares though when your starting middle linebacker is a 6’1 230lb 4th round pick. hahaha the eagles are going to get run over this year

    they dont even have one linebacker that could be a top backup for the steelers

  33. It is just preseason. The most entertaining part of it is watching people who sang praises one week, then chime in that its only preseason after disappointing play.

  34. Laughing out loud at the Eagles fans saying its only preseason. But last week win over the Ravens was gloat worthy? Wasn’t that a preseason game? Although its preseason, you can learn a lot from these games…. just sayin

  35. As an Eagles fan who wanted to see Mike Vick fail, I was pleased when he was godawful last preseason. We all saw how that worked out. We always suck in the preseason as Reid calls situational plays to test position battling players. Although concerning, this really means nothing.

  36. hahaha. I’m an Eagles fan and yes I will admit that they played pretty bad but wow you guys have so much hatred for a team that went out and did work this free agency. I don’t know if its just jealousy or that fact that your team that you root for just flat out blows. I still don’t understand why everyone is calling us a “dream team” because we are far from it. They will lose some games this year. No one expects them to go 16-0.

  37. Funny how Eagles fans are downplaying it. If it were the Cowboys, Skins or Giants, they’d be first doomsayers out there. That’s why it’s wise to shut up and let the season play out instead of self-proclaiming titles.

  38. @msg372
    What situation calls for 3 picks? Trying to see which O-lineman can tackle better? Don’t lie to yourself. They got b*tchslapped.

  39. “Peyton Manning throws 6 interceptions in one game in the regular season, and it’s all good. Vick throws 3 in a preseason game, and the Eagles are done.”

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    It’s because Manning has done something, won a SB. All Vick has done is time.

  40. Just mike being the Mike Vick we all knew prior to his arrest. What we all saw today is the REAL Mike Vick. Kafka of Young will be the starter by the end of the season!

  41. Troy almost had 3 interceptions himself.

    But we all know he’s overrated. Remember the Super Bowl when James Farrior (scratch that) Troy Polamalu got beat by Greg Jennings?

  42. “Vick’s form wasn’t ideal, but he was effective.” Given he had a QR of 13, doesn’t this seem like a truckload of grade inflation?

  43. its only pre-season…but it should be a concern that
    he is misreading routes or receivers or out of sync…the first pick was a flat trajectory…he needed to put out deep toward the sideline where only the receiver could make a play on it.

  44. As as one of the FEW Eagles fans that didn’t get over excited about last week I will say the thing i said, We’ll see after week 5 where everyone is at in this league.

    This game was brutal. Pitt played very well and the Eagles looked sloppy. However, I did notice that Pitt was really trying extra hard because of last week and i noticed the Eagles trying a lot of new stuff on D like playing with the three corners on the field a lot. Don’t get me wrong the Eagles did not do well running any plays. As far as vick and ints. I could care less its the preseason and the guy is going to try throws he wouldn’t do in the regular season to try and give guys a chance to make a play. Vick still does need to work on his Blitz reads before the snap. I am sure Andy will help cover that up with a lil bit more of a running game since they have two strong backs to run with. I was still impressed with the D line in getting to the QB, Don’t forget Ben Rapistburg’s one greatest quality is being able to move around in the pocket and negate sure sacks.

    I still think the Eagles and Falcons are the Best teams in the NFC and i still think the PAts, Ravens, and the steelers are the best in the AFC. My guess is the one of those teams that stays healthiest will win the superbowl.

  45. I love the media.

    Last week the Eagles defensive has 8 sacks and runs rough shot on the Ravens and they’re the “Dream Team”. Also, Vick takes them right downfield for a TD and he’s awesome.

    This week, the Eagles defense gets killed and Vick throws three picks and they stink, so the “Dream Team” is a bust.

    It’s the preseason in a shortened offseason. Stop putting a spin on everything.

    When real games start being played it’s time to care.

    Jesus this is annoying, both with the positive and negative hype.

  46. Everyone take a deep breath, and pat yourself on the back. Now you can feel vindicated because the team that YOU insist on calling the ‘dream team’ played poorly in a preseason game.

    With all the new acquisitions you can’t expect to just plug them in and have instant cohesiveness. Hopefully it gets turned around in time for the regular season.

  47. curtainclosed says:Aug 19, 2011 4:13 AM

    “(Vick’s form wasn’t ideal, but he was effective.)” Um what?

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    His tackle of Polamalu after the INT he threw.

  48. skinsdiehard says:Aug 18, 2011 11:41 PM

    Funny how Eagles fans are downplaying it. If it were the Cowboys, Skins or Giants, they’d be first doomsayers out there. That’s why it’s wise to shut up and let the season play out instead of self-proclaiming titles.

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    The “self-proclaiming titles” thing is actually pretty funny because the Eagles players are not walking around calling themselves the “dream team”. The announcers during the game called the eagles “the self-proclaimed dream team” but really, one player (Young) before his first practice said that before his first practice with the team. Since then not a single player or coach has called the Eagles “A Dream Team”. In fact they have gone out of their way to say that they don’t think of themselves that way.

  49. khmer379 says:Aug 19, 2011 3:46 AM

    Should of keep kolb just saying

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    Vick really needs to improve his defensive reads. It’s a reminder that he has gotten this far mainly by his athletic talents rather than his decision making ability. He will make average defenses look bad but will struggle with his reads against good blitzing defenses.

    I would’ve rather kept Kolb but I have faith that Reid and company will have Vick ready for week 1.

  50. It does not matter for on paper its the egirls vs the jets and the egirls win the paper championship

    I have been saying all along convick is a one trick pony and the trick is getting old

    Dont worry Filthy fans the Flyers perseason starts real soon so you will something else to dream about

  51. Could last year’s performance by Vick be another version of Randall Cunningham from 1998? It wouldn’t surprise me.

    Cunningham set the world on fire in ’98, after coming off the bench for an injured Brad Johnson. RC played lights out all year (until the NFC Championship game anyway), signed a huge contract extension, began 1999 as the starter and played so poorly, he was benched in favor of Jeff George, just six games into his new five year contract. He was released after the ’99 season.

    I think Philly took a huge chance trading away Kolb. If Vick falters, this dream team won’t make the playoffs.

  52. Vick really needs to improve his defensive reads. It’s a reminder that he has gotten this far mainly by his athletic talents rather than his decision making ability. He will make average defenses look bad but will struggle with his reads against good blitzing defenses.

    I would’ve rather kept Kolb but I have faith that Reid and company will have Vick ready for week
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    Vick has NEVER been a pocket passer. Not at Virgina Tech, not in Atlanta, and not while incarcerated in the big house. It looked to me like Reid is trying to reign in Vick and make him a pocket thrower and keep him from running….which may or may not be good news.
    He’ll be broke in half by mid-season if he runs like he used to, and he’ll be the new leader in INT’s if he stays in the pocket.

    First chink in the “dream team” armor and the weakest link in the chain.

  53. The “self-proclaiming titles” thing is actually pretty funny because the Eagles players are not walking around calling themselves the “dream team”. The announcers during the game called the eagles “the self-proclaimed dream team” but really, one player (Young) before his first practice said that before his first practice with the team. Since then not a single player or coach has called the Eagles “A Dream Team”. In fact they have gone out of their way to say that they don’t think of themselves that way.
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    The fans are the ones that have gotten over the top with it….kind of like MN’s fans when they seriously thought Burnt Favre was going to repeat his stellar season and end it on a Super Bowl TD instead of a season ending pick for the 4th straight time in 4 years.

    It’s called Karma….and it’s coming to Philly cheesesteak stand near you.

  54. Preseason or not…

    Vick was terrible….

    Young was terrible (which is the real story of this game as he was out to prove he’s a strong backup when Vick gets hurt)

    Kafka was strong…

    Philly is in trouble….

  55. timasahh says: Aug 19, 2011 3:47 AM

    This game reminded me why I love the Phillies.

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    The true Dream Team in Philly!

  56. The Eagles didn’t take out Pig Ben with a career ending injury, so now I have to hope the next team in line does it.

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