Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick plans to work out with his teammates during the current NFL lockout.
"We've had a nice offseason, a little too long," Vick said this week, according to the Philadelphia Daily News. "I wish we were in the offseason conditioning (program), but, hey, we've still got each other. We can do it together."
Some team observers question whether the lockout would hinder Vick's development after his surprising success last year.
"I don't think it's hindering my development; I have almost every game plan from last year," Vick said. "I can look at all the things we did as an offense. It's all still instilled in my memory. It's in the memory banks. The only thing I miss is being able to learn the new things, the new wrinkles we want to put in the offense. But that only takes me 45 minutes, anyway. I'm definitely going to improve. I play the game of football in my mind each and every day. I watch a lot of film. I replay plays in my mind, mistakes that I made."
Vick’s boss doesn’t seem too concerned that the left-handed passer will continue to work hard without the team’s supervision.
"Before the lockout, Michael was in the building every day. He was in the building every day last offseason,” Eagles coach Andy Reid said during the recent NFL owner meetings. “You can't do all the football stuff with him right now. But he was in there working out and he's in town working out. He was saying he was going to get everybody together and work out. We can't get involved in that. I think we're OK there."