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Michael Vick: I talked to Marcus and it won’t happen again

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While Eagles quarterback Michael Vick was struggling in a loss to the Saints on Monday night, his younger brother Marcus Vick was tweeting about how terrible the Eagles’ offensive line is and how he wishes his brother could play elsewhere. When Michael found out about that after the game, he wasn’t happy.

And so Michael told reporters on Wednesday that he doesn’t agree with what his brother said and that he had a long talk with his brother about not doing anything to damage the Vick name.

That’s not me,” Vick said. “If it doesn’t come from me . . . I’m in the middle of a full-fledged game. I don’t know what’s being said. I don’t know what’s going on. But I definitely got it corrected. We definitely had a serious heart-to-heart conversation.”

Marcus Vick tweeted an apology on Tuesday, apparently after his big brother had told him to, and Michael said on Wednesday that he’s confident his brother got the message.

“You’ll never see that again,” Michael Vick said. “Trust me.”

Marcus has a long history of actions that draw negative attention to himself, both on the field during his time at Virginia Tech and off the field during and after his playing career. But Michael is having a tough enough season without Marcus also drawing negative attention toward his brother.

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36 Responses to “Michael Vick: I talked to Marcus and it won’t happen again”
  1. hehateme2 says: Nov 7, 2012 1:49 PM

    “not doing anything to damage the Vick name.”

    Priceless

  2. vancouvernfl says: Nov 7, 2012 1:52 PM

    Vick needs to go… hes going to end his career with the vikings like a washed up donny mcnabb and brett favre..

    no playoffs for you eagles!!! HA HA HA

  3. beckzhere says: Nov 7, 2012 1:53 PM

    Dumb and Dumber.

  4. elmaxoh says: Nov 7, 2012 2:02 PM

    Like Michael Vick doesn’t have enough problems already …. stupid Marcus

  5. bobbyhoying says: Nov 7, 2012 2:03 PM

    Exactly who in the NFL could survive behind that joke of an offensive line? Tell me. Who?

  6. chrisvegas says: Nov 7, 2012 2:04 PM

    I will say one thing about Vick, he has handled this all with class so far. I don’t think alot of the Eagles have been giving it their all and playing with heart, but Vick has been out there playing 110% every game while taking a beating. Unfortunately for Vick he just isn’t that good anymore, but if he had a good Offensive Line he may still be above average. Give him some credit, he is trying to handle things the right way and that is all you can ask of the guy.

  7. pacific123ocean says: Nov 7, 2012 2:04 PM

    I want to see Chip Kelly coach the Eagles next year.

  8. paul82461 says: Nov 7, 2012 2:11 PM

    I agree with bobbyhoying, no time to throw or even look for a hole to run to. O line is the worst in football. Thought it was mainly Vick at first but after seeing the Saints plow through them I think differently.

  9. eaglesw00t says: Nov 7, 2012 2:15 PM

    A QB who can throw the ball in less than 5 seconds.

    Any QB that could get to the line, make a read, and make a hot throw on a 3 step drop would be fine.

    Vick, however, needs a 5-7 step drop, and 5 full seconds to make a read on anything.

  10. 3yardsndust says: Nov 7, 2012 2:16 PM

    Hokies suck.

  11. eaglesw00t says: Nov 7, 2012 2:17 PM

    chrisvegas says:
    Nov 7, 2012 2:04 PM
    I will say one thing about Vick, he has handled this all with class so far. I don’t think alot of the Eagles have been giving it their all and playing with heart, but Vick has been out there playing 110% every game while taking a beating. Unfortunately for Vick he just isn’t that good anymore, but if he had a good Offensive Line he may still be above average. Give him some credit, he is trying to handle things the right way and that is all you can ask of the guy.

    —————

    I agree…he has been classy. But seriously, what other team would be starting Mike Vick? He is a really BAD qb. He is not a good player at all.

  12. lightcleric says: Nov 7, 2012 2:18 PM

    The play calling was as much a problem as the linemen’s playing, though. Gruden pointed it out, you can’t walk up, see 7 defenders coming against your 5 linemen, and not audiable when you see the Saints’ only proven pass rusher is going to be unblocked. That goes back to his football IQ which has been an issue his whole career.

    The coaching staff didn’t do any better with the scheme, either, but those kind of coaching issues have been obvious for a while now.

  13. realitypolice says: Nov 7, 2012 2:22 PM

    Actually, 4 teams have O-lines rated worse than the Eagles, and two of them, the 49ers and the Bears, seem to be overcoming it a little better than the Eagles.

  14. flavordave says: Nov 7, 2012 2:27 PM

    I’ll start by saying I’m not a Michael Vick fan. I do believe that he has grown as a man. he maybe several steps slower than he used to be and still make the same bad decisions but I don’t question his heart. I can’t say the same for his family. They need to respect his career and stay quiet.

  15. kenny328usa says: Nov 7, 2012 2:30 PM

    When the man is right he’s right. The offensive line is horrible its the worst in pro football and it’s painful to watch. You could put any QB back there brees, rodgers, brady and they wouldn’t have a chance.

  16. mgdsquiggy17 says: Nov 7, 2012 2:52 PM

    “I agree…he has been classy. But seriously, what other team would be starting Mike Vick? He is a really BAD qb. He is not a good player at all.”

    Uhm seriously? How about Jags, Zona, Jets, Chiefs, Seahawks (sorry Wilson is NOT good) to name a few teams.

  17. gochargersgo says: Nov 7, 2012 2:54 PM

    @realitypolice

    49ers have a worse line? Are you kidding? Make sure you have any idea what youre talking about before the next time you pick up your keyboard. The eagles have 4 starters out due to injury, no ones line is playing worse in pass protection at the moment.

  18. bigbluenationdb says: Nov 7, 2012 3:05 PM

    This family is going to make a great 30 for 30 episode.

  19. oldirtyman says: Nov 7, 2012 3:13 PM

    The O line is bad, but no one is to blame for all the fumbles but Vick, his body is beat up like the chin of a UFC fighter that gets switched off to many times

  20. gochargersgo says: Nov 7, 2012 3:25 PM

    @3rdyardsndust

    So do Trolls.

  21. tindeaux says: Nov 7, 2012 3:36 PM

    i respected vick for taking the effort to correct the situation. Obviously you can’t control someone else’ mouth.

  22. snowpea84 says: Nov 7, 2012 3:39 PM

    Another thing you might not see, a win from the Eagles with Vick under center. He may be better than he used to be, but that doesnt make him good.

  23. fmwarner says: Nov 7, 2012 3:47 PM

    Eagles’ problems in order:

    1. Offensive line is offensive.
    2. Playcalling is predictable and uninspired.
    3. Lack of veteran leadership among the players.
    4. Defense plays well at times but disappears at crucial times.
    5. Mike Vick.

    But sure, let’s throw the white knight Foles in there. Getting rid of that guy we never liked is going to fix all our problems!

  24. tsizzlehotpiss says: Nov 7, 2012 4:01 PM

    Typical Vick family characteristics/values shining through.

    Your troubles are never your own fault. They are always somebody else’s fault……. smh

  25. specialagentjohnnyutah says: Nov 7, 2012 4:09 PM

    @mgdsquiggy17

    Seriously, you are going to say Russell Wilson is “NOT GOOD”? After a whopping 9 games in the league he is right now a more reliable and better QB than Vick. He’s a 3rd round rookie running a winning team and has a top 5 qb rating over the last month.

    Ask the Vikings how “not good” he is after tossing 3 td’s and no picks on em. He’s no Manning right now but your assessment is just nonsense.

  26. someidiotfromouthereintheprojects says: Nov 7, 2012 4:57 PM

    behind every star athlete there is always an uncle, cousin, or sibling doing or saying something stupid.

  27. brettfavresmidget says: Nov 7, 2012 5:00 PM

    You know what…Mike Vick really was flabbergasted when he found out what Marcus was tweeting.

  28. geniusfan says: Nov 7, 2012 5:07 PM

    “A QB who can throw the ball in less than 5 seconds.

    Any QB that could get to the line, make a read, and make a hot throw on a 3 step drop would be fine.

    Vick, however, needs a 5-7 step drop, and 5 full seconds to make a read on anything.”

    There is so much wrong here. First off Vick didn’t even have two seconds to throw in the Saints game never mind five..

    The playcalling is why Vick is taking seven step drops, blame Minionwheg and Andrew Walter Reid for that. Vick has done much better this year adjusting to the blitz, that’s not his problem he’s been sloppy with the football that’s his biggest issue besides his sieve of an offensive line.

    Benching Vick won’t change anything about the Eagles. They are rotten from the core. Reid and his staff must go the Eagles need to start over a new approach is needed.

  29. kingpel says: Nov 7, 2012 6:23 PM

    I dont put the blame totally on the oline because they were VERY effective run blocking. Maybe the Eagles should play to their ACTUAL strength (running with McCoy) instead of thinking they are some elite passing team and losing every week.

  30. lovedabirds says: Nov 7, 2012 6:28 PM

    fmwarner says:Nov 7, 2012 3:47 PM

    Eagles’ problems in order:

    1. Offensive line is offensive.
    2. Playcalling is predictable and uninspired.
    3. Lack of veteran leadership among the players.
    4. Defense plays well at times but disappears at crucial times.
    5. Mike Vick.

    But sure, let’s throw the white knight Foles in there. Getting rid of that guy we never liked is going to fix all our problems!
    —————————————————–

    Rid of a guy Philly never liked??

    The same guy everyone stood for & gave such a whopping ovation to when he stepped on the field during that pre-season game in 2009 upon his release from prision?

    The guy everyone wanted to see unseat that lousy QB that took this team to 5 NFC CG’s & a SB & start over him in Philly?

    The guy that everyone absolutely LOVED in 2010 when he got the starting job?

    The guy Akers took a bullet for in 2010 when Vick intercepted the GB playoff game away?

    The same guy Juan just took another bullet for, although you’ve seen with out Juan, the defense has been WORSE & Vick keeps turning it over!

    Is that the guy Philly “never liked”? Can we be any more riiiidiculous with comments like Philly never liked Mike Vick?

  31. dannythebisforbeast says: Nov 7, 2012 6:41 PM

    Perfect storm
    1. O line decimated by injury and terrible backups

    2. Terrible play calling that does not adjust for the above fact

    3. QB that is terrible at reading defenses and adjusting accordingly.

    Summary…Terrible

  32. dabears212 says: Nov 7, 2012 6:50 PM

    Exactly who in the NFL could survive behind that joke of an offensive line? Tell me. Who?
    ———————————————-
    Jay Cutler is the only guy with even a slight chance. Even then he’d need lots of luck just to get a pass out of his hands. I can honestly say the Eagles line is worse than Chicago’s.

  33. bamboozle99 says: Nov 7, 2012 8:28 PM

    Who shot Q ?

  34. ezwriter69 says: Nov 7, 2012 10:09 PM

    I didn’t realize they let you tweet from prison… or is Marcus temporarily free again?

  35. marcg1957 says: Nov 7, 2012 10:38 PM

    Mike Vick had a heart to heart conversation with Marcus and it won’t happening again. Basically, what he said was “if you continue behaving this way I’ll cut you off financially”. End of conversation.

  36. lennydpocketqb says: Nov 7, 2012 11:22 PM

    “And so Michael told reporters on Wednesday that he doesn’t agree with what his brother said and that he had a long talk with his brother about not doing anything to damage the Vick name.”

    This is way too easy. I think my head is going to explode. That’s the best line evvvvaaaarrrr!

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