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Vick: “You won’t hear me complaining” any more

Michael Vick AP

The Eagles backed off their initial diagnosis for Michael Vick on Monday, saying he had a hand “contusion” instead of a broken non-throwing hand.

And now Vick has backed off his initial criticism of the officials following Philly’s loss Sunday.

“The refs have to do their jobs and they have tons of things to look over,” Vick said Monday via the Associated Press. “I was kind of out of character and being too candid in that aspect. Ultimately, I have respect for the referees and their decision to make calls. You won’t hear me complaining about it no more.”

Vick continues to learn that anything he says will get an undue amount of attention, even if he has a fair point.  That’s potentially making Vick a little more media shy.

Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News notes that Vick didn’t do his usual radio show on Monday night.  The folks that run the show were told league rules prohibit Vick from participating, but that would only be true if he was recovering from a concussion.

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77 Responses to “Vick: “You won’t hear me complaining” any more”
  1. razedeyebrow says: Sep 26, 2011 9:48 PM

    I agree. Vick would have been more in character if he had stepped in a poodle on his way to the huddle.

  2. Canyonero says: Sep 26, 2011 9:50 PM

    More Vick stories, please!!!

  3. chatttty says: Sep 26, 2011 9:51 PM

    how about u just stop talking and play

  4. isphet71 says: Sep 26, 2011 9:54 PM

    Once defenses started forcing Vick right about halfway through last season, neither he nor Andy Reid seem to have an answer to help be Vick as effective as he was the first half of last year.

    I really think he’s over-rated. An exciting, athletic QB isn’t always a great QB. I just don’t understand the love he gets.

  5. swagjag says: Sep 26, 2011 9:56 PM

    “You won’t hear me complaining any more.”
    ~signed 50 dead dogs

  6. egls7 says: Sep 26, 2011 9:57 PM

    Ok Vick please no more comments until the end of the season

  7. badtimeoutcaldwell says: Sep 26, 2011 9:57 PM

    He made valid points, but Andy Reid should have been the one saying it… not him…

  8. Deb says: Sep 26, 2011 9:58 PM

    Even if he were right, talking about it publicly can backfire. The Steelers complained about the Ravens’ blocking schemes. But those schemes were legal and their complaints just helped other defensive coordinators game plan. Andy had already complained about Vick not getting the calls. Now defenders may just take the shot and hope they get away with it.

  9. lbijake says: Sep 26, 2011 9:58 PM

    Hopefully Andy will get him a few OL guys that can block and he will release a little faster.

  10. drew05 says: Sep 26, 2011 10:02 PM

    Vick continues to learn that anything he says will get an undue amount of attention, even if he has a fair point. That’s potentially making Vick a little more media shy.

    Good…

  11. tigrrrr says: Sep 26, 2011 10:02 PM

    Too late vick , you already look like the idiot that you are…. No do overs for you!

  12. baconholybacon says: Sep 26, 2011 10:03 PM

    “Well, you won’t have Mike Vick to kick around anymore.”

  13. nav711 says: Sep 26, 2011 10:04 PM

    Until next Monday…

  14. robolundgren says: Sep 26, 2011 10:06 PM

    All that whining over a bruise. Ha.

  15. horsecore says: Sep 26, 2011 10:06 PM

    “I was kind of out of character…”

    LOL, Ok.

  16. njbucsfan says: Sep 26, 2011 10:06 PM

    Sounds like Vicknab.

  17. stillerfan82 says: Sep 26, 2011 10:06 PM

    He has to man up and take the hits if he wants to play with his running style.

  18. phillyfan4ever says: Sep 26, 2011 10:07 PM

    Whoever runs this forum has a hard on for Vick lol

  19. phillywarmachine says: Sep 26, 2011 10:07 PM

    He has a legit complaint, but better to not speak about it. Especially after a loss

  20. edmazeing1 says: Sep 26, 2011 10:09 PM

    The world to f off & go back to running more!!!

  21. drew05 says: Sep 26, 2011 10:09 PM

    He could say…”The sky is blue”

    And most of the country would say he’s a moron.

    Just look at every Eagle headline on this web-site…

    10 times the amount of hits than the other teams…most of wich are just trolls wanting to boast about “Karma” and “Couldn’t happen to a better person”….

    Iggles fan here…it takes 30 minutes to read through the trollin’ to get to somebody worthy of a thumbs up/down.

    Unfortunate…the state of things.

  22. pitofzombies94 says: Sep 26, 2011 10:11 PM

    Can we stop hearing about Vick please

  23. robolundgren says: Sep 26, 2011 10:12 PM

    “You won’t hear me complaining about it no more.”

    Well that IS a double negative. Just sayin’

  24. jh500 says: Sep 26, 2011 10:15 PM

    Vick truly is an American hero.

  25. Andre's Johnson says: Sep 26, 2011 10:16 PM

    The reason we won’t hear it is because he’ll be complaining on a dog whistle.

  26. graham4jc says: Sep 26, 2011 10:17 PM

    Hey PFT, did you guys know that there is a game on right now? Vick’s little bruised hand is more attention-worthy than a competitive rivalry game on MNF?

  27. drew05 says: Sep 26, 2011 10:19 PM

    pitofzombies94 says:
    Sep 26, 2011 10:11 PM

    Can we stop hearing about Vick please

    ——

    Not if you keep giving the headline hits.

  28. jpres2001ss says: Sep 26, 2011 10:20 PM

    “No more complaining” says Rover the dog.

  29. derekjetersmansion says: Sep 26, 2011 10:26 PM

    Anyone else think that photo is funny and kind of pathetic?

  30. Deb says: Sep 26, 2011 10:39 PM

    graham4jc says:

    Hey PFT, did you guys know that there is a game on right now? Vick’s little bruised hand is more attention-worthy than a competitive rivalry game on MNF?
    ————————————————-
    Apparently you agree. You’re commenting on Vick.

  31. cletusvandam says: Sep 26, 2011 10:40 PM

    The good news for Vick is that this story is now masking the fact that he left the game yesterday with a BRUISED NON THROWING HAND!!!
    Maybe that is his money counting hand so he was worried…

  32. letemsoar says: Sep 26, 2011 10:48 PM

    so many vick haters still out there. listen, the fact still remains, helmet to helmet and hits under the knees, are illegal when a QB is in the pocket. Michael vick is being targeted by referees, as they make no calls. yes, the eagles o-line is absolutely terrible, but that doesnt mean the QB should be on his ass every single play. so many late hits. the eagles will find their flow, and they’ll get hot. oh and by the way…LET THE HATERS CLICK DISLIKE.

  33. deenice810 says: Sep 26, 2011 10:51 PM

    I’m a Eagles fan and even I am sick of the all the 24 hour Vick coverage.

  34. massappeal12345 says: Sep 26, 2011 10:51 PM

    A Dalmation can’t change his spots!!!

  35. paulitik74 says: Sep 26, 2011 10:51 PM

    Soft.

  36. boneyardbuc says: Sep 26, 2011 10:56 PM

    NFC East = Most Overrated Division in SPORTS

    If your talent was as big as your tv markets, these games could be watchable. When was the last time anyone outside of D.C. was remotely interested in a Redskins game???

  37. brianbowman16 says: Sep 26, 2011 11:00 PM

    “She’s not cryin’ anymore”
    Billy Ray Cyrus including partial credit to Bill Parcells.
    smidgen of credit to Vick for bringing back memories of Terry Glenn
    Man, she sure was a great player………….

  38. palinforpresidentofnorthkorea says: Sep 26, 2011 11:01 PM

    Just pout like Tommy and do the flag jerk-off dance.

  39. 4512dawg4512 says: Sep 26, 2011 11:03 PM

    Tigrrrr : No do overs for you!
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    Do overs? What? Is this the playground or something? I haven’t heard that in years! Either way, Vick had good reason to complain. He took a lot of shots to the head and no flags were thrown, if I were him I’d be pissed too. Chad Henne took two fingers to the side of the helmet last week and Miami got 15 yards out of it. There’s obviously some inconsistency with this whole protecting the QB thing and I don’t blame Vick for venting some frustration about it

  40. melikefootball says: Sep 26, 2011 11:06 PM

    Listening to the MNF pregame of Jackson,Johnson and Carter he doesn’t have to say anythig they will say it for him. Classless act by ESPN and their commendators. Race has to always be brought up and these three showed their racist side as all America could see . They owe everyother QB an explanation on why they care less about them. If hree white men acted as such they would be called racist…what do you call it when three black men say it. COME ON MAN!!!!!

  41. bmmayhew says: Sep 26, 2011 11:13 PM

    You won’t hear me complain no mo.

    Sincerely,

    Sam the puppy Pitbull that Vick Killed by slamming his head into the ground.

  42. statesenator says: Sep 26, 2011 11:15 PM

    Selective public forgiveness has made Mike Vick soft. I miss the guy who strangled an injured pitbull to death. That can’t be easy to do. He was tough as nails.

  43. 5f6a says: Sep 26, 2011 11:45 PM

    Vick should be killed.

  44. scudbot says: Sep 26, 2011 11:47 PM

    Good. Shut up.

  45. kcrobert10 says: Sep 27, 2011 12:02 AM

    Cry baby…. I didn’t here rivers, cassell, or cutler complaining and all them take beatings on a regular bases. Ya know if ur sick of getting hit all the time try getting ur oline to protect u better and for god sakes throw the ball away instead of running around like a chicken with ur head cut off. My guess he is on the ir by week 7.

  46. asublimeday says: Sep 27, 2011 12:05 AM

    I love how the headline intentionally removes the Ebonics.

  47. ishoulbeagm says: Sep 27, 2011 12:15 AM

    Leave that man alone! He served his time, paid his debt… That being said..He is taking ALOT of unessesary hits. His o-line is the real problem.

  48. cfh666 says: Sep 27, 2011 12:33 AM

    Hey Mike, 100 million can buy plenty of English lessons. Oh yeah, you may also have a vagina…whiner!

  49. greengob1in says: Sep 27, 2011 12:40 AM

    chatttty says: Sep 26, 2011 9:51 PM

    how about u just stop talking and play

    How about you learn what post game interviews are

  50. htowntexan13 says: Sep 27, 2011 12:42 AM

    You will never hear Michael Vick complain about this anymore… Ron Mexico on the other hand is still pissed off.

  51. trollaikman8 says: Sep 27, 2011 12:45 AM

    Vick: “You won’t hear me complaining” any more

    //said in a condescending, sarcastic tone.

  52. Chris says: Sep 27, 2011 1:00 AM

    I’m not sure what I’m more sick of……

    Michael Vick/Eagle relates articles

    or

    Commentators attempting to make “clever” dog jokes about Michael Vick

    I wish both would go away!

  53. tvell215 says: Sep 27, 2011 1:20 AM

    Vick is right about his non calls. To be honest if this was romo or Brady everybody would be bashing the refs and the defenders. But it’s not , it’s Vick and he will never earn the respect he deserves because of his past. Which is ashame because since he has made his return to the NFL he has done nothing but be humble. He’s not lying here, he’s out there taking the hits and is entitled to his oponion about the game. I have more respect for Vick than anyone on here that just says hes a dog killer. Let it go. I hope he does keep his mouth shut And continues his success because then all of you haters will have nothing to bash him about.

  54. east96st says: Sep 27, 2011 1:22 AM

    “Even if he has a fair point.”
    What game did you watch?!?!? If ANY QB should be complaining about the refs from that game. it should be Eli Manning for the blatant facemask committed by Jason Babin that the refs ignored. Why no mention of that here and at ESPN? Eli not enough of a sociopath for you? The one player who REALLY should be complaining is JPP. He was practically date raped by the Eagles O line and NOT ONE HOLDING FLAG. Vick would been dead instead of a little boo-boo on his hand if the O line didn’t grab, tackle, and pull JPP’s jersey on every down they could. You really must be kidding with that “fair point” crap. Philly is dirtiest team in the League.

  55. str82dvd says: Sep 27, 2011 1:23 AM

    Vick will eventually show his true colors, as ive said all along.

  56. howley1 says: Sep 27, 2011 1:26 AM

    I love how the headline intentionally removes the Ebonics.

    ————-

    But all Emmitt quotes are verbatim.

  57. petthefurrywall says: Sep 27, 2011 1:30 AM

    The numbers say that he is wrong… Then again in this new world, facts never count….

  58. nomoreseasontix says: Sep 27, 2011 1:30 AM

    Eff Vick.
    Scumbag. I hope someone breaks his leg.

  59. pfii63 says: Sep 27, 2011 2:01 AM

    5f6a says:
    Sep 26, 2011 11:45 PM
    Vick should be killed.

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    You need mental help.

  60. savannahrose44 says: Sep 27, 2011 3:27 AM

    “You won’t hear me complaining about it no more.”

    Right…..and pigs fly.

  61. pnut87 says: Sep 27, 2011 4:02 AM

    Take off the skirt Vick. EVERY quarterback takes late hits without the flag. It happens every game on both sides. Guess what, the Giants GOT IN YOUR HEAD. That’s why you lost. You can expect every team you line up against to do the same thing now. Man up already. That 100 mil doesn’t make you special, it just means you have much bigger expectations you need to live up to.

  62. tinkletinkleonyourstar says: Sep 27, 2011 5:53 AM

    he wasn’t complaining, he even said so during the post game whine session.

  63. exeaglefan says: Sep 27, 2011 6:41 AM

    I guess when the Eagles told him he was being “too candid” he didnt know what it meant and repeated it.

  64. exeaglefan says: Sep 27, 2011 6:50 AM

    I guess when the Eagles told him he was being too candid he didnt know not to repeat that to the press

  65. tigrrrr says: Sep 27, 2011 6:55 AM

    ishoulbeagm says:
    Sep 27, 2011 12:15 AM
    Leave that man alone! He served his time, paid his debt… That being said..He is taking ALOT of unessesary hits. His o-line is the real problem.

    He NEVER served a single day for torturing and killing dogs, including houehold pets, in horrific cruel ways. You need to read a little before you make uninformed statements like that. It makes you look like an ignoramus.

  66. phillyrick22 says: Sep 27, 2011 7:10 AM

    Okay…. GREAT!!! Now STFU and play! Tell that to the rest of your teamates too!!

  67. starderup says: Sep 27, 2011 7:29 AM

    He is probably still hurting from that block he got when he decided to turn into a defender after one of his interceptions. He got jacked pretty good.
    His mouth is still one of his worst enemies. He needs to shut up and play.

  68. ajknox88 says: Sep 27, 2011 8:03 AM

    I can’t stand his interviews. He sounds ridiculous every time with the way he talks.

  69. mhalt99 says: Sep 27, 2011 8:15 AM

    be interesting to hear Steve Young’s take on this. mobile qb’s will get less calls than say a helpless statue like Drew Bledsoe sitting back in the pocket….i guess the question is where to draw the line?

    also how much should the nfl be protecting qb’s as opposed to other players. how about throwing defenders a bone and outlaw all blocks below the waist.

  70. szwhtsup123 says: Sep 27, 2011 8:21 AM

    Michael Pick not complain? Not till the next bad game when he’ll need someone else to blame.

  71. bigdicebuddha says: Sep 27, 2011 9:08 AM

    Can’t believe nobody here picked up on the most significant part of this article:

    “The folks that run the show were told league rules prohibit Vick from participating, but that would only be true if he was recovering from a concussion.”

    It’s clear that the Reid and the Eagles are covering their butts, because Vick’s hand is fine. He got another concussion during the game. On the play where Canty hits Vick that we’ve seen a thousand times, Vick immediately grabs his HEAD with both hands.

    Vick then goes to the lockerroom, comes back out, and goes back in? After x-rays showed a break in his hand? Ummm, no. Secondly, it was all just so fake the way they were all looking at his hand on the sideline.

    Then, the next day… No break. Just a bruise? You watch, this “bruise” is going to keep Vick out 2-3 weeks. Vick got a bruise alright, but it’s on his brain, not his hand.

    If the NFL isn’t looking into this already, they should be. Reid has a history of putting his players at risk. Dawkins has been rushed back from concussion, Westbrook, and most notably Stewart Bradley last year.

    The Eagles have skeletons in their closet here, and the NFL should be taking a close look. I personally dislike Vick, but he should not have been playing at all on Sunday, and now they’re going to pay for it for the next couple of weeks.

  72. eaglesw00t says: Sep 27, 2011 9:21 AM

    hahahaha

    62 more dog jokes. How clever, witty, and original. I wondered if anyone would ever make a dog joke about Mike Vick. I cant believe only 62 people thought to do it this morning.

    I love PFT and all of these brilliant readers.

    $100 says I reach 100 dislikes! Bring it on haters

  73. nflofficeadmin says: Sep 27, 2011 9:30 AM

    Punks jump up to get beat down.

  74. bigdicebuddha says: Sep 27, 2011 9:40 AM

    bigdicebuddha says:
    Sep 27, 2011 9:08 AM
    Can’t believe nobody here picked up on the most significant part of this article:

    “The folks that run the show were told league rules prohibit Vick from participating, but that would only be true if he was recovering from a concussion.”

    It’s clear that the Reid and the Eagles are covering their butts, because Vick’s hand is fine. He got another concussion during the game. On the play where Canty hits Vick that we’ve seen a thousand times, Vick immediately grabs his HEAD with both hands.

    Vick then goes to the lockerroom, comes back out, and goes back in? After x-rays showed a break in his hand? Ummm, no. Secondly, it was all just so fake the way they were all looking at his hand on the sideline.

    Then, the next day… No break. Just a bruise? You watch, this “bruise” is going to keep Vick out 2-3 weeks. Vick got a bruise alright, but it’s on his brain, not his hand.

    If the NFL isn’t looking into this already, they should be. Reid has a history of putting his players at risk. Dawkins has been rushed back from concussion, Westbrook, and most notably Stewart Bradley last year.

    The Eagles have skeletons in their closet here, and the NFL should be taking a close look. I personally dislike Vick, but he should not have been playing at all on Sunday, and now they’re going to pay for it for the next couple of weeks.

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    Four additional points:

    On his way back out onto the field from the lockerroom, Vick high fived Kafka with the “injured” hand.

    When JPP had that vicious hit on Vick earlier in the game, he was extremely slow to get up and off the field, messing with his helmet.

    They did NOTHING on the sideline to imobilize the “broken” hand, no ice, nothing. What they did do was take his helmet away and sit him on the bench.

    Finally, Vick had to be yanked off the field during a FG attempt by an O-linemen.

  75. rc33 says: Sep 27, 2011 10:46 AM

    Vick’s gotta be smarter than this (admittedly, a real stretch). This is why catchers have to bite their tongues when they see a call go against them. It’s tough but it’s gotta be done.

    Ref’s don’t forget, Mike, and your comment has already ben heard. Not sure if apologizing now helps.

  76. hatrhurter says: Sep 27, 2011 11:22 AM

    letemsoar says:
    Sep 26, 2011 10:48 PM
    so many vick haters still out there. listen, the fact still remains, helmet to helmet and hits under the knees, are illegal when a QB is in the pocket. Michael vick is being targeted by referees, as they make no calls. yes, the eagles o-line is absolutely terrible, but that doesnt mean the QB should be on his ass every single play. so many late hits. the eagles will find their flow, and they’ll get hot. oh and by the way…LET THE HATERS CLICK DISLIKE.

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    my only regret is that i can only click dislike once.

  77. diablito0402 says: Sep 27, 2011 1:56 PM

    Dream team, hahahahaha whats next lebron james trying to sign with frontrunning eagles. Both loosers hahaha.

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