Vick Says He’s Done With QB Battles

Michael Vick and Nick Foles
Michael Vick
is not only eyeing a starting gig in 2014, he intends to land a job without having to fight for it.

Speaking with Mike Missanelli on 97.5 The Fanatic Thursday, Vick made it clear that he doesn’t want to go through another drawn-out quarterback competition like the one he experienced last summer with the Eagles.

“You can put me in all the quarterback battles you want to put me in, I just don’t think I would lose one,” he said. “Not saying that out of arrogance, just saying it with confidence because I know what it takes to win. I’ve been playing in this league for 11 years, and the one thing I won’t do, I won’t go to any other place and battle for a position. Why would I do that?”




The answer is that he may not have a choice. While there are a few teams in the NFL that could use some help at quarterback, there may not be any willing to just hand the job over to an oft-injured 34-year-old.

"I don't want to waste time. Battling for a position takes away from your game, takes away from you being able to prepare yourself, takes away from you being able to give your team your all at an early stage," said Vick. "Battling with Nick [Foles] last year was great, it was good, friendly and healthy competition, but I couldn't focus on the season and what was to come. Every day was predicated on being the best I could be in training camp and winning the battle that day. I think there is more time and preparation that could be put in other things to help you. I've been through that experience. I don't want to say I don't want to do it again, but I just want to go somewhere and get acclimated and start winning football games."

Vick then softened his stance a bit, and said the competition with Foles helped get him prepared for the season.

The veteran was asked if he would consider returning to Philadelphia as a backup if the Eagles were interested.

"I want to start, I want to play. I just can't see myself as a backup. Maybe down the road that could be a possibility but as of right now, no," he said.

"I'm not going to sit and be a waste of talent. I know nobody is looking at it like that but I'd feel like I didn't maximized my opportunities if I didn't go out and pursue that."

It's yet to be seen what the market will bear, but there's no question that Vick fully intends on being elsewhere next season.

 

 

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  • CTAZPA

    What did you expect him to say? His only chance to get a starting job is to position himself as a starter. He’s a gamer. Maybe he’ll get an offer somewhere else. When people talk about bringing in a veteran back-up for Foles/Barkley. I always think we could do a lot worse than Michael Vick. Obviously, you don’t want to pay to much for him, though.

    • GEAGLE

      You say: I just want to be given a chance. get me in camp, and I’ll beat out whoever I need to to play and help my new team win…that’s what You say, if Nick FOles just made you look really average, and you couldn’t stay healthy for two months for the tenth time In a row

      • CTAZPA

        Great, you’re in a hurry to get rid of him. I get that. Foles is obviously the future. I LOVE Foles.

        Vick was part of the atmosphere where Foles thrived. Foles credits him. I’m okay with Vick coming back at the right price. My point is none of this talk really means anything. Vick is positioning. It didn’t come across great because we want to hear competitive fire. Honestly, we know the guy tries his hardest on every single play. He’s injured so much because he sacrifices his body for the team. I wish him the best.

        I think he’s going to get an sad eye-opener and learn his services aren’t in demand. I don’t care about a couple comments w/Mikey Miss. Dude’s a gamer.

        Gamer: Plays hard.
        For opposite, see Kempski’s pictorial on Nnamdi/DRC

        • Andy124

          I’m okay with Vick coming back at the right price.

          Well, apparently he isn’t.

          Also, he didn’t get injured this year sacrificing his body for the team. He got injured trying to protect himself.

          • GEAGLE

            6 weeks to go buddy…and all the dumb fans will have nothing to be dumb about. FOles,Barkley and hopefully a 3rd immobile stiff, and this silly running crap will finally be a thing of the past…6 weeks!! Can’t wait!

          • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

            so, i made it to this post, all the way near the bottom….seems 99-100% of the posts have gotten downvotes.

            RIP, #7 (the commenter, not the QB). You’ll be missed (the QB, not the commenter)

          • #7

            You just can’t let me go can you

          • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

            Ha, I was right! How you doin? Think the TEN or MIN boards will be this fun?

          • #7

            Sup Rob…..we’ll see about that won’t we? I’ve been on a hiatus but I’m back baby. For you to have so much hate for me it seems that you missed your pal

          • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

            The article says Vick. You’ll be gone soon enough.

          • #7

            Well when I have people like you stalking every comment I make it takes the fun out of it. You’ve succeeded at that but you can’t break me.. ever. You guys have ruined this blog because someone can’t have a difference of opinion. You try to set the rules, but I say ef your rules. My Foles kool-aid is still sitting on the table untouched. Why does that concern you so much? Why do you care so much about myoopinions? I purposely stayed off of here yet you still mention my name. And before you open your trap there have been other Vick articles on here and I didn’t comment on it or any article.

            Get me off of your brain, please! I’m never concerned about your opinions or well being. Do the same for me. You’re staying to make me nervous. I don’t swing like that….

          • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

            you poor, sad little boy…..wish Vick could just give you a hug. you deserve it.

          • GEAGLE

            You can’t break him Rob!!! Bwahahahahahahah classic

          • #7

            He can’t. He tries. He mentions my name even when I don’t comment for weeks. Why would he mention my name GEAGLE? Riddle me that

          • #7

            Is that all you got?

          • BirdGang

            Ey man let them hate. What Rob says about you says more about Rob than it does you. I am right there with you about Foles…time will tell. I hate people that crown someone after one year. But Vick has been doing his thing for 11 years and people will still hate the man. And before Geagle or Rob says anything…you dont stay in this league for that long is your arent good.

          • #7

            I’ve been saying that for years on here. My thing is, how in the hell can you fake being an NFL starter for the majority of your career? How can you fake reading defenses? Hell if that was the case, make me the starting QB lol. I have nothing against Foles personally while it’s personal for them against Vick. It’s so obvious. They’ve been trying to break me down for years but i keep hitting them back in the mouth. I don’t always criticize Foles…I give him props when earned, while the bash everything that Vick does…press conferences..radio interviews…hell if he takes out the trash wrong at his house they’re crying about that.

            The people are FOOLS to crown Foles so quickly. Comparing him to Manning and Brady? Already?!? What?!? And these “fans” claim to be knowledgeable and act like they’re so smart when they are a bunch of people filled with hate that like to pile on.

          • theedevilsadvocate

            foles is in the hall of fame right next to manning literally and we cant compare? ok then… no you dont hate foles not at all what so ever…. right…

          • #7

            Vick has gear in the HOF too….

            Nothing new to Vick

          • theedevilsadvocate

            and im sure it has nothing to do with throwing the football… but i think u missed my point…

          • #7

            Monday Night game vs the Skins was passing the ball…

            Get your facts straight before you talk. 4tds passing. 2 rushing.

          • theedevilsadvocate

            yea he is good but he aint great… only to you and all the people who are fans of his “play” see him as great. he is just ok to me he has his moments the new mircale at the new meadowlands being the highlight of his career as an eagle but other than that all i saw was bad passes fumble fumble fumble lets throw into tripple coverage. op op im almost sacked i might get away let me just throw the ball up oh darn it interception, interception, ok first and goal lets do this fumble im injured im back im injured im back im injured interception fumble!!!!!! did i mention the great mike vick got beat by the eagles the only time he made it to the nfc championship game in his 10+ years! he is good man he is good…

          • #7

            But you sure do make the time to comment on everything Mike Vick lol.

            And by the way, that Falcon team he carried to the NFCCG, that was a one man show. Foles can’t carry no team and you know it.

          • theedevilsadvocate

            u mad bro? i know you are because everything i said was true. did i mention i just out right may mike vick is ok and his career proves that? foles is just getting started so who here is really the hater? yea ok #7 u got it. toast with that bud plat…

          • #7

            Mad? Lol you wish. Foles has a long way to go before he can reach the level of vick

          • theedevilsadvocate

            he surpassed vick in his first amost full season did i say almost yea amost he did more for the passing game than vick has done in his entire career ok vick use to be able to run with out pulling a hammy and was good at it but what does that mean when it comes to qb skills you know the position he plays…

          • #7

            Vick was well on his way to 4000 yds passing… and probably 700 rushing…but you’ll never admit to that

          • theedevilsadvocate

            well on his way and then what happened?

          • theedevilsadvocate

            int, int, int fumble fumble, oh im injured yep thats what happened. lol im messing with you dude vick is the greatest ever and so underappreciated…

          • #7

            A fluke injury happened, running out of bounds and protecting himself like everyone was crying about. The backup comes in and plays well. Chip was right to ride the hot hand. What coach wouldn’t

          • theedevilsadvocate

            its always a one man show with him this is why he wont win a superbowl because teams win superbowls not just one individual though you and vick find it possible this is not basketball he is no jordan and even those guys had great teamates and new thats what it takes to make it to the top of your game. vick and his fans not so much…

          • #7

            Back in the early 2000s it was just that. Not all his fault on that, can’t control who they put around you

          • theedevilsadvocate

            you always claim that you dont hate foles but always have something to say the proves different. a while ago had to do with waiting and watching for foles train wreck to happen comment but know you were not hating on foles. still not hating on foles? you left your foles kool-aid untouched all season long at least the people that hate vick cuz he sucks at football say so and are decisive in there opinions you on the other hand are not and take shots at foles just for being better than your hero vick… thats just sad.

          • #7

            So you’re saying that I should be slobbing him up like you?? You can drink all the kool-aid you want; I don’t want any. For you to say that “Vick sucks at football” says it all about the personal hate you have for Vick.

            I don’t hate Foles, I’m just not convinced that he’s that great. Nothing wrong with that.

          • theedevilsadvocate

            yea and im convinced that vick is not as great as you wish he was. sorry the facts dont lie and if you aint winning superbowls nothing else matters look at mcabb way better qb than vick does the man get any respect… na if you dont win the superbowl you are a noone so how many superbowls has vick won? yea keep hyping up your man exciting to watch at times but not one of the greats as you think…

          • #7

            Who cares that you’re not convinced? And for you to say that a QB “noone”, in your non-spelling terms, if they don’t win a SB is completely wrong. So you want to say Marino sucks because he didn’t win a SB lol. Straight up dumb comment. Let me ask you a question.

            If a player can say that they are the greatest of all time at something, which Vick can and Foles can’t and will NEVER be mentioned as the greatest of all time at anything as a QB…you meant to tel me that that player sucks and is a “noone” and had a failed career?

            Vick is the greatest of all time at something. Not many players can say that, yet you say he sucks lol. I’m not surprised that this is coming from you though

          • theedevilsadvocate

            ii aint saying you gotta do anything but keep it real. dont say oh i dont hate foles than add some sideways comment like cant wait for the train wreck or i havent drunk that foles kool-aid all year. i can appreciate the vick haters more for being real about their opinion than i can you with your little sligh remarks. i dont hate foles (insert lowkey hatred here)… its a b!tch move just say how you feel son but you wont because you know after the season foles had you stating your true feelings will just expose you as the real hater…

          • theedevilsadvocate

            and im right he does suck at football he is great at running… douche bag comments for douche bags…

          • #7

            Just had to smash your boyfriend Token right quick. Please forgive me

          • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

            I feel bad for you. Poor fella. Sure hope you feel better about yourself

          • #7

            Huh?? For what? Life goes on lol. Vick isn’t coming back. So what?

          • Andy124

            Guess that means 99-100% of the posts are doing something right. :)

          • #7

            So I see you’re still a Rob fanboy lol. Nothing’s changed since my brief hiatus. Your goatee should be as white as snow by now

          • RIP illa

            You wanna bring my name up to talk bout the team and football…cool!!! Keep my name outta your mouth for bullshit!!! And your incorrect in ASSessment. I don’t turn on to this thread until this morn.

          • Andy124

            He’s not talking about you. He’s using RIP as RIP. LMAO

            I read it the exact same way you did at first. No worries.

          • RIP illa

            Lmao…my bad!!! All is good then.

          • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

            didn’t mean you….the more common use, as in “Rest In Peace”. harsh vibes, brah

          • RIP illa

            Yeah that’s why I said my bad. But I don’t say it directly to you so I’ll apologize direct to you now. Sorry! And I use RIP for the more common use also. That’s why I thought it was a shot.

          • Maggie

            I’ll agree as soon as I figure out what you just said, lol!

        • GEAGLE

          Is he a “gamer” those 6 games per year when he is in the trainers room?

          • CTAZPA

            GEAGLE- Who cares? I hope he spends 16 games next year on our sidelines while Foles throws for 40 TDs. But, who are you hoping for in the role of veteran back-up? I’m dreaming of Barkley as our #2, but I’ll take Vick if nobody else wants him. The fanbase, the locker room, this blog and Chip Kelly all thought in August that Mike Vick was a good option. A year’s gone and he’s worth nothing?

            I love the enthusiasm of your posts, agree with them almost always. But you’re being unduly harsh. Vick MIGHT be of value…

          • GEAGLE

            Find a QB who’s best skills aren’t that of a Punt returner to backup Nick.. This mobile Ish has to go. Cunningham,Donovan,Vick hopefully is the nail in the coffin..get me FB intelligence and accuracy, out of a big immobile stif

          • CTAZPA

            Punt returner – LOL, I admit it’s kinda true.

            Beyond that, I get it. Vick’s injury prone, hurts my feelings on the radio and is too mobile for CK’s offense.

          • BirdGang

            You sound like a pure hater. Are you a female?

          • Andy124

            Are all haters female or something? Or all females haters? I don’t get it.

          • BirdGang

            Guys shouldn’t be jealous thats a females trait- Jay Z
            But I am serious some people sound so hateful. They act like Vick was one of the worse QB’s in the league. Far from it and far from the best. But there is no need to bash the man like Geagle always does.

          • #7

            It makes them feel better about themselves to pile on a guy that gave his body to the city of Philadelphia. That’s one reason I take the stance that I have on here. People like him make it about one player (Vick) while with Foles, it was a team loss. Totally hypocritical.

            What I saw was a QB playing hard on every play. Completely changed his life and his game when a lot of people in Philly and around the nation thought he was finished. What I saw was a WR quit on us in 2011, a TE with stone hands for two years, and a depleted o-line in 2012. A kicker that cost us a playoff win against the eventual SB champions in 2010. I could go on and on forever, but what do they do? They blame Vick lol. They don’t like me on here because I tell the truth.

            Do I think Vick is still a great player and a starter? Yes. Do I support Vick? Absolutely..and mainly because of the redemption part of this. I’ve always been a fan of the underdog, and Vick was the ultimate underdog when he came here. But these “fans” enjoy piling on, but I saw no piling on when we lost to the Saints in a game we should have won.

            It’s personal for a lot of these guys, and especially Token and Rob. I think that they would maim Vick themselves if they could.

            I’m coming around on Foles, but it’s just things that I see with him that I’m just not impressed with and I get stalked on here for that. I’m supposed to immediately become a Foles fanatic like them because they say so lol. Well I say ef that. I’ll get on the wagon when I feel that it’s worth it

          • Maggie

            Jealously is a female trait? Why not try some research into how many males go into the Post Office, or school or office and kill 6 or 7 people because their wife left them?

          • BirdGang

            Do you need a hug Maggie? It was a joke

          • Maggie

            Yeah. One of those “jokes” like we’ve been hearing since your grandfather’s time. Similar to all the “jokes’ about black quarterbacks.

          • RIP illa

            Lol’d at this one. For the direction you’re taking it and one other reason.

          • Maggie

            Yes. If he wasn’t a gamer, he would have quit years ago. Gamers keep battling. You know, or maybe not, as in “Never Give Up”

        • GEAGLE

          If he was smart enough to realize his limitations and want to stay here, I would gladly take him back as a number two…but this practically seals it for me..F OFF, and I don’t want to see him come crawling back when there are no offers for him

          • #7

            “I would gladly take him back as a number two”

            LMAO you speak like you’re important and your opinion matters. You better hope Vick leaves. Foles will get that job took from him if he isn’t careful. Nothing is in stone with Chip Kelly.

            And that’s a good thing.

          • Maggie

            Personally, I don’t care who the starter is, as long as he is a winner. And for all those people saying bring in a veteran QB for backup, who? Is there a single veteran QB out there that we REALLY want on the Eagles? The only couple I can think of that would be worth a look have been recently injured, just like Vick. Would just be change for change’s sake.

        • Mr. Magee

          I don’t think he fits here in Phila as a back-up, but everything else you say is spot on.

      • theedevilsadvocate

        exactly

    • http://iKillRats.com/ Charlie Kelly

      nah his only chance it to sign a contract and then EARN IT!!! He’s a gamer?? what does that even mean?

    • Kev_H

      His only chance is to follow the Kurt Warner route and land on a team who plans on depending on a rookie, patiently wait and hope the rookie crashes and burns and then step and to be the hero. His comments here almost completely disqualify him from that role.

      • CTAZPA

        He wants to start. GMs and coaches would like that. He postulates that he’s so good, that he doesn’t even need to compete. I’m thinking that nobody really believes that, including MV.

        What he says on a Philly radio show in January has almost nothing to do with later opportunities. I keep reading it will DQ him from other opportunities, bah. He has obvious limitations: age, modern QB decision-making ability, and sustainable health. But we all agree that he’ll be on an NFL roster next year.

        Kurt Warner’s name shocked me a little because the two QBs are so dissimilar, but I agree with your premise that he needs to swallow some pride and accept the role that presents itself. He’s smart enough to know that too. There’s no downside for him to say he believes in himself, that he’s good enough to be a starter. He’s showing confidence. Foles LOVES him! That shows decision-makers that he could be effective as a back-up. And looking for a late career back-up comparison, nobody expected Randall’s resurgence in Minnesota.

  • GEAGLE

    Lol,Classic…delusions of grandeur,. Dude needs to fire
    His agent because he isn’t getting very good advice..I get being a competitor and believing yourself, but you have to be flat out stupid with I his resume and injury history to think that at his age anyone will sign him and give him a job…AT BEST he gets to play half a season while a QB drafted gets ready to take over…so basically he is going to move his family, take his kids out of school to go to a new city and play 5 games…just when I think he smartens up and matures he goes and opens his mouth and reverts to being dumb. He needs to never go on misanellis show again. Every time he talks to Mike miss, he said something borderline retarded. Last time he talked about how Chip Kelly was the first coach to teach him how to hold a ball…thought he was a good idea for a backup, but march can’t get here soon enough…go be some other stupid fanbases problem. I’m a competitor, but at a certain point I realized my limitations….or hold your breathe thinking at the age of 35, this will be the year he stays healthy lol

    • Honest_T

      The substance of his statement starts out correct, in that his chances of success on a new team in a new offense are higher is he gets all the TC reps. Where he goes off the rails on his crazy train is when he implies that working to be your best everyday at TC somehow detracts from your success during the regular season. I get wanting more reps to develop timing, etc… but if you are bringing your best and working hard you don’t need all the reps because you are maximizing each one.

      I guess he quit buying into the “win the day” mentality after he lost one. Quantity does not make up for poor quality.

  • seligkeit

    You act like he is the only qb with an injury. Wait, how many healthy seasons has Foles had? 0 plus a history of a concussion.

    • http://iKillRats.com/ Charlie Kelly

      dude vick misses at least 3-4 games a year lol… how many games did tom and peyton miss this year? Foles has played 2 season….. smh… vick has NEVER been healthy all season in his very long career… dumbass

    • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

      come ask us that in a decade.

      • Andy124

        100 decades.

    • theedevilsadvocate

      ha after two season you are comparing foles injury history with someone who has been in the nfl for ten plus years and has only completed one season but we cant compare foles to manning or brady? lol really love the foles haters

  • http://iKillRats.com/ Charlie Kelly

    Man vick has learned NOTHING!!!! What a doosh… he really thinks having the job handed to him makes him better rather then working as hard as possible? WOW!! kick this turd out of philly so tired of him. A moth ago he was all like “yes i love philly and would love to come back even as a back up” nopw he flips the script!! lol.. You cant trust this guy his true self always comes shining thru

  • TXEaglesFan

    Well Vick won the battle last year, but thankfully for us Eagles fans Nick won the war. Good luck Mike.

  • http://iKillRats.com/ Charlie Kelly

    The one place where hed be a perfect fit for (The JETS) wont sign him and he wont want to sign there, because marty is the OC. lol…

    • GEAGLE

      I doubt he will be in position to “not want to sign somewhere”…teams will sign mark STANKchez before they sign Vick

    • pjcostello

      Even if Marty weren’t the OC, I really don’t think he’d be a great fit there. When you bring in a veteran QB, you are expecting to win (or at least have success) immediately — a la Carson Palmer in Arizona. The Jets have no WRs and no TEs!! Why put a Ferrari engine in a Ford Pinto?

      • http://iKillRats.com/ Charlie Kelly

        because its the jets… lol… thats what they do… plus im sure they will try to upgrade the skill positions..

  • Bullwinkle

    Michael did a lot for the Eagles this past season by demonstrating exceptional leadership and class. His presence in the locker room will be missed. I wish him the best of luck.

    • GEAGLE

      I appreciate Mike for being a terrible thrower of the football, because if he was worth a damn, Cooper would have like 14Tds and 1000yards this year and it be much more difficult to re sign him. Thanks mike

      • Andy124

        lol

      • Kushan Patel

        C’mon dude, there’s no need for that. The situation has played itself out, Foles is our guy going forward. No need to keep piling on the guy, it’s just unnecessary negativity. Vick came to Philly a changed man. He didn’t just say it, he SHOWED it. He became a true leader, in all aspects of the word. He has had his ups and downs on the field, but the man gave it his ALL every damn time he stepped on the field. And by God if 2010 wasn’t an insanely fun year, even though we got bounced early. Miracle at the Meadowlands 2 will live on FOREVER; it is etched in Philly lore.

        Good luck and godspeed Michael Vick. I, for one, appreciate everything you gave us. Thank you.

        • #7

          One of the few honest ones left on here..

          • pjcostello

            LMAO!!!! Someone’s “honest” when their opinion dovetails with yours?? That’s hilarious.

          • #7

            Well the point is that there us no need to hate (Token, Rob) and pile on (GEAGLE). Respect what the man did, just like you guys try to force people to do with Foles. Apparently you don’t read very well

          • pjcostello

            Bravo! Bravo!! Way to get an insult in there at the end of what was ALMOST a decent comment. Well done!

          • #7

            Re-read your comment if you can

  • Michael Myers

    wow…i;ve always rooted for mike but he just sounds likeis an idiot. i know that brains are not an legitimate precursor necessarily but….wow. just not very bright.

    • JofreyRice

      Virginia Tech’s a great school.

      • fran35

        So is Stanford, just ask Sherman

        • Maggie

          Oh, please.

    • anon

      He prob sees qb play around the league and wants to start delusional given injuries but not talent. Sad he won’t be back but oh well.

  • Andy124

    Gee, that sounds like a guy I want to bring back as a backup…

  • devCal

    as written here in the past by sheil and tim; mike contradicts himself depending on what mood he’s in.

    • Mr. Magee

      Yeah, this was not one of his better moments in front of the microphone. Pretty uncharacteristic of the “new Mike.” He’s gonna have to find a way to walk these comments back… He’s really boxed himself in.

  • Andy124

    You can put me in all the quarterback battles you want to put me in, I just don’t think I would lose one,

    Really Mike? Not one?

    • G_WallyHunter

      they didn’t quote him, he said “starting now”

    • anon

      He was clearly better in tc, just not in regular season when it mattered.

      • Andy124

        Indeed. Which is part of what makes his comments so ridiculous.

  • GEAGLE

    Btw, This will prob be Gambles last year in philly, so maybe we should go spend some damn money In FA while we still have him evaluating players for us

  • Token

    So happy hes gone.

    • #7

      Token the Klansman

      • Adam

        Didn’t take long for the race card to come out. Great stuff.

        • #7

          He’s proven himself pretty well

          • Token

            Yea, everyone that doesnt like Vick is a racist. Typical. Get the hell out of here. Tim and Sheil take care of this clown.

          • #7

            Lmao you wish. I’m talking to you and no one else. You’re a little punk. 1000%. I would smack you in the mouth on sight

          • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

            c’mon Tim/Sheil…..haven’t we put up with this a$$hole long enough?

          • #7

            Name calling, eh? You act like you have direct access to them. You’re nothing but a peon to them. Mind your business…. but you’ve proven that you can’t since you mention my name for months yet you want me “gone”lol. Quit crying and man up

          • Token

            Sad that you get this defensive over a person you have never even met. Its psychotic. You will be gone soon, thankfully.

          • #7

            No you’re psychotic. Hating a person you never met. So what makes you different?I don’t perpersonally hate Foles like you hate Vick. It is obvious of what you are..

      • Andy124

        Flagged. I’ll be disappointed if Tim and Sheil let this kind of attack go considering some of the other posts that have been deleted over the year.

        Really poor taste.

        • #7

          Yeah I know it is, but his whole being is in poor taste.

        • GEAGLE

          Yup, apparently I’m racist because I like my QBs to bring more than just punt return skills to the QB position..

          Friggin dirty trash clowns wanna make it a race thing. I don’t give a damn what color you are, but if your football intelligence, your accuracy and ability to read defenses aren’t your best attributes, then I don’t want you playing QB in this city any LONGER!!! Simple as that!!!

          I think mark Sanchez BLOWS!!!! Do I hate Mexican QBs now too?
          ..
          Really sad for some of these trashy fools

        • pjcostello

          Ditto.

      • Token

        wow. just get off the board.

        • #7

          You are what you are

    • Javi Echie

      He needs to go kick rocks I’m soo tired of Vick already…free agency can’t get here fast enough

  • Wilbert M.

    Vick is the perfect backup for this team. Knows the system and provides a great change of pace. He’s worth 4 or 5 mil, especially since we’re paying Foles peanuts,

    • Adam

      Lol 4-5 Mil, no thanks

      • daggolden

        Well when Foles goes down good luck with Barkley. Good grief.

        • #7

          It’s just pure hate, that all. But if Foles goes down, he will be complaining

  • anon

    Honestly I think people are over reacting to what he’s saying. There’s plenty of jobs where he could be the day one starter. Having no job security is stressful and 90% of times doesn’t make sense. His issue isn’t talent it’s durability that’s what’s keeping him from getting calls for starting jobs.

    Honestly I don’t think vick’s the sharpest knife which makes him bad for our offense and bad in interviews, like this one, but if you put him in seattle or sf or Carolina I think those are systems in which he would excel.

    • Andy124

      I have no idea if you got voted for your first paragraph or your second lol.

    • pjcostello

      His issues are durability, reading defenses, playing within a scheme, and turnovers.

  • Adam

    34 year old career .500 QB who has a never ending injury history wants to be given a job with no competition? Cool. Good luck bud.

    • GEAGLE

      God bless

  • johnr

    Plenty of teams Vick can start for. There just aren’t a lot of good qbs out there. Foles clearly won the job here but there lots of teams with bad QBs and not enough talent in the draft to fill all the holes. It might be for a really bad team and he won’t last the whole season, but he can absolutely start in the NFL.

    • Kev_H

      He is still much reviled by people around America. I don’t think any organization is dumb enough to turn off a significant part of their fan base for a stop gap. ESPECIALLY if their team hasn’t been doing well and they don’t have good will anyway.

      Can you imagine? It would be like Phillie fans’ reaction to the Abreu signing on steroids as in “how low can we go? We now have Vick?”.

  • Coatesvillain

    I’m not surprised he said this. There is a continuation of what he was saying in training camp. I just think there was a better way for him to say this without coming off as deluded, and kinda pompous.

    If he says “I feel I am a starting QB this league and that’s what I want to be. Hopefully this offseason I can find a situation that offers me the opportunity.”

    Instead he kinda wants to avoid competition and that’s not being realistic. He’s not a long term answer, a guarantee to play a full season, or good at protecting the football. So while I think there are a few teams he can start on his expecting to get signed and walk in the door to start somewhere is a little misplaced.

  • Leegles

    Ron Mexico returns with complaint about Chip’s “Win the Day” mantra: “Every day was predicated on being the best I could be in training camp and winning the battle that day.”

  • Andrew

    “Every day was predicated on being the best I could be in training camp and winning the battle that day.”

    This is his problem. He should be approaching every day like this ALL the time. That’s why he has been SPECTACULAR when pushed, and pedestrian when not. When Mike has his back against the wall, he comes out swinging. I wish he’d be like that all the time.

    I do wish him the best. And I hope he destroys the AFC. :)

  • Mr.SweetDickWillie

    Vick wants the job without earning it? He just wants to be handed the job.

  • Tim Greene

    This statement by Vick struck me…..

    “Every day was predicated on being the best I could be in training camp and winning the battle that day”

    Chip Kelly’s favorite saying….

    “Win the day”

    That’s what Chip wanted Mike….and it paid off.

    Say what you want about Vick and his past but he was nothing but a true professional during his time here in Philly. I wish him well where ever he lands.

  • Dr Rick

    Mike to the J E T S, Jets, Jets, Jets

  • frank

    Vick needs to be a starter on another team. He needs a fresh start and will be a starting QB for Oakland, Jets or Arizona next season. Why would Vick want to sit on the bench behind the outstanding Nick Foles for the next 8 years?

    • Kev_H

      I hope you are not an agent. Vick + San Francisco Bay Area PETA crowd = bad news for everyone involved (pun not intended).

  • Kev_H

    Whoops! I guess I’m wrong about Vick being back. He seemed to have burned his bridges with every team, including the Eagles who value “winning the day” and competition at all positions, right here. Dare I say he underestimates the value of practice?

    • knighn

      Must be a Newport News thing…
      A.I. wasn’t crazy about Practice either…

      • RIP illa

        A.I. Was from Hampton…but they/and you are close enough!!! Upvote for effort :-)

    • Maggie

      Vick is very fit, muscled for his build and “the fastest man on the team”. You don’t get that way without practice.

      • Kev_H

        That would be training, not practice.

        • Maggie

          Both.

  • morgan c

    Hmmm and this is where that great competitive fire just carries over too much into being a delusional. Newsflash, Mike: You are beyond your prime, and the best you can hope for is to compete for a starting job for a bad team. Honestly, I don’t see him as a starter anywhere anymore. He couldn’t get it done here (sorry, but true), why will he elsewhere when he’s older? Great teammate, and seemingly has become a good person – congrats! But he’s just not a great quarterback. Accept that you’re a quality back-up, or you won’t be playing at all. Harsh, but true. He just seems delusional.

    • #7

      Cunningham did it. Plunkett did it. Numerous others ahave done it. What else should be have said? I aim to be a backup?

      • peteike

        Easy, just say you are confident you can go to another team and win the starting job instead of saying youre not into competing for it. This was a bit surprising since hes really said and done all the right things for years now. It possibly makes other teams hesitant now but probably wont matter much really.

        • #7

          Last I checked we’re all human. I get your point though.

          • peteike

            I didnt down vote you, Im noticing a trend here of down votes lately for even the most basic comments, bit ridiculous but who cares really

          • #7

            That’s the culture on here. If you’re not a Foles fanatic you’re not a fan of the team. As far as down votes, I could care less. Sometimes the truth hurts

  • Frank

    Vick can be a starting QB on many teams……Jacksonville, Arizona, Jets, Oakland, Tennesee and Houston are just a few teams that could use Vick as their staring QB.

    • peteike

      I think teams like Jets with Geno, Vikes with Cassel and maybe Houston where he might not just walk into the starters role. Def not Arizona? He can grab Jville and Tenn jobs I would imagine, Oak maybe not with Prior but Vick is better, just age. Either way, Id bet any new team will make him earn the job which is why these comments are surprising. Id bet his agent isnt too happy with him saying this.

    • pjcostello

      Vick can be a starting QB on several teams… for a few weeks, until he gets hurt again and winds up as an expensive waste of cap space.

      • Maggie

        Now you’re starting to sound like it’s personal.

  • Weapon Y

    What an entitled crybaby! I’m disappointed he won’t just man up and admit he was responsible for losing his starting job here. Instead he takes a backhanded swipe at Chip for actually insisting that the best 11 players be on the field. For having the gall. to come in on day one and say that he had to earn the job. You know what? I don’t want him back any more. Good riddance. I dont want whiners who make up excuses instead of taking responsibility. I don’t want someone who publicly disrespects his coach, but does it in such a cowardly backhanded way. This is the same Michael Vick from the Falcons, except his PR people are now much better. They still can’t protect him from himself though.

    • Mr. Magee

      I can’t believe you got 5 up votes for this. There’s no doubt Vick did himself no favors with his comments; he also shows some ignorance as to his understanding of the market and his potential place in it. But for all the professionalism and “positivity” he’s brought since he arrived in Phila, he deserves much more of break than you’re apparently willing to give him.

      In the end he may have to go somewhere where he really does have a chance to start because he is not a prototypical back-up. Will be interesting to see how this plays out.

    • theedevilsadvocate

      agree and i have defended vick for the whole dog thing he paid his dues did his time but to read his comments seems like he just feels he is entitled and is the best ever so he doesnt have to prove a thing it really does seem like he disrespected kelly in a backhanded way.

  • jakethesnake

    vick is either a liar or an idiot… first he says he doesn’t want to compete because it doesn’t let you prepare for the season correctly…they he says it was a good thing but he doesn’t want to do it again….faaaaak youuuuu , dumass…..let thug-lover missanelli follow him to another city…..