BEING SPECIFIC ABOUT MICHAEL VICK

Posted February 07, 2013

 

AFTER looking specifically at the Michael Vick situation, I have to say, I've changed my mind on how I originally felt about a lot in regards to this team. I’m not thinking division titles (yet anyway), but perhaps there’s still an ounce of sanity in the brain trust and the team won’t have to change its name to the Philadelphia Laughingstock after all. 

By “specifically” I mean in terms of looking at Vick as an option in 2013. That means Vick vs. Nick Foles/Vick vs. the cap/Vick in a new system tailored to what he does, instead of the other way around… Up until recently I wasn’t really looking at any of this stuff because I thought it was a fore drawn conclusion that Vick was gone. I was wrong about that. We all were.

On January 6th, I was as surprised as anyone that Vick was part of any discussion regarding the future of the Eagles. I was surprised and so I put up this post: http://www.yardbarker.com/forum/3/57/discussion/vick_to_remain_the_2013_starter/12591970

Up until VERY recently I was certain that #7 was no longer a reality in Philadelphia. However, the more time passes, and the less the Eagles say about Vick, the more likely it is that he’ll not only be here, but that he’ll also be our starter.

Look:

A) If they wanted him gone, he could have been cut by now.

B) He won’t take a pay cut. Why would they have asked him to take a cut, if they’re just looking to boot him?

C) If they know they’re leaning towards cutting him just to save some money, just cut him and then come back and try to grab him at whatever the market dictates he’s worth.

D) If they wanted to trade him, then it would make sense to talk him up, right? His leadership, athleticism, competitiveness, blahblahblah, right? Even if it’s all bull, you talk up your trade bait, right? The Eagles? Almost dead silence.

 

Stay or go you try to make this work for you if you’re the Eagles, right? Go is easy. Just cut him. Stay is harder. Stay is making him more affordable, making sure he fits, making sure he still has his teammates support. Stay takes time. The Eagles are taking time.

Up until recently I was sure he was gone, but with them deciding to do due diligence first, it made ME take a closer look at the situation. Now, with all things having been considered (that includes the 2013 Draft, Free Agency and anything but a big trade), I hope Vick opens the year as our Starter.

 

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