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Vick strikes it rich, again

Michael Vick AP

Two years and two weeks after he signed a two-year contract that paid him less than $2 million in 2009, Vick is poised to once again ink a long-term nine-figure deal.

We’ve confirmed that Vick has agreed to terms with the Eagles on a six-year, $100 million contract.  The deal replaces the one-year guaranteed franchise tender, which has a value north of $16 million.

The agreement was first reported by ESPN.

The contract, which comes seven years after Vick signed a 10-year, $130 million deal with the Falcons, raises plenty of questions.  How much of it is guaranteed?  (Adam Schefter of ESPN says it’s $40 million.)  How much of it is truly guaranteed?

What protections, if any, does the deal contain in the event Vick gets into trouble again?  Is it front-loaded, back-loaded, or evenly distributed at an average of $16.67 million per year?

Other questions include whether and to what extent the deal created cap space in 2011, and then whether that money will be used to sign receiver DeSean Jackson to a long-term deal.

Once we get our eyes on the specific numbers, we’ll break it all down.

Until then, it’s safe to say that Vick has come full circle, four years after pleading guilty to federal charges relating to gambling and dogfighting.  He’s back on top of the football world; the ultimate question is whether he’ll stay there this time.

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  1. dawkinseffect says: Aug 29, 2011 8:05 PM

    Great to hear that we got Vick locked in. Now I want to know how much cap space we got to keep Jackson happy.

  2. trbowman says: Aug 29, 2011 8:06 PM

    A horrible overpayment and overcommittment that will come back to haunt the Eagles, maybe as soon as this season.

    He was a flash in the pan last year. He is average at best without his scrambling ability. His playoff performances have been terrible, too.

    I fully expect Kolb to go on to have a better career. Dumping Kolb in favor of Vick will be considered a mistake in a few years.

  3. scudbot says: Aug 29, 2011 8:06 PM

    Crazy. This is like signing a 31 year old RB to a 10 year deal. It must be way front loaded.

  4. kelvinmchale says: Aug 29, 2011 8:06 PM

    What has this guy won to deserve this kind of money? My goodness!

  5. wawa33 says: Aug 29, 2011 8:06 PM

    “Pride goeth before the fall.”

  6. hooknosemike says: Aug 29, 2011 8:07 PM

    The Steelers have “zero tolerance” for a qb with issues off the field.

  7. stvang says: Aug 29, 2011 8:07 PM

    So what will be be worth when he legs can’t make up for his poor defensive reading skills

  8. aboveaveragejoe11 says: Aug 29, 2011 8:08 PM

    My, my how quickly the mighty have risen, fallen and risen again. Vick wasn’t worthy of the first $100 million contract, nor the second.

  9. benh999 says: Aug 29, 2011 8:08 PM

    $130 million? Just imagine parlaying that into a rottweiler with fire in his eyes.

  10. chocopoppy says: Aug 29, 2011 8:08 PM

    …and how much does Vik actually keep after paying back his creditors?

  11. peopletrains says: Aug 29, 2011 8:08 PM

    A perfect way to cap off a terribly overrated off-season!

  12. Awol.West says: Aug 29, 2011 8:09 PM

    This enables Desean to get his contract now.
    My Eagles are ready for some footballllllllll!!!!!!!!!!

  13. schemefactory says: Aug 29, 2011 8:09 PM

    good for him. anybody that pays their societal debt is definitely not the bad, bad person they were before that, and deserve to be given their entire life back and then some. bravo. here’s to every other convicted felon being given millions of dollars.

  14. ac0117 says: Aug 29, 2011 8:10 PM

    Vick’s a great and unique player… I’ll never forget that play where he juked those 2 vikings players and they ran into each other in OT… but that is a lot of money for a scrambling QB that is injury prone.

  15. jstorm6 says: Aug 29, 2011 8:10 PM

    People all around the world still love Mike Vick!

  16. david7590 says: Aug 29, 2011 8:11 PM

    This will not end well

  17. ipeefreelyagain says: Aug 29, 2011 8:11 PM

    I predict a [b]TON[/b] of dead money in the Eagles future salary cap.

    While I’m at it, I predict Vick slips back into mediocrity again.

    He’s wise to sign the contract now, because he could be looking for a new team by 2013.

  18. trollaikman8 says: Aug 29, 2011 8:11 PM

    That’s a lot of shock collars

  19. pacificnw7722 says: Aug 29, 2011 8:11 PM

    “We’ve confirmed that Vick has agreed to terms with the Eagles on a six-year, $100 million contract.”

    Can’t believe this dude is going to be filthy rich……..again.

  20. beastson says: Aug 29, 2011 8:12 PM

    Good for Vick. Paid your dues. Congratulations and a reminder that in this great country, everyone gets a second chance. You better make it count.

  21. Tim says: Aug 29, 2011 8:12 PM

    Woo!

  22. jamrho5 says: Aug 29, 2011 8:12 PM

    let the vick haters begin…….go eagles yall

  23. bender4700 says: Aug 29, 2011 8:12 PM

    Hyped College Star -> Hyped NFL Star -> Convicted Felon -> Prisoner in Federal Prison -> Free Man -> NFL Backup QB -> NFL starter -> NFL Star -> Rich Man again

    Makes sense. Glad our society has it’s head on right.

  24. sportswannabe says: Aug 29, 2011 8:12 PM

    Too much money for a QB who never plays a full season. Unless he wins them a Super Bowl.

  25. bossisforboston says: Aug 29, 2011 8:13 PM

    unbelievable.

  26. hus10188 says: Aug 29, 2011 8:13 PM

    Mike Vick = $100 million
    Eagles Scrub O-Line = $2.50

    Seeing Vick’s butt on IR by week 3 and being the world’s most expensive injured reserve = PRICELESS!!

  27. Tim says: Aug 29, 2011 8:13 PM

    Can they franchise DeSean Jackson now?

  28. edreedisgod says: Aug 29, 2011 8:13 PM

    Gotta love America!!!!

  29. balzosteel says: Aug 29, 2011 8:13 PM

    Totally ridiculous contract for a man that has only one great season under his belt. His seasons before last were good, but last season was truly his only great season. That being said, I love it when teams besides my own are financially irresponsible.

  30. bmue42 says: Aug 29, 2011 8:14 PM

    ok, now win me my fantasy league

  31. ohiogti2011 says: Aug 29, 2011 8:14 PM

    As long as he stays clean and continues to be a better person, I will continue to wish him the best of luck.

  32. PackersHome.com says: Aug 29, 2011 8:14 PM

    Michael Vick isn’t the only one happy about this.
    http://www.cnbc.com/id/40219705/Man_Who_Vick_Owes_6_Million_To_Is_Cheering_For_Him

  33. packerfan1000 says: Aug 29, 2011 8:14 PM

    Love him or hate him, you have to admit: everything about Mike Vick is exciting.

  34. packersareandwillalwaysbebetterthanthebears says: Aug 29, 2011 8:15 PM

    First of all, wow.

    I was not expecting a 6 year deal nor a deal worth upwards of 60 million..

  35. taghur says: Aug 29, 2011 8:15 PM

    Last time they gave out $100 Million to a QB was Dmac and now Vick signs $100 Million…still no SB…verdicts still on limbo.

  36. tampajoey says: Aug 29, 2011 8:15 PM

    Maybe he should get a cat this time. Although cat people are weird.

  37. mello10 says: Aug 29, 2011 8:15 PM

    I still don’t think they pay DeSean. 500k this year, franchise tag in 2012, and if he is healthy they bring him back after that. He’s one concussion away from being “damaged goods.”

    As far as the Vick deal – if it’s 6 years 100 mil (40 guaranteed) then that’s very fair for both sides.

  38. bullethead527 says: Aug 29, 2011 8:15 PM

    WOW, I bet Mcnabb wishes he never mentored Vick now, LOL

  39. allaboutdabillslikebuffalo says: Aug 29, 2011 8:15 PM

    Great now just stop doing desean dirty and pay the man

  40. boneszz says: Aug 29, 2011 8:16 PM

    next up desean… :-)

  41. brs027 says: Aug 29, 2011 8:16 PM

    ruff ruff

  42. sdffa11 says: Aug 29, 2011 8:17 PM

    you got your money, vick.

    now go win us a super bowl.

    go birds!

  43. ajknox88 says: Aug 29, 2011 8:17 PM

    I wonder if he’s going to have to pay anything he owes for his bankruptcy he filed?

  44. iggles20 says: Aug 29, 2011 8:18 PM

    Why does it need protection against Vick getting into further trouble? He was arrested for operating a dog fighting operation. Does anyone really think he’s going to do that again? Seriously???

    The deal should be subject to the same behavior/morality clauses everybody signs.

    Did you ask whether Ray Lewis’ post superbowl contract had protection against him getting into trouble – since you know he was involved in the murder of human beings?

  45. TeamBalco says: Aug 29, 2011 8:19 PM

    I’m Rich Bitch!

  46. joeydawop says: Aug 29, 2011 8:19 PM

    Good for him, and all his critics and haters can eat sh!t!

  47. josh19696 says: Aug 29, 2011 8:19 PM

    F@#@ing Awesome!!!

  48. galatians62 says: Aug 29, 2011 8:19 PM

    Couldnt be happier for this young man! Praise God for redemption.

  49. num1eaglesfanyo says: Aug 29, 2011 8:20 PM

    Nice he deserves it and he will show why he deserves it. ok eagles/vick hatters time is yours…

  50. avanderlay says: Aug 29, 2011 8:20 PM

    how much would white Mike Vick get?

  51. medtxpack says: Aug 29, 2011 8:20 PM

    time to pay the debt off…

    and Jamarcus would like a loan.

  52. snowpea84 says: Aug 29, 2011 8:20 PM

    A six year deal. For an injury prone, aging QB. Who had half of a good season. Is this a joke? Everyone in the front office is going to be fired pretty soon.

  53. pheelingphine says: Aug 29, 2011 8:21 PM

    He’s worked hard to restore his image. Hope he can stay healthy and out of trouble.

  54. drgreenstreak says: Aug 29, 2011 8:21 PM

    Wow! A whole new chain of kennels.

  55. philllyhawk says: Aug 29, 2011 8:21 PM

    What a story. Hate him, or love him, respect has to be given. He has TRULY come full circle. He should be a motivational speaker when he is retired, EVERYONE can take SOMETHING from this situation.

  56. duanethomas says: Aug 29, 2011 8:21 PM

    America is a great country.

    He paid his debt to society.

    Congrats Michael Vick.

  57. howmnyplayoffwinsugot says: Aug 29, 2011 8:22 PM

    Good for u Mike!

  58. SmackSaw says: Aug 29, 2011 8:22 PM

    He’ll be done in two. Two years $40 mil? The Igles are throwing around more cash than Floyd Mayweather on ex.

  59. frankrizzo51 says: Aug 29, 2011 8:22 PM

    He’s not that good.

  60. cokewithrealsugar says: Aug 29, 2011 8:22 PM

    It would make sense for Vick’s deal to be structured so Desean Jackson could be offered a new deal. It may not be the deal that Jackson and Rosenhaus think is suitable for such an exotic weapon.

  61. agentcharlescarmichael says: Aug 29, 2011 8:23 PM

    Least it’s out of the way now, i’m sure more of it is back-loaded. i’m also sure it did free up money for djax and his contract that is not far at all from happening. One down, one to go.

  62. dondada10 says: Aug 29, 2011 8:23 PM

    Good for Vick.

  63. sonopazzo6 says: Aug 29, 2011 8:23 PM

    Now protect him, dagnabbit!

  64. bucks12965 says: Aug 29, 2011 8:23 PM

    If I recall correctly, there are a few people he owes $ to that will be happy to hear about this.

  65. burgandyandgold says: Aug 29, 2011 8:23 PM

    I loathe the eagles but good for him.

  66. razwan65 says: Aug 29, 2011 8:25 PM

    Now it’s Jackson’s turn

  67. ninerboi says: Aug 29, 2011 8:26 PM

    Stupid contract on the part if the eagles…with his type of playing style

  68. blake110 says: Aug 29, 2011 8:26 PM

    FINALLY they pay the man with the ball. They pay the man who runs faster than F*ck.

  69. sterlingrodgers says: Aug 29, 2011 8:27 PM

    PETA is not gonna like it, but the man has paid his dues. Here’s hoping he keeps his life moving in the right direction.

  70. joetoronto says: Aug 29, 2011 8:27 PM

    Maybe he can pay his debts now.

  71. kayotiicdat says: Aug 29, 2011 8:27 PM

    I wonder how many dogs will suffer this time around now that he has money again, hey his boys gotta eat too lol

  72. quiettexan says: Aug 29, 2011 8:28 PM

    winning is all that matters. as long as he can do that for 6 years all of it will be guaranteed.

  73. sdw2001 says: Aug 29, 2011 8:28 PM

    Cue the haters. Any way you slice it, it’s pretty amazing that he’s come back like this.

  74. eamadden00 says: Aug 29, 2011 8:29 PM

    I wonder how this will affect the Eagles Madden Franchise Cap.

    http://www.CheapGamerNation.com

  75. sedcontra97 says: Aug 29, 2011 8:29 PM

    Well done, Vick. Here’s to second chances.

  76. melonnhead says: Aug 29, 2011 8:30 PM

    We’ve confirmed that Vick has agreed to terms with the Eagles on a six-year, $100 million contract.

    ——————————————————————–

    Suckers. Those who don’t learn from the past are condemned to repeat it. Inb4 Lurie is suing him for some of that guaranteed money back.

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  77. beastofeden says: Aug 29, 2011 8:31 PM

    A lot of $$$ for a guy that is going to get his head coach fired and NEVER wine the big one…

  78. manofsteel22 says: Aug 29, 2011 8:33 PM

    He’ll stay out of trouble OFF the field but If the O-line keeps blocking like they are he’s going to be in alot of trouble on the field.

  79. bangbangbilly says: Aug 29, 2011 8:33 PM

    Cue the Dave chappelle “I’m rich !!! Beeotch

  80. mossholder says: Aug 29, 2011 8:33 PM

    Vick should tip Clay Matthews. He’s really the one that gave Vick a chance to shine again.

  81. Fan On Fire_Maurice Barksdale says: Aug 29, 2011 8:34 PM

    I assume the Eagles put alot of behavioral clauses in the contract to protect them for when Vick screws up again. But hopefully Mike can stay out of trouble this time, and his recent good behavior is sincere and not just a ruse to get a long-term deal.

  82. cletusvandam says: Aug 29, 2011 8:34 PM

    I’d say we’re about 5 to 6 weeks away from Philly realizing this was a colossal blunder.

  83. melonnhead says: Aug 29, 2011 8:34 PM

    FINALLY they pay the man with the ball. They pay the man who runs faster than F*ck.

    ——————————————————————–

    They pay the man that hasn’t won a playoff game in over 5 years. They pay the man that has never had back-to-back winning seasons. FINALLY hahaha

  84. scudbot says: Aug 29, 2011 8:34 PM

    There’s no way he’s still a starter at age 37. He may not be starting for the Eagles within 3 years. He’s a QB who still can’t read blitzes and relies on his aging legs instinctively. Teams have a better idea how to contain him now. If he agreed to a back-loaded deal he’s dreaming. If the Eagles gave him a front-loaded deal, they’re dreaming.

  85. descendency says: Aug 29, 2011 8:35 PM

    16.67 million a year to play 11 games?

    Sounds like a bad investment.

  86. packerbacker12 says: Aug 29, 2011 8:36 PM

    What the hell has Vick done to earn this kind of contract? Sorry but a few good games doesn’t earn anyone a $100 million contract.

    Vick is so grossly overrated, it’s sick.

  87. melonnhead says: Aug 29, 2011 8:37 PM

    Couldnt be happier for this young man! Praise God for redemption.

    —————————————————————

    Redemption doesn’t come with a dollar sign on it.

  88. derekjetersmansion says: Aug 29, 2011 8:37 PM

    That deal better be INSANELY front-loaded.

  89. whitecastleisafoodgroup says: Aug 29, 2011 8:37 PM

    Regardless if anyone agrees (including me), according to law Vick paid his price to society for his crime(s). He made his way back and has done well for the Eagles.

    That said, no way is he worth a $100 million contract. I mean, through his career he has done nothing except be awarded personal achievements.

    Pick any active (starting) QB with one SB ring or at least one conference championship. What are they now worth?

    The rookie scale may have been corrected but the stupidity of awarding over-hyped veteran players a huge contract on speculation still continues.

  90. goldenstatus says: Aug 29, 2011 8:37 PM

    I love how people bring up PETA when peta themselves kill over 90% of the animals that are given to them, they inject them with poison and then burn them up. instead of spending more money on shelter for the animals they spend most of their free space on the burials etc instead. Vick is hated for killing dogs and peta is loved for not killing less than 10% of the animals they get. Ha great country this is.

  91. sdw2001 says: Aug 29, 2011 8:38 PM

    beastofeden says:
    Aug 29, 2011 8:31 PM
    A lot of $$$ for a guy that is going to get his head coach fired and NEVER wine the big one…
    —————————–

    Apparently cocaine is making a comeback.

  92. qdog112 says: Aug 29, 2011 8:38 PM

    Congratulations Mike! Too bad you can’t recover the two years stolen from you.

  93. packerbacker12 says: Aug 29, 2011 8:38 PM

    “Now it’s Jackson’s turn”

    With the Eagles draining millions in free agency then overpaying Vick, I highly doubt they even have the cap room to re-sign Jackson.

  94. bluefan204 says: Aug 29, 2011 8:39 PM

    All I’ve got to say about it is:

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!

    No wonder they can’t win anything. Reid makes idiotic decisions on the field, and the Eagles’ FO makes them off the field. This guy is gonna burn them badly, and I’m gonna enjoy watching the fire

  95. sdw2001 says: Aug 29, 2011 8:39 PM

    allaboutdabillslikebuffalo says:
    Aug 29, 2011 8:15 PM
    Great now just stop doing desean dirty and pay the man
    ———————-

    Yeah, how dare they ask him to honor the contract he signed.

  96. jetsetfred says: Aug 29, 2011 8:40 PM

    “You can Hate me Now.” NAS

  97. melonnhead says: Aug 29, 2011 8:42 PM

    I love how people bring up PETA when peta themselves kill over 90% of the animals that are given to them, they inject them with poison and then burn them up. instead of spending more money on shelter for the animals they spend most of their free space on the burials etc instead. Vick is hated for killing dogs and peta is loved for not killing less than 10% of the animals they get. Ha great country this is.

    ———————————————————————————–

    You know what? You’re right. Throwing Fifi the toy poodle into a ring with a 120 pound rottweiler or repeatedly slamming dogs against the ground until they’re dead or electrocuting them for fun is the same thing as putting a dog down in the most humane way to do it.

  98. tunescribe says: Aug 29, 2011 8:44 PM

    Count me among the conscientious haters of this conscienceless sociopath. But on the football level, this contract is preposterous. Vick will prove the offense’s Achilles heel this year and beyond, until somebody in that organization wises up. Sheesh.

  99. mmmpieyummy says: Aug 29, 2011 8:45 PM

    Disgusting…the guy should have never again been allowed on a football field for what he did and now he gets rewarded.

    And all of you that say he deserves a second chance are the same people who attend church every Sunday and effuse God’s wishes that all creatures are sacred.

    Vick supporters are nothing but blasphemous hypocrites.

  100. Mr. Wright 212 says: Aug 29, 2011 8:46 PM

    qdog112 says: Aug 29, 2011 8:38 PM

    Congratulations Mike! Too bad you can’t recover the two years stolen from you.
    ———–

    Stolen being the key word.

  101. Rhode Island Patriots Fan says: Aug 29, 2011 8:46 PM

    A six-year, $100MM investment on a 31-year-old quarterback who relies exceedingly on his running game? The Eagles had better hope that Vick’s blitz recognition, pocket awareness, and passing skills continue to improve. Otherwise, they just may go another six years without ever having won a Super Bowl.

  102. doworks0n says: Aug 29, 2011 8:50 PM

    cant stand the eagles n their fans n dont at all condone what vick did but every1 deserves a 2nd chance in life n it really looks like vick learned his lesson. he been a model citizen n he been a good qb. he worked hard for it. didnt let anything come to him after his release from prison he worked for it. at the end of the day its more then stats and fame its bout the human its self and i feel like vick turned his life for the good n god bless him…juss plz dont sh*t on my cowboys cuz our d isnt looking good!!!!

  103. zeussuperman says: Aug 29, 2011 8:51 PM

    bender4700 says: Aug 29, 2011 8:12 PM

    Hyped College Star -> Hyped NFL Star -> Convicted Felon -> Prisoner in Federal Prison -> Free Man -> NFL Backup QB -> NFL starter -> NFL Star -> Rich Man again

    Makes sense. Glad our society has it’s head on right.

    ———————-

    Love him or hate him, this PROVES that our country is the land of the free.

    Dude is free to be a complete scumbag with unrivaled athletic skill — and by being better than the millions of potential athletes in competition, he’s made it in America.

    You want to begrudge a real scumbag for being really filthy rich, go bother Dick Cheney.

  104. hammertoe11 says: Aug 29, 2011 8:53 PM

    2 years he blows it again. Watch……………

  105. robmix8 says: Aug 29, 2011 8:54 PM

    eagles are probably (almost hoping) he gets injured behind that ragtag line & his ability to scramble for his life …. & at his age the best years are past him despite being in his prime now… i dont like the eagles nut i wish him the best…..sort of……

  106. zeussuperman says: Aug 29, 2011 8:54 PM

    snowpea84 says: Aug 29, 2011 8:20 PM

    A six year deal. For an injury prone, aging QB. Who had half of a good season. Is this a joke? Everyone in the front office is going to be fired pretty soon.

    ————————-

    Which half?

    The half where he didn’t throw an interception, or the half where he engineered one of the most memorable comeback wins in NFL history, happened to lose a game against a desperate Vikings team, and came four points away from unseating the eventual Superbowl Champs in the playoffs?

    I guess you mean that half, but I’m guessing about 20 teams would kill for that half of a season.

  107. flagstaffphotos says: Aug 29, 2011 8:55 PM

    Got to wonder what he makes if he actually WINS a playoff game? About a $Billion??

    Philly fan – you are SOOOOO easily hypnotized. No wonder Goodell decided to put him there – bunch of mindless fools.

  108. nodreamteam says: Aug 29, 2011 8:56 PM

    This is how you get rewarded for having a terrible preseason and being incapable of reading blitzes? I must be getting “punked”. Ashton is gonna be jumping out of a closet any minute….I hope.

  109. norcaleagles says: Aug 29, 2011 8:59 PM

    PACKERBACKER, Well fortunately for Philly, you’re not the GM. The Eagles front office knows how to work deals. I love all of the hateful remarks on here. That goes to show you that the Eagles have everyones attention and other teams fans are worried.

  110. Robert Chandler says: Aug 29, 2011 9:00 PM

    Maybe I’m out of line to feel this way (in some circles) but I don’t think I can sincerely be happy for this type of success when it goes to Mike Vick. I still picture him doing the heinous things (i.e. shocking, drowning, torturing) to innocent animals. It takes a very cold-hearted person to do the things he did. He wants everyone to forget, be totally satisfied that he “paid his debt to society”. The immense wealth he will enjoy doesn’t wipe away the pain he caused. And while I do believe people deserve a second chance, I can’t forget the things he did and I imagine he would still be doing that evil, had he not been caught. He rather unemotionally expressed remorse after he got nailed, but does anyone doubt he would still be torturing animals for his entertainment?

    I lost my job 18 months ago, and am finding it impossible to find a new job despite exhausting efforts. In my 56 years I never hurt anyone, worked as hard as I could, and was honest and responsible. I dig it. Life isn’t fair. And I may very well end up homeless soon. (My health decided to fall apart right during this tough time, too.) But a guy like Mike Vick can do a litany of heinous acts, and he will never have to worry about money again, so long as he doesn’t make stupid decisions.

    Our lives and situations have nothing in common, I know. It just galls me that people like me often get no support or help, and wind up on the streets. May Mike Vick do the right things – enjoy his latest windfall and try to help others less fortunate, along the way.

  111. gottapoop says: Aug 29, 2011 9:00 PM

    He should open up a dog park with that money

  112. ud1hens says: Aug 29, 2011 9:01 PM

    packerbacker12 says: Aug 29, 2011 8:38 PM

    “Now it’s Jackson’s turn”

    With the Eagles draining millions in free agency then overpaying Vick, I highly doubt they even have the cap room to re-sign Jackson.
    _____________________________

    You are clearly clueless how the salary cap works.

  113. nfldaddy says: Aug 29, 2011 9:01 PM

    Dolts galore trolling the Eagles posts again.

    Kevin Kolb just receive $25mil guaranteed for playing in 7 games.

    Sam Bradford, played ZERO games before receiving his $50mil guaranteed.

    Vick has earned his guaranteed money, and you puppy loving liberal dolts can’t stand it.

  114. eagleswin says: Aug 29, 2011 9:01 PM

    Vick will be lucky to still be starter in 3 years let alone 6. He’s got 1, maybe 2 years left in those legs. Once those are gone, he’s done because he isn’t going to win games by making smart decisions. I’ve got to hand it to him though, somehow he keeps getting people to give to think he’s a franchise QB.

  115. melonnhead says: Aug 29, 2011 9:04 PM

    $100 million over 6 seasons! That’s over $17,000 per minute of a game hahahaha IF IF IF he doesn’t get hurt over the next 6 seasons!

  116. niners168 says: Aug 29, 2011 9:04 PM

    “But what if Michael Vick was white?”- ESPN

  117. nfldaddy says: Aug 29, 2011 9:05 PM

    Packerbacker, you’re scared because your team was a 1 hit wonder, so you’re spreading hateful rhetoric and conjecture.

    If you knew anything about the Eagles, you would understand that their handling of the salary cap is 2nd to only the Patriots, and that’s debatable.

    The chances that Vick will receive anywhere near his franchise number this year are slim to done. I would put my money on $10mil.

  118. rpiotr01 says: Aug 29, 2011 9:05 PM

    Oh thank god, can’t wait until he crashes and burns again. Biggest con artist in the NFL. He’ll be killing dogs again within 6 months.

    “The greatest trick Mike Vick ever pulled was convincing the world the ghetto, dog killing rat inside him didn’t exist.”

  119. realitypolice says: Aug 29, 2011 9:06 PM

    “Vick placed family pet dogs in the fighting ring with trained pit bulls and laughed as they “caused major injuries” to the pets”

    “Vick and two associates, Purnell Peace and Quanis Phillips, thought it was funny to watch the pit bull dogs belonging to Bad Newz Kennels injure or kill the other dogs.”

    “Vick executed approximately six dogs by hanging and drowning. The hanging deaths occurred “by placing a nylon cord over a 2×4 that was nailed to two trees located next to the big shed.”

    You are either capable of enjoying watching and listening to animals die torturous deaths or you’re not.

    18 months in prison doesn’t change that.

    Vick has paid his debt to society and he deserves to make a living in his chosen field.

    But I can’t root for him.

    Let’s see how much volunteer work he does for the Humane Society now that he has his money, and after his community service ends.

  120. avanderlay says: Aug 29, 2011 9:06 PM

    He earned that money in my fantasy league, definitely not in the real one…

  121. vstyle23 says: Aug 29, 2011 9:07 PM

    Man, y’all don’t understand business. It’s all about marketing on so many levels. Vick draws ratings, cha Ching. Vick draws great players that sign for less to play with him, cha Ching. The reason why franchises want to win Superbowls is the exposure, cha Ching. At least slot of them do. This was a safe marketing bet. Now it’s up to Vick to show them that he’s more than prime time entertainment!!! Congrats bro

  122. norcaleagles says: Aug 29, 2011 9:09 PM

    SCUDBOT, This is NOTHING like signing a 31 year old RB to a 10 year deal. For one, QBs tend to have longer careers than RBs. And 2nd, its a 6 year deal, not 10 years.

  123. pistolpete0903 says: Aug 29, 2011 9:10 PM

    vow…..I mean VOW!!!!

    Felt Vick was getting too much of a rough deal for his dog-fighting…..and feeling he is getting too much adulation (and money) for his football.
    Gotta love the USA…..everything is in excess!!!!

  124. melikefootball says: Aug 29, 2011 9:10 PM

    Well fans our rates for waching the NFL on TV will go up as well as ketchup.

  125. jacksaysfu says: Aug 29, 2011 9:12 PM

    I gave PFT this story yesterday and dont even get an acknowledgement ? Low blow guys , low blow !

  126. phillyj112 says: Aug 29, 2011 9:12 PM

    Well just hope Mike Vick is “fully recovered” from his old ways. Otherwise its only a matter of time before “Ron Mexico” returns or marijuana in water bottles on an airplane happens again.

  127. andyreidisfat says: Aug 29, 2011 9:13 PM

    I’m not quite sure how paying a guy less than manning and Brady who finshed in the top MVP voting last year is overpaying ??? In fact i don’t even think he is in the top 4 of QB’s…. just sayin.

    Oh and for the “aging” comments, Vick is only 31 and took 2 years off from getting killed so i would say he probably in better shape than most 37 years olds. Also the FO sees a lot more than the moroons on this board do of the guy. I doubt Reid would give a guy 100 mil if he didn’t think he was getting better every day.

    And for the people who say he has trouble “reading the blitz” If you watch the games and stop listening to the moroons at ESPn then you would clearly see Vick has set all the protections as they should be. Its just they have rookies and guys who suck doing the blocking.

    They finally made the move i have been saying they would make all offseason and put Herrimens at RT where he WILL be a pro bowler for the next few years as the guy is made to play tackle..

    But i guess haters have to hate.

    Oh and Steelers fans i wouldn’t say anything at all, as your QB is just as injury prone makes more and yes he doesn’t kill dogs, but he does rape women then pay them off to not press charges. Of course having the police help you do the raping also helps in discouraging any kind of trouble. But then again he is white.

  128. deadeye says: Aug 29, 2011 9:16 PM

    The Eagles screwed themselves slightly less than the Falcons did. They will regret this contract within the next three seasons.

  129. condor75 says: Aug 29, 2011 9:21 PM

    Man a lot of haters on this site, as if your sorry asses wouldn’t take 100 million if you could get it. Stop hating, the man went to jail and it is over. I haven’t seen an article on dogfighting since then, I guess no one dog fights anymore. Get a damn life, you know who I am talking to. PATHETIC

  130. undevelopedroll says: Aug 29, 2011 9:27 PM

    This money that is being thrown around in professional sports is just insane! I love football as much as the next guy, but geesh! Doesn’t this seem absurd when unemployment is near 10%, millions of homes are in foreclosure, we owe China gazillions of dollars and our friggin teachers make like twenty grand a year! $100 million to throw a football!

  131. skinsrollyou says: Aug 29, 2011 9:28 PM

    stupid eagle fans. scum of the earth. voted tied for first worst fans in america. tied with… the phillies… shocker. way to cripple your financial future with this one and done dumb ass

  132. melonnhead says: Aug 29, 2011 9:30 PM

    Man a lot of haters on this site, as if your sorry asses wouldn’t take 100 million if you could get it.

    ——————————————————————-

    You know what, I hear you. I know what you’re saying. I’m not making fun of Mike Vick for taking the money, I’m making fun of the Eagles for giving it to him.

  133. eaglessuperfan says: Aug 29, 2011 9:30 PM

    it is a 6 year 40 million $ deal …. you guys don’t know anything about football do you. the rest is fake money to make the agent look good. Banner is the best contract guy by a mile in football and I bet they can get out of it by year three with very little implication. They were already paying him 16 this year and nobody was buzzing about that. do the math boys. That is less than three years at his current franchise number. Make sure you have a clue before you post.

  134. godofwine330 says: Aug 29, 2011 9:34 PM

    God I love a redemption story…especially when it is in the face of these dog loving folks.

    “OMG! Mike Vick killed some pit bulls!”

    But pit bulls account for half of the dog maulings in today’s world

    “But he killed those precious dogs”

    Yeah, yeah. It’s over. Vick is WINNING, and you dog lovers that tried and tried to keep him out of the league by picketing any and everything he is around have LOST.

    So you idiots who love your precious dogs more than you love people can take that crap, turn it sideways…you know the rest.

    Redemption song.

  135. green18blue52 says: Aug 29, 2011 9:34 PM

    INCONCEIVABLE!

  136. melonnhead says: Aug 29, 2011 9:35 PM

    I doubt Reid would give a guy 100 mil if he didn’t think he was getting better every day.

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    Right, because Andy Reid is always right. The guy got penalized the other day because he didn’t know the rule he broke. His game management skills are notoriously bad. His drafts are for the most part, abysmal, particularly when it comes to defensive players.

  137. oopsnaly says: Aug 29, 2011 9:38 PM

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  138. omnipresentfan says: Aug 29, 2011 9:39 PM

    This deal will definitely cause a retreat in the stock market tomorrow.

    Anyhow, jail isn’t so bad compare to what awaits Vick in Philly…when he gets hurt six weeks into the season 3 year straight….

  139. scudbot says: Aug 29, 2011 9:44 PM

    norcaleagles: Let me help you out. I know it’s a six year deal. It makes the same amount of sense as signing a 31 yr old RB to a 10 year deal does. The league has Vick’s number, he can’t read complex/dynamic D’s, his legs are 31 years old and he’s going to get hurt because he runs the way he runs. You want to bet that he manages to become a premier pocket passer?

  140. 1historian says: Aug 29, 2011 9:47 PM

    He loses half a second and he is toast. A running QB is a nice target in the NFL and I don’t think he will last more than a season.

  141. whitecastleisafoodgroup says: Aug 29, 2011 9:47 PM

    This just in: Micheal Vick has never beaten the Chicago Bears. Ever.

  142. jh500 says: Aug 29, 2011 9:49 PM

    Ahhhh yesssss, the stink of self-righteousness and jealousy is in the air. Smells good.

  143. moneymike23 says: Aug 29, 2011 9:51 PM

    I wonder how the protesters will feel about this.

  144. dirtdawg55 says: Aug 29, 2011 9:55 PM

    Yeah, gotta love America. It is willing to give a second chance to anyone who is appropriately contrite and is a winner. If not, you are just another crack loving, welfare scamming, SOB dirt bag who should be put away for life.

    And when I say winner, I mean on the field. Having actual character and integrity doesn’t matter. You only need to fool enough star struck fans into thinking you do. And that’s how Big Ben … Oops, I meant Michael Vick, makes a come back. Sheesh, all that is left is for him to marry some comely lovely lady from the neighborhood.

    Well, crime still doesn’t pay, but being athletic does.

  145. bigbluefan56 says: Aug 29, 2011 9:56 PM

    That $100 million carted off the field by week 5… Shortly after that, he’ll back in front of a Judge and Jury!!!!

  146. mcinhd says: Aug 29, 2011 9:59 PM

    always been a vick supporter, but as a closet conspiracy-theorist, I think this move is 3 years in the making. Vick has shown basically 9 weeks of good football since he has been out of jail. He gets 40 mil. Guaranteed??!! What a joke.

  147. yippityskippity69 says: Aug 29, 2011 10:01 PM

    the guy is a great QB and a great story no doubt! I am a huge mike vick fan even when he went through the whole dog fighting scandal! Glad he finally got some due respect and he was definatly underpaid last season. That said…Damn! Good God Philly wtf are you thinking! Huge fan but Vick is not worth that kinda money. decisions like this leave clubs realing 4 yrs down the road! Insanity!

  148. Little Earthquake says: Aug 29, 2011 10:03 PM

    You know something…Vick isn’t Peyton Manning or Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers. But when I thought about what the Eagles were thinking with this contract, it was this:

    Vick sells tickets and jerseys.

    In fact, the Eagles have at least three players who are show-stoppers. They’re going to be an exciting team whether they win a Super Bowl or not. The anticipation for fans is at a fever pitch.

  149. themonkeyman says: Aug 29, 2011 10:13 PM

    tunescribe says:
    Aug 29, 2011 8:44 PM
    “Count me among the conscientious haters of this conscienceless sociopath. But on the football level, this contract is preposterous. Vick will prove the offense’s Achilles heel this year and beyond, until somebody in that organization wises up. Sheesh.”
    —————————————-

    Amen Sir. Amen.

  150. disgruntledlesbian says: Aug 29, 2011 10:15 PM

    Vick paid his dues (perhaps more so considering people like Casey Anthony are set free all the time), but he is and always will be an idiot. Explosive player yes, but he’s over 30 so I wonder how smart this contract is. Flush him to his right side and he will have trouble throwing almost every time.

  151. armchairqb says: Aug 29, 2011 10:16 PM

    … And the Eagles immediately lose their “smartest front office in the NFL” moniker.

  152. melonnhead says: Aug 29, 2011 10:18 PM

    Redemption song.

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    haha you’re really gonna bring up a song about slavery in a conversation about Michael Vick LOLWUT? hahahaha

  153. jmat40 says: Aug 29, 2011 10:18 PM

    The Eagles and Vick and this contract make me want to throw up.

  154. paulitik74 says: Aug 29, 2011 10:22 PM

    Mike Vick better pay the Falcons back their $7 million that he owes them for the last contract.

    Wow, Philly just ensured themselves no chance of ever winning a championship. They took any incentive he had of straightening up and threw a big pile of money at it. Yeah, that’ll work.

    I’m glad he’s their problem now.

  155. dvdman123 says: Aug 29, 2011 10:26 PM

    Not to piss off Eagle fans but I think you guys got screwed royally by your ownership. I mean really who else is going to offer a 31 year QB who is injury prone and has NOT won a NFC championship? I guess beers will be $20 a cup very soon at Eagle games just help pay his salary.

  156. jmat40 says: Aug 29, 2011 10:26 PM

    It’s too bad that Detroit or Pittsburgh isn’t playing the Eagles this season. I’d like to see Vick pay for that contract via Ndamukong Suh or James Harrison.

  157. skinsrock says: Aug 29, 2011 10:27 PM

    You know what? Congratulations to Michael Vick… I never thought a team could ever trust him enough to give him the keys to the city again… $36 Million guaranteed completely removes him from bankruptcy… People still hate him because they just love animals more than their own loved ones… but… Dude is what America is about… Falling down & getting back up…. Michael Vick had to be on double clean behavior… Dude got married, taking care of business & I don’t think he is having anymore parties at da club. With that said, they overpaid for a player that has a hard time making it a full 16 games + playoffs… I would bet 2 seasons will be cut short or lost due to injury.

  158. melonnhead says: Aug 29, 2011 10:27 PM

    Reid, Banner and Roseman are like Moe, Larry and Joe. I’m waiting for the end of the season when they get fired and start poking each other in the eye. Woopwoopwoopwoop!

    I would have said Moe, Larry and Curly or Shemp but those guys had chemistry that Moe, Larry and Joe never did.

  159. theblowtorchreview says: Aug 29, 2011 10:31 PM

    More money will just get him in more trouble. He’s still a sick puppy.

    Wanna bet his old crew is already circling? (And that includes his worthless no good mama and brother)

  160. packerbacker12 says: Aug 29, 2011 10:41 PM

    “and came four points away from unseating the eventual Superbowl Champs in the playoffs?”

    And if he were really that good, he would of beat them but once again Eagle fans use how close he came to winning instead of looking at the real fact which is that he lost. No other way you can put it.

  161. ilovefoolsball says: Aug 29, 2011 10:42 PM

    good for him, bad for eagles.

  162. zeussuperman says: Aug 29, 2011 10:43 PM

    @Robert Chandler

    I’m sorry to hear about your troubles, truly.

    America is a free country, but it’s far from fair.

    I’m not trying to sound heartless when I say that if you had Michael Vick’s skillset, you probably wouldn’t be unemployed.

    I don’t either, and I work a desk job making almost less money than DeSean Jackson spends on one party.

    That’s just the way it is. If your aunt had balls, she’d be your uncle and all that.

  163. melonnhead says: Aug 29, 2011 10:49 PM

    The half where he didn’t throw an interception, or the half where he engineered one of the most memorable comeback wins in NFL history, happened to lose a game against a desperate Vikings team, and came four points away from unseating the eventual Superbowl Champs in the playoffs?

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    I think he’s talking about the guy that threw an INT into blanket coverage on maybe the 4th or 5th best WR on the team on 1st and 10 at the opponents’ 27 yard line with 44 seconds to go and down by 4 points. HEROIC!

    Yeah, THAT guy just got a $100 million contract hahahaha

    Talk about that “4 points” all you want but remember that they were 1 loss away from missing the playoffs altogether. Had that 2 point win over the Colts or that 3 point win over the Cowboys gone the other way we wouldn’t be having this conversation. The Giants would have won the division and the wild cards would have been the same teams.

  164. danno1212 says: Aug 29, 2011 10:51 PM

    The NFL and Wall Street, 2 places where a Felon can always make millions, lose it, and then get it all back.

  165. realitypolice says: Aug 29, 2011 10:52 PM

    godofwine330 says:
    Aug 29, 2011 9:34 PM
    God I love a redemption story…especially when it is in the face of these dog loving folks.

    “OMG! Mike Vick killed some pit bulls!”

    But pit bulls account for half of the dog maulings in today’s world
    ========================

    You’re a moron. You spout your nonsensical opinion without bothering to have any grasp of the facts.

    Vick did a lot more than kill some pit bulls.

    He stood and watched and laughed while his pit bulls tore apart “bait dogs”- house pets that were stolen out of the yards of their owners and thrown into the pit bull pens.

    Have you ever a dog scream while being attacked? I have. It’s not pleasant.

    The idea that a human being could not only watch and listen to these attacks without getting sick, but actually ENJOY them, is something I can’t accept.

    Like I said previously, he did his time and has a right to earn a living.

    But I don’t have to root for him, or the team that sold their souls in pursuit of a championship they haven’t been able to obtain any other way.

  166. scudbot says: Aug 29, 2011 11:00 PM

    norcaleagles says: “The Eagles front office knows how to work deals.” No championships since 1960.

  167. porkchopexpress1969 says: Aug 29, 2011 11:08 PM

    Didn’t Atlanta pay him a huge contract at the time?!?!?!? How many superbowls did they win? Eagles are fast becoming the joke of the league…..

  168. dgreenfi says: Aug 29, 2011 11:16 PM

    Chance of Joselio Hanson staying on the Eagles decreased to 0%.

  169. golonger says: Aug 29, 2011 11:18 PM

    condor75 – shut up loser

    Vick has done PLENTY in his life to be scorned…..your past doesn’t just disappear…sorry!

  170. rabidmike says: Aug 29, 2011 11:19 PM

    I’m not hating. He did his time, he has every right to make what the market will bear. But isn’t he 31 or 32? Seems unlikely that he will be able to play at such a high level for 5 or 6 years. And I think it is interesting that his deal works out per year to be $1.6667 million more than Larry Fitzgerald and is the same length as Kolb’s. We will truly see who got the better of this deal in 2017. If the world doesn’t end.

  171. tigrrrr says: Aug 29, 2011 11:19 PM

    The eagles are the joke of the nfl…

  172. jimmysee says: Aug 29, 2011 11:26 PM

    Seems like a LOT to pay a guy who, for character, background, and potential diminishing skills reasons would not necessarily be hotly pursued in free agency.

    If I were Iggles management, I would have looked at a 2-year extension.

    On the other hand, when the dust settles, this could end up a “Donovan McNabb” deal like he signed with the Redskins. Big smoke no fire.

  173. meeky1985 says: Aug 29, 2011 11:26 PM

    Congrats Vick let the haters hate… he is laughing all the way to the bank

  174. alexnexus says: Aug 29, 2011 11:28 PM

    trbowman says:
    Aug 29, 2011 8:06 PM
    A horrible overpayment and overcommittment that will come back to haunt the Eagles, maybe as soon as this season.

    He was a flash in the pan last year. He is average at best without his scrambling ability. His playoff performances have been terrible, too.
    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
    It’s clear to me that trbowman doesn’t know much about football.

    The Eagles had one of the worst O-Lines in football last year, yet Vick was the League’s MVP runner-up for last season.

    Vick also had several good performances especially a couple against the Redskins and Giants that now are a part of NFL history.

    It’s clear also that you wish Vick a bad year. You most be a Cowboys or Giants fan and most be feeling a little anxious because you know what is coming -and it’s not good-.

    You want to defeat Vick with “words”, and it’s really pathetic. Vick will be a star this season for the NFL. I don’t know if the Eagles will win the SB -I sure hope so-, but Vick is going to shine. And maybe some of his teammates will too, and then, immortality will come.

    Thank you and good nite.

  175. dobberdubinsky says: Aug 29, 2011 11:33 PM

    Wow, and I thought the Eagles organization was a smart and well run organization. Obviously I’m mistaken. This contract is a flat out joke, there’s no way he’ll finish this contract, he’ll be released just as his soon as his most prized possession, his legs, are too old to scramble him out of a poor read of the defense.

  176. phillybirdgang1933 says: Aug 29, 2011 11:44 PM

    Shut them haters up like a dog muzzle!!!!!
    LOOK AT HIM NOW…….. Get-tin, pa.per………
    OnLy HATERS get Mad ….In 3,2,1, GO Big Money, NO not YoU, only ThE LaMeS

  177. neeboy74 says: Aug 29, 2011 11:45 PM

    Whoopie Dooo….My 3rd favorite play from last year: Tramoooooooooooon Williams pickin’ him off to end his season!!!!!!!

    By the way…if there are any Phillies Phans out there….we spanked your football team last year, and your baseball team is next! FEAR THE BEER!!! GO PACK!!!!

  178. Mr. Wright 212 says: Aug 29, 2011 11:50 PM

    Giants fan, but Vick is my son.

    He won’t last. Their line stinks.

    Howie acting like he’s playing Madden with the cap off. Both the Iggles and Phillies will be in cap hell in a year or two.

    THEY STILL HAVE NOT ADDRESSED THEIR OFFENSIVE LINE, DEFENSIVE LINE, LINEBACKERS NOR INADEQUACIES IN THE SAFETY AREA.

    We will exploit it Week 3.

  179. jamaltimore says: Aug 29, 2011 11:51 PM

    40 mill really ain’t much. Latrell sprewelll can’t keep a boat in Milwakuee for that!

    Having said that, MV7 is back and if dog fighting is all you need to leave in your past I think he’s got a pretty good chance of making it. Their was a witchhunt for vick from the get go and his time in prison was more than warranted. Now, he’s a legend from the 757 via blacksburg who you’ll always have an opinion on. Here’s hoping he wins the Superbowl for the idiot iggles fans and his # is retired in Blacksburg!

  180. cured76 says: Aug 29, 2011 11:51 PM

    Ahh I’m an Eagles fan and this is good news. Who cares what the total contract is? The only question that matters is how long the contract is guaranteed. This isn’t like basketball where you have to worry about the entire contract. If Vick goes south after 3 years, and his guaranteed money is gone, we can punt him out the door and not worry about the remainder of the contract. If he still has a few productive years in the NFL (where productive = wins), he could get kicked another year of great pay. Who knows what a $16.7M per year contract will look like in three years anyway?

    With him out of the way, time to give a 6-year to DeSean. What do you think DeSean will get? $10M/year? $8M/year? Less?

  181. kissmyasomugha says: Aug 29, 2011 11:51 PM

    Wow so many haters, I wish Vick best of luck, so muchhate for a guy who actually did time for his crime, across the state there’s a QB who rapes and sexually assaults women but he’s praised

  182. gobills716 says: Aug 29, 2011 11:57 PM

    Are you kidding me? The guy has one good season (the only one of his career) and the eagles lock him up for 6 years at this kid of money. First of all, he is not worth $16.5 per. I doubt he plays out this contract and he gets 40m guaranteed. For a franchise which often makes sound personnel decisions, this looks like a mistake.

  183. cured76 says: Aug 29, 2011 11:57 PM

    Crazier contract:

    Thumbs up = Vick (age 31)
    Thumbs down = Peyton Manning (age 35)

  184. progress2011 says: Aug 29, 2011 11:59 PM

    It’s absolutely astounding :

    1. Religious hypocrites claim they love the Lord who taught forgiveness but from reading this page…either the respondents are atheist or true hypocrites.

    2. The American dream / being ” American ” promotes ” Freedom and Justice for all “. Our judicial system persecuted Vick for his abuse of animals ( who are not human – no matter what animal fanatics think ….they are still wild animals ) He paid for the crime financially and the loss of his freedom for 2 years ( more time than a person would get for assaulting another HUMAN BEING ). So, for the unforgiving critics are you ” AMERICAN or a citizen of a DICTATORSHIP .

    List of REAL CRIMES :
    1. Illegal Iraqi war based on forged documents and intelligence.
    2. No WMD’s they claimed they knew where they were
    3. American Soldiers ordered to torture prisoners at Guantanamo and other bases ( against the Geneva Conventions Laws to which we are a member ).
    4. Illegal/ secret prisons ( against Geneva Conventions and other international treaties we are members of )
    5. Spying on Americans
    6. Suspending Habeas Corpus-right that an accused person detained, have the right to a quick and speedy trial/ legality of detention ( Guantanamo etc. )
    7. “Capitalist” / Private business owners were allowed to take businesses overseas. They received Billions in tax payer dollars. They received huge tax breaks under the Bush administration tax cuts. This helped contribute to joblessness and the recession because Capitalist / Private business owners took money from the tax system and never put money back into the system.
    8. Unsecured boarders, after 9/11….Bush left office and never secured U.S. boarders as he promised.
    9. Billions of tax payers dollars a month being spent on TWO loosing battles, Afghanistan and Iraq….BUSH LEFT BOTH WARS TO BE DEALT WITH BY PRESIDENT OBAMA!
    Zero dollars were budgeted for the illegal war. Dick Cheney said, the proceeds from the oil we would steal, would pay for the war. Well, the Iraqi people burned or sabotaged all the oil fields, and we made no proceeds to pay for the war. Therefore the Trillions of dollars spent over the course of the war, were all at the American Tax Payers expense !
    10. Afghanistan achieved the largest Opium crop ever, after Bush took over the failing Democracy.
    11. The top 1% of millionaires/ Capitalists/ Private business owners earned record profits every quarter, while the middle class disappeared !

    VOTE DEMOCRATIC …OBAMA IN 2012

  185. The Shoeman says: Aug 30, 2011 12:06 AM

    Amazing …

    So many idiotic quotes … by so many who know “ZIP” about the NFL.

    The precise total on Mike Vick’s guaranteed money is $36M, I’m told. Which equates to a little over two years of the deal at its $16.7M avg

    Genius move by the SMARTEST FRONT OFFICE in the NFL.

    geez . . .

  186. The Shoeman says: Aug 30, 2011 12:10 AM

    Oh Yeah …

    there is more , by “the SMARTEST FRONT OFFICE in the NFL” .

    and his 2011 cap hit is lowered by about $2 million ($16.2 million to $14.4 mil).

    You would have think that most of that is earmarked for DeSean Jackson’s contract next.

    By far the BEST FRONT OFFICE in the NFL.

  187. meeky1985 says: Aug 30, 2011 12:15 AM

    ESPN said if he were white he would have gotten 200mil lol

  188. schemefactory says: Aug 30, 2011 12:27 AM

    haaa these comments are great, especially considering the guy will be broke 5 years after his last game

  189. shaggytoodle says: Aug 30, 2011 12:28 AM

    Vick is one of the most fun QBs to watch there are just 25 other teams I would rather see him on. Philly can keep him, I just hope his poor off field decision making is done with.

  190. anonhotep says: Aug 30, 2011 12:30 AM

    For what you get franchise wide from an elite QB it’s a good deal. The Eagles don’t break the bank and they secure their QB for the next five years. Vick is not a one year wonder. It does not matter what you believe the facts are with the weapons he has he will continue to put up elite stats. No different than any other top QB because receivers make the passing game and he has plenty. No matter how well you throw, how well you block, how well you scheme if they can’t catch the play is incomplete. Name any great QB and I will name his great sticky hand WR. Peace out gents…

  191. melonnhead says: Aug 30, 2011 12:32 AM

    The Eagles had one of the worst O-Lines in football last year, yet Vick was the League’s MVP runner-up for last season.

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    haha seems as if you think “League ‘s MVP runner-up” is an official title or something. The Eagles motto: “We’re Number Two! we’re Number Two!” hahaha

  192. botchedextrapoint says: Aug 30, 2011 12:34 AM

    Details people, details
    Wait till the fine print is out until you judge if it is a bad deal. The skins gave fat Albert $100mil but the last two years contained $40mil of funny money. Still too much, but not as bad as first seemed. I would bet money on there being a get out clause at the end of this season or the next that would result in the Eagles getting out of this for maybe $20-$30 mil if Vick gets injured or regresses. He is worth the money because he generates jersey sales, tickets and tv viewers. He is not worth it for his QB skills alone.

  193. tonymandrich says: Aug 30, 2011 1:40 AM

    He’s back on top of the football world; the ultimate question is whether he’ll stay there this time.

    Oh really last time I checked he never won the Heisman, MVP, National Championship or Super Bowl or even a NFC championship for that matter. When exactly has he been on top of the football world?

  194. packerbacker12 says: Aug 30, 2011 1:56 AM

    “Wow so many haters”

    Just because some people don’t share the same opinion about Vick as you doesn’t make them haters.

  195. sasquash20 says: Aug 30, 2011 2:00 AM

    This deal isn’t as big as it seems. Only 40 million for sure. I doubt he gets anywhere near 100 million when its all said and done. As a Eagles fan I hate this deal because I hate him. I don’t forgive what he did, and it burns me to see him in my jersey. I also think hes terribly overrated. Once the pressure is on in the bigger games he makes stupid decisions. Just look at his last pass in the Packers playoff game. He forced it when he should have just thrown it away. Hes perfect for Andy Reid, they can both fold under the pressure together again.

  196. dkhhuey says: Aug 30, 2011 2:09 AM

    No doubt this human waste of space is looking for an isolated place to form his new dog torturing/ dog fighting adventure! I can only hope that karma finally gets its revenge and wipes this human feces from the earth

  197. asublimeday says: Aug 30, 2011 2:10 AM

    I would define “on top of the football world” as actually winning something.

    He’s human garbage. Ill contribute to the fund for the player who shreds Vicks knee ligaments.

  198. CowboyErik says: Aug 30, 2011 2:21 AM

    Vick is a criminal and a bastard. Soft. He will end up bad inside of this retarded contract, something like Danny boy Snyder would do. I wouldn’t even call Vick a dog, cause in my opinion dogs are better animals.

  199. Mr. Wright 212 says: Aug 30, 2011 3:37 AM

    The Shoeman says: Aug 30, 2011 12:10 AM

    Oh Yeah …

    there is more , by “the SMARTEST FRONT OFFICE in the NFL” .

    and his 2011 cap hit is lowered by about $2 million ($16.2 million to $14.4 mil).

    You would have think that most of that is earmarked for DeSean Jackson’s contract next.

    By far the BEST FRONT OFFICE in the NFL.

    ———–

    We’ll see if you’re still saying this when they have to ante up on all these guys and still have to address the holes that will render that empty trophy case as.. well… STILL EMPTY next year and the year after when these bad contracts come home to roost.

    Big splash deals, yes, but you got the same problems as last year.

    YAWN.

  200. savannahrose44 says: Aug 30, 2011 4:36 AM

    qdog112 says:
    Aug 29, 2011 8:38 PM
    Congratulations Mike! Too bad you can’t recover the two years stolen from you.

    ———————————————–

    They were not stollen…he earned every day in jail.

  201. zeussuperman says: Aug 30, 2011 4:43 AM

    @whitecastleisafoodgroup: He’s never beaten the Bears? Nice stat! Hopefully he can change that on MNF this season.

    @packerbacker12: Sure, at the end of the day only one team wins the Superbowl, but I guess the rest of the QBs who didn’t win it last year must suck. Why’d they even extend Manning, anyway? He lost in the playoffs!

  202. zeussuperman says: Aug 30, 2011 4:46 AM

    @melonnhead:

    Pretty ironic, being lectured about bad playoff decisions by a Cowboys fan. I’ll let that slide, though.

    Vick made a bad decision to end that game, but the loss truly belongs to the defense for letting scrub-ass James Starks go all-pro on them. Akers makes those field goals, those four points don’t matter and Vick isn’t in position to throw the game away.

    Also, don’t give me what-ifs on playoff scenarios, because ANYTHING can happen. They gave a game, straight-up, to the Cowboys to end the season. If the Giants don’t bleed out after the Eagles destroy them and actually manage to win one game, the Pack doesn’t get into the playoffs.

  203. 8ovie8 says: Aug 30, 2011 6:28 AM

    That’s a lot of ALPO, I mean chicken scratch, I mean money….

  204. pskotte says: Aug 30, 2011 7:50 AM

    Every dog has its day.

  205. jmat40 says: Aug 30, 2011 8:02 AM

    Mike Vick is now the third highest paid quarterback in the NFL behind only Tom Brady and Peyton Manning.

    Not too shabby for a convicted felon. Not too many people go from rags to riches to jail to rags and back to riches.

    It’s not even the size of this contract that is so troubling to me although that is a huge part of it. It’s what has Mike Vick done to deserve such a lucrative deal since getting out of jail?
    The third highest paid QB? You’ve got to be kidding me.

  206. cfountain400 says: Aug 30, 2011 8:20 AM

    I guess crime really DOES pay.

  207. drshakedown74 says: Aug 30, 2011 9:06 AM

    Pay DeSean now.

  208. brintfatre says: Aug 30, 2011 9:30 AM

    The Eagles are said to be taking a good look at Jordan Jefferson right now.

    They like a “triple threat” QB… one who’s a threat with his legs, his arm, and off the field as well!

  209. tombradyswig says: Aug 30, 2011 9:49 AM

    NOW>>>>>>>>>

    HOW ABOUT SOME OL HELP TO PROTECT YOUR 100 MIL INVESTMENT!!!!!!!!!!!

    OL
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    }OL
    OL
    OL
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    freaking KING DUNLAP aint gonna get it done!!!

  210. markcycy says: Aug 30, 2011 9:50 AM

    Everyone freaks out about the 100 mil. The eagles would have franchised him paying him roughly around
    17 mil a year. They would have done this for the next 2 years which is what the contract is said to be guaranteed. So everyone relax … if he gets in trouble or what is more likely doesn’t play that well after the 2nd year the eagles could just simply walk away. By giving him this contract they now have the advantage over Jackson. They can simply franchise him… Also
    now they have more flexibility to sign him to a contract. The eagles may not know how to win super bowl but when it comes to making documentaries and managing money they are indeed the “gold standard”

  211. markcycy says: Aug 30, 2011 9:58 AM

    They moved welbourne to tackle yikes.

  212. melonnhead says: Aug 30, 2011 10:42 AM

    “Pretty ironic, being lectured about bad playoff decisions by a Cowboys fan. I’ll let that slide, though.”

    Why is it ironis? The Cowboys have won a playoff game since the Eagles have. And they won it pretty convincingly… over the Eagles.

    “Vick made a bad decision to end that game, but the loss truly belongs to the defense”

    No it doesn’t. It belongs to Vick. People have been making excuses for him his entire life. Fact is no matter what the defense did, the Eagles had a chance to win that game. Then Vick went under center and locked into Cooper from the snap. One read and throw.

    ” for letting scrub-ass James Starks go all-pro on them. Akers makes those field goals, those four points don’t matter and Vick isn’t in position to throw the game away.

    “Also, don’t give me what-ifs on playoff scenarios, because ANYTHING can happen.”

    You just gave me a bunch of “what if” scenarios!

    “They gave a game, straight-up, to the Cowboys to end the season. If the Giants don’t bleed out after the Eagles destroy them and actually manage to win one game, the Pack doesn’t get into the playoffs.”

    That does not change the fact that one more loss = Eagles out of the playoffs. If the Packers hadn’t beaten the Eagles in the playoffs it would have been some other team. I don’t know why you’re surprised that Vick choked the game away at the end. It’s what he’s done his entire career. And the Eagles just gave him a $100 million contract! As far as I’m concerned it’s a match made in heaven. A choking, unintelligent QB for a team that has done nothing but choke for the last 50 years. They spent all their money on sauce and somebody else will get the steak because for all of their moves, they ignored the most important one. the offensive line.

    But you’ll be ecstatic if they win the division and losr their first playoff again because as an Eagles fan, you are conditioned to have lowered expectations.

  213. agelardi says: Aug 30, 2011 10:47 AM

    Hope he gives a large donation to the ASPCA or, even better, starts a pit bull rescue of his own.

  214. mrjackson206 says: Aug 30, 2011 11:09 AM

    I like how all the haters hate making your stupid little dog fighting jokes or trying to pick apart something in Vick’s game.

    Truth be told most of yall jealous because its not you getting a $100 million dollar contract. He paid his debt to society, not you scrubs. Get over it.

  215. toolkien says: Aug 30, 2011 11:26 AM

    It’s strange. I thought Vick was underrated in the period before the dogfighting thing, and now I think he’s overrated with this $100/$40 million deal. One wonders if he hadn’t been so underrated before, if people would be seeing so much “improvement” since then. In my book, he was about a 6.75/10.0 before, and about a 7.5/10 now.

  216. CKL says: Aug 30, 2011 2:27 PM

    progress2011 says:
    Aug 29, 2011 11:59 PM
    It’s absolutely astounding :
    ____________________________
    (gigantic political rant)

    Hey dude, This PFT does NOT stand for “Politics For Trolling”

    THIS PFT stands for PRO FOOTBALL Talk.

    iggles20 says:
    Aug 29, 2011 8:18 PM
    Why does it need protection against Vick getting into further trouble? He was arrested for operating a dog fighting operation. Does anyone really think he’s going to do that again? Seriously???
    _________________________________
    So what you’re saying is that if you knew a guy was fired from his last job for theft and he spent time in the clink for it, you would feel the same about hiring him to handle your money as you would someone who never got into trouble??? Or he was fired for assault and battery of his girlfriend would you hire him to work around women????

    That’s the unfair part,thinking an innocent person and one with a background like his should be treated EXACTLY THE SAME in the eyes of an employer. Either you are seriously naive, an uncaring Eagles homer, or you are plain ignorant.

    I mean the guy STILL owes people money and he was in jail for gambling related charges not dog killing. As insanely idiotic as the NFL is over protecting their “image” from gambling overtones of any stripe I can’t believe the NFL actually let him back in for that, not the dog fighting part.

  217. dysraw1 says: Aug 30, 2011 3:03 PM

    Salary cap responsibility is the reason there almost wasnt a season. here we go again.

  218. vikefan says: Aug 30, 2011 3:38 PM

    WOW…and ppl say the Vikings make bad decisions….bet it does not last more than 2 years….and secrely #28 is laughing his ass off and counting the days till free agency……(seriously hope that does not happen)!!!!

  219. purplehayseuss says: Aug 30, 2011 3:43 PM

    Proof that the NFL is all about what a player has done lately. Not 3 years ago, not 5 years ago. NOW. If Vick tanks this year, they’ll brush it off. If he tanks next year, too, they’ll dump him like the Spider Man Musical. They’ll absorb the guaranteed money and move forward with a new stud. And Vick will go to Cincinnati.

    If Vick plays well this year, the expectations will get higher, because he’s making ‘all that money’.

  220. Mr. Wright 212 says: Aug 30, 2011 4:49 PM

    I love the people (who haven’t been caught YET in the midst of THEIR heinous sins) who lead in every one of their comments with some reminder of Vick’s past.

  221. zeussuperman says: Aug 30, 2011 4:49 PM

    melonnhead says: Aug 30, 2011 10:42 AM

    “Why is it ironis? [sp] The Cowboys have won a playoff game since the Eagles have. And they won it pretty convincingly… over the Eagles.”

    Tony Romo fumbles snap, personally loses the game for the entire team to Seahawks.

    Tony Romo throws INTS all over the field, loses to Giants.

    Tony Romo gets eaten alive by Ray Edwards, loses to Minnesota.

    ‘Nuff said.

    “No it doesn’t. It belongs to Vick. ”

    So then all of those losses belong to Romo. Especially the fumbled snap one, because the game was literally in his hands.

    “But you’ll be ecstatic if they win the division and losr their first playoff again because as an Eagles fan, you are conditioned to have lowered expectations.”

    I know you were pretty ecstatic when the Cowboys won the division the last time. In fact, you wouldn’t stop crowing about it the entire offseason on PFT, despite every division win in the 21st century for the ‘Boys has equated to zero Superbowl appearances.

    If the Cowboys win the division this year, I hope you don’t brag about it at all, because that would be going against your strict code of “SB or nothing.”

    Oh, wait, that’s only your rule when you’re trying to be an uninformed troll? Got it.

  222. Mr. Wright 212 says: Aug 30, 2011 5:01 PM

    So let me digest this. He was getting to be bigger than the game, and had millions of fans, “they” didn’t like it. They let 7 get away with multiple rapes, and talk about Tom Brady so much that people think he’s greater than he is.

    Took Vick’s money away, two years off his prime and then “make an example” out of him and give him the money back.

    Oh.

  223. pigeonpea says: Aug 31, 2011 9:35 AM

    $130 million for an over-the-hill QB who has won nothing over the course of his extremely overrated career.

    Is Dan Snyder making decisions for the Eagles now?

  224. waynefontes says: Aug 31, 2011 10:13 AM

    kissmyasomugha says:
    Aug 29, 2011 11:51 PM
    Wow so many haters, I wish Vick best of luck, so muchhate for a guy who actually did time for his crime, across the state there’s a QB who rapes and sexually assaults women but he’s praised.
    ————————————————–

    That’s right, Ben Rothliesmexico is the pro QB in Pennsylvania who knowingly gave women herpes.

    Oh wait, it’s that other guy.

    As excited as the Vick fans are, imagine how happy the creditors that he owes millions to must be! The more he wins, the more they win.

  225. pigeonpea says: Aug 31, 2011 3:22 PM

    anonhotep says:
    For what you get franchise wide from an elite QB it’s a good deal. The Eagles don’t break the bank and they secure their QB for the next five years. Vick is not a one year wonder.

    What are you basing Vick’s alleged “elite” status on? He has never won a single conference championship in his entire career prior to prison, and is one-and-done in the playoffs since being reinstated. Vick is 31 years old now and there is absolutely nothing to suggest his performance last year was anything other than an anomoly.

    It does not matter what you believe the facts are with the weapons he has he will continue to put up elite stats.

    Unless the Eagles do something to plug up that seive they call an o-line, the only thing Vick is going to be doing this season is sitting on the IR chart. Did you not see his o-line struggling against a vanilla Browns defense? What’s going to happen when he plays a team that isn’t sitting in the basement of the league?

    No different than any other top QB because receivers make the passing game and he has plenty. No matter how well you throw, how well you block, how well you scheme if they can’t catch the play is incomplete. Name any great QB and I will name his great sticky hand WR.

    I’ll bite. Name Bret Favre’s?

  226. bigbwoy000 says: Sep 1, 2011 9:13 AM

    kissmyasomugha says:
    Aug 29, 2011 11:51 PM
    Wow so many haters, I wish Vick best of luck, so muchhate for a guy who actually did time for his crime, across the state there’s a QB who rapes and sexually assaults women but he’s praised.
    ———————————————
    Kinda like Kobe??

  227. golonger says: Sep 1, 2011 9:50 AM

    um…he brought the hate on himself…dont make it out to be the fault of the individuals making judgment.

  228. bigbwoy000 says: Sep 1, 2011 10:19 AM

    Mr. Wright 212 says:
    Aug 30, 2011 4:49 PM
    I love the people (who haven’t been caught YET in the midst of THEIR heinous sins) who lead in every one of their comments with some reminder of Vick’s past.
    ————————————-
    What is even better is when people confuse sociopathic behavior with “sin”.

    When you intentionally torture something that is completely incapacitated, crying & bleeding because you get some sort of inner enjoyment from it, you are a sociopath. When you have to torture creatures over & over for a 6 YEAR period, that’s not “sin, it’s sociopathic behavior.

    This wasn’t a one time mistake. It wasn’t forgetting to pick up milk at the store, it wasn’t changing a radio station in your car & having a fender bender, This wasn’t a one time or two time or even 3 time lapse of judgment, it was & is a deep rooted yearning to see already screaming & crying creatures suffer further for “fun”. Because Mike Vick & his boys thought that kind of thing was entertaining. They thought it was amusing to hear wails & screams of pain over & over.

    Vick supporters continuously minimize the torture; they bring up others in regards to Mike Vicks behavior. “What about you?” they scream, but that’s all the smoke screen. No one here is without sin, that I agree with but very few TORTURE other living creatures for amusement. INTENTIONALLY inflicting pain over & over is out & out sick, it has nothing to do with religion, it has nothing to do with forgiveness, it has nothing to do with redemption.

    The only difference between a serial killer & Mike Vick is Vick did it to animals. It’s the same mentality, the feelings of killing, torture & yearn for blood is the same. The satisfaction factor is the same. He deserved 10 years in prison, he got 18 months. He got off easy & this is why the court of public opinion feels as it does. No amount of “what are your sins” & you people are “haters” changes that.

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