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Michael Vick: A ring only way to make 2012 a success

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Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie set the expectation bar for the Eagles last week when he said that he needs to see “substantial improvement” over last season in order for coach Andy Reid to keep his job.

There wasn’t a line drawn about what constitutes substantial improvement, but quarterback Michael Vick has some thoughts on that front. Vick was asked what needs to happen in order for the 2012 season to go down as a success for the Eagles and his answer didn’t leave much room for interpretation.

“Man, I ain’t got no ring on my finger. I ain’t got one. That’s it. I don’t know what else,” Vick said, via Reuben Frank of CSNPhilly.com. “I’ve been there. Playoffs is playoffs, you know? But that’s the road you’ve got to take to where you want to go. Like every quarterback, I want a championship. That’s it.”

Vick’s future in Philly doesn’t look much different from Reid’s. If there is a coaching change after another disappointing season, it’s hard to imagine that Vick would emerge from the rubble as the Eagles’ starter. Should that worst case scenario play out, Vick will be turning 33 coming off of two down seasons that won’t do him any favors when he goes looking for another starting job.

Based on Lurie’s comments, a championship isn’t the only way to avoid that fate but it would definitely be the best way to ensure no change in current operations in Philly.

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25 Responses to “Michael Vick: A ring only way to make 2012 a success”
  1. fuglyflorio says: Sep 5, 2012 10:29 AM

    Way to pile up the pressure … … … on yourself.

  2. eaglesnoles05 says: Sep 5, 2012 10:34 AM

    You are correct, sir.

  3. nfloracle says: Sep 5, 2012 10:39 AM

    You can’t be an elite QB with SuperBowl championships if you talk like you had a 3rd grade education at best, Mike.

  4. thetokyosandblaster says: Sep 5, 2012 10:40 AM

    I guess their season won’t be a success, then.

  5. wellwtf says: Sep 5, 2012 10:51 AM

    Once again the Eagles are hyped as a great team. Makes it easy to predict they will underachieve yet again.

  6. raidadon says: Sep 5, 2012 10:54 AM

    They need to get the mikes outta Mike’s face. They do realize there are 16 games yet to play?

  7. sevensgottago says: Sep 5, 2012 10:58 AM

    No success for my Eagles until Vick is history.

  8. 12strikes says: Sep 5, 2012 11:01 AM

    I think there was a line…
    Lurie said that 8-8 was not enough to bring Big Red back for another season.

  9. prince5000 says: Sep 5, 2012 11:27 AM

    feels like a last gasp for most of the key players in this drama. no playoffs and i think Reid and Vick will be gone. it’s probably time – after 13 years a change of scenery is not a bad thing for both sides. as for Vick, we all know that he will miss 3-5 games. guaranteed.

  10. randomguy9999 says: Sep 5, 2012 11:30 AM

    prepare for failure….

  11. listenupcupcake says: Sep 5, 2012 11:38 AM

    The Eagles are a least 1 OT and 1 S away from being a legit SB contender. That’s assuming no serious injuries and that Mike the mic learns how to slide and to exercise judgment in the pocket. LOL.

    Reid will be back if he wins 10+ games and a playoff game. But he probably needs a 2012 NFCC game appearance for an extension beyond 2013.

    The real question to determine when the Iggles will contend seriously – when does Foles become the starter, and how does he do vs first string defenses?

  12. clw1906 says: Sep 5, 2012 11:43 AM

    Congrats! So who’s getting married? That’s the only ring in your teams future!!

  13. succulentnipples says: Sep 5, 2012 11:51 AM

    It will all be ok, as long as there are no herpes explosions.

  14. clk320cpe says: Sep 5, 2012 11:55 AM

    All this guy does is TALK. blah, blah, we can be a dynasty, blah, blah, we ain’t got no rings, blah, blah…

    But when the pressure & heat are on, Mike never delivers. Never has, never will. He is a career underachiever.

    Mike Vick will retire being the career underachiver he has always been, no championships, losing record in the playoffs, never lived up to the HYPE.

    But maybe it’s not Mikeys fault, maybe no one ever told him to shut up. Just like no one ever told him torturing animals for enjoyment was wrong.

    After all, nothing is ever Mikeys fault, he always has an excuse for his behavior…

  15. eaglesfan94 says: Sep 5, 2012 12:01 PM

    The Eagles were 7-3 last year when Vick started the game and didn’t leave due to injury. The problem isn’t that he’s not good, the problem is that he can’t stay healthy. That’s why I for one am ready for a changing of the guard next season. Foles could be the future, and the future could be pretty soon.

  16. geniusfan says: Sep 5, 2012 12:01 PM

    You know the Eagles really remind me of the Giants in 2007. The quarterback was doubted, People even started calling Eli a bust. Then you had Coughlin the New York media was all but demanding his termination, we all know what happened after that.

    I doubt the Eagles end up having similar success to the Giants, but setting expectations high for yourself isn’t a bad thing. After all last year around this time most of the posters on this website laughed at Eli Manning when he called himself “elite” and everybody who laughed ended up with a huge plate of crow in early February.

  17. bobonmycob says: Sep 5, 2012 12:09 PM

    I love how all the other teams read our news stories and feel a need to comment. Don’t hurt your brain and save your finger strength for idiotic comments about your own team (you all just repeat each other anyway). The dream team, empty trophy case, will never win a ring, dog abusing QB, fat coach COME ON get some new material or shut up. You sound like parrots and probably have the intelligence of them as well. It’s like a stand up comedian performing the same material over and over again lol get a life geez. Or if your life is that bland and it makes you feel better about yourself or your team to trash our organization then by all means do what you need to do to get by in life – Eagles Nation

  18. senorwinces says: Sep 5, 2012 12:36 PM

    Mike will have to settle for getting his bell rung.

  19. jgrange says: Sep 5, 2012 12:41 PM

    Except Eli could actually back up his comments because he rarely misses games. Vick misses significant time repeatedly and he’s the reason why the team which employs him will never win. Some people are confident for good reason and others are just delusional. I think it’s easy to see where Vick falls here…

  20. liamj55 says: Sep 5, 2012 1:01 PM

    As an Eagles fan I approve this message.

  21. tombradyswig says: Sep 5, 2012 1:15 PM

    NICK FOLES needs to be the starter next year if conVick fails or misses substantial time, which we know he will!

  22. hajjihajji says: Sep 5, 2012 1:25 PM

    andy is gm of the century!

  23. ham1 says: Sep 5, 2012 1:45 PM

    Ha Ha just keep thinking your going to win a superbowl….makes it so much better when you dont. Then we get to listen to all the lame excuses.

  24. schilhater says: Sep 5, 2012 3:09 PM

    bobonmycob says:
    Sep 5, 2012 12:09 PM
    I love how all the other teams read our news stories and feel a need to comment. Don’t hurt your brain and save your finger strength for idiotic comments about your own team (you all just repeat each other anyway). The dream team, empty trophy case, will never win a ring, dog abusing QB, fat coach COME ON get some new material or shut up. You sound like parrots and probably have the intelligence of them as well. It’s like a stand up comedian performing the same material over and over again lol get a life geez. Or if your life is that bland and it makes you feel better about yourself or your team to trash our organization then by all means do what you need to do to get by in life – Eagles Nation
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    Hey bobonmycob. You forgot to add the new one “building a dynasty” and what about “The gold standard”…lol! and it’s not the same old material because it is the TRUTH. And that will never go away and nor should it until your team backs up all the talk that they do and their fans. if you can’t deal with it than don’t read the comments.

  25. philyeagles5 says: Sep 5, 2012 6:22 PM

    a ring is also the ONLY way you are an Eagle next year.

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