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Anyone Want to Take a Bite Out of Michael Vick?

Michael Vick

The possibility of Michael Vick being re-instated in the NFL has been a hot topic lately. Currently, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is in the process of deciding whether or not Vick will be eligible to return and play football. If he is granted permission to play, who will welcome him to their team? It has been suggested by some that the Pats should take him. Would Michael Vick make a good addition as a quarterback on the Patriots offense?


Some people, such as Michael Irvin, an NFL Hall of Famer, have glorified Vick lately for his past career in the NFL. So, does anyone actually remember what it was like when Vick played as quarterback for the Falcons? The victorious seasons? There were few. 2004 was the only season that he can pride himself on, as the Falcons went 11-5.

Vick’s career with the Falcons showed his inability to be anything but above average. He did not live up to the hype of being the No. 1 draft pick in the NFL for 2001. The Falcons believed they were getting a key quarterback from Virginia Tech. But, when Vick took the field, it was evident that his skills would be better suited as a running back.

Vick’s most impressive feat came in 2006 when he broke the record for the most rushing yards by a quarterback in a season with 1,093 yards. One cannot say that he lacks talent when it comes to running the ball. However, as quarterback, he is incapable of executing accurate and successful passes that others, such as Tom Brady or Peyton Manning, do effortlessly.

The Falcons, Jets, and Giants have already stated they don’t want him. Who is in such a dire situation that they would consider signing Vick? There are handfuls of average quarterbacks who have a lot less baggage. The Patriots have Brady. Enough said. Assuming that he will be injury free, Pats fans are highly anticipating a successful 2009 season. Belichick and the Pats should pass on an opportunity to work with Vick, unless it involves a different position.

A team’s consideration of signing Vick should not reflect his criminal actions; the ultimate reason for signing Vick should depend upon his performance. It would be incredibly hypocritical for the NFL to deny Vick re-instatement because of his criminal past. How many players have been accused and or found guilty of sexual assault and other criminal activity, yet were allowed to play again? The NFL should not lightly slap the wrist of one guilty player and permanently ban another.

Should the Patriots sign Michael Vick if he is re-instated?

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I am originally from Memphis, TN and currently a senior at Boston University. For a woman, I'd like to believe that I am pretty savvy concerning the realm of sports. Growing up with two older brothers and being thrown into almost every sport as a child probably didn't hurt either. I'm a big Georgia Bulldog fan, but that doesn't mean I am a Mark Richt fan....too many years of disappoint thus far. It's pretty hard to come close to Coach Dooley.

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4 comments for “Anyone Want to Take a Bite Out of Michael Vick?”

  1. I like this article. I just don’t understand where this whole Vick to the Pats talk is coming from? Did someone on TV merely suggest it? Because I mean there is more of a chance of Drew Bledsoe coming back than Vick joining this team.

    It’s just not happening. I don’t see much to talk about it.

    Posted by Matt Marcantonio | July 23, 2009, 5:12 pm
  2. i don’t know how this dirt can even make it out of jail!whoever lets this jerk play football,should be so dam ashamed of themselves.this man inflicked mad pain,torure,agony and horrible deaths on innocent dogs,he if anything should be feeling the pain,torture,agony and get wiped off the face of the earth,not be allowed to go on and enjoy his life!that is so wrong,and there is no justice for these poor animals that were used and abuse so horribly and needlessly.the law needs to face up and give this man and all the other people who have to hide behind innocent animals that have to pay for it.stop this now.something has to be done,opeon your eyes everyone,and wonder why it keeps going on,make it an eye for an eye ,animals feel the same pain we do,start making these people feel what they do to these innocent animals,and see how it feels,and how long they can stand it.

    Posted by daniel peterson | July 28, 2009, 7:44 am
  3. […] Michael Vick is a Patriot, right? Wait just a second. Vick, according to the AP, was at a bankruptcy court hearing…in Virginia, […]

    Posted by Michael Vick Visits Patriots? Not Yet… | Sports of Boston | July 31, 2009, 6:43 pm
  4. Hi All I see that you all are talking bad about vick. He paid his dues. Put yourself in his shoe. I am sure you want second chance. He is good guy.

    I hope someone give him a chance. I am sure he will prove you wrong.


    Posted by sam | August 6, 2009, 2:52 pm

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