Obama: Tell Vick To Slide

Among the many who feel Michael Vick needs to tweak his style of play for the Eagles to be successful, we can now count the President of the United States.

Nnamdi Asomugha arrived at Lehigh Wednesday afternoon and discussed how he’s been spending his time since the Eagles ended OTAs and mini-camps in June. The Birds’ starting cornerback spent some time with Barack Obama recently, and the pair actually talked football.

Asked if Obama had any advice for the Eagles, Asomugha, surprisingly, said yes.

“He told me to tell Vick to slide,” Asomugha said with a laugh.

So if Andy Reid and Marty Mornhinweg can’t get through to the Eagles’ quarterback, perhaps a call to the White House is the next logical step.

Update: Apparently, Vick got word of Obama’s advice, Tweeting:

If the President of the U.S is saying I need to slide then I really need to start sliding. Lol. Thanks Mr. President!

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  • knighn

    President Obama was also rumored to say, “Tell Sheil I said ‘Welcome Back.’ I look forward to reading his new material.”

  • ChandlerMc

    And Mitt Romney was rumored to say “Tell Vick to ask me about my tax shelters.”

  • FMWarner

    Vick didn’t get hurt on the run. He needs to learn to throw the ball away!