Michael Vick turned in a full practice Wednesday, and barring a setback to his rib injury he'll be starting in Week 14. The welcome-back matchup is a tricky one, a road game against the surging Dolphins. Most observers would have projected a Philly blowout if this game were played in the early weeks of the season; now, Miami is a three-point favorite.
Does Vick automatically return to your fake-football starting lineup? I suppose that depends on what other options you have available to you. Vick's passing hasn't been sharp or consistent in 2011, and now we have to worry about his rushing numbers as well.
Vick has been reluctant to slide for most of his pro career, despite his slight frame (he's generously listed at 215 pounds). But he seems to be rethinking the sliding idea, given how injuries have wrecked this season for him. Consider what he told the Philadelphia Daily News on Wednesday:
"I've made my mind up. There's going to be times when I can't...