The Michael Vick Roundtable

Andre: Well worth the attention and media that will surround the Eagles in my opinion.  There are killers playing in the NFL, ie. Leonard Little, so why not Vick?  He’s very likely to play another 6 or 7 years in the NFL as a passing QB alone, so someone was going to take the gamble and the Eagles are a strongest franchise to take this on.  Their own coach has had two wayward sons arrested and he seems to have dealt with that drama just fine.  Anyone who argues the two year layoff was too long, it’s as if he was injured for those two years really, he won’t be too far behind by week 6.  It’s also been talked about that Goodell could shorten the suspension if there are no hiccups along the way, so it will be interesting to see how that pans out.

Chappy: I like the deal. It gives them a lot of leeway since Westbrook and Mcnabb usually get hurt for a couple of games during the season. Plus, Westbrook just hit the normal declining age of 30 for running backs, and if anyone can be as illusive for the Eagles as Westbrook is, then Vick has to be that guy. Now they have four playmakers on offense with Mcnabb, Vick, Westbrook, and Jackson! This addition might help soften the blow they suffered on defense losing Dawkins. It seems like a win win situation for the Eagles!

MCeezy: I’m probably the least excited about this move.  It’s not because I think it’ll hurt the Eagles, they have virtually nothing to lose here.  In fact, I think a lot of the guys will be happy to welcome Vick, since he was sort of a martyr in the whole dog fighting scandal, but that’s another story for another time.  However, on the field, I just don’t see him having much impact.  I think the rust will show and I’d be surprised to see him ever regain his previous form.  Nonetheless, he’s yet another weapon for a team that already has McNabb, Westbrook, Desean Jackson, Lesean McCoy, and Kendra Wilkinson.

Tony: So what’s the downside here for the Eagles? They are always in need of moving the needle both on the road and in Philly, and on the larger NFL stage as well.  This move accomplishes that in a big way! On the field itself, the Eagles have added one of the most dynamic athletes we’ve ever seen, and have the luxury of 6 weeks to break him in on the practice field with no pressure, because of his suspension. With the Wildcat offense and its offshoots the hot new scheme in the NFL, adding Vick makes the Eagles lethal. The NFL is a crazy game, so the true impact can’t be told just yet, but on the face of things the Eagles made a bold move…let’s watch and see how it plays out.

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