no link, just announced during the Stellers-Cardinals game
OT: Michael Vick signs 2-year deal with Eagles
Only 1 sentence as of posting time, but I'm sure they'll add more.
EDIT: Beat me to it.
Edit: I didn't internet yell after editing this with the proper tag.
I WAS SO EXCITED TO TELL ALL OF YOU!
I can't wait for the media to juice this story for, oh let's say, the rest of 2009?
Within an hour you'll see a column from John Clayton on the future of Donovan McNabb with the Eagles.
Right after it was announced during the preseason game Jaworski said that McNabb would be pissed about that...which I don't understand at all. It's not as if Vick will even be considered for the starting quarterback role this year or probably even next if McNabb is healthy. I really hate Jaworski, the way he speaks is absolutely infuriating
And then another on what Brett Farve thinks about this
Also, you might want to add an OT before someone freaks out.
December 6th - Philly AT Eagles
Vick is going home.
The Eagles are in Pilly
You mean Eagles @ Falcons, but thanks for pointing that out. It will be singled out as the week to watch by ESPN every day for the next 4 months.
December 6th - Philly AT Falcons
At least if he gets booed, he can rationalize it as just Philly fans being Philly fans.
As an Eagles (and Michigan fan, yes I know, weird combination) fan, I think it's worth the gamble. There really isn't any downside since most of the contract won't be guaranteed. He's not really ready to play QB, so they can use him for a few plays a game in the Wildcat like they did with DeSean Jackson. Or, maybe as a kick returner. All of the pending stories about McNabb's dissatisfaction should be ignored. It doesn't affect his unquestioned role on the team whatsoever.
"Although, I still can't help but think that McNabb probably isn't too happy about this. It will be interesting to see what happens if he gets injured (again). *pushes glasses up nose*" - John Clayton
It's pretty sad that we already know how ESPN is going to cover this story. It's even more ridiculous when you consider Vick was terrible in the West Coast offense before the dog fighting scandal.
The Eagles are already used to a running QB, so they wouldn't really need to put in a different package for Vick, and it wouldn't disrupt anything that is already in place.
This is a good fit. He knows the west coast offense and is behind a quarterback who can mentor him both as a balanced quarterback and as a person.
i was sick enough hearing espn say over and over "...and we all know that tony dungy is completely incapable of lies and deceit."
but yeah, this should be a fun one. i'm not expecting too much cuz you figure some of that speed is gone, but nevertheless, vick and westbrook... damn that will be a fast combo
But Love the move
McNabb is always getting injured, their "qb of the future" kolb is injured, why not sign a playmaker like Vick?
If McNabb goes down Vick could lead Philly to a win, I can't same the same of their current backup AJ Feely.
i think it was a really good move for the Eagles from a football perspective. Vick is still probably a POS from a moral perspective, but he has definitely paid his debt to society and deserves a second chance.
...is that Philly doesn't go to the Dawg Pound to play the Browns this year. That would have been spectacular.
Would Vick bring the woof woof back?
I thought that was a funny name for the sponsor of reid's press conf.
I was never a big Vick fan back in the day but I have been behind him in this since the start. He paid his debt and deserves a chance to work.
Now for Philly, I think its a low risk move. Will some fans be pissed? Sure of course but fans bitch about everything. It gives them insurance and I think he should be in shape by the time Goodell re-examines his suspension. PETA can complain but I doubt it'll make a dent in the Eagles ticket sales.
Im rooting for Vick on this one.
...for second chances, and it certainly takes a lot to stand out as villainous in the NFL, but wasn't Vick's second chance coming back after the Ron Mexico incident?
That was so not a big deal.
Seriously, Ron Mexico? No that wasnt his "second chance".
Either way there are more people in favor of him being allowed as to opposed. I doubt the people who will be picketing or whatever will make a dent in the pocket. Will they be picketing when Pitino takes the floor? Afterall if you were to talk to some conservative nut jobs...he killed a baby.
And love it.