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.
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.
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.
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.
February 13, 2013 |
Eagles coach Chip Kelly decided to bring back Michael Vick for another season with a restructured contract, but buried beneath his praise for Vick was his admission that the "landscape for other quarterbacks" wasn't very promising. And that essentially summed up Kelly's decision to keep Vick, even though a majority of Eagles fans seem ready to move on to the next phase the new coach represented. "I agree there is a change of scenery going on here," Kelly said Monday at the NovaCare Complex. "For Michael Vick, there is a change of scenery, but not a change of address.
December 30, 2012 |
Even though Michael Vick will start Sunday against the Giants in the Eagle's season finale, many have closed the book on his tenure with the team. But the Eagles could decide to bring him back for 2013. Vick is under contract through 2015. But he is due $15.5 million in base salary next season and the Eagles are unlikely to retain him at that figure if he is to compete with Nick Foles for the starting quarterback job or be the emergency backup. Would Vick be willing to renegotiate his contract?
November 12, 2012
Michael Vick may have played his last game for the Eagles. If so, it was a fitting and, quite frankly, sad end to his tenure as quarterback. After yet another Eagles loss, a concussed Vick walked through the locker room with head trainer Rick Burkholder keeping ever so close. Vick appeared woozy, although it would be presumptuous to say he will not play Sunday at Washington. Last season, Vick suffered a concussion against the Falcons and still played the following week. But when he walked out of the locker room and through the corridor that rings the inside of Lincoln Financial Field, Vick stopped for a moment and Burkholder had to grab his hand and turn him toward an exit.
December 19, 2012 |
In the who-is-more-likely-to be-back-next-season derby, Michael Vick leads Andy Reid by a nose, although both probably will finish out of the running. Vick spoke publicly Monday for the first time since he suffered a concussion on Nov. 11. He was asked whether he wanted to return to the Eagles next season, possibly in a backup role. Vick was noncommittal. "I just feel like I've got a lot of football to play," Vick said. "I feel like I've got a lot left in my tank. I'm enjoying the game, I feel fresh.