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Michael Vick was one of the many players that were unhappy on the Philadelphia Eagles roster when they decided that they would be firing head coach Andy Reid. Vick likely saw himself being gone as well, which is why he ripped all of his teammates and blamed them for the loss of Reid.
“It’s all about focus, dedication and commitment,” Vick said then. “Until you get guys who are willing to better themselves week in and week out and want to win, you’re not going to win. And I haven’t played with guys like that. It’s unfortunate for coach thing turned out the way they are. It could have been a lot better. This locker room could have dictated that.
“I give 110 percent effort. My body is scarred up all year. I’m hurt, I’m bruised, get up after every hit and still try and fight and push. I do that for my coaches. I do that for my teammates. And I would expect the same thing in return.”
However, thanks to the hiring of Chip Kelly, Vick is now back with the Eagles after restructuring his contract to stay with Philly for one more year. With that, Vick eventually apologized to his teammates for his earlier comments.
“I talked to about 15, 16 of my teammates already,” he said, via Philly Mag. “They know me as a person. They know me as a competitor. I wasn’t pointing the finger at one person. It would have been easy to just point out one group of guys or a couple individuals who I thought could have played better, but I said that including myself.”
We’ll see how Vick does next season, as this may be his last chance to prove himself. Some are saying that next season could be very successful for him.
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