" Vick was the No. 1 draft pick in 2001 by the Atlanta Falcons and once the highest-paid player in football. He has not played since 2006 when his career came tumbling down. He was convicted in August 2007 of conspiracy and running … see full wiki
Woopty-Doo! So Vick Signs With the Eagles? Is He Going to Play? Who Knows...
Aug 14, 2009
While I've been working all day, I have had SportsCenter on in the background and I have to say, who cares if Michael Vick singed with the Eagles? Really. Up until two weeks ago, Vick was probably one of the most hated Human beings in America because of his involvement in dog fighting and animal abuse. Now that it's football season, it's almost as if people are letting that go a little and that doesn't make sense. All over the news today the question that is being asked is, "Besides being a better football player, is he capable of becoming a better man and does he deserve a second chance?" While I believe everyone deserves a second chance, what he's done is unforgivable and is in my mind a permanent stain on his person. To ask if he deserves a second chance now is actually rather irrelevant since it seems he has in fact been given one by the Philadelphia Eagles Organization. Does that mean we have to like it? No.
As far as football and the NFL are concerned, no one can take away the fact that Vick is a great player, but the big question is... is he even going to play? Think about it for a second, the Eagles have one of the best quarterback in the NFL in Donovan Mcnabb. Sure, at any moment in time he could get hurt and then there is no doubt Vick would play, but I just don't see Mcnabb getting injured giving Vick little or no opportunity to play. The only other option I see is Andy Reid giving Vick some playing time if the Eagles are up by a huge margin. Realistically, let's look at it this way, Vick signed a 1 year contract with the option of a second year. I don't see that second year happening; I see him going to another team where he can be the starter.
Either way, there is going to be a lot of controversy over the issue during the next couple of weeks. Obviously, there are people who are going to be upset with the decision (and rightfully so) and then others who don't care either way. I'm sure there are a lot of Eagles fans who are happy to see the team have another good QB. Do I like Michael Vick? Not in the least, but no matter what is said about him and what he has done, he makes the game of football a lot more interesting and the next couple of seasons are going to be exactly that. So in a nutshell, terrible person, great ball player, fun NFL season, lots of controversy.
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