Last week we touched on the importance of a healthy Michael Vick to the Philadelphia Eagles and the need for him to learn how to slide rather than take a hard hit.
President Barack Obama reaffirmed that necessity when he told Eagles cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha to tell his quarterback to slide at a fundraiser in Oakland on Monday. Asomugha told CSNPhilly.com’s Andy Schwartz:
“He told me to tell Vick to slide. We talked about football for about three or four minutes. The one thing that stuck out — tell Vick to slide. He’s a big fan.”
Apparently Eagles fans, coaches and teammates are not the only ones worried about Vick’s health in 2012.
The Eagles gunslinger has noted these concerns and promises that he will take strides to ensure he stays on the field. Of course, that is easier said than done for a quarterback that has played all 16 regular season games just once in his NFL career—six years ago.
Vick, 32, is getting older and the body does not like to take as much punishment as it did...