Originally posted on Awful Announcing  |  Last updated 8/25/13

ATLANTA - DECEMBER 06: Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on from the sidelines during their 34-7 win over the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on December 6, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Michael Vick will be the starting quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles in two weeks in Washington, but the embattled Vick will be playing a bit differently this year, thanks to what he believes is an unfair label tacked upon him by the media. Whether that leads to his staying healthy remains to be seen. It's critical for Vick, who has played 16 games just once in his career. He's missed eight starts during the last two seasons because of injury. "Some were random, some were positions I put myself in," Vick said. "And just sometimes being in the wrong place in the wrong time." The injuries have ranged from a concussion to rib injuries to a hand injury. But Vick has often disputed the "injury-prone" label, and he does not think he's as injured as his reputation suggests. "You guys act like I get hurt once a week," Vick said to reporters. "You all did that to me. Made me change the way I played the game." Well, here's the thing Michael: you *are* injury prone. You have played all 16 games in a season just once in your career. You've missed at least three games in every year since returning to the NFL from your prison sentence.  It would be one thing if Vick had changed his style for the sensible reason (that he's aging and nowhere near the player he was in his heyday with the Falcons), but blaming the media for the changes thanks to a fair label? Nah, that's not cool. Vick's going to be running like he did with the Falcons this season, injuries be damned, You might want to get a handle on those turnovers, though. If you give the ball away twice a game like you did last year, the Philly media and fans are going to eat you up like you wouldn't believe, and the injury-prone label will be the least of your concerns. [Philly.com]
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