A year after backup quarterback Vince Young applied the “dream team” label to the Eagles during his introductory press conference, starting quarterback Mike Vick has opened a new Pandora’s Box during the media tour for his ill-advised new book.
Vick says that the Eagles could become a dynasty.
“When I look at our football team and what we have on paper, I think about when I was growing up and the great San Francisco 49er teams, the great Green Bay Packer teams, and the great Dallas Cowboy teams, how they just positioned themselves to compete and be one of the best teams out there,” Vick told CSNPhilly.com.
“I think we have a chance to be that. I think we have a chance to develop a dynasty.”
We’ve got no problem with confidence, but last year’s Eagles took crossed over into unbridled hubris. And so this year’s Eagles would be wise to show restraint and humility.
Of course, a little restraint and/or humility would have prompted Vick to pass on publishing a book that could rip open old wounds regarding a dogfighting past that dissipated faster than anyone expected once he signed with the Eagles in 2009.
With many still wondering whether Vick has changed or whether he’s just smarter about the things he says, Vick’s book will be picked apart for any clues or proof that the old Mike Vick and the new Mike Vick are the same person.
Then again, the old Mike Vick never had the chutzpah to proclaim that the Falcons were a possible dynasty in the making.
Could it be that the old Mike Vick was actually more humble and restrained?