Vick has never been a top 10 passer in the NFL. Not even close.
Vick has never been a top 10 passer in the NFL. Not even close.
I sort of hope now that the Rams sign Vick just to read the reaction on this forum.
The Atlanta Falcons were one of the best rushing teams in the NFL while Vick played QB for them, NO? The general rule of thumb is that teams try to establish the run to set up the pass, NO?
So even though the Falcons ground game was among the league best VICK still struggled in the passing game, NO?
Forget about who or whom his wide receivers were it didn't matter. Vick is a below average passing QB, NO?
The Prosecution rests,
I still think is an above average passer because his passes go for more yards per pass than the average passer.
Also, his percentages could be higher on a more pass friendly team besides the Falcons.
Some interesting comments from Falcons fans about Vick after he flipped off the home crowd back in 2006 (his last full season):
Vick should realize that the fans he is giving the fingure to are the same ones who help pay his ridiculously undeserved salary. Every owner in the NFL is laughing at Arthur Blank for signing this RB, I mean QB for 10 yrs. Only thing worse then being a Falcon fan and having to watch this absurd attempt of Vick trying to be a QB is to be a Georgia Tech fan and watching Reggie Ball.
Micheal should be sold - not necessarily for the obscene gestures but because he is a lousy quarterback. Think of the talent we could buy in a number of key positions with what we pay him! All of my football fan buddies agree that Schaub should be our quarterback. Sure Vick gets some exciting runs but look at his standings at the end of each year as a quarterback. He stinks but everybody is afraid to step on Mr. Mighty Michael's toes. Hopefully Mr. Blank will have the cajones to can him. Mora's a nice guy but makes quite a few bade play calls - he may need to go as well.
Just another case of an over-hyped,over paid,average athlete not remembering where he came from and who "pays" that ridiculous salary. Sad thing is he believes all the hype, that he is some sort of superman. If he would lead the team instead of trying to be the team and let others make the big plays the Falcons might actually be able to have a real winning streak. I would not be sorry to see Vick traded. As he is now ; he is useless to this team. There are better players on the Falcons than Vick. I truly believe that ANY un-sportsman like conduct by ANY player should carry a BIG FINE, require an on-air APOLOGY not an excuse and suspension from 2 games.
Fustration is understandable but these fellows need to be more professional. They are getting paid a lot of money to preform and they are not (or should not) act like children. It reflects on the organization and especially on the coach. The more professional the coach, the more professional the players will be. I believe that it may be time to evaluate Mike Vick's value as a QB (I understand he cannot do it all). But it is the QB's responsibility to work with his reveivers and adjust to what works with each one (As Tom Brady does). He also has to give his blockers a chance to get into some rhythm (stay in one place long enough so they know how to block for him). He has such quick feet that they never know where he will be. It may be time to try a Hershel Walker type trade (like Dallas did).
From the beginning when he held out after his first season for more money, he has proved to not be true to the game for it's sake and a Falcon for the pride. I say, as I have for years, "SICK OF VICK, GIVE SCHAUB THE JOB!!!" It is way passed the time to give him the boot. If you want to watch him run the ball, make him a running back. Historically he has not been an outstanding player (check his stats), yet he can play a horrible game then make a couple of runs and he goes instantly from being a ZERO to a hero in some fans eyes. Not mine. Get with the program fans, time for a change.
So Vick flipped off some fans. Who really cares about that. We should really be talking about the crappy job he does as OUR FALCONS quarterback. I guess in that "education" he received at VT they forgot to tell him that the quarterbacks job is to throw the football. Yes I know he throws "HARD" but we need a QB that can throw accurate and often. So the dude can run fast, good for him, but when he runs I hold my breath because I'm afraid he is going drop that loaf of bread he is carrying AGAIN. Someone needs to tell him that if he wants to run the ball, he needs to tuck it and protect it. This is why we need to let Vick go, not because he flipped some fans off (who really cares, we've all done that) we need to boot his tale to the curb because he will never be a good NFL QB. If he can learn to protect the ball like a RB should he would be a great RB.
VICK AND HIS FINGER IS JUST THE STRAW FOR THE CAMEL. HE DOES NOT PERFORM AS A QUATERBACK AND THAT IS WHAT PEOPLE FORGET. YES HE CAN THROW HARD AND HE CAN RUN AND ONCE IN A WHILE HE CAN MAKE A DYNAMIC PLAY BUT THAT DOES NOT WIN CHAMPIONSHIPS. I AM NOT A VICK FAN BUT I AM A FALCONS FAN. WE HAVE LOTS OF TALENT OUT THERE AND NEED A QUARTERBACK TO COMPLETE THE TEAM. MATT SCHABB IS A GREAT CHOICE TO REPLACE VICK WITH. WE HAVE OVERPAID VICK AND HE HAS UNDER PERFORMED. CAN HE NOT LEARN THE PLAYS OF A PROFESSIONAL QUARTERBACK OR DOES HE WANT TO BE THE ONE MAN TEAM AND HERO? FOOTBALL IS A TEAM SPORT.
TRADE HIM! Now his true colors are coming out. Yes he may run the ball with ease but that is all. If he can't run he doest not know what to do. I agree with the earlier posting (media hipe) has made him not his abilities. Mr. Blank is wasting his money. Lets see Shockley see what he can do the season is over.
I dont know why Vick is still playing at all. I see college quaterbacks out thier that play alot better with alot better passing skills than Vick.Just because he can run and get lucky from time to time and gain yardage here and there does not always put points on the board. When he does try to pass I dont even think he looks for a reciver he just throws the ball up their and hopes for the best.As far as his attitude I would not want him inspiring my kids in any way. But I guess thats why I moved away from Atlanta anyway. I dont want thugs like vick involved in our daily lives and its easy enough to just turn off the TV if the falcons cant do better than this for a quarterback thanks.
He has no respect for the fans of Atlanta or of any other team or sport. I vote he goes the way of his brother. His mediocrity as a QB is very apparent. Media hype has promoted him, not his abilities. His frustration with yesterdays game exacerbates his poor performance. Make him a wide receiver or a running back. He is NOT a QB
Interesting comments, looks like some of us are not alone in not wanting Vick on our team.
Just bring Vick in. Bulger is just as bad if not worse. He also requires a whole lotta cash. And at least Vick is intimadating, not like some old geezer like Bulger....
No Av Vick is not a top 10 passer
He is more of a gimmick QB.
He the Rams get no he is not part of the future plans but he is a playmaker that can help us. we are 1-15 there's only 1 thing we can lose that is a game.
We are not a good team we should get a playmaker.
But no Vick will not be the future.