Vick Issues Statement Amid Reports

Michael Vick has issued the following statement amid varying reports about his ongoing recovery from a concussion:

“I want to thank my fans for the thousands of well wishes. I also appreciate the support of the entire Eagles organization. I feel strong and healthy. As a professional athlete, I want to play in every game but the NFL has a specific protocol to protect players. My focus is to complete this process successfully, so I can rejoin my team on the field.”

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  • ricrrr

    Hope u get well soon… the Team need you on the field. its all about pride nos.

  • The Guru

    I hope you’re never in an Eagles uniform again. Save yourself for KC next year Fraud!

    • Run Eagles Run

      Who do you have as our starting QB for next year then? foles? hahahahahahaha

      • The Guru

        I’d make a trade for Matt Flynn. No one has any idea if he can play in this league, but I KNOW Michael Vick isn’t the answer. The coach killer is working on his 3rd coach in 10 seasons.

        • Run Eagles Run

          haha!

          • Dynamite

            So you don’t want the Eagles to opt out of the rest of Vick’s contract?

          • Run Eagles Run

            I just think its funny everyone is so ready to get rid of him with nothing else to go with. foles is a dime a dozen blah quarterback. there are no solid FA qbs. none to draft. so that means another year without playoffs let alone a shot at the SB. grass is always greener. go ahead and chalk this year up to vicks fault, but you;re wrong and stupid.

          • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

            Matt Flynn? Really? The best thing to do is to fix the line, fix defense, get a BIG receiver and restructure Vick’s contract.

          • The Guru

            Have you read ANY All 22′s on here? Vick is a joke of a QB.

          • Dynamite

            Its a simple money decision. No way the Birds don’t release him. There’s no way they commit to the rest of that contract. Would you sign Vick for 3 yrs, 47 mil three days after the Super Bowl? No chance, right? Unless you wrong and stupid. That’s basically what the Eagles would be doing if they don’t release him.

            As far as the restructure talk…. Sure, maybe, but who is gonna be in a big hurry to sign him? You think there is line of teams waiting for him to be available? He’ll be released, the Eagles will handle some other things on their very long off season to do list, and if the new regime is interested in Vick they can look into signing him.

          • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

            Yes. If he doesn’t restructure he’s gone. BUT everyone keeps missing the big point – what are your other options? There’s a dearth of quality QBs out there right now. The 13 draft isn’t full of a prospects either. So you can keep the one you have, fix the rest of the team or gamble of the unknown. Those are the options this off season.

        • atlvickfan

          By your logic, Peyton Manning “killed” Jim Mora Sr. and Jim Caldwell. You and Skip Bayless should hang out together.

          • The Guru

            By your logic, Michael Vick is the greatest QB in the history of the league. Idiot

          • atlvickfan

            Insults, the last resort of the defeated man.

          • The Guru

            Not defeated….just tired of arguing with Marcus Vick

          • atlvickfan

            I know it pains you to see him back out of prison making money, Ingrid Newkirk, but you need to let it go.

          • The Guru

            It doesn’t….he can have a job…just not as a starting QB for my team. He’s a fraud Marcus….never learned how to play.

  • 1972

    The only problem i have with flynn is he’s making alot of money to be this unproven. reminds of kolb all over again . and i know we dont want that

  • BrickSquadMonopoly

    Is it at all a possibility that the Eagles can restructure Vick’s contract or are the only options pay him big time or release?

    • 1972

      if he wants to take a pay cut he can, if not he’s gone.He’s better off here. Nobodys going to pay him much if he gets cut/ and if he goes to k.c theyre worst than the eagles.So smarten up mike, u kinda stole money the last two years with ur turnovers. Come back re focus and manage our team

      • atlvickfan

        I agree with the part about any team he joins next year being worse than the Eagles, with the possible exception of Arizona if they fix their offensive line.

      • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

        Apparently you can’t curse on this site. Anywho – as I said once – The Eagles have made VIck earn every dime of his contract behind these offensive offensive lines. His turnovers ain’t been why the Eagles have been losing.

  • Carole

    I am rooting for you Vick. It is soo hard to throw accurate passes when ur protection is in ;hiding. Every qb has fumbled, thrown interceptions even the so call “great ones”, what they did not have to deal with is “Being thrown down and crushed with every SINGLE Play!! What is with that?? Ur a great QB and with the right team who knows how to protect their QB u will be ur great self again!! Wishing you and ur Family all the the Best of Heath and Love for this Christmas and 2013 Season. Wb following you.

  • Septhinox

    I hope a 10+ vet is better than a rookie…

  • 1977

    im a fan of the guy but running for ur life has nothing to do with that fumble at the goal line against the steelers or not reading a safety blitz against the cards or throwing too hard and away to celek against the saints. u cant recover from those type of mistakes and be considered an elite top paid QB.

  • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

    saftey blitz wasn’t on Vick..it was on McCoy for not blocking. He missed his block thats why the blitzer was free. You name three plays from 3 games…where I can name just as many from other players that caused more problems then you’re pointing out. Throwing to hard against Celek? How about all of Celek’s dropped TD and first down passes. How about Defense not making a play. As far as being an “elite” QB – there is nothing elite about Eli and he has two super bowl rings. It is a team sport after all.

  • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

    And considering running for your life on almost every play has a HUGE impact on what any QB is able to do…everything else becomes secondary. He’s been good when he’s had time to throw. He hasn’t been so good with pressure in his face. Same as any other (good) QB in the league.

  • 1977

    u gotta stop making excuses for him. i did it last year and most of this year. i look back at every game. he turns the ball over way too much in the redzone. the most in the league, that doesnt concern you? and the fact that he gets hurt every year?2010 ribs 2011 concussion ribs 2012 concussion..he was a serviceable QB at one time but now his injuries are too much. what good is he if he cant stay on the field?and when hes onthe field he turns the ball over at a ridiculous rate.i can name plenty more mistakes that he made but those 3 were the most backbreaking.And i agree about eli. but the major difference with him is he never misses games and our guy does.

  • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

    If you think football is a one man sport maybe MAYBE you have a point. Eli turns the ball over ALL THE TIME…he has 2 superbowl rings. The difference being when he gives his defense a lead in the 4th they close. FIVE fourth quarter leads last year FIVE – and they were all squandered. TWO fourth quarter leads this year..squandered. That’s what got Castillo fired. You don’t need Tom Brady to win…what you need is a QB who can make plays when needed and even when he screws up can still put the team in a position to win. You keep talking turnovers the bulk of his turnovers happened int he first 3 games…you know the ones we won. SO your point is moot. And a crap OL is NOT an excuse. Not a QB in the league plays well under pressure. Not. One. Saw Rodgers recently? See Brady when he plays the GIants. See any Arizona QB that played this year? No Oline means crap QB.

  • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

    U do realize that the bulk of his injuries last year were b/c of crap oline play right?

  • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

    Um…we won the first three games where he had his most interceptions. We were up in the fourth in the Steelers game rendering the earlier fumble moot. And the blitz in Arizona causing the fumble wasn’t on him it was Shady. You’re the one making excuses. No mention of the soft D. Oline that cant block. Or brick hand receivers.

  • 1972

    in your opinion where does vick rank as a starting QB in this league?if its not in the top ten we need t o upgrade