Originally written on Down and Distance  |  Last updated 10/19/14

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While speaking with the media, Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid said that he hoped his son Garrett’s death would be a rallying point for those struggling with substance abuse. The team’s starting quarterback saw things a little differently. Michael Vick spoke warmly about his coach after practice and dedicated the rest of the season to the memory of his late son Garrett.

“Our entire season will be dedicated to Garrett,” Michael Vick said, via Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer. “And I’m personally dedicating my season to coach and to my teammates. This season will be dedicated to Garrett starting tomorrow.”

Vick admitted to being surprised that Reid was back at practice on Wednesday, although he added the “fire” was in Reid’s eyes when he was on the field.

It’s been clear in the last few days that Reid and his family mean a lot to Eagles players. Vick said that when he spoke to Reid on Wednesday, he told the coach he loved him several times, and his words are a strong reflection of that. We’d be surprised if he’s the last Eagle to share similar sentiments.

 

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4 Comments:
  • It is too bad for Reid and his family at the loss of his son, Garrett; however, to have Vick the Dog Killer dedicate the season to Garrett's memory is not an honor, but, then again, we are talking about a team whose fans have one of the worst reputations in the Nation.
  • Honestly no one cares what you think.
  • Thank you for your comment about Vick, and plenty of people care about what you think about the dog killer...he should have never been allowed back on the field..and he did not pay his dues for what crimes he committed. I hope that karma catches up with him soon and he feels the physical pain that all the dogs he tortured and killed did...A HERO? A ROLE MODEL FOR KIDS? HARLDY.....
  • Agreed that they should not advertise that they have Vick on their team, when the majority of Amercicans are disgusted when they hear his name. Some offenses are not easily forgotten or forgiven, and his violations are in that group.
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