Found September 28, 2012 on
The Other Paper:
Michael Vick may have 32-year old legs and his coaches are telling him to resist scampering down the field at the first white of a defensive lineman's eyes. But that doesn't mean the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback still can't run.
The Eagles' scrambler has a warning for anyone who thinks his best days as an athlete are behind him and he can't make a big play with his legs.
"Any time, I can switch it up," Vick told the New York Daily News
on Thursday. "I can put on them light shoes and run around still. And you never know when. It could be this week."
Those words sound like they are directed straight at the vaunted defensive ends of the New York Giants — who take a ride down the Turnpike into Lincoln Financial Field this Sunday night.
It's curious that Vick — a quarterback who's been sacked nine times and endured 27 QB hits — would tempt fate by running with the ball.
The 10-year veteran insists he can still take a pounding.
"I take care of my body," he said. "I'm careful what I put into it. The hits don't hurt any more than they used to."
Vick might be in for more than a pounding from the Giants front line. Jason Pierre-Paul, Osi Umenyiora and Justin Tuck will go full force at their familiar No. 7 target that is protected by an offensive line that will start backup left tackle Demetress Bell and second string center Dallas Reynolds.
The Giants can almost taste blood already.
Vick says he is hardly concerned that he is on pace to throw 32 interceptions, fumble 11 times and get sacked nearly 50 times. This is a game that could set the tone in the NFC East early in the season.
"We have the same record as the team we're going against," he said. "We're playing for the division."
Vick should do the math. Ten years as a scrambling NFL quarterback is like 70 as a pocket passer.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
This is a guest post from Lucas McMillan of FootballSchedule.me.
Through the first two games of the season, Michael Vick turned the ball over six times, yet the Eagles were 2-0. However, after the Eagles’ devastating Week 3 loss against the Arizona Cardinals, in which they turned the ball over three times, it’s clear that that kind of luck simply doesn’t last.
A great book tells a great story, but a great story does not necessarily equal out to a great book. I’ve read plenty of autobiographies in my day where the stories were good, but when they were translated to book form, the book was underwhelming, disappointing and/or flat-out trash. However, there is none of that [...]The post Book Reviews: Michael Vick’s ‘Finally Free’ appeared...
Each week, Athlon Sports will highlight the three most important names in the NFL. Our editors debate which player must play his best this weekend...
The Philadelphia Eagles have been a pass-happy offense ever since Andy Reid took the head coaching job. When he aligns himself with offensive coaches such as Marty Mornhinweg, that philosophy will only get stronger and become more evident. It was the case with Donovan McNabb, and now it is the case with Michael Vick.
The problem is, it just isn’t working. The Eagles have LeSean...
Last Sept., Michael Vick suffered a broken hand against the Giants and was very critical of the refs after the game. When reminded of that, Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul foreshadowed what is to come in the Sunday night game this weekend.
Pierre Paul couldn’t keep a straight face when speaking to reporters on Friday saying: “”Yeah? We’ll give him (Vick) some more...
Michael Vick has been battered and beaten thus far in the season, and yet the media reacts as if the Eagles are 0-3!
Philadelphia is still sitting pretty at 2-1, and Nick Foles is more than a capable backup behind Vick in case anything goes wrong.
Despite the dangerous southpaw that is often considered an injured player waiting to happen, Vick and the Eagles have nothing to be depressed...
If the Eagles can’t contain the Giants D line, it will be a long day for Michael Vick on Sunday.
Sunday night’s matchup with the New York Giants will be a huge game for the Philadelphia Eagles. There is huge difference between 3-1 and 2-2 in the NFL, and a loss in this game could really be a setback for the Eagles.
This game will undoubtedly be won in the trenches. And specifically...
Image via PhilaPhans.com
Andy Reid didn’t say that there is a chance that he would replace Mike Vick with Nick Foles. That’s not what he meant when he said, “We’ll evaluate as we go here.”
You misinterpreted his words. It’s just semantics, man.
That was Reid’s assertion when he met with the media on Wednesday, at least.
According to Reid, he was unaware of how is comments...
After two narrow victories in the first two weeks, the Eagles got a reality check in a 27-6 road loss to the Arizona Cardinals.
It’s still very early in the season and there is still a lot of football to be played. There are still a lot of question marks about this team. Can Michael Vick improve upon his ball security? Will Andy Reid make changes in his play calling? Will Juan...
Kendall: TE Martellus Bennett or Owen Daniels in Week 4?
Given his proneness for bonehead-like behavior, I thought Bennett would be a disaster for the Giants. The theory was sound: yes, Eli Manning likes to utilize his tight ends, but if Jerry Jones, an owner who has seen his share of immature and imprudent conduct, thought the Texas A&M product was detrimental to his team...
This will be the Giants third prime time game through the first four weeks of the season. A brutal, daunting task which has proven advantageous for New York, at least record wise. The Giants are coming off of a mini-bye since they beat down the Panthers last Thursday night while the Eagles are coming off of a Sunday afternoon beat down of their own. Only problem: they were the ones...
The defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants head into a Week 4 matchup against division rival Philadelphia on a roll. After dropping their opening game to Cowboys, the Giants have won two straight.The Eagles, on the other hand, pulled out two close games in the first two weeks, before losing on the road in Arizona last Sunday.Here are THREE BOLD PREDICTIONS for this Week 4...
The Philadelphia Eagles are matched up with the division rival New York Giants this Sunday night in Philadelphia. If you played any Eagles in last week's fantasy game, you probably were disappointed with the lackluster performance by the offense.
No touchdowns by any player as the Eagles only mustered two field goals. The Eagles have been somewhat of an enigma this...
9. Arizona Cardinals are 3-0
Given that it’s too early to call the Cardinals playoff contenders, they have demonstrated some great football so far. They have beat two preseason Super Bowl contenders in back-to-back games (Patriots, Eagles), and their defense made Michael Vick look like Kevin Kolb this week
8. The New York Jets are in 1st place in the AFC East
This is surprising...