Vick may not have been worried, but Vick knew that his team — more specifically, his coach — wasn’t giving him the support that other starting quarterbacks get.
“Man, I always play pissed off,” Vick said recently, via PhillyMag.com. “But more so now than [ever].”
Vick has some experience with things crumbling around him, as they did during a wildly inconsistent final season in Atlanta, which got so bad at one point that he fired off a middle finger to the home crowd that was lingering after a loss at the Georgia Dome.
“You’ve just got to stand tall,” Vick said. “This is not the first time I’ve been in this situation. I understand the most important thing is for me to go out and continue to do my job, and help this football team the best way I can.”
Vick said he didn’t hear from Reid at all last week, but that the two men talked when they got together after the bye-week break ended.
“We talked this morning, spoke this morning about his feelings and thoughts and my feelings and my thoughts about certain things, and we keep that conversation private,” Vick said.
The conversation may have been private, but the situation is very public. And it gets even more public on Sunday, when Vick’s Falcons come to town.
And if Vick flashes another middle finger this time, don’t be surprised if Reid is the recipient.