Toro, methinks Vick will be playing again in no more than three years. I hope I'm wrong but this case has a bad smell and greed is a most remarkable spice.
Yeah, I agree. He'll be, what, 29 when he gets back into the league. Al Davis or John Gruden or someone like that will sign him.
I gotta disagree with you Kreskin. I think Vick was the most over-rated QB in the league. The guy had no accuracy. He couldn't hit the broadside of a barn from 10 yards away.
His first year as a starter he won a playoff game in Green Bay (02/03). Considering the team he had that was no small feat. I've watched football since I was knee high to a grasshopper. That was one of best performances I've ever seen. Just getting there was an accomplishment but to show up Favre at Lambeau in the playoffs was Herculean. His broken leg threw a wrench into his game after that, and I'm sure the present issue didn't just appear overnight. His focus has probably been marred by these off field issues for awhile.
Now it looks as if Atlanta is trying to get back the $22 million that he already received as a signing bonus. I think that Atlanta will drop him like a hot potato, and if any team was idiotic enough to sign him(assuming he was even ever allowed to play again after getting out of jail) I would hope pressure from other teams would make them change their mind.
Vick scrambling ability made it harder for conventional defences (like the Packers at the time) to handle. Once defences adjusted to take away the scramble, his abilities were limited. The key to contain Vick has always been stop his scrambling and make him be a normal QB. IF he could have been a better QB to go along with his RB abilities, he would have been devistating. Unfortunatly, as a QB, he was mediocre.
No doubt. If he had more accuracy in his passing he would've been unstoppable. His arm strength has never been an issue, it has been the ineffectiveness with it. The problem with some gunslingers is they always feel the need to throw a ball on a rope. The better deep passers have the ability to put a little more air under it so receivers can make adjustments.
As one writer once put it, he had the arm strength of John Elway, the moves of Gayle Sayers and the speed of OJ Simpson. A little tweak here or there and his future could've been whatever he wanted it to be. In the end his greymatter got the best of him.
the lowest of low-lifes. And, I heard one of his teamates feeling sorry for him today, saying that he
is out there now, all by himself, taking all this heat.