Maybe It’s Not Recklessness With Michael VickBREAKING NEWS, Eagles, News, Quarterbacks Monday, May 7th, 2012
I just finished reading Sheil Kapadia’s Moving the Chains blog on Philly.com. He wrote an article, “The myth behind Vick’s 2011 injuries”, laying out the circumstances of four injuries which Michael Vick suffered during the 2011 season, which cost him plays on the football field or substantially affected his play.
All the of the injuries occurred while Vick was in the pocket and in the process of completing a pass downfield.
This very important fact directly contradicts the prevailing thinking that Vick gets injures so frequently because of his reckless play. The facts shoot that claim down during the 2011 season, but I can’t say the same is true in previous years.
The fact that Vick suffered four injuries during the 2011 while completing passes out of the pocket says something completely different but it still doesn’t get the Eagles quarterback off the hook.
The fact is that far too many times he’s been injured, whatever the reason. Bottomline is that he’s got to stay healthy for the Birds have a good chance to make the playoffs then advance through them to the big prize.
If recklessness isn’t the reason for the frequent injuries then perhaps they tell us that maybe Vick’s body can’t take the constant pounding as well as the other, bigger marquee NFL quarterbacks.
Players get injured for different reasons, but the ones who get injured often are labeled injury-prone and maybe that’s more case with Mr. Vick, than we realized.
It maybe as simple as the guy just has brittle bones.
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