Was Vick Being Too Forthcoming About His Injury?BREAKING NEWS, Eagles, News Thursday, October 17th, 2013
Last year on his contract, not getting any younger, I’m having difficulty absorbing this message as words only portrayed by Vick. He may not be able to run like he wants to, or is it that he feels like he needs to be able to run because he can’t win as a pocket passer.
There has to be more, someone or several people have met and discussed with Michael that the team wants to see another week of Foles. Vick has been convinced that nobody will question his will or determination, and the injury is justifiable. Vick’s statement yesterday felt political to me, the timing was off. Vick appeared differently to me when relaying it to the media.
I’ve witnessed Vick in severe pain, stagger around the battlefield like a warrior determined to defeat his enemy. Vick has been straight forward during his tenure with the Eagles both as a player and throughout his rehabilitation as a human being off the field.
There is something about the way Vick delivered the message about the injury. I can’t pinpoint if it was the look in his eyes, or the way his words were spoken. Maybe it’s just me, but maybe others had that same awkward gut feeling that I received.
I look at how the Cowboys play defense, blitzing only 20% of the time and playing a modified version of a cover 2. They could be without the services of Ware, and their secondary was torched by Manning two weeks ago.
This game is against the Dallas Cowboys, Michael is aware of the rivalry. Vick knows how long it’s been since the Eagles last won a home game. He was also the man who helped lead our team to victory over a year ago at Lincoln Financial Field.
With all that is on the line, with the matchup being favorable for Vick even with the injury; why come out and declare himself ineligible to play on a Tuesday? Who got in your ear Michael? Are you just being a good teammate and putting the team in the best situation to win?
I know you have matured and I appreciate that, but there is something that you are not telling us.
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