Michael Vick: Dynasty Talk Was Him Speaking In ConfidenceBREAKING NEWS, Eagles, News, Quarterbacks Monday, July 23rd, 2012
I can understand why Michael Vick didn’t back away from his “dynasty” comments yesterday at Eagles training camp. He tried to walk them back a bit, but he can’t erase the tape. it’s out there now, so he must back it up with production.
I don’t think he should have been talking about the Eagles putting together a dynasty since they’ve never won even a playoff game with him a quarterback, but it’s too late to back away from it now. He and his teammates know they’ve got to produce a big year for their long-suffering fans. Whether he said the comment or not, he and the Eagles are going to get verbally torn apart if they don’t have a big year.
“That’s just me speaking in confidence, and if you ask my teammates, they’d tell you the same thing and feel the same way,” Vick said. “As a quarterback, that’s just how you feel. I feel you’ve got to speak it into existence. You’ve got to aim and shoot for the stars, and if you miss, you’ll be amongst them.”
From now on, I want to see Vick and his teammates think about what they’re going to say and how it’s going to affect people before they start running off with the mouth. Do your talking on the field and not in the locker room. It comes across a lot better when your play backs up what you say.
I understand that you want to be confident and talk confident, but there’s a big difference in talking confidently and talking about building a dynasty. There have been a lot of Super Bowl Champions who weren’t able to build a dynasty. Let’s focus on becoming Super Bowl Champions first then we’ll start talking about dynasties down the road.
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