Michael Vick Promises To Protect Himself In 2012BREAKING NEWS, Eagles, News Wednesday, July 18th, 2012
With the pressure mounting as the commencement of the 2012-2013 NFL season inches closer, Philadelphia fans and foes alike all know what will make or break a Super Bowl run for the Eagles; Michael Vick’s health. No matter if it was broken ribs or a battered hand, Vick’s inability to stay healthy definitely took a toll on his team last season. With that in mind, the Pro Bowl QB shared his intent to protect himself a lot better this year with Mike Missanelli on 97.5 The Fanatic last week.
“I want to make a promise to all my fans that I’m going to make a conscious effort, a cognitive effort, to make sure that I protect myself,” Vick said. “And you know my motto has been this for the last six months, and I repeatedly said to myself: ‘Get the next yard on the next play.’ You know, whether I’m running the football or scrambling or trying to do something improvising. Get the next yard on the next play. That’s why you have second down and third down, and possibly fourth down. So you can give yourself opportunity.”
“If you’re not on the field, then you don’t have that chance. So I just want to give myself ample opportunity. Praying to God that I can play sixteen games. I know that’s the key to the season. I know deep down in my heart. And even though I believe in the players behind me, the players around me, I know what I can do and I know what I can bring to the table each and every Sunday, so I know it’s paramount that I’m out on the field.”
I’m glad that Vick acknowledges that his health is a monumental part of a successful season for the Eagles, and I’m even more elated that he is going to try and protect himself a little better. Let’s just hope that he remembers the promise he made when he’s trying to gain that extra yard in the fourth quarter.
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