Michael Vick is an Eagle

by Ryan on August 14, 2009

in Media Bias,Sports

Former Atlanta Falcons Quarterback Michael Vick, shamed and jailed for being part of a dog-fighting ring a few years ago, is out of jail and looking for a new team.  So, when the Eagles’ back-up went down in training camp, the two seemed to find common cause:  the Eagles need a back-up and Vick needs a team.  So here we are, Michael Vick is a Philadelphia Eagle at least through next year.

But, will Vick be the same player he was before his incarceration? I’m sure his attitude and work ethic will improve, but is he in “football shape?” I’m not sure he has to be in the short-term. The Eagles may only put him in on option plays or put him in as a third receiver here and there. He’s a back-up, which is a good place to start.

How will this all play out?  I made a prediction back in 2007 when Vick went to jail, and I still hold by the idea that some will never let Vick move on past the dogfighting, despite his debt being paid.  However, if there is a team who’d put up with Vick’s “reputation following them around” it’s got to be the Eagles.  The Eagles have some of the worst fans in the nation — rude, obnoxious, impatient to a fault, prone to destroy things whether they win or lose.  I’ve come to believe that it’s a Phily thing.  Even at Indoor Lacrosse games, the average Phily fan gets pretty scary, ready to boo either the home or away team on a whim!  Generally, the Phily fan would fit in very well at a Third World soccer riot, so it’d be no big deal if Michael Vick’s reputation affects their local market — it’s only Phily.

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Chris August 14, 2009 at 10:58 am

As a Giants fan, I am totally thrilled about Vick joining the Eagles. Let’s remember the last time the Eagles signed a big named player named Terrell Owens and what he did to the team: he tore it apart! Let’s also remember that Donovan McNabb is the quarterback and Jeffrey Lurie signing Vick does not show that he has much confidence in McNabb. Those on the offense who are loyal to McNabb will rally around him and when McNabb gets benched around October (Vick will not have full reinstatement until then), the rest of the offense will likely have given up.

If that situation does play out, it will not only lead to an Andy Reid firing, but it will be a dream come true for New York Giants fans like me as we’ll get another Divisional win!

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mark allen October 30, 2009 at 8:44 pm

michael vick should not be allowed to play in the NFL. any human being with such disgusting cruel behavior should not be a member of such a prestegious organization. the eagles must be desparate so sign on a felon to their team. by this i assume that the eagle condone and reward those that kill our pets and other animals god has placed on this earth. it is very sad. what is coming next?

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