Michael Vick: “Honestly, I just look at it as this is still my team, my job”BREAKING NEWS, Eagles, News, Quarterbacks Wednesday, April 17th, 2013
“Nothing is ever set in stone or concrete. I think we all have to earn our respect in this league. We have to earn our position, earn our jobs,” Vick said. “It’s not only on Sundays, but like Coach Kelly said you have to win every day. We’ve got to let our habits reflect our mission and that’s what I’m trying to practice.
“Honestly, I just look at it as this is still my team, my job. I think that’s the mindset you have to have. I believe in myself and my abilities and I believe in the guys on this football team. I’m excited to be back in Philadelphia for another year and we have an opportunity to do some great things.”
Vick also went on to say the offense has been working on the read option, which I think means trouble for Nick Foles in my opinion.
We’ve done a lot of read option,” said Vick. “It’s part of what we do. I’ve been working very hard in the weight room, and all the quarterbacks have as well. We’re trying to make sure we’re physically ready for whatever needs to be done in this offense.”
The quarterback feels he’s improving in running the read option and executing Kelly’s offense after getting some repetitions running it this week.
“I felt like I made a big jump from yesterday to today,” he said. “Actually going out there and practicing and seeing it against different defenses. I was very accurate today, guys running wide open and I think that’s the system. But I was able to make some tight throws, and I feel like the learning curve for me in this system is coming along.”
Regarding Foles’ ability to run the read option Vick says Foles can run, “He’s got two legs”. Of course we all know that Foles is missing the speed needed to be a threat in the read option offense.
Amazingly Vick doesn’t believe he or the quarterbacks running in Chip Kelly’s offense will get injured. I’ll have to see Vick stay healthy for an entire season before I will believe it.
“The thing is you don’t have to take a hit,” Vick said. “You’ll understand when you see us practice and when you see us play. You don’t have to take a hit.”
Regarding the Eagles drafting a quarterback in this year’s draft, Vick replied, “If they do, it ain’t going to change me. No sweat.” We’ll see.
Vick needs to have confidence in himself. Who knows he might click with this offense, but I’ll have to see it to believe it.
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