December 31, 2010
WELL, Daily News, you've made a book reader out of me. I can't take another day of your paper with Michael Vick on the cover. Some of us "true animal lovers" don't want to be reminded how he's been forgiven because he is a strong player. He was a strong killer, too. Some of us can't forget that. And for all you people who say he did his time: He did not come forward due to guilt or compassion: He got caught. We who are for the animals will continue to wait for karma. Judith Gormley, Philadelphia
August 14, 2009 |
Daily News columnist Elmer Smith spoke with Eagles president Joe Banner last night about the Eagles' signing of Michael Vick. Here is some of what he told Smith: On fan reaction: "We got quite a few calls from people who were upset. But there was a fairly significant, large number, in favor. I'd say there was a smaller number opposed ... "We've been hearing anecdotes of people in sports bars who were enthusiastic about it. There were some chants for Vick here at the game. " On the decision-making process: "I just hope the people will understand that we did our research.
January 29, 2013 |
The Eagles have longer than the three days following the Super Bowl to decide if they want to keep Michael Vick without having to pay a guaranteed $3 million. The Eagles quarterback is due to receive that amount on Feb. 6, but the team is likely to buy time until the start of free agency on March 11 because of a provision in Vick's contract. The Eagles would owe him the money only if no one else picked him up or if someone signed him for less than $3 million, according to an NFL source.
August 28, 2009 |
Here are the six plays in which Michael Vick appeared on the field for the Eagles' last night: FIRST QUARTER 14:49: 2nd-and-10 from Eagles' 27 Formation: Donovan McNabb lines up wide right, Vick lines up in shotgun. Three-wide receiver formation with DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin and Kevin Curtis. Jackson lined up in backfield along with LeSean McCoy. Play: Vick completes shovel pass to McCoy for gain of 4 yards. 12:18: 1st-and-10 from Eagles' 33 Formation: McNabb out of game.
November 17, 2012 |
Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is still suffering symptoms almost a week after sustaining a concussion, including headaches, fatigue, heavy eyes, and fogginess. He has officially been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins, and there is no timetable for his return. Rookie quarterback Nick Foles will start in Vick's place. Vick will spend the weekend in a dark, quiet area and must avoid exercising and watching video. "He's not very alert right now in terms of he just doesn't have that energy," head trainer Rick Burkholder said.
January 9, 2013 |
Michael Vick is one person in Philadelphia who's not paying attention to the Eagles coaching search. Even though the decision could have an impact on Vick's future, the Eagles quarterback said the only NFL activity on his radar has been the playoffs. "I've got to get back," Vick said at a charity event on Monday night. "That's a must in my career. " The question is not just if that will happen, but where it will happen. By his own admission, Vick faces an uncertain future. The Eagles owe Vick $3 million if he is on the roster on Feb. 6, and he is due to make $15.5 million in 2013.
August 21, 2013 |
UPDATE: Eagles coach Chip Kelly on Tuesday morning named Michael Vick the team's regular-season starter. Kelly said his decision , reached in a staff meeting yesterday, ended a thorough evaluation process. "I met with all the quarterbacks this morning. They all understand the plan and know where we are going forward," Kelly said. He said Foles, the second-year QB from Arizona, was "outstanding" when the news was conveyed. --- AFTER MICHAEL Vick's rousing performance in last Thursday's preseason win over Carolina, Vick credited new Eagles coach Chip Kelly with rekindling Vick's love for football.
October 24, 2012 |
Michael Vick's seemingly tenuous grip on the Eagles starting quarterback spot was not so tenuous in his eyes. The $10 million franchise player has more turnovers than touchdowns this season, and last week's tepid endorsement from coach Andy Reid invited speculation that Vick could lose his job. "It was never a time when I didn't know whether I was going to be the starter or not," Vick said. "Quite frankly, I know what I can do when I'm out there, and I know what has to happen when I'm out there on the football field.
July 2, 2010 |
Eagles quarterback Michael Vick said he had "nothing to do" with a shooting incident at his 30th birthday party and that he has been "completely truthful and fully cooperative from the very beginning" with law enforcement and NFL investigators, in a statement released last night through attorney Billy Martin. Vick had not previously commented on the incident that happened early Friday morning outside the Guadalajara in Virginia Beach, Va. "After I left the event, I learned that a man was shot outside the restaurant," Vick said in the statement.