February 13, 2013 |
CALL THE roll: Dan Reeves, Jim Mora Jr., Andy Reid, now Chip Kelly. They all thought they could harness the diverse talents of Michael Vick for a greater football good. Now, only Kelly - surprise! - still has a chance. Reid, especially, was seduced by the possibilities that Vick brought, only to be disappointed in the end - just as Reeves and Mora were before him in Atlanta. Kelly, by contrast, seems more of a realist. Reid had a soft spot for a man returning from incarceration, a state from which his sons had also emerged.
August 18, 2009
AS A DIE-hard Eagles fan, I'm appalled and outraged at the signing of Michael Vick. Andy Reid and Donovan McNabb say everyone deserves a second chance. Did the dogs that were tortured and killed by Michael Vick get a second chance? Shame on the Eagles organization for not thinking of the fans by making the stupidest decision in team history. Karen Morrissey, Philadelphia Selective outrage Michael Vick comes to the Eagles and - surprise! - the Daily News has one of its classic headlines and the protesters are out in force.
October 4, 2010
I'M CANADIAN and the proud owner of a female Staffy. She was abused, found tied to a tree in a swamp, left to die. Fortunately for her, she was rescued. I was her foster mom but decided to adopt her. Shortly after that, news broke out about Michael Vick's dogfighting arrest. I was horrified and livid reading the accounts of what this poor excuse of a human being did to his dogs. His actions made me ill. Personally, I believe he got off too easy for his torturous behavior. Your front page referring to Vick as "Top Dog" made it all the way here to Canada.
September 19, 2012 |
Michael Vick wants to permanently stamp his name on Philadelphia - and a championship youth football team and the Hunting Park neighborhood will reap the benefits. At an afternoon ceremony Tuesday, the Eagles quarterback, the Fairmount Park Conservancy, and others will hold a groundbreaking to revitalize the downtrodden football field in Hunting Park. It will now be called Team Vick Field. A $200,000 donation from the Team Vick Foundation is the final financial piece of a multimillion-dollar project, led by the conservancy and athletic organizations, to transform the park from a blighted crime haven to the centerpiece of a newly engaged neighborhood.
August 28, 2009
Re "Animal Fighting on the Rise" (Aug. 25) : I disagree with the comments of the head of the ASPCA, Marsha Pearlman, that Michael Vick can't make a difference. As prevalent as dogfighting is said to be in this era, I feel that Vick can make a difference - education is something that can help. Using someone as high-profile as Vick can and will reach many people. Use him for the benefit of the organization. His situation has made me more aware of the problem and what to look for. It all depends on how the media and animal groups handle the problem.
October 13, 2012 |
A day after declining to say whether he owned a dog, Michael Vick released a statement Thursday confirming that his family had obtained one. "I understand the strong emotions by some people about our family's decision to care for a pet," the Eagles quarterback said in a statement released by his publicist. "As a father, it is important to make sure my children develop a healthy relationship with animals. "I want to ensure that my children establish a loving bond and treat all of God's creatures with kindness and respect.
August 18, 2009
I'M SURE THAT the Eagles organization, Michael Vick, Vick's agent Joel Segal and a host of public-relations types believe it's a good idea to limit exposure to the prodigal quarterback for the time being. And there is an element of safety involved with keeping Vick hidden in the back rooms of the NovaCare Complex, away from the prying questions of the media. If Vick doesn't speak, it would certainly be impossible for him to say the wrong thing. Still, I wonder if their effort to protect Vick will actually do more harm than good.
November 19, 2010
ARE YOU going to put Michael Vick on the front page of the Daily News every day for the rest of my life? Michael Kubacki, Philadelphia I can't believe you actually put a full-size picture of Michael Vick on the front page and barely an inch-tall picture of the sketch for the Kensington Strangler. Shouldn't they be reversed? Robert Marks, Philadelphia The mayor (ugh!) gets results What I found most interesting in your recent article about the mayor's re-election was his quote that what he finds most interesting about the job is that the decisions he makes take effect tomorrow.
October 18, 2012 |
The changes Andy Reid said that were coming after he fired Juan Castillo won't involve the quarterback or the offensive coordinator. Michael Vick will remain the starting quarterback when the 3-3 Eagles face the 6-0 Falcons on Oct. 28 and Marty Mornhinweg will still call the offensive plays, team sources said Thursday. Reid has yet to conclude all of his evaluations during the bye week. But the additional moves that he said he would make won't be as significant as was replacing Castillo with defensive backs coach Todd Bowles on Tuesday.