Michael Vick is ready to play the way that made him famous - and he's not worried about injuries that could come as a result. When asked how he'll withstand teams that decide to hit him like he's a running back when he's running the football Vick said the team has a plan.
"That's 220 pounds you're staring at right here soaking wet" Vick joked.
Vick was in a jovial mood on Thursday two days after coach Chip Kelly named him the Eagles' starting quarterback. He'll play around two quarters in Saturday's preseason game and then start preparing for the season opener against the Washington Redskins on Sept. 9 when his opponent will be Robert Griffin III another dual-threat quarterback whose offense includes a read-option element.
Vick watched the proliferation of such offenses last season with admiration and envy. He saw Griffin Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson in the postseason and wondered what it would be like to play in such a system....