With some time to think about it (and possibly a lecture from his big brother), Marcus Vick is sorry for what he tweeted on Monday night.
The younger brother of Eagles quarterback Michael Vick wrote on Twitter during Monday night’s game that he thinks Michael’s talent is going to waste behind a terrible Eagles offensive line, and that Michael would be better off on a better team. But on Tuesday afternoon, Marcus acknowledged that it wasn’t wise to rip the Eagles.
“I love my brother and it’s hard as hell to watch him taking all those shots, but I’m sorry if I offended anyone and definitely didn’t mean to put Mike in a tough spot,” Marcus wrote. “I’m not only watching as a fan, I’m watching as his blood.”
Marcus, who played quarterback at Virginia Tech after Michael and had a brief NFL career of his own, didn’t take back anything about his expletive-laden tirade toward the Eagles’ offensive line, but his reference today to having “put Mike in a tough spot” suggests that Michael may have told him to cut it out. If Michael did tell Marcus to cut it out, that was wise: Things have been bad enough in Philly this year without the quarterback’s brother creating a distraction.
Still, from all indications Marcus is going to get his wish at the end of the season. This is probably Michael Vick’s last year with the Eagles.