Vick asks, “Do I really have to explain how I feel at 1-3?”

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After last week’s Eagles loss, quarterback Michael Vick questioned the officiating. After this week’s Eagles loss, Vick questioned the reporters who were questioning him.

At his postgame press conference, Vick was asked how he felt about being 1-3. He didn’t care for the question.

“Do I really have to explain how I feel at 1-3? Do I really have to explain that to everyone here? It’s frustrating. I can’t put that into words,” Vick said.

Vick says he’s stunned that the Eagles have already lost three games.

“It’s shocking,” Vick said. “It’s frustrating. Other than that, I don’t know what to say.”

Vick certainly can’t be blamed for the loss to the 49ers: He completed 30 of 46 passes for 416 yards, with two touchdowns and one interception, and added 75 yards rushing. But he said he believes he’s the one who needs to turn it around.

“I take full responsibility,” Vick said. “There are a lot of things that I can do better. I gotta figure it out.”

And Vick made clear that he believes the players, not the coaches, are the ones who have to make changes.

“We just have to figure it all out. We need to take the coaches out of the equation,” Vick said. “We have to take into consideration ourselves and go out and make it happen. That’s about it. They can’t go on the field and play for us. We have to go out and make it work. We have to get it done. We have to get it done.”

A quarter of the way through the season, the “Dream Team” is not getting anything done, except falling into last place in the NFC East.

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98 responses to “Vick asks, “Do I really have to explain how I feel at 1-3?”

  1. “I take full responsibility,” Vick said. “There are a lot of things that I can do better. I gotta figure it out.”

    What he means by this is “It’s not me, I played lights out.”

    He’s such a turd.

  2. At least Vick is smarter than your average Philly fan, most of which will tell you the Niners just got lucky cuz Henery missed two FG’S, conveniently ignoring the fact that Philly got lucky when Akers missed one and had one blocked for SF.

  3. well that is your typical dumb reporter. Asking the obvious or ask the same question 20 different ways in hopes that you give a different answer.

  4. I think vince young brought his losing stink with him. Throw him and his dream team ideas overboard.

  5. Everyone knows that the coaches are losing these games with their extremely conservative 4th quarters. It’s like they forgot how to play football after 45min. The eagles need to play to their players strengths instead of forcing their schemes on them, and it’s quite obvious that some of their players are mercenaries who don’t have the passion or the drive to win and avoid being injured to an extreme extent.

  6. Yes he does need to answer Questions. How about this dog killer: What’s worse, being 1-3 or a night on jail?

  7. (To the tune of ‘I Want To Know What Love Is’ by Foreigner)

    I want to know what 1-3 is……..

    I want you to show meeeeeeeeeeeeee…..

    I wanna FEEEEEEL what 1-3 is……

  8. The wheels are coming off the dream team, if he is frustrated now wait until the Bills offense kills them next week.

    Vick is going to have a blow-up at some point this year and he’s true colors will come out.

  9. I’m surprised he didn’t complain about the refs again. Wait, I mean “make everyone aware”, not complain. Wah.

  10. Vick accounted for nearly 500 yards yesterday, can’t do much more than that. I don’t know if the Eagles’ red zone problem is all Vick’s fault.

  11. Once again, vick proving he does not have what it takes mentally to take a team to the next level. Running qb’s are just that, how many superbowls did Tarkenton win? Sorry dream team, you’re done!

  12. How does it feel to be on the “Dream Team” now? It is amazing to watch the bandwagon filling up before the season even started and how this was to be one of the greatest team ever to suit up and now after Vick has been exposed as a typical small scrambling QB that is so fragile he has to be compared to the ex -chief Croyle

  13. The “dream” of the Eagles has devolved into a nightmare, proving once again a truth as old as professional sports itself–a collection of great, nearly great, and supposedly great players does not a great team make. The other, sadder truth for fans of the genetic experiment gone awry that the NFL has become is that 400 yard passing games like Vick’s yesterday have become so common as to be rendered meaningless, and are no predictor of victory.

  14. First, although Vick has taken responsibility, the biggest culprit is King Andy himself. With his (continued) drafting of Smurf-sized linebackers and defensive linemen, to his inane play calling and game day coaching, and by naming an offensive line coach as D-coordinator, is there any wonder why they’ve coughed up late game leads?

    Second,it would really be nice if the media knocked off the ‘Dream Team’ moniker. It was made by a back-up QB, who has yet to play a down and has been injured, based on coming to a team after a number of high profile FA signings. No one in the organization, and no other player, spouted this line. But if it makes your job easier . . .

    Times yours.

  15. Vick absolutely isn’t the one to blame here at all. Nobel of him to take responsibility but the problem lies with Andy Reid and Juan Castillo. The offensive play calling is a joke and the decision to go with an undersized line has compromised their ability in short yardages situations. McCoy was 8 for 10 last season in 3rd or 4th and short….I don’t even want to know what it is this year. Defensively, Castillo has been out maneuvered every step of the way. The opposing OC adjusts late and Castillo cannot counter. To make matters worse, the fundamentals he preached seem to have been forgotten by the players. Also, they don’t have the LB’s and safeties necessary for the DL to use the wide 9 technique. Furthermore, they aren’t playing to the strengths of Namdi. The team is poorly constructed and poorly coached.

  16. This is really all Vince Young fault. It is still early in thee season. Had he kept his mouth shut, this would not be as big of a deal. Yeah we would have expected more, but it has been made larger with his “dream team” comment.

  17. Joe Toronto, i understand you don’t like Vick but is that the only thing you know every comment you make is anti Vick, kind of makes you sound like a Turd yourself.

  18. “We need to take the coaches out of the equation,”

    smartest think vick has said in a while.
    if you take that really fat guy out of the picture, you might get somewhere, but not until then.

  19. hank10 says: Oct 3, 2011 8:04 AM
    Second,it would really be nice if the media knocked off the ‘Dream Team’ moniker. It was made by a back-up QB, who has yet to play a down and has been injured, based on coming to a team after a number of high profile FA signings. No one in the organization, and no other player, spouted this line. But if it makes your job easier . . .
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    Sorry Hank, but whether it was VY or Jamar Chaney making comparisons to the Miami Heat, the moniker is not going away. I think a lot of people were put off by the arrogance and hubris of the statement (“dream team”), and quite frankly, a lot of people WANT them to fail.

    Most people still want teams to win the old-fashioned way. Build, play hard, and EARN IT. Not buy it, like the “dream team” is trying to do.

  20. Hey Eagle fans – how does does 1-3 feel?
    How does it feel to blow a 2 point lead?
    Is this the “Miracle in San Francisco”?

    Why is it the mouthes never stop when the Eagles come back from a 20 point deficit but all ya hear is crickets after losing a 20 point lead?

    There isn’t a team in the NFL or all of sports for that matter, who’s fans deserve it more.

  21. Wonder how Tom Jackson will spin this loss as a “racial” thing? Did a white guy on the Eagles dare to drop the “messiah’s” pass? Or miss a tackle or a block?

  22. ur wrong vick. it is the coaches.

    i understand not wanting to run against the best nfl run defense but to only hand the ball to mccoy 9 times in the game is idiotic.

  23. thank you for manning up there Mike but lets be serious.

    The ONE person that this all falls back on is Mr. Andy Reid. Andy severely understaffed key positions on the team.. Mike is compensating for a piss poor offensive line. Every single rushing attempt can be linked back to an escaped sack or QB pressure allowed by the OL. The entire right side of the line was a huge question mark that was NEVER addressed.

    Switching DL fronts to the wide 9 with such a terrible LB core is the single greatest folly in the NFL this season. . Are we dead last against the run? feels like it.

    How many times did Andy get ‘cute’ and run some BS play.. LINE UP AND PLAY FOOTBALL.. look at shanahann, nothing crafty, just football & look at that record.. Andy thinks he’s too damn smart for the NFL &&&& look where that has gotten us..
    GO BIRDS (vommit)

    The best way to look at this season now is
    1- we can either turn it around and be .500
    2- teams continue to run the ball down our throat. we finish below .500 and Andy gets his walking papers. (hopefully)

  24. As a Pittsburgh area native and Steelers/Penguins/Pirates fan, I absolutely love any Philly misery. This is great !

  25. Vick is going to play defence? He will have to if he thinks he is at fault.

    Oh well, nice to see the dream team turn into a nightmare right before your eyes. Maybe the NFL will throw them a bone and let them play the NYETs (yes, that was on purpose) in a year-ending “Over-hyped Bowl”

  26. Everybody who Is still making dog comments get a life and grow up atleast he did his time and paid his dues unlike alot of criminals still in the NFL. They are only 1-3 not the end of the earth. If you know anything there are few teams that started off worse and come back to win superbowls.

  27. The ignorant comments on this board are just pathetic.

    If you are any better then him, you would understand he paid his dues and let it go, also half of you who posted have bad horrific skeletons in your closet that would cause people to hate on you just the same.

    everyone has broken a law, deny it and your a liar, and then your justa s bad as Vick.

    A sin is a sin and hypocrites are funny.

  28. The Wide 9 with our LBs isn’t working but what I’m really curious about is this : What was Ronnie Brown thinking trying to toss the football when he got stuffed at the goalline?

  29. LMAOOOOOOO

    How’s the cellar, Dream Team?

    You’re on your way to a 1-6 start a la the Cowboys last year.

    Only Andy Reid could screw up a team with that much “talent”.

    Enjoy looking up in the standings at those “Deadskins”.

    We’ve got 2 weeks to prepare for you and we didn’t forget what happened last year.

    PHAILADELPHIA strikes again!!

  30. The Eagles already had a losing record and we’re supposed to be stunned when they lose another game? Maybe the football “pundits” should stick to their fantasy football games.

  31. Reid’s as good as gone after this season. Is there really any reason to believe that this team will finish better than 8-8?

  32. .

    To win in the NFL you need two fronts and a quarterback first. They’re your engine and chassis. The other positions are accessories.

    The beagles look to need some time in the body shop.

    .

  33. This is sadly today’s sports reporting. Dumb, bland questions are asked instead of thoughtful ones that would take more than a second to not only think of but answer as well.

    Unfortunately, Vick’s response is actually played on NFL Network, ESPN because it’s deemed a story.

  34. 09/08/03 Bucs L, 17-0 0-1-0
    09/14/03 Patriots L, 31-10 0-2-0
    09/28/03 @ Bills W, 23-13 1-2-0
    10/05/03 Redskins W, 27-25 2-2-0
    10/12/03 @ Dallas Cowboys L, 23-21 2-3-0

    The eagles have looked like WAY worse of a football team this early before than they do now. FAVORED TO WIN NFC, which I seriously do not think they were this year, no matter what VYoung says, they were BLASTED unmercifully twice 0-2 start followed by barely beating two of the worst teams in the league and another loss.

    Then they won 10 of 11 and got the #1 seed.

    They are a couple of plays away from having mistakes to correct but still winning. Careful how much sh*t you talk in week 4 when a team is 2 games back in the division…

  35. As overrated as I think vick is, this one is not his fault. Their D is just awful. And if you think their kicker lost this one for them, your partially right. But how many points did they leave on the field? They are in big trouble, and Vince Young (another useless QB) gave them the kiss of death with his “dream team” comment. Brady, Rodgers, Freeman, and Newton are all playing at a much higher level than and QB in Philly ever could.

  36. lbdpatch says: Oct 3, 2011 8:50 AM

    Everybody who Is still making dog comments get a life and grow up atleast he did his time and paid his dues unlike alot of criminals still in the NFL.
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    Actually, he didn’t spend one day in jail for the actual act of killing dogs. And right now I’m sure he’s feeling better than the ones he electrocuted to death.

  37. Interesting how bad QB play is not being blamed on the QB here. I mean, it’s not like anyone can point fingers at his WR’s. His running game is one of the best in the NFL, and the criticism of his offensive line is a joke, because they are doing a solid job.

    The fact of the matter is that teams facing the Eagles no longer respect their passing game, and have figured out the way to beat Vick and that is by blitzing and keeping him contained in the pocket, where he can’t run and can’t pass.

  38. @lbdpatch says:
    Oct 3, 2011 8:50 AM
    Everybody who Is still making dog comments get a life and grow up atleast he did his time and paid his dues … <—- NOT

    He didnt pay anything for the horrendous things he did to those animals and his house pets. Your hero is a sick man. His hometown prosecutor buried those charges and only charged him for gambling to save taxpayers the prosecution costs…(I wonder how much vick is paying him, to hide them) C'mon, educate yourself before making statements like that and looking foolish.

  39. Again, unless you are a fan of the team and watch it every week and ‘live’ it…you don’t know and cannot understand. Any more than I can tell a Dallas fan what’s wrong with them.

    Here’s the scoop.

    1) We have an offensive coordinator who is out of control, addicted to trick plays, and who lacks the ability to develop a gameplan. I see no plan out there. What is the Eagles signature play? Quick passes (Pats) or pound the rock (Texans or Steelers)? No, it’s Vick looking down the field and then running. That’s not a plan.

    2) We have a head coach who lacks the ability to direct a team constructed of mercs. He was strong when he was building through the draft and developing young talent. Now that we are build on free agents who all got paid. The last time we had a merc team like this, Kotitie was running Keith Millard and Greg Townsend out there.

    3) Our defensive coordinator is an offensive line coach.

    4) Our linebackers stink. The wide nine is a uniquely bad choice given our weak interior defense.

    5) The last 2 drafts have been total busts. Total. Look it up. Almost no contributors.

    I’m not saying Reid and Marty and Juan stink. I’m saying that their abilities and systems are a very poor fir for the team they built. And build it Reid did, these are his guys.

  40. Vick can’t be blamed because he out up alot of yards? There is a big difference between palying well and having a lot of yards. He led that offense in the 2nd half, and by that I mean he led them nowhere. If he was diong a better job in the red zone there wouldn’t be a question about field goals or stalled drives.

  41. I get the sense that Marty is working on his portfolio for his next head coaching job. The 1st down and 3rd down plays on that goal line drive are great examples. They make it too complicated and overthink it. But that’s the Reid era.

    Contrast that with Harbaugh. He played to his strengths and thoroughly out-coached Reid. And he was patient. He let the game come to them without panicking. They had a plan, they stuck to it.

    No one is citing missed FG’s here as a reason we lost. After all, Akers missed a few too.

  42. I am sooo sick on the Dream Team moniker that the media placed on this team. I know Vince young said it. He said it, because he was excited to be on this team at the time. Everyone loves to hate The Eagles especially this site.

    There are 7 teams that are 1-3 and 3 that are 0-4 and The Almighty Colts are about to go winnless as well. So, that’s 11 out of 32 teams that have losing records. And yet all anyone on this site cares about is the fact that The Ealges aren’t living up to their expectations.

  43. I find it so ironic that i unfortunately live just outside of Pukeadelphia, and have to deal with all these ” idiots ” every year. For now, the ” Eagles ” jerseys have been put away only to wear Phillies jerseys…another team that will lose after so much hype. These dope fans need to wake up, and stop drinking the Kool Aid !! These are the most obnoxious creeps out there..To all Philly fans…..Shut the Eff Up, Enough already !!!
    Your football team is overrated like your QB, the Dream Team is nothing more than a Wet Dream !!

  44. This clown whines more than that lardass Andy Reid. Oh, and mike.. Reporters might, but rest assured – nobody else cares about “how you fillin”.

    Pretty clear that fear rules Vick’s game.

  45. The eagles have looked like WAY worse of a football team this early before than they do now. FAVORED TO WIN NFC, which I seriously do not think they were this year, no matter what VYoung says, they were BLASTED unmercifully twice 0-2 start followed by barely beating two of the worst teams in the league and another loss.

    Then they won 10 of 11 and got the #1 seed.

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    But they had a real defensive coordinator then. As opposed to an offensive line coach that always wanted to be a defensive coordinator. And they didn’t have soft linebackers. And they had a passing QB that liked to run, not a running back that likes to pass.

  46. Actually the Wide-9 is doing well, our front 4 have produced more sacks in the first 4 games then we have made in halves of seasons. Babin has what..7..8 sacks in 4 games? Our front 4 is getting tremendous pressure on the QB..it’s the lack of having capable LB’s that expose this Defense.

  47. everyone has broken a law, deny it and your a liar, and then your justa s bad as Vick.

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    LOLWUT?

  48. dirtdawg55 says:Oct 3, 2011 8:49 AM

    Vick is going to play defence? He will have to if he thinks he is at fault.
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    If Vick plays defense, considering how fragile he is, I fully expect him to disintegrate after a big hit…poof…dust.

  49. They are only 1-3 not the end of the earth. If you know anything there are few teams that started off worse and come back to win superbowls.

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    The only thing worse than 1-3 is 0-4. What 0-4 teams went on to win the Super Bowl?

  50. Alaric, the wide 9 is great for pass rush, but guys like Frank Gore are gashing this defense up the middle.

    Teams know that, and they’re bullying us with the run.

  51. moochzilla says: Oct 3, 2011 11:25 AM

    Alaric, the wide 9 is great for pass rush, but guys like Frank Gore are gashing this defense up the middle.

    Teams know that, and they’re bullying us with the run.
    *************************************************
    Of course. I can’t believe they even thought of this front, much less that they’re still using it.

    I find it amazing.

  52. You guys are getting full mileage out of this “Dream Team” crap aren’t you? Let me first say, as a die hard Eagles fan, they suck right now. But enough of this dream team crap! Can’t you be creative without harping something that was said ONE F’ing time by a backup QB? It wasn’t the hollywood show Miami put on, it was said once! Yet you go on and on and on……

    What’s next, Santa Claus is bringing coal to the “Dream Team”? Or maybe the “Dream Team goes to court in the stadium? Get them all out there, come on pile on. The fact of the matter is you suck at reporting as bad as the Eagles are playing right now, and that is really bad!!!!

  53. The “wide 9” apparently calls for the DL to do nothing but rush the passer. Yes you will get a lot of sacks but no team can depend SOLELY on it’s LB’s no matter how good they are to stop the run with no gap control, and the alignment creates huuuuuge gaps. Playing it with crappy LBs just amplifies the flaw. That’s a fail scheme from conception and whoever came up with it should bang their head in a car door 10-12 times. It’s like some goofy Madden thing that somebody that has no defensive experience at any higher level would come up with.

  54. Vick might have put up solid numbers for the game, but the only numbers that matter are on the score board.

    When his team needed a touchdown the most, Vick looked very average on the last two drives…. failing to get anywhere near the endzone. How is this loss NOT his fault should be the question.

    Seriouslly, Vick is the most over rated QB in the game… and the media is afraid to say it like it is with him.

  55. Yes Michael Vick, you really have to explain how you feel at 1-3. Because if you were 4-0 you wouldn’t hesitate to explain how THAT felt. Take the bitter with the sweet MV7.

  56. well VICKSPREADSHERPIES, your name on here alone shows your stupidity as well as your bias. How you can take an article about a lazy question from a reporter and twist it to attack EAGLES fan is unbelievable.
    If you knew anything about EAGLES fans, or football in general for that matter, you would know that those fans are passionate. 24/7 365 days a year passionate. This goes for most fans of there teams with some exceptions (cowboy fans come to mind).
    In addition to the idiot I just commented on, there are others that use this forum to make personal attacks. And to those that actually comment on the content of the articles, being pro or con, I appreciate your opinions.

    Now last but not least…enough with the Dream Team remarks. All it was is a off handed joking comment to from V. Young to an NFL Network reporter that was a friend of his. And Chaneys remark was a response to a question about the Miami Heat. This whole thing was the media and EAGLES haters making it something more then it is. The players, coaches and fans have tried to downplay it as much as possible.

    I’m getting a migraine again !

  57. They don’t give playoff berths based on how many sacks your RDE has. This scheme is a great thing for Babin, but we’re just not going to win this way.

  58. Tell us how you really feel. “I feel like tying a dog to a whippin post and beating the sh@# out of it”
    I mean huggin him cute little guy

  59. “EAGLES haters”

    Wow, I thought you actually had to WIN SOMETHING to become a team that’s “hated” on. Anytime people point out FACTS about a team, you hear members of that team’s fanbase calling those people “haters”. Get over yourself. No one is envious of a last place team with an overrated quarterback, an offensive line that throws lookout blocks, and linebackers who shouldn’t even be allowed to start at LaSalle University.

  60. If you knew anything about EAGLES fans, or football in general for that matter, you would know that those fans are passionate. 24/7 365 days a year passionate. This goes for most fans of there teams with some exceptions (cowboy fans come to mind).

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    So in the middle of your plea, you become what you profess to hate by generalizing millions of football fans because of the team they like? Really?

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