Originally posted on Helmet2Helmet  |  Last updated 7/26/12

Though it's nothing new, quarterback Michael Vick's ability to stay healthy -- or lack thereof -- has been widely-discussed as of late. Proving just how popular this particular topic has become, even the man who inhabits the White House has joined the conversation.

Per the Philadelphia Inquirer, President Barack Obama talked football with cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha at a fundraising event on Monday, and relayed an ever-important message to the Eagles' prized investment.

"Tell Vick to slide," Obama said to Asomugha.

Vick quickly got wind of the prez's advice, responding shortly after via Twitter.

https://twitter.com/MikeVick/statuses/228249188679426050

Whether he actually heeds his words remains to be seen, though Vick would be wise to. During his nine NFL seasons, Vick's played a full 16-game schedule just once. His willingness to scramble and stubbornness to fight for the extra yard has led to several self-inflicted maladies that not even ObamaCare could tackle.

For the sake of his own health -- and the Eagles' chances -- Vick needs to start perfecting his slide move. Otherwise, more time on the shelf looms likely in 2012.

MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Top takeaways from NFL Championship Sunday

Six incredible stats from the Belichick/Brady era in Boston

You wont believe how much Super Bowl tickets cost

Tom Izzo issues statement clarifying Larry Nassar comment

Brady cracks joke about hiding his hand injury from media

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Brady, Patriots are Super Bowl bound again

Is Nick Foles having elbow problems? Speculation persists

Rob Gronkowski suffers concussion in AFC championship game

Dolphins open to drafting QB in first round

Former Cavs coach David Blatt takes funny shot at his old team

Neck surgery will end playing career of Miami CB Malek Young

Behind the scenes: History of the Super Bowl in pictures

Sports & Politics Intersect: Nassar's victims put USA Gymnastics, MSU on trial

The 'One of these things is not like the other' quiz

Top 25 times franchise players have changed scenes in MLB

The best college hoops games to watch down the stretch

NHL Weekender: Kings, Leafs heading in the wrong direction

NFL Championship Weekend Predictions: History will be made in the NFC

Devin Booker is expanding his game beyond getting buckets

Greatest NFL Conference Championship moments ever

Top 10 X-factors for Conference Championship Games

Case Keenum deserves better than the also-ran description

Best performances in the history of NFL Conference Championship games

Eagles News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Behind the scenes: History of the Super Bowl in pictures

Sports & Politics Intersect: Nassar's victims put USA Gymnastics, MSU on trial

Top 25 times franchise players have changed scenes in MLB

The 'One of these things is not like the other' quiz

The best college hoops games to watch down the stretch

NHL Weekender: Kings, Leafs heading in the wrong direction

The 'Baby I'm a (All-)Star' quiz

Devin Booker is expanding his game beyond getting buckets

Ranking baseball's GMs entering the 2018 season

NFL Referee Hotline Bling: The Saints miss an important long-distance call

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker