Vick Unhappy With His Ranking In NFL Network’s Top 100 PlayersBREAKING NEWS, Eagles, News Wednesday, June 13th, 2012
The NFL Network has kept football fanatics enthralled during the offseason by ranking the Top 100 Players of 2012. Eagles’ quarterback Michael Vick, listed at 70 out of the 100, and shared his displeasure with his ranking yesterday on 97.5 The Fanatic.
“It’s a joke,” Vick said. “I won’t say where I need to be. I’ll let my peers and everybody else just decide on that. Maybe it was voted on by the peers, but I just disagree. I know how good I am and what I bring to the table for my football team. The things that I can do on the football field sometimes can be uncanny, but I give a lot of credit to my coaches and the people around me.”
As one of the most athletic players to ever play the quarterback position, I understand that Vick feels disrespected by the low ranking, but he needs to be honest with himself. The list depicts the top players of 2012 and just incase the Pro-Bowler has developed a sudden case of amnesia, he didn’t have a great season last year.
With a career-high in interceptions, an 8-8 record, and an absence from the playoffs, what did he expect? Vick was a great QB in Atlanta, and he has the potential to return to that level of play this year, but last season was not a great year for him physically, mentally, or statistically. Despite Vick’s misconstrued perception of his 2011-2012 performance, it is encouraging to know that he will use the low ranking to fuel his fire.
“They got me ranked 70. I think the thing right now to do is just go prove why I feel like I should be even higher,” Vick said. “So if that’s what they felt based on what happened last year, then I’ve got to deal with it. It’s motivation, so thank you, because they’ve motivated me to become a better player this year, so I’ll have that in the back of my mind as I go out and play this year as well.”
At this point it doesn’t matter what Michael Vick uses as motivation, I just hope that his goal to prove people wrong will transpire into positive results for the Eagles. Hopefully his attitude will lead Philadelphia to a Super bowl success and not another early offseason.
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