Michael Vick thinks he can run for 1,000 yards in Chip Kelly’s offense

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With his new contract in hand and his new coach implementing an offense he’s excited about, Eagles quarterback Michael Vick believes he’s going to have a big year in Philadelphia.

Vick said on Mike and Mike in the Morning that he expects “to be one of the elite quarterbacks in the league again” playing for Chip Kelly. And he referenced his final season with the Falcons, when he ran for an NFL quarterback record 1,039 yards, as something he believes he can match.

“In 2006 I ran for 1,000 yards — and it wasn’t hard,” Vick said. “I feel like I still can do that.”

Although Vick and Kelly haven’t spent much time going over Xs and Os, Vick said he likes what he has heard from Kelly so far.

“I could tell that he was innovative, and that’s what it’s all about in this league,” Vick said. “You have to be able to change up from week to week and I think Chip will be able to do that. I think I can handle that.”

The Eagles would love for Vick to be the same kind of runner this year that he was in 2006, but one concern is that in 2006, he ran the ball 123 times and was sacked 45 times. It will be hard for him to stay healthy if he takes that many hits, but Vick says he’s not stressing about that.

“Once you start trying not to get hurt, that’s when you get hurt,” Vick said. “I think I have to go out, play lights-out football, and not worry about getting hurt.”

A 1,000-yard rushing season is a long shot, but a healthy Vick for 16 games in Chip Kelly’s offense would certainly be exciting.

93 responses to “Michael Vick thinks he can run for 1,000 yards in Chip Kelly’s offense

  1. Why would anyone want a qb to run for 1,000 yards? It may bring a lot of publicity to that player but what about the rest of the team? What rb wants to play with that qb? What wr wants to spend all week working on blocking to make the qb into a star at his own expense? A qb who runs for 1,000 yards only sets the team back in the long run.

    Because of Tim Tebow and Urban Meyer, the Gators still have a hard time recruiting rb’s, te’s and wr’s. Those kids aren’t going to get the NFL without touching the ball.

  2. As an Eagles fan, I AM excited to see what Vick can do with a fresh set of, um, coaches.
    As much as big red did for the eagles, he stayed on about 3-4 yrs too long. And the offense got, offensive, and stale.

    It should be exciting again.. just, get an offensive line that can block, something…

  3. Ha ha ha ha ha oh I’m sorry about that lol you need to stay healthy pal. I don’t understand this love affair with this clown he is horrible. I’m happy to see another failed season by Philly and the eagirls

  4. By re-signing this mess of a QB, the Eagles accomplished something no football team outside of Cleveland has been able to accomplish for some time…

    They were mathematically eliminated before the New York Mets.

    Ladies and Gentlement, your 2013 Philadelphia Eagles!

  5. When he got the Eagles job didnt Chip Kelly adamantly deny that his style of offense includes having the quarterback run a lot?….unless Philly drastically improves the offensive line, this whole thing is gonna blow up in Kelly’s face.

  6. Could he run for 1000 yards? Yeah, probably. Will he? Nope. He will be lucky to play 10 games, the dude is always injured. He will break another rib or 4, or get a concussion, or hurt his leg, or something else. And who says he will be the starter?

    He cannot stay healthy. It’s unfortunate, but it’s true.

  7. He’ll more likely die a thousand deaths. Kelly’s offense requires quick decision making – something that Vick has shown he is not capable of. Running the football like Kelly’s college QBs will surely get Vick hurt. Foles is more suited for Kelly’s offense than Vick because he’ll get the ball out of his hands.

  8. Michael Vick sucks. He has always been an awful inaccurate quarterback. A completion percentage in the 50’s is pathetic. He sucked in Atlanta and as soon as he got locked up, Roddy White became great. He wont run for anywhere close to 1000 yards. He will have trouble getting 200. You are 33 and slow. Get over it Mike. Just go away.

  9. He will try to rush for 1,ooo yards eventhough he has never perfected how to slide to avoid contact. So after multiple concussions this year we can look forward to Vick sueing the NFL in 5 years do to head injuries. So predictable

  10. Vick thinking run first is the dumbest thing for this team. If you know Kelly’s offense it is successful when you have a good RB, and a accurate QB who also can run. Vick is a QB who can run and isn’t accurate, this is a recipe for disaster.

  11. I’m telling everyone you may be laughing now but I think the Eagles fans are going to get the last laugh on this. And, I’m a Saints fan. The Eagles are going to light the score board up this year. Now, I can’t speak for the defense but I’d be shock if they don’t average between 24 to 28 points a game

  12. C’mon Vick. You ran for 1,000 yards SEVEN YEARS ago. 7 years ago. Devin Hester also returned 5 kicks/punts for a TD that year, and is now considering retirement. Take a hint big man.

  13. All you losers and haters can do is write negative comments (that most likely reflect your own life) and click thumbs down. Congratz. Now go stuff another pie down your throat so your fat fingers can continue to create typos so we Eagles fans can laugh at you. 2013 is going to be a fun one. We get to make fun of all the doubters haha.

  14. I don’t think it’s an impossible goal. He still has the wheels to pull it off. If he can stay healthy (big if there) then it’s definitely a possbility. Plus, working out of some sort of spread system is going to help him maximize what he does best. With a one-two punch of McCoy and Vick, with Jackson and Maclin stretching the field vertically, I think that offense could be scary with Chip calling the plays.

  15. as an eagles fan, i’d like to ask mike vick to stop making predictions. please just go about your business without prematurely boasting. some people just never learn.

  16. Plays not to get hurt. Gets hurt.
    Plays “Lights Out”. Gets hurt.
    Stop taking hits Vick.
    Watch film on the guys that know how to avoid the big hits: Rodgers, Wilson, Kapernick, etc.

    You won’t get hurt as often and you won’t cough up the ball… as much.

  17. As soon as they draft a QB in the 2013 draft, and Foles is determined to the the #1, Dixon will be the 3rd QB and Vick will be cut or traded. They are keeping Vick in case they do not land a QB in the first 3 rounds of this upcoming draft.

  18. The only way I see Vick being a big contributor is if he lines up next to Foles in the pistol or some derivitive thereof. Foles has to be your primary passer. Vick can be your flea flicker/dumpoff guy. Defenses will have to respect that.

    But even in that scenario, he’s not going to put up big numbers.

  19. Don’t worry about getting hurt, Mike Vick. It will happen just as it has happened in every season you played.

    It is hilarious that Mike Vick thinks he is the same version as the 2006 Mike Vick. 7 Years is a long time in the NFL. Careers dont even average 7 years in the league.

    I wish I could remember who it was who said ” I knew I was done and it was time to retire when I got a standing ovation for completing a pass”. I think it was Unitas, not sure though. Anyway, that is what we see with Vick fans. They celebrate his greatness when he does something that good QBs do as routinely as putting on the pads. That is how bad he really is, but people feel a great need to love the man.

  20. It’s possible, but he’s been beat up a lot, and hasn’t been durable enough to make that realistic. But I’d rather him have that attitude than, “I’ll never be any good again.”

  21. All these comments only show how many dumb fans there are out there.

    It’d be funny to see any of you Madden arm chair all stars drop back and get pummeled after 1.5 seconds.

    He was hit more than any QB at the point when he went out.

    He repeatedly got pummeled every game and kept gettin back up and still stood strong in the pocket.

    Not sure why he evokes so much hate. He went to jail and did his time and changed his attitude because of it.

    Surely most of you clowns were on his jock when he went off in 2010.

    This year hell have his entire o line back and will have plenty of time to pick apart a defense.

    700 yards rushing, 3300 yards passing and 30 total TDs. Mark it down and message me when it’s done.

  22. The Eagles already threw up the white flag for next season by putting in the 1 million dollar incentive for he super bowl in Vicks contract. The also only made that contract so ridiculously hard for Vick to actually make all the money in it so it would make him more attractive as trade bait. Cleveland or the Cardinals get ready for the career bench warmer coming your way.

  23. At least Vick has two good knees, and doesnt tear his ACL every Two years. RGknee overated, See you where you been the past Decade skins, Bottom of Division. Hail

  24. This story reminds me of when Tim Tebow broke Herschel Walker’s record for rushing TDs. The last thing I want my QB doing is breaking rushing records. If Vick is excited about running for 1,000 yards, then he’s going backward in his development as a quarterback.

  25. Jim Mora SR was right when he said Vick is a coach killer, always has been always will be.In 3 years time Vick and Kelly will both be gone and penny pinching Lurie will be left to pick up the pieces.

  26. Thats always been the problem with Vick he runs his mouth and his legs…..Peerless Price signed a big FA deal with Atlanta after a couple big years in Buffalo…he only had about 60 catches but Vick ran for 1000 yds. Price was labeled a bust because Vick couldn’t read defenses and always looked to run….
    if he can’t run the offense move him to blocking back on the punt team or make him a FA!!!

  27. Maybe he could run for 1000 yards if there were no linebackers or safeties on the other team… but there are. He’ll be out for the season after pre-season week 3.

  28. fantasyfootballmaven0 says:Feb 12, 2013 12:38 PM

    All these comments only show how many dumb fans there are out there.

    It’d be funny to see any of you Madden arm chair all stars drop back and get pummeled after 1.5 seconds.

    He was hit more than any QB at the point when he went out.

    He repeatedly got pummeled every game and kept gettin back up and still stood strong in the pocket.

    Not sure why he evokes so much hate. He went to jail and did his time and changed his attitude because of it.

    Surely most of you clowns were on his jock when he went off in 2010.

    This year hell have his entire o line back and will have plenty of time to pick apart a defense.

    700 yards rushing, 3300 yards passing and 30 total TDs. Mark it down and message me when it’s done.

    —————–

    Vick played his part in last year’s problems. He put the ball on the ground, got injured by not sliding when he should have, etc.

    He could hit the numbers you listed there, but that will only help you in fantasy football because Philly aren’t winning anything.

  29. @ fantasyfootballmaven0 : Yeah!!!

    Mike should just keep his head down and play though. This is not a bad move, keeping Vick. Why not see what he can do? You have the money, and you’re a fool if you don’t think Vick can possibly have success in this O. See what happens. With all the money you pay Nnamdi to do whatever clownery it is he does out there, this is low risk high reward move.

  30. Hey Mike, since you are going to play like 2006, can we also expect you to pass for 155 yards per game and complete 52% of your passes?

  31. Mike you were never one of elite QB’s in league. Maybe for a 10 game stretch in 2010 but once teams adjusted you fell back to below average play. Say what you want Mike but 2 playoff wins, both in same season, in your entire career is not elite. Elite means you are a top performer at your position for at least a few years. Playoff wins or even appearances are necessary to even be considered elite. 2-5 playoff record is far from it man.

  32. fantasyfootballmaven0 says:
    Feb 12, 2013 12:38 PM

    All these comments only show how many dumb fans there are out there.

    the only dumb fan is you
    ————————————————–
    It’d be funny to see any of you Madden arm chair all stars drop back and get pummeled after 1.5 seconds.

    Sorry, not everybody was given atheletic ability like he was, except they they out the brains
    ————————————————–
    He was hit more than any QB at the point when he went out.

    He also had more turnovers than anybody and held onto the ball longer than anynbody, because he is dumber than anybody and can’t read a defense
    ————————————————–
    He repeatedly got pummeled every game and kept gettin back up and still stood strong in the pocket.

    Isn’t that every qb’s job is to get up?Isn’t that why he was over paid millions of doallars?
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    Not sure why he evokes so much hate. He went to jail and did his time and changed his attitude because of it.

    Maybe because he ran a crimnial empire, where he tourtured, murdered, drowned, shot and electrocuted innocent dogs. there were also drugs being sold out of that house as well. he also never put the time and effort in while in Atalanta cost many people their jobs.
    ————————————————–
    Surely most of you clowns were on his jock when he went off in 2010.

    Surely most of us were not
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    This year hell have his entire o line back and will have plenty of time to pick apart a defense.

    How can you pick apart a defense if you can’t read a defense?
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    700 yards rushing, 3300 yards passing and 30 total TDs. Mark it down and message me when it’s done.

    and you said other peoples comments just shows how many dumb fans there are out there and than you go and say this. You have to be the dumbest fan of them all

  33. To all the (likely) eagles fans using this to take a shot at RG3, all i have to say is that RG3 is still more of an effective QB on one leg than Vick is on two.

    I know it, you know it, the rest of the league knows it.

  34. Kelly’s act is already getting old.

    2 QBs with almost zero qualities in common. Physical, emotional, mental, you name it.

    If you don’t already know which set of mutually exclusive characteristics you prefer your QB to have then get a job selling cars or something.

  35. Why do semi-retired pros always drop “numbers” (1000 yards, 12 wins, 150 receptions, etc.) during off-season interviews? It means nothing. Do you ever hear Peyton Manning say, “I can throw for 45 touchdowns this year”? No. Why? Because he can…and did so in the past. And don’t give me that, “I am just setting a goal for myself”. Fine…just set your goal, shut up, and do it.

  36. My worry with Chip Kelly is that he has absolutely NO EXPERIENCE in managing NFL players…they’re not like college kids who will do anything for their coach. He’s so out of his depth…what do you do if Vick isn’t your starting QB? You really will need to cut him…

  37. no doubt Vick will most certainly rush for 1,000 yards in Chip kellys offense…..too bad we would like to pass for 3,000+ yards and win games. Well, at least you can’t throw picks when your running the ball! Oh wait, you can fumble, and he did that a lot too! FIRE KELLY!

  38. How is it that people continue to think that mike Vick can play quarter back over and over and over again. The man has been given ten thousand opportunities to be an elite QB and has never been able to achieve this and now in his 30’s writers and fans are once again thinking Vick can do it again? What the hell?

  39. And everyone forgets that he could never really pass the ball all that well all he had was a deep arm but what good is that when you aren’t accurate?

  40. Anytime the QB has more rushing yards than the running back, you have problems! Always been Vick’s problem. If he can’t find a receiver immediately, he takes of running. Needs to learn how to extend the play by moving around in the pocket, go down, or throw ball out of bounds. Buttom line: he is so fragile he must avoid hits..

  41. long time eagles season ticket holder here. vick can’t stay healthy. plain and simple. if he is positioned as a weapon, he will get hurt. but if eagles run mccoy a lot, complement mccoy with bryce brown (presuming he quits fumbling) and vick quickly gets ball to jackson, maclin and other receivers; then eagles offense may have something with vick at helm. but if vick runs he will get hurt and knocked out. he needs to ENABLE the offense by getting the ball in the hands of the playmakers to let the make plays. hand it off or drop back and get rid of it fairly quickly.

  42. Mike Vick also thought the Eagles had the potential to be a “Super Bowl Dynasty” just last summer.

    I would take any comments out of his mouth with a grain of salt.

  43. What the heck do you guys want Vick to say? “Ima get hurt. Im old and I cant play… Yea you fans are all correct.. you guys should be running this team because you guys are so damn smart. I guess Ill just retire”

    He’s always been a competitor. Let him compete and let’s see if can do what he says. He restructured his deal. What else do you want??

    Last year we had all them over paid kids (especially on the D side) give up on Andy Reid. Injuries all over the O line and the D couldn’t hold anyone. Castillo is gone. Andy is gone. McNabb is gone.. now you guys are putting Vicks head on the block. Calm the hell down. Who else can come in here and become the starting QB for my Eagles? Foles? He’s gonna compete. He’s here. Alex smith? Geno smith? Dennis Dixson. Yall CRAY! You guys can’t predict the future.

    Look here, we have a nice fresh start. Why not let these guys compete and try and bring something to game. Andy brought more to this team than any other coach. So we moved on. Let’s let Chip make his decisions and let the players play. If you don’t like it become a cowgirls fan…

  44. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him bounce back this year. I think he really regressed because they were trying too hard to make him into a pocket passer. Focus the offense around his strengths, let him be himself, and I can see him having a bounceback year.

  45. The amount of hate that fills every Mike Vick article is nothing short of astounding!!! By reading the vast majority of the posts you would swear that MV7 single-handedly ruined the Eagles 2012 campaign. I suppose it had nothing to do with losing 4 out of 5 starting linemen. Nothing to do with the atrocious “pass first, ignore SHADY, 5-7 step drop routes” play calling. Absolutely nothing to do with that retarded WIDE 9 scheme that left running lanes big enough for 18 wheelers to fit thru!!! It was all on Vick, Right? It was Vick’s fault that AR called the same exact plays with a struggling replacement O-Line as he did when his Probowler Peters was active, Right??? I’m not saying Vick didn’t have his hand in the Eagles dismal season but jeez a lil objectivity would be refreshing!!!! I don’t care if it was Brady, Brees, Rodgers, Etc. Etc… if they lose 4-5 Starting linemen they are going to have an off season!!!

  46. Please remember Mike Vick often says some pretty outrageously optimistic things this time of year. “Once you start trying not to get hurt, you get hurt.” Mike, you really haven’t been paying attention. Russell Wilson and Colin Kaepernik were kept on a short leash running until they could demonstrate the hit avoidance skills necessary to stay healthy. RGIII also amply demonstrated the pitfalls of disruption of quarterback continuity. The first and foremost job of a Quarterback will always be passing accurately and making good reads to avoid interceptions. Running backs are paid to run and risk the pounding, and only if the Quarterback exercises extreme caution is it worthwhile to risk losing his arm. Chip Kelley isn’t stupid, so you’d best work on your passing and sliding Mike, rather that you’re bragging beforehand, I think you got that covered already.

  47. It’s one thing to set goals and another thing to set the PROPER goals. I would much rather hear him say he thinks he can pass for 4,000 yards than to hear him say he plans to put up running back numbers.

    When he runs he gets hit. When he gets hit he fumbles and gets injured. I’m glad he’s enthusiastic and confident. Now if he were just a little smarter…

  48. If Vick runs for 1,000 yards (which unless you have a DeLorean for that trip back to 2006 Mike, ain’t gonna happen), he will set the record for fumbles in a season in 2013.

    Chip Kelly may succeed in Philly, but it won’t be with Michael Vick at QB. Nobody succeeds in the playoffs with Michael Vick at QB.

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