Michael Vick isn’t backing down from the “dynasty” talk.
Vick, who raised eyebrows recently when he said he thinks the Eagles have a chance to build a dynasty with the talent they have on the roster right now, said today that he thinks the confidence he expressed is shared by his teammates, and with good reason.
“That’s just me speaking out of confidence, and I think if you ask my teammates they’ll tell you the same thing, that they feel the same way,” Vick told CSNPhilly.com. “As a quarterback that’s just how I feel. You’ve got to speak it into existence. You gotta aim to shoot for the stars, and if you miss at least you’ll be amongst them, and . . . I think that’s gotta be our mind-set. But it all starts on the practice field. It all starts right now, it all starts here and that’s going out and putting in the hard work and the effort to get there.”
But while Vick stands by the dynasty talk, he attempted to distance himself from Vince Young’s proclamation last year that the Eagles were building a “Dream Team.”
“It’s totally different from the Dream Team comment. This is a hypothetical thought,” Vick said. “When you think about it in the sense that it’s something to aim for — we can create our own dream team, so nothing against what Vince said, it’s just, this is what we can build if we have the right mind-set.”
Some might say the right mind-set isn’t talking about creating a dynasty when the Eagles haven’t even won a playoff game in the last three years. But Vick believes what he said.