Michael Vick: I don’t know and I don’t care if Eagles wanted Peyton

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Last week a report emerged that Eagles coach Andy Reid considered signing Peyton Manning, leading Reid to issue a statement saying that while he looks into everything, Michael Vick remains his guy.

Now Vick has weighed in on the matter.

Vick was speaking to high school students today and was asked about that report, and Vick answered that he doesn’t know if it’s true or not, but if it is true it doesn’t bother him because he’s confident in his own abilities.

“I don’t know how true it is and I really don’t care,” Vick said, via the Eagles’ official Twitter. “I’m one of the best.”

Vick is right not to concern himself with what the Eagles might do at quarterback, because part of the bargain of playing quarterback for Reid is that you never know when you might lose your job. All Vick can do is keep playing like one of the best.

97 responses to “Michael Vick: I don’t know and I don’t care if Eagles wanted Peyton

  1. Vick has every right to his answer. NFL news has been dominated by Manning since the Super Bowl, and the players are probably tired of every question being about him. He signed with Denver, move on.

  2. “I’m one of the best.”

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    Ha ha ha ha! I really did get a good laugh out of that, Mike. Thanks.

    Yes, Mike, you are one of the best…
    Right behind the 15 other guys in front of you.

  3. The amount of arrogance this guy continues to display is unbelievable. “Im one of the best”
    Right on bro…keep telling yourself that. Enjoy the rest of your short-lived term as the 3rd best QB in your division, because RG3 is fast approaching in your rear-view.

  4. “All Vick can do is keep playing like one of the best.”

    Did you even watch the Eagles play last year? Far from one of the best. More like middle of the pack, at best.

  5. Vick is egotistical. But not Iverson or McNabb egotistical.

    You gotta be as a NFL QB. I want him to say that and feel that way.

    Instead of passive aggressive comments from someone like McNabb.

  6. “All Vick can do is keep playing like one of the best”

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    Problem is, he never was one of the best. Helluva runner no doubt, but never a great QB.

  7. By “Best”, was he talking about like, on his team? Lke one of the best QB’s on the Eagles, among the other 2 or 3?

  8. Yes, Mike, you are one of the best…
    Right behind the 15 other guys in front of you.

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    go ahead…name the 15 guys in front of him.

  9. Michael Vick, if anyone deserves a chance to play and earn his a Super Bowl ring of his own, it is you.

    Now go get one before you retire.

  10. Going after manning lets you know what the eagles think of vick. they don’t think he can 1) stay healthy and 2) win a super bowl. he’s got one more year and then it will be whoever they draft this year’s turn to take over the job of getting the eagles their first super bowl ever. ouch that has got to be a tough one to swallow for bird’s fans.

  11. Not a huge Vick fan, but what he did 2 seasons ago was incredible. I think he’ll have another solid year this year. His guys around him (aside from Lesean) didnt help much last season.

    @DCBlueStar

    I’m assuming you’re either a boys or skins fan, or both? hmm

    Either way, Vick is a top 15 QB in this league.

  12. @TaiwanMike

    You’re right man. Not only the players, the owners hate the Peyton Manning dog and pony show. And now that he has finally made his decision and these kinds of stories are still popping up is ridiculous.

  13. “I don’t know how true it is and I really don’t care,” Vick said, via the Eagles’ official Twitter.

    “I’m one of the best dog killing psychopathic murderers this world has ever seen.”

  14. Last year, there were 15 ahead of him not named Peyton. He may be a great athlete, but he is not a great QB.

    I knew that Philthadelphia was going to dislike that post, though. That’s just the predictability of it all.

    Spending all that money on him, they better hope they’re right.

  15. Yes, Mike, you are one of the best… Right behind the 15 other guys in front of you.

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    go ahead…name the 15 guys in front of him.

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    looking at the NFL passer ratings from last year, it only appears that there are 13 ahead of him…….

  16. “go ahead…name the 15 guys in front of him.”

    Sure.. It no particular order..

    Aaron Rodgers
    Drew Brees
    Tom Brady
    Tony Romo
    Matthew Stafford
    Matt Schaub
    Eli Manning
    Matt Ryan
    Ben Roethlisberger
    Philip Rivers
    Jay Cutler
    Cam Newton
    Matt Hasselbeck
    Joe Flacco
    Ryan Fitzpatrick
    Sam Bradford
    Andy Dalton

    Feel free to remove any 2 from that list if you want to.

  17. Lotta Vick hate on here. But nobody can legitimately name 15 QB’s better than Vick…AND honestly say that after the ups and downs of his career, that those QBs are more suited to lead a team to a championship than someone who’s been almost all the way there, with merely talent and minimal if any film study…

  18. As Heterosexual male, I tend to not let actions of grown men I do not know cloud my judgement regarding their skill level.

    Therefore, Michael Vick is a top 15 QB.

  19. Vick is one of the best overhyped mediocre QB’s in the league.

    as far as the question about 15 QB’s better?
    Vick was 19th last year in completion percentage.
    He was 14th in QB rating.

  20. phillychzstk2012 says:
    Mar 30, 2012 12:17 PM

    go ahead…name the 15 guys in front of him.

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    Brady, Rodgers, Brees, Manning, Manning, Rivers, Roethlisberger, Stafford, Romo, Newton, Ryan, Schaub.

    That’s only 12. Damn, you win.

  21. This site has really made me hate Skins fans. One of the most irrelevant teams of the last 1.5+ decades, a team I normally don’t have much against, but their fans are so unbelievably arrogant and ignorant I can’t let them slide. Eagles fans take a lot of crap, but they are lot brighter than Skins fans.

    Are Skins fans the most talkative bunch in the off-season, the only time they get a sliver of hope, and the most quiet during the season when their overpaid collection of under-achievers vastly disappoint them?

    Skins fans have a good season before you come out swinging like this. Let your team prove something first for once before you flap your gums.

  22. @ unclenasty

    Enjoy the rest of your short-lived term as the 3rd best QB.

    I guess you have NO idea, how many games Romo has won in the last 2 years ?

    I guess a 9 – 13 record is acceptable for you ?

    Oh yeah .. as bad as Vick is,,as you say

    15 – 9 . . . you wish Romo was Half as good as Vick.

    and the Deadskins … nuff said there already !

  23. Is anybody else getting tired of these articles that basically speak to the “fragile feelings” (or not in this case) of players.

    What a joke….you make $5M a year, do your job or someone else will. PERIOD.

  24. Other things Michael Vick doesn’t know or care about:

    Conducting himself like a professional.

    Common human decency.

  25. Vick is right not to concern himself with what the Eagles might do at quarterback, because part of the bargain of playing quarterback for Reid is that you never know when you might lose your job.
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    This is a pretty silly statement considering McNabb was the starter for 10.5 years.

  26. Too small to take the hits and play a full season in the NFL. The facts are the facts.

  27. Niners fan here. He def played like the best two years ago. Almost got MVP. Defenses must have watched tape of him cause he sure didn’t take care of the ball. Didn’t have much time in the pocket either. He’s top ten but paid like top five.

  28. Read it again. Vick was talking to a room full of high school students. The official Eagles twitter account tweeted his words to THEM. He was sending a message to them about having confidence in one’s own ability. Gees.

  29. He shouldn’t care. And why is it that the Eagles are always reported to be interested in bringing in yet another QB- Manning, RG3, for example. Oh, that’s right, Andy Reid is the QB guru (whatever).

  30. One of the best what? He’s definitely not talking about being a QB. If he is saying he’s one of the best pieces of crap then I would have to agree with him.

  31. C’mon MDS!!!

    “….part of the bargain of playing quarterback for Reid is that you never know when you might lose your job….”

    Where’s that coming from? McNabb threw ground balls for years and Reid always had his back. Kolb only saw the bench because he was seeing stars. I’m not an Andy fan, but that throw away comment was inaccurate and just plain stupid…you can’t think of a better way to end the column?

  32. I don’t know that there are 15 QBs ahead of Vick but I can think of at least 10 or 11 so that’s still puts him in the middle third of starting QBs in the NFL.

  33. I do not know about RG3 but I would say ROMO and Eli are better in that division. I’ll give 15 better a shot….no order other than going through my head. These are Qbs I would rather have than Vick….

    Romo, Eli, Cam, Breese, Freeman, Matt Ryan,Rogers, Stafford, Cutler, Bradford, Brady, Schaub, Flacco, Big Ben, Rivers, P. Manning,

    There is a list of 15 for you, and that is in one minute off the top of my head. I may even have missed one or two.

    Also, I would rather have Luck or RG3 drafted to my team and have as rookies than to have Vick.

  34. Im an eagles fan… Vick will never get a SB… not with us not with any1.

    but this RGIII crap has to stop. the redskin fans are getting to excited. he will not fit shannahan scheme… and he is just a rerun of cunningham… going to a team that doesnt know what team work is.
    you should be wishing for the colts to skip up on luck, because at least luck would fit a shannahan scheme.

  35. @jpack1974

    take out romo… at least vick has won playoff games
    flacco cant throw deep
    and freeman is a possible star on a different team
    otherwise i agree

  36. A 49er fan just said the skins been irrelevant in the last decade SMH!! At least we have one of the the toughest divisions in football , What’s the 49ers excuse in the west the easiest division in football. One good season since Steve Young .. lol

  37. personally if tannehill falls to 7ish, i would love to see the eagles trade up for him… but fatty would never be so bold. the eagles can release vick next yr with minimal penalties

  38. What’s he supposed to say? That he doesn’t want any competition? Who wants a QB with that attitude? Outside NYC, I mean.

  39. Michael Vick is a Moron…..One of the best my ASS….he’s to stupid to be one of the best….I’m an Eagles fan and we will NEVER win a super bowl w a black QB….can’t be done…Black qb’s can’t read a defense and dissect w their arm, they use their athletic ability to run, and when then line up against a real defense, like those they face in the playoffs, they ALWAYS fail….Until the Eagles have a qb that stays in the pocket, we can forget about a Super Bowl!!

  40. I get that people hate Vick and the Eagles. I get that last year he had a not-so-great season while playing hurt for pretty much the entire season. I am also aware that the Eagles as a whole were a poor team.

    However – these attempts at lists of 15 people better than Vick are just pathetic.

    People are hating on Vick because he had one bad year to follow up an amazing year. Cam makes the list? Cam has been in the NFL for one year. Don’t get me wrong – I love Cam but I don’t see how you can put him above Vick on that list. Based off of performances last year? Sure – but overall on a list? No.

    Other names? Freeman? Matt Ryan? Stafford? Cutler? Bradford? Schaub? Big Ben? FLACCO!?

    Seriously guys? Come on.

  41. you are stupid..vick IS better than phony romo..ben roth-la-garbage..matt “i’m really poo-poo” ryan..matt “cant get it done” suab…mathew “all i do is throw it to megatron for half my stats” staford…jay”20 ints a year” cutler and ryan (WHO?) fitzpatrick

  42. Only time will tell how he is now, but Peyton Manning as of two years ago was the most complete QB in the NFL, so there shouldn’t be another QB out there that takes offense to their team checking him out… Especially Michael Vick.

  43. as long as vick is a QB in the NFL,he will NEVER win a super bowl!!!!! no matter what team he is on,you can mark it down!!!

  44. Vick’s interactions with the public are always a little chilling, sort of like those scenes from the Terminator where a dead-eyed robot tries to feign human speech from a drop down menu in its CPU. Interestingly, dogs freak out around both of them as well.

  45. How is a NFL qb saying “I’m the best” arrogant? They all should think they are the best. Who wants a qb that lacks confidence?

  46. Vick sure does get a beating on this site! Don’t get me wrong, i hate the guy, but I hate him because he’s good. Would I rather have him than Eli….NO. Would I rather have him than Romo…Yes. All this talk about him never winning a super bowl…seriously…come on. If he stays on the Eagles he will never win a super bowl. They have to clean house starting with that head coach of theirs! It’s been a long time since those three straight NFC championship games.

  47. “I’m one of the best.”

    Interesting the Vick realizes need to insert “one of”, which Peyton wouldn’t have had to do.

  48. Mike used to be pretty humble when he was released from prison. Sounds like he is getting a little arrogant to me. That equals trouble.

  49. loccoerrec25 says:
    Mar 30, 2012 1:50 PM
    Michael Vick is a Moron…..One of the best my ASS….he’s to stupid to be one of the best….I’m an Eagles fan and we will NEVER win a super bowl w a black QB….can’t be done…Black qb’s can’t read a defense and dissect w their arm, they use their athletic ability to run, and when then line up against a real defense, like those they face in the playoffs, they ALWAYS fail….Until the Eagles have a qb that stays in the pocket, we can forget about a Super Bowl!!

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    I am not Black, but take great offense to this posting. Your ignorant take on QB’s and race is just wrong. I am not an Eagles fan, but your comments just about make me want them to win a SB just to shut you up. I have a better idea; just shut up.

  50. not that i give a crap, but fact is if manning or brady got hit the way vick does, the commish would be suspending players left and right….to use the rationality that because vick is a mobile qb, those same rules don’t apply is bs.

    Bottom line I see only 6 guys who have rings on anybody list, so from 7 on…who cares

  51. joetoronto says: I don’t know how true it is and I really don’t care,” Vick said, via the Eagles’ official Twitter. “I’m one of the best dog killing psychopathic murderers this world has ever seen.”
    Now this is the truth in this artical

  52. You can be as pc as u want dude, but I tell it like it is, I have had a black qb at the helm for over 25 years and NADA…..and no Black qb has ever taken a team from start to finish and won the Bowl….I dont want a black qb the same way I dont want a white RB or WR….thats not racist, its just a fact that some races are just better than others at at playing certain positions…. FLAT OUT…PERIOD…..get back to me when a Black qb actually WINS something…..until then shhhhhhhh

  53. @ unclenasty

    Enjoy the rest of your short-lived term as the 3rd best QB.

    I guess you have NO idea, how many games Romo has won in the last 2 years ?

    I guess a 9 – 13 record is acceptable for you ?

    Oh yeah .. as bad as Vick is,,as you say

    15 – 9 . . . you wish Romo was Half as good as Vick.

    and the Deadskins … nuff said there already !
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    Wow, great stat on Romo, but you do realize Tony was hurt the season before last and played last year with broken ribs. And on top of that, Vick has never taken his team to the playoffs in back to back years. The year before last was his best year ever as a QB at any level. Name any year besides the 2010 season that Vick finished the year ahead of Tony in any category. Unless your talking about running the ball, Vick is no where near better than Romo, point blank period!!

  54. take out romo… at least vick has won playoff games
    flacco cant throw deep
    and freeman is a possible star on a different team
    otherwise i agree
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    Correction, Romo has won a playoff game, against the eagles.. Vick is an overrated running back, ok, Nuff said..

  55. People are hating on Vick because he had one bad year to follow up an amazing year. Cam makes the list? Cam has been in the NFL for one year. Don’t get me wrong – I love Cam but I don’t see how you can put him above Vick on that list. Based off of performances last year? Sure – but overall on a list? No.
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    No it’s not because he had one bad year, he has had bad years ever other year his whole career.. He’s only had one good year when it comes to QB numbers.

  56. People are hating on Vick because he had one bad year to follow up an amazing year. Cam makes the list? Cam has been in the NFL for one year. Don’t get me wrong – I love Cam but I don’t see how you can put him above Vick on that list. Based off of performances last year? Sure – but overall on a list? No.
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    No it’s not because he had one bad year, he has had bad years ever other year his whole career.. He’s only had one good year when it comes to QB numbers. Cam is on the list because like Vick, he’s only had one great year..

  57. loccoerrec25 says:
    Mar 30, 2012 1:50 PM
    Michael Vick is a Moron…..One of the best my ASS….he’s to stupid to be one of the best….I’m an Eagles fan and we will NEVER win a super bowl w a black QB….can’t be done…Black qb’s can’t read a defense and dissect w their arm, they use their athletic ability to run, and when then line up against a real defense, like those they face in the playoffs, they ALWAYS fail….Until the Eagles have a qb that stays in the pocket, we can forget about a Super Bowl!!
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    Another one of these guys huh? Can’t believe pft lets people leave comments like this one. You must not want educated black people like myself to get on your site anymore.

  58. “phillychzstk2012

    Yes, Mike, you are one of the best…
    Right behind the 15 other guys in front of you.

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    go ahead…name the 15 guys in front of him.”

    OK, here are 16, in alphabetical order…

    You want 15 better QBs than Vick… OK, here are 15 QBs I’d rather have on my team than Mike Vick…. (in alphabetical order) Brady (obvious), Brees(obvious), Cutler (better passer, does more with less), Dalton (younger, better passer), Flynn (potential long term solution), Manning E (two Super Bowl Wins) , Manning P (obvious), Newton (obvious), Rivers (obvious), Rodgers (MVP, obvious), Roethlisberger (two Super Bowl Wins), Romo (better passer, tougher, better leader), Ryan (younger, more potential, franchise QB), Sanchez (two conference championships represents two more than Vick), Schaub (obvious), Stafford (obvious)

  59. You can be as pc as u want dude, but I tell it like it is, I have had a black qb at the helm for over 25 years and NADA…..and no Black qb has ever taken a team from start to finish and won the Bowl….I dont want a black qb the same way I dont want a white RB or WR….thats not racist, its just a fact that some races are just better than others at at playing certain positions…. FLAT OUT…PERIOD…..get back to me when a Black qb actually WINS something…..until then shhhhhhhh
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    Doug Williams!!!! Ten or more games played that year.

  60. “I dont (sic) want a black QB the same way I don’t want a white RB or WR…. thats (sic) not racist, its (sic) just a fact that some races are just better than others at playing certain positions….”

    That’s pretty much the definition of racist.

  61. U dumba$$es act like qb’s win super bowls by their self. Roethlisberger played horrible on their first sb win. Defense counts as much as offense. Qb’s do not win alone

  62. If Vick is a top 15 NFL QB, Carson Palmer is a future first ballet hall of famer.

    I swear Vick fans are hilarious in how they defend him. The guy has always been overrated and never was a truly great QB at the NFL level. He’s not a leader, and will never lead a team to a Super Bowl victory without some sort of divine intervention. Vick is great for a highlight or two, but at the NFL level, he’s middle of the pack at best.

  63. Damn relax people he said he is one of the best, not the best. In other words he knows that Peyton is a better quarterback

  64. One of the best? Vick obviously never did his homework in Atlanta, his grasp of defenses was horrible. If his first receiver wasn’t open, he ran. Of course, he other extra cirricular off the field activities going on too. Howe long has he been an NFL quarterback now? He is somewhat better, but still pretty much clueless. He should be a leader in the Eagles locker room, the underachieving Eagles desperately needed a leader last year…..Vick definitely wasn’t that guy.

    He’s one of the best at wasted potential. All that athletic ability and a very questionable worrk ethic and no leadership skills.

  65. wow solomon151….obviously you can’t read….I said start…..to finish…..as in all 16 games, the playoffs and the Super Bowl….secondly Bro get your facts straight before you come to me with Doug Williams….he started to games that year…..TWO!!! and lost them both….he won 2 playoff games, and then the Superbowl….So give me a break w the Doug Williams GARBAGE!!!

  66. mjwalenta….sorry if you see that as racist….oh well…I tell it like it is….and I do not care if you agree w me or not….I do not want a black QB….and I don’t want white receivers or running backs, because they are all inferior to their counterparts….PLAIN AND SIMPLE…..

  67. freemanto…..Don’t be mad at me cause…..using a Bernie Mac line…..I TELL IT LIKE IT IS!!!! Until a Black Qb wins a Super Bowl, you’ve got nothing to argue the point….Do not give me Doug Williams….as I have stated already….START TO FINISH….It hasn’t been done, n it’s not going to be done, because black qb’s use their athletic ability and not their wits to win games….Which is precisely why after they lose their ability to run, their careers are Over…..Cunningham, McNabb, Cullpepper, Young, McNair, and soon to be Vick, Newton, RG3,

  68. Vick told those reporters just right, what the hell did they (or any of you) want him to say, he’s afraid of Manning, hell no. He is one of the best which is exactly why he was able to get another 100million dollar contract. For those of you who say he’s being arrogant, well you folks need to stop being jealous because this man has the skills, and talent most of you sorryazzes can only dream of, which is why you sit on these blogs and write bull all day. If you don’t like him no one cares, get a dam life.

  69. Personally I don’t give a damm. Being a piss ant yourself (whatever the hell that is) I’m sure that is something you are concerned about. GTFU

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