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Michael Vick tells Frank Gore: We didn’t quit

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The claim from 49ers running back Frank Gore that the Eagles quit in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game isn’t sitting well in the Philadelphia locker room.

Michael Vick says Gore is wrong about the Eagles when he says that the 49ers “knocked the fight out of them.”

“I don’t think the team quit,” Vick said. “I think we put up the effort for all four quarters. I don’t know, maybe, I mean he can say that but we can’t dwell on last week, it’s over.”

Vick obviously didn’t quit: He was sensational throughout the game, and it’s not his fault that he twice got the Eagles into field goal range in the fourth quarter, only to have kicker Alex Henery miss from 33 and 39 yards. Nor is it his fault that Jeremy Maclin fumbled after Vick once again moved the Eagles into field goal range on their final drive. If the Eagles just get a field goal on any one of those three fourth-quarter drives, no one is talking this week about the Eagles quitting in their 24-23 loss.

But it does raise questions about what kind of team the Eagles are that they’ve lost three straight games despite having fourth-quarter leads in all three of them. Maybe Vick is right that they’re not quitters. Maybe they’re just not very good.

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54 Responses to “Michael Vick tells Frank Gore: We didn’t quit”
  1. dontfwme says: Oct 8, 2011 10:37 AM

    why are they still talking about last week???

  2. radtrigger says: Oct 8, 2011 10:37 AM

    1-4 coming right up. Kiss playoff chances goodbye.

  3. jfrogo says: Oct 8, 2011 10:37 AM

    Gore wasn’t talking about Vick quitting, he was talking about the Eagle’s defense. Not sure that was the case but maybe a defensive player should have commented rather than “Mike Vick.”

  4. turk2875 says: Oct 8, 2011 10:41 AM

    They didn’t quit, but they sure as hell put it on cruise control after half-time. As much as I love Vick, but you said”it’s not his fault that he twice got the Eagles into field goal range in the fourth quarter”, well good teams don’t settle for field goals and put a rookie kicker in that position. Good teams finish off thier opponent by scoring TDs. Maybe, hopefully, possibly all this talk of the team quitting sparks a flame and gets this team playing hard so they can turn this damn season around.

  5. nysaysbringit says: Oct 8, 2011 10:41 AM

    LOL…What the hell else is Vick going to say?….Oh yea!..Gore was right ..we did quit….come-on..LOL

  6. tigrrrr says: Oct 8, 2011 10:41 AM

    Vick… you may not be a quitter, but you are an animal torturer, and low life that is dragging the eagles to your level. Get out of the NFL and be a loser by yourself.

  7. malblack says: Oct 8, 2011 10:42 AM

    Uh…Al Davis died? Where’s the story?

  8. eigglesnosuperbowls says: Oct 8, 2011 10:42 AM

    After you go 1-5 this week trust me, you will quit !

  9. captainwisdom8888 says: Oct 8, 2011 10:44 AM

    Nah they just tried to out-think themselves…

  10. howley1 says: Oct 8, 2011 10:45 AM

    Apologist much? The dude got a $100 million contract and is a first overall pick and is working with the “best WR corps in the NFL” and “one of the best RB’s in the NFL”, he should be putting up more than yards in crunch time. That’s the kind of wack stuff you’d be saying if we were talking about Tony Romo. I didn’t hear anything about Laurent Robinson not running his route with authority but if he had, the Cowboys would be 3-1 right now.

  11. scudbot says: Oct 8, 2011 10:50 AM

    Vick can’t seem to grasp that his ego and his team are not the same thing. Inability to perceive an actual other is a characteristic of sociopaths.

  12. deadeye says: Oct 8, 2011 10:51 AM

    Vick should have told the Eagles not to quit before they did. Instead he argues with the 49ers after they quit. With leadership like that, there’s no limit to the disappointment Philly could generate.

  13. crimhollingsworth says: Oct 8, 2011 10:52 AM

    The field goal excuse is pretty lame. If you want to play that game I can say the Niners actually should have won by seven if not for Akers two missed field goals.

  14. nfl fan says: Oct 8, 2011 11:19 AM

    No, they lost because Andy was being Andy. As usual, too many gimmick plays.

  15. starderup says: Oct 8, 2011 11:29 AM

    Sounds like the kicker choked. I didn’t see the game, but if you miss a 33 and a 39 yarder, you aren’t NFL material.

  16. TheDPR says: Oct 8, 2011 11:37 AM

    It is extremely rare for a professional team to quit, no matter the score. The Eagles didn’t quit, they simply wore down on defense because they are too small and too many of them are not fundamentally solid tacklers. They can barely stop the run early in the game and at the end they can’t stop anything.

  17. snowpea84 says: Oct 8, 2011 11:37 AM

    I’m sorry…not Vicks fault? Vick was sensational? When the field is long Jackson and Maclin stretch it and the defense has their backs to Vick. As soon as it gets short he sputters and fails. Yeah the kicker missed kicks. Are we now trying to say that an offense sputtering and failing every time the field gets short has nothing to do with the play of the QB??? What a joke. It’s that kind of play that is the reason Vick is not good. He’s got a highlight reel and he’ll never have a ring.

  18. ceschatz says: Oct 8, 2011 11:51 AM

    How’s that david akers move treating you philly?

  19. jmota222 says: Oct 8, 2011 11:55 AM

    I don’t think the eagles offense is the problem they just need to get it together on defense witch hasn’t been the same since Jimmy johnson passed RIP!! But clearly they have talent on defense just no one to lead them Juan Castillo and Andy Reid are offensive guys and have no clue how to coordinate a defense so I can’t see them fixing that on the fly!!

  20. rmm9090 says: Oct 8, 2011 11:56 AM

    “Maybe they’re just not very good?”

    Oh, they’re good all right, good and sorry that is…

  21. kevinf003 says: Oct 8, 2011 11:58 AM

    yea you didnt quit but the niners just beat the hell outa you and your team the second half and came out with a win… ” DREAMJOKE”

  22. phatnate says: Oct 8, 2011 11:58 AM

    Michael Vick is a loser. Did you see him watch the Ronnie Brown fumble last week and turn the other way instead of diving on the ball? He does this alot, he will fumble and sit there and watch other people dive for it. Same thing when he throws an interception, he will just jog behind everyone else instead of trying to tackle. He is suppose to be one of the fastest guys in the league, but the linemen all run faster after one his interceptions. He is not a leader of men. He’s all hype, he’s been in the league for 9 of the last 11 years. and he’s never won anything. And people are still buying what he is selling?

  23. bossplayer213 says: Oct 8, 2011 11:58 AM

    Phillies lost. Ahahahahahaha

  24. jh500 says: Oct 8, 2011 12:15 PM

    snowpea84 says: Oct 8, 2011 11:37 AM

    I’m sorry…not Vicks fault? Vick was sensational? When the field is long Jackson and Maclin stretch it and the defense has their backs to Vick. As soon as it gets short he sputters and fails. Yeah the kicker missed kicks. Are we now trying to say that an offense sputtering and failing every time the field gets short has nothing to do with the play of the QB??? What a joke. It’s that kind of play that is the reason Vick is not good. He’s got a highlight reel and he’ll never have a ring.
    _____________________________________

    They were playing for those field goals. Andy Ried didn’t want to take any chances. You intelligent guy!

  25. clk320cpe says: Oct 8, 2011 12:21 PM

    This guy, for someone that is so changed & not arrogant anymore sure has enough arrogant things to say:
    “Can’t design a defense to stop me”
    “what did I do to anyone?”
    “lets put the dream team tag behind us”
    “I don’t get the calls other QB’s get”
    “I am going to stop complaining”
    “DeSean should be in camp”

    It seems he loves to hear his own voice & continues to say arrogant useless things. Especially for someone that has never had back to back winning seasons & has never delivered in the postseason. Vick is one of the most over hyped players in NFL history.

    Hey Vick, STFU for once.

  26. pacash80 says: Oct 8, 2011 12:26 PM

    After you go 1-5 this week trust me, you will quit !

    —————————————————-

    They’re going to lose twice this week? That would be impressive.

  27. trenaro says: Oct 8, 2011 12:26 PM

    Wrong defensive scheme. Simple as that. Wide 9 or whatever it’s called.

  28. east96st says: Oct 8, 2011 12:32 PM

    I would never accuse an Andy Reid coached team of quitting. They are NOT quitters. They are, however, mismanaged. They placed huge bets on their secondary – which is not being allowed to play to their strengths -while ignoring the LBs and O line. They also went all in on a QB that has been a notorious poor decision maker his entire career. Take away Vick’s legs and he’s a very subpar QB. Get pressure in his face and hit him regularly and he fades. Everyone in the NFL knows this, yet Reid still refuses to shift the focus of his offense to the running game and the short pass to keep Vick fresh at the end of the game when his running ability would be absolutely devastating. If the Eagles are guilty of anything it’s shooting themselves in the foot and allowing a QB’s hubris to dictate their offensive strategy.

  29. ham1 says: Oct 8, 2011 1:04 PM

    When I picture “quit” I see Michael Spinx in his corner before he even gets hit he has a look in his eye like prey. Tyson had not even laid a glove on him and was “stalking” him in the ring. For all intent and purpose that fight was over.

    I see the dallas Cowpukes before they got rid of Wade last year. I have never seen a team quit like that. That was quitting.

    In as much as I dont like the egirls or vickey, they got a second half rude awakening but they did not quit. Mismanaged by a fat good for nothing coach, but they didnt quit. For now they just have to be known as the NFL’s chief complainers.

  30. raiderrob21 says: Oct 8, 2011 2:06 PM

    Eagles gave that game away, the 49ers were lucky to win that. Aside from the 2 missed field goals and Maclins fumble, dont forget ronnie brown giving away 7 points with his “pass”. Hey Gore, dont worry about last week worry about staying healthy and being more consistant and keep your trap shut

  31. asublimeday says: Oct 8, 2011 2:32 PM

    Vick is the problem. His sense of entitlement and general moral bankruptcy are dragging this team down. His individual play is irrelevant.

  32. cantonbound13 says: Oct 8, 2011 2:58 PM

    It doesn’t sound like Mike Vick would “dog” it.
    Thank you… I’ll be here all week.

  33. jabroni1 says: Oct 8, 2011 3:09 PM

    The 49’ers didn’t knock the fight out of the Eagles last week. The answer is simple…..
    It’s Romo’s fault!

  34. cfh666 says: Oct 8, 2011 3:10 PM

    They didn’t quit… they just didn’t tackle well, show any strength up front, and have any endurance.

  35. jabroni1 says: Oct 8, 2011 3:16 PM

    “phatnate says:Oct 8, 2011 11:58 AM

    Michael Vick is a loser. Did you see him watch the Ronnie Brown fumble last week and turn the other way instead of diving on the ball? He does this alot, he will fumble and sit there and watch other people dive for it. Same thing when he throws an interception, he will just jog behind everyone else instead of trying to tackle. He is suppose to be one of the fastest guys in the league, but the linemen all run faster after one his interceptions. He is not a leader of men. He’s all hype, he’s been in the league for 9 of the last 11 years. and he’s never won anything. And people are still buying what he is selling?”

    I think its pretty common in the NFL for the quarterback to be one of the last lines of defense on an interception. If Romo was the first to tackle after each interception he threw he would have to have his spleen removed on the sideline before returning for the next series.

  36. omega49 says: Oct 8, 2011 3:18 PM

    Vick… you may not be a quitter, but you are an animal torturer, and low life that is dragging the eagles to your level. Get out of the NFL and be a loser by yourself.
    —————————————-
    Vick owns you and others who agree. Your inability to move on only shows your weakness, moving on is an attribute of the strong, you and the others who gives you the thumbs up will forever be a victim of whatever insecurities you have about yourselves.

  37. tigrrrr says: Oct 8, 2011 3:42 PM

    omega49 says:
    Oct 8, 2011 3:18 PM
    Vick… you may not be a quitter, but you are an animal torturer, and low life that is dragging the eagles to your level. Get out of the NFL and be a loser by yourself.
    —————————————-
    Vick owns you and others who agree. Your inability to move on only shows your weakness, moving on is an attribute of the strong, you and the others who gives you the thumbs up will forever be a victim of whatever insecurities you have about yourselves.
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
    Amazing…
    you wish you had the strength I have to stand up against this loser. All you want is wins, all I want is justice for those that cant speak for themselves anymore. May their pained eyes appear in your dreams at night!

  38. stercuilus65 says: Oct 8, 2011 4:09 PM

    ceschatz says: Oct 8, 2011 11:51 AM

    “How’s that david akers move treating you philly?”
    —————
    You mean the Akers who made one out of three FGs against the Eagles idiot?

  39. lbdpatch says: Oct 8, 2011 4:11 PM

    Grow up and get off Vicks back already. Remeber the Giants started off in a worse position the year they won the superbowl and other than this year the chargers went o-4 almost the past four years and won their division. And to once again make a point-you all keep saying how much the eagles suck because they have never won a superbowl. I guess by that thinking Dan Marino must have really sucked because he never won a superbowl(lol).Bunch of no nothing haters. GO EAGLES

  40. lbdpatch says: Oct 8, 2011 4:17 PM

    Tigrr how about all the other criminals and human murderers that haven’t paid their dues that are currently still playing in the NFL. And before you make another stupid comment Casey Anthony and OJ simpson got away with murder. Just because they weren’t convicted doesn’t make them not guilty. Vick has raised more money for the humane society than any other fund raising source. Grow up and get over It already.

  41. jaworkaholic says: Oct 8, 2011 4:32 PM

    As a Giants fan, all I can say is…….
    Juan Castillo = Bill Sheridan

    Jimmy Johnson was a hall of fame D coordinator, and every Giants fan knows he carried that team, not the walrus.

  42. hcdbus says: Oct 8, 2011 5:02 PM

    As a die hard eagles fan, I think Frank Gore was completely out of line when he said the birds quit. The eagles didn’t quit, they just suck

  43. bigbluefan1 says: Oct 8, 2011 5:08 PM

    Well good news in Pilly the 76ers are unbeaten

    So you have one team to folllow oh wait they are on strike
    Well theres baseball oh that right lost last night

    Sounds like a bit of a pattern in Philly

    Is it week 11 yet ?

  44. clk320cpe says: Oct 8, 2011 5:26 PM

    @lbdpatch
    @omega49

    Please stop telling others what to get over & how to feel. Just as you feel justified in defending this inhuman POS, tigerrr or anyone else has the right to say how they feel about him, even if it disagrees with your views.

    Freedom of speech works both ways, it isn’t for people that feel Mick Vick is unfairly treated. It’s also for people that understand what someone that would intentionally torture animals for amusement & entertainment multiple times a week for six years are capable of.

    BTW, his ASPCA work is a joke as less than 20% of any money they raise actually goes to any animals. That is public record if you looked it up. All of his ASPCA work is PR related for both Vick & ASPCA.

  45. choice1329 says: Oct 8, 2011 5:41 PM

    @tigrrr, why don’t you just get off or out period and be a loser by yourself, PETA killed 976 pitbulls last month, do you care………………………..hell no, you probably didn’t even know.

  46. choice1329 says: Oct 8, 2011 5:57 PM

    @clkocpe, well you’re right about one thing people have a right to feel how they want, even if they do sound like hyprocrites. I wonder why it is that some of you concerned folks weren’t invited to speak to congress about the wrong of animal cruelty/dogfighting??? Vick actually works with HSUS, not ASPCA, he is not court ordered to donate time or money, he does it because he wants to, I wonder how much time and money you and some of the others who are so concerned for animals have donated……………….my guess not much if anything.

  47. east96st says: Oct 8, 2011 6:19 PM

    lbdpatch says: “And to once again make a point-you all keep saying how much the eagles suck because they have never won a superbowl. I guess by that thinking Dan Marino must have really sucked because he never won a superbowl(lol).Bunch of no nothing haters. GO EAGLES”

    Not much of a point. Dan Marino is an individual who played 17 seasons, 11 of them full seasons. The Eagles are an organization that hasn’t won a championship in 51 years. If Marion was capable of playing at a professional level for 51 years, I’m guessing he probably would have won at least one. Comparing an individual to a team is moronic.

  48. bleedgreen4life says: Oct 8, 2011 7:25 PM

    MDS is right. Vick had a phenomenal game. Like some of the Eagles fans, I wouldn’t blame the lost solely of the rookie kicker, Henery. It was the defense sitting on top of their 20 point lead and letting it slip. I wouldn’t say they necessarily quit but they didn’t show the heart and desire to win and the 49ers just wanted it more. This coming from an Eagles fan who was at the game.

  49. omega49 says: Oct 8, 2011 8:43 PM

    Amazing…
    you wish you had the strength I have to stand up against this loser. All you want is wins, all I want is justice for those that cant speak for themselves anymore. May their pained eyes appear in your dreams at night!
    =============================
    I haven’t posted enough for you to tell what my strengths are or if all I want are wins. But you are entitled to your wishful thinking. I use to trip like you when this first went down until I realize how stupid, arrogant like I could do no wrong, and hateful I sounded. I will let your response be the last word and I will use my strength not to respond….Have a blessed Day

  50. omega49 says: Oct 8, 2011 8:59 PM

    @lbdpatch
    @omega49

    Please stop telling others what to get over & how to feel. Just as you feel justified in defending this inhuman POS, tigerrr or anyone else has the right to say how they feel about him, even if it disagrees with
    ==================================
    Vick owns you and others who agree. Your inability to move on only shows your weakness, moving on is an attribute of the strong, you and the others who gives you the thumbs up will forever be a victim of whatever insecurities you have about yourselves. your views.
    ————————————————–
    Please point out where I’m defending Vick and telling people how to feel in the previous paragraph. Moving on doesn’t mean defending or forgetting it means move on, get past it. moving on is not a feeling its an action that take courage I wasn’t telling them to feel weak, they are weak. And follow your advice and stop telling me to stop. I will let your response be the last word because I am moving on…………..Have a blessed day

  51. commandercornpone says: Oct 8, 2011 9:16 PM

    they didnt quit. they just didnt show up in the second half. selfish players, subpar coaching.

  52. 23yankees says: Oct 8, 2011 9:24 PM

    Many mass murderers begin by killing animals. Stay classy Eagles.

  53. j4m3zm0n3y says: Oct 9, 2011 2:55 AM

    Ahh… such sweetness. I was at the game… watching my 9ers, being my 9ers as usually. But as far as giving up? No… the Eagles did not give up. The 9ers came back, and Alex Smith performed one of his best games of his career. Vick did his job, the defensive did not. But at the end of the day, if everyone kicked their field goals, the 49ers would have still won, 30-29… So it really doesn’t matter. And being on the east coast, surrounded by Eagles’ fans… haha… that f-ckin’ win was SOOOO much better. #49ers… All Day Baby!

  54. dd393 says: Oct 9, 2011 11:56 AM

    Maybe they were just muzzled? The dream becomes a nightmare. So much “talent”, so little team. It almost sounds like Dan Snyder bought the team in secret.

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