Michael Vick Starting Again And Very ConfidentBREAKING NEWS, Eagles, News, Quarterbacks Tuesday, December 25th, 2012
I’m sure you know by now that Eagles rookie quarterback Nick Foles suffered a broken right hand in the Washington game and will miss the final game of the season against the New York Giants. Clearly the injury had a lot to do with his underthrow to a wide open Jeremy Maclin on the final drive. Eagles head coach Andy Reid let us know yesterday that Michael Vick will get the start in place of Foles.
It will be like a turning the pages back to see Vick as the Birds starting signal caller because it’s almost accepted as fact that Reid and Vick will not return in 2013 as employees of the Philadelphia franchise.
Yesterday Vick spoke to a reporter at the USAToday and seemed to be insulted at the thought that this weekend’s start would be somewhat of an audition for next year’s team.
“I’m not going out to audition for a job. I’m going out to try and win,” Vick told the USA TODAY Sports reporter on yesterday. “My play and what I’ve done for this league and the accolades that I have speak for themselves. The thing I want to do is improve. Whatever happens next year happens. I’m just going to be a guy who, wherever I’m at, I’m going to make the team better.”
This is confident talk by Vick when you consider how this year’s season has gone. It’s been very disappointing for number seven and his teammates. They came into the 2012 campaign as a favorite to make the playoffs and make a run at a Super Bowl. Instead, they’re the only NFC East team which has been eliminated from playoff contention.
Vick was also asked if he thought he was treated fairly this season.
“A lot of things transpired this year,” he says. “Do I think some things could have been handled differently? Yeah, maybe so. But there’s no use crying over things you have no control over. The most important thing for me is to give everything I got when I step onto the field and not hold any grudge.”
Perhaps he feels he should have remained the starter after the concussion.
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