After Eagles quarterback Mike Vick threw a pick-six to put the Eagles down by six late in Sunday’s game against the Browns, he sensed trouble in the huddle.
“My teammates, they had that sudden look in their eyes as if they were wondering what was wrong with my attitude, why was I hanging my head,” Vick said after the game, via CSNPhilly.com. “They had never seen me like that before. I just felt like I let them down. It’ll never happen again, regardless of what the game dictates.”
Vick responded by leading the Eagles on a 16-play, 91-yard drive that won the game, via a four-yard touchdown pass to tight end Clay Harbor. Vick said the moment felt more like relief that triumph.
“Absolutely,” Vick said. “I would be lying if I said it wasn’t.”
The interception — Vick’s fourth of the day — to linebacker D’Qwell Jackson gave Cleveland an unlikely lead. “When you throw interceptions it’s one thing,” Vick said. “But when you throw an interception for a touchdown and it changes the dynamic of the game, when you look up at the scoreboard and now you’re losing, you feel a sense of dissatisfaction.
“I have a responsibility to this team and that’s to lead them, not to hurt them. So I was more disappointed in that more than anything. I just wanted another chance to get the ball back and try to make things right.”
While it wasn’t pretty, the Eagles are 1-0. “If anything, we just came together as a team on this one,” offensive lineman Todd Herremans said. “That’s the biggest thing we’ll pull from this. We’re going to go through adversity and stuff here and there. Even as bad as we played and the mistakes we had, we were still able to get the win.”
Still, this doesn’t look like a team that will be ready to get the win against the team that used to be the Browns in Week Two.