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When the Philadelphia Eagles signed QB Michael Vick to a six year contract worth more than $100 million, everyone knew that they were taking a huge risk, gambling on Vick’s health, among other things. Nobody knew how his body would hold up after his great comeback season of 2010, and they also were not sure whether or not Vick could stay out of trouble. Philly rolled the dice, and they were banking on big things.
But after his struggles last season, that roll may have come up snake eyes as the rest of the league has not only come up with a plan to slow down Vick, but with his style of play and a weak offensive line in Philadelphia, could this be the last year we see Vick in an Eagles’ uniform?
It may sound unlikely, but it would be ignorant to dismiss the idea altogether.
Vick has played all 16 games in an NFL schedule just once in his career, and that took place back in 2006. It was his final season with the Atlanta Falcons. In fact, it was his last season in the NFL for a few year...
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Michael Vick energized the Eagles and the city of Philadelphia when he took over as the starting quarterback during the 2010 season. In fact, he played so well that many analysts and experts were thinking Super Bowl for the rejuvenated Eagles last season. Instead, Vick put together a disappointing season that was marred by injuries and the team failed to qualify for the postseason...
Michael Vick was asked what a successful season for the Eagles would entail. His answer echos what the vibe from owner Jeff Lurie: “Man, I ain’t got no ring on my finger. I ain’t got one. That’s it. I don’t know what else,” Vick said, via Reuben Frank of CSNPhilly.com. “I’ve been there. Playoffs is [...]
I don’t think people realize how much pressure Michael Vick is under this year. If Andy Reid gets fired he will be fine. He will have choice of head coaching or TV jobs, but Vick is a different story. He is trying to get to the back end of his $100 million contract and the [...]
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While the Philadelphia Eagles are expected to easily beat their Week 1 opponent, the Cleveland Browns, much of the first half of their schedule will be an uphill battle.
How tough are we talking? Six of Philadelphia’s first eight opponents reached the playoffs in 2011. That doesn’t leave a lot of wiggle room.
When Mike Vick said that the Eagles...
(On how to stop Michael Vick)- “Not many people ever have. He’s an extremely talented athlete as we all know, incredibly strong arm, can reach almost any part of the field with the ball," Jauron said.
Since entering the league in 2001, Michael Vick has been a person that continues to have injury problems. Did you know that Michael Vick has only played one entire season since he has started the NFL? That was his last year in Atlanta before his short prison sentence. Since Vick has returned from prison though he has been a fragile man, but this wasn’t caused...
BEREA When Michael Vick looks across the line of scrimmage Sunday, he might need a Browns roster to see who is on the opposite side of the field from him at linebacker.
The Browns have already lost two of their three projected starters for Sundays game and the status of a third is unknown. Chris Gocong ruptured his Achilles and is lost for the season. Scott Fujita was suspended...
Washington Redskins wide receiver Josh Morgan thinks rookie QB Robert Griffin III has the entire package (Credit: AP Photo)
After just a short amount of practices and pre-season games, Redskins receiver Josh Morgan has been impressed with rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III.
Morgan thinks Griffin can be the best running quarterback in the league, the best passer in the league...
The Dallas Cowboys impressive win against the New York Giants on Wednesday night 24-17, has officially made the NFC East wide open and the Philadelphia Eagles have a shot this season to be the next ‘Redeem’ team in 2012. Now it’s foolish to compare the 2012 Eagles to the 2008 U.S. Olympic Basketball team, but [...]
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I do not like making season predictions.
Some of it is due to superstition, some of it is because I don’t fully understand the point of them. Yet I do comprehend the need for something tangible heading into the regular season. In a vast expanse of the unknown, a prediction provides some context. Something to hold on...
Can the Philadelphia Eagles live up their hype and finally make a deep push in the postseason? Some have picked them to appear in the Super Bowl and they have been labeled as the NFC dark horse to win it all alongside the AFC’s Houston Texans.
The one thing those teams both have in common would be a ferocious pass rush and arguably the best back in the NFL (save Ray Rice).
As the Philadelphia Eagles begin another year of high expectations, they have to be wondering whether Michael Vick will finally play a full season for the first time with the club.
The Cleveland Browns are pinning their hopes on a pair of rookie first-round picks at critical positions.
These teams with vastly different outlooks on the season meet Sunday when the Eagles visit a...
Comments on the Philadelphia Eagles by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (8)
Chris Berman (ESPN, 6) - This is Eagles' season to dream.
Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 13) - Nick Foles looked good during preseason. Team still goes as Michael Vick goes, and he goes down too often.
Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 4) - 4-0 preseason could mean...