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  • What's the latest on Vick coming to Rams?

    Rumors are continuing to swirl that the Rams are close to getting Michael Vick, quite possibly by weeks end. Vick is the best option for the Rams in the short term. He would bring the crowd back to the ED, help bring the spotlight nationally on the Rams franchise, and with he and Jackson, the Rams backfield becomes a duel threat, and Vick still has that speed...and we all know that SPEED KILLS! 3 months before summer camp, What's everyones opinion on Mike Vick at this late date, starting the Month of March?
    Last edited by dgr828; -02-28-2010, 10:37 PM.

  • #2
    Re: What's the latest on Vick coming to Rams?

    gotta wait until March 5 -- talk after that --


    • #3
      Re: What's the latest on Vick coming to Rams?

      This horse has been beaten to death. How about we just forget this subject and find something worthwhile to discuss?


      • #4
        Re: What's the latest on Vick coming to Rams?

        What does it mean for a rumor to "swirl"? Is is some sort of dance move? Does it involve a tornado, waterspout or dust devil? Is it related to the dreaded High School "swirlie"?

        When will this mystery end?


        • #5
          Re: What's the latest on Vick coming to Rams?

          I'd like to know how rumors are swirling when everyone in the Rams front office has said they have had 0 discussion on Mike Vick.


          • #6
            Re: What's the latest on Vick coming to Rams?

            Originally posted by rams_man13 View Post
            I'd like to know how rumors are swirling when everyone in the Rams front office has said they have had 0 discussion on Mike Vick.
            It's perpetual motion. A fan wonders about Vick, and posts....
            Rumors are continuing to swirl that the Rams are close to getting Michael Vick
            ....then readers wonder what the rumors are. Threads are started, posts are made, and the monster feeds itself.
            The more things change, the more they stay the same.


            • #7
              Re: What's the latest on Vick coming to Rams?

              Originally posted by rams_man13 View Post
              I'd like to know how rumors are swirling when everyone in the Rams front office has said they have had 0 discussion on Mike Vick.
              I read it on the internet so it's gotta be true. It is similar to the threads / posts that begin "We all know the Rams front office want..." when they've never said that but it's been speculated on ClanRam or some other forum.


              • #8
                Re: What's the latest on Vick coming to Rams?

                The latest on Vick is...

                Vick expresses interest in Panthers
                Posted by Observer Sports on March 2, 2010 at 12:43 PM

                Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick said on a weekend radio appearance (at about the 7:40 mark on the video above) that if he could choose to play for any team in the NFL, it would be the Carolina Panthers.

                Appearing on the Gangsta Grillz radio program on Atlanta station Hot 107.9 FM, Vick was asked by host DJ Drama to respond to a listener question regarding where he’d like to play.

                “If I could play for any team in the league, it would probably be two teams, but if I had to pick one, it would probably be the Carolina Panthers,” Vick said.

                When asked why Carolina, Vick responded:

                “Well, you know, it’s close to home. I like the uniforms. You get to play against Atlanta twice a year. Ain’t nothing better than playing against your former team, right? So, yeah, that would be a good look, it would be a good look.”

                The Panthers weren’t interested in Vick last preseason when he was looking to sign with a team and are not expectetd to be interested now.

                They enter next season with veterans Jake Delhomme and restricted free agent Matt Moore and appear highly interested in picking a quarterback in April’s draft.

                Vick returned to the NFL with the Eagles last season after a two-season absence while serving a prison sentence for overseeing a dogfighting ring during his heyday as a star for the Atlanta Falcons.

                Vick has apologized for his actions and said he is committed to using his experience to help him have a better life and to use the message to help youth not make similar mistakes.

                Vick played sparingly last season for the Eagles, appearing in 12 games mostly as a situational player in a Wildcat role. He completed 6 of 13 passes for 86 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions. He also ran 24 times for 95 yards and two TDs.

                -- Charles Chandler


                • #9
                  Re: What's the latest on Vick coming to Rams?

                  Living here in charlotte its been on the news that he was on a radio station saying that he'd like to play for the Carolina Panthers due to the fact that: 1. Its close to home, 2. They team is in the NFC south so he'll get a chance to play against the Falcons 2x a year., and (get this) 3. He likes the colors.

                  Go figure...


                  • #10
                    Re: What's the latest on Vick coming to Rams?

                    From CBS Sports' Clark Judge...

                    Don't look for Michael Vick to be among this year's unrestricted free agents. The Philadelphia Eagles not only aren't going to release him, they're willing to take him -- along with Donovan McNabb and Kevin Kolb -- into the season again as their quarterbacks.

                    You heard me.

                    Contrary to widespread opinion, the club is not looking to trade Vick unless someone offers what the Eagles consider to be fair-market value in return -- and, according to general managers and coaches I consulted at the NFL Scouting Combine, they have set the price at nothing less than a second-round draft pick.

                    "They think he can still start in this league," one player personnel director said of Vick, "and they're not going to trade him just to get rid of him."
                    Unbelievably ridiculous asking price.


                    • #11
                      Re: What's the latest on Vick coming to Rams?

                      Nobody would give a second round pick for a QB that hasn' started in the last 3 years


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                        Michael Vick served 19 months in federal prison for his role in running an extremely cruel and heinous dogfighting ring. If you believe Vick deserves additional penalties, then imagine the punishment he'd receive by playing quarterback for the Rams.

                        It could happen, if the Philadelphia Eagles decide to release or trade Vick after deciding not to pick up his option for 2010. Vick was a part-time quarterback and designated wildcat-formation runner for the Eagles this season. Considering his long layoff and two years out of the game, Vick played pretty well. Moreover, Eagles coaches praised Vick's dedication and the positive changes he made in his life. But it would be costly to keep Vick as a backup, and Vick would prefer being a No. 1 quarterback elsewhere.

                        The Rams need a starting quarterback. The Rams need a lot of things, as evidenced by their 6-42 record and last-place NFL ranking in points scored over the last three seasons.

                        So yes, there is a fit. And there are some obvious connections in play here. Rams GM Billy Devaney was part of the Atlanta organization during Vick's career there and visited Vick in prison. Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo and offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur are former assistants to Eagles coach Andy Reid and they trust his judgment. If Reid recommends Vick, Spagnuolo will listen.

                        Vick may have other, more appealing, options. Several NFL teams are on the lookout for starting quarterbacks and Vick's stock is up after his positive experience in Philadelphia.

                        "I tried to be the best ambassador that I could be in the community," Vick told Philadelphia reporters. "And that won't stop. I'll continue to do that, and I'll continue to work hard."

                        If the Rams get the chance to land Vick, would the relationship work?

                        There's Vick, the quarterback. Would he be effective? And then there's Vick as a high-profile figure. Would Rams fans accept his arrival or be offended by his presence? Recently I set up an unscientific poll on my "Five Minutes" blog at I posed a simple question: Yes or no on Vick as the Rams' QB?

                        Of the 10,551 respondents, 62 percent were in favor of Vick becoming a Ram.

                        I've heard from Rams fans who insist they'll cancel their season tickets if Vick is signed. And there's little doubt the Rams would face some passionate, vociferous anti-Vick protests. But I've also heard from fans who say the addition of Vick would motivate them to keep their tickets. They're tired of the dull football and believe Vick would bring excitement to games.

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                      • peramoure
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                        Quite honestly, I really am perplexed about the backlash with Michael Vick around the country. I live in Texas and I hear folks "That mother effin dog killer better not ever become a 'Boy!" and now I see it on the Rams forum.


                        He served his time! He is a reformed felon! Do you believe in second chances? First and foremost, the guy served a long sentence, forfeited tens of millions of dollars and is genuinely remorseful per Tony Dungy, numerous pastors, and even Arthur Blank. I have never seen a backlash like this in the NFL, not even with LEONARD LITTLE killing a human being! If you can't stand Vick then I want to see a petition to remove Little from the Rams. I believe in second chances.

                        Moreso - and I am a little over the top and am 99% logic and 1% emotion in the way I think.. do you eat meat? I mean seriously, do you realize how inhumane our system for killing cattle, chicken, pigs, etc is? It is ludicrous to think that because we have a furry, cute dog fighting each other that this is somehow different then getting a cow, feeding it 100% corn (and giving it antibiotics so it doesn't die from infection from not eating anything else) and then killing it (and I'm not getting into details of how it is done) is somehow DRASTICALLY different than the way we kill animals we eat. And it isn't. They are slightly different but don't try to justify that the way we raise animals is ok.

                        I eat meat, and a lot of it, but I think there is a emotional knee jerk to the fact that he fought dogs whereas it is imbedded in our brains that meat just comes from the grocery store with no repercussions.

                        So Mike Vick served his freakin' time and gave away his life. Bring him back, and if he happens to be a Ram (and I doubt it) I'll applaud it.
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                      • AvengerRam_old
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                        Have I mentioned how much I hate the media?

                        Here's the latest. On radio talk shows... on the internet... in the newspapers... the latest trend with respect to the Michael Vick fiasco is to ask "why are we giving this so much attention?" or "aren't we overreacting?" or (my favorite) "why don't we pay this much attention to crimes against humans?"

                        Let's be perfectly clear here. The media is responsible for this whole thing. The cycle goes like this:

                        1. Build up a young exciting player by over-hyping him as "the next ______" even before he plays a down in the league.

                        2. Continue to build him up even as his actual peformance shows serious limitations, to the point where endorsement deals bring him to near iconic status.

                        3. Break the big story of his fall from grace, then splash it on the front page for weeks.

                        4. When people start getting bored, take the other side and accuse the public of making too much of the story.

                        5. Make Michael Vick the victim.

                        6. Hope he comes back so you can really sell a "from the ashes" story.

                        We've seen it before. Mike Tyson went through the whole cycle. The media is itching for guys like A-Rod to fall. Even outside the sports world, we see the same pattern with actors and musicians.

                        The reality is that Vick is almost certainly guilty of crimes that deserve punishment. Others have done worse things, but that does not excuse Vick or reduce the necessity to deal with his actions harshly. But all that said, if Vick were merely an average NFL QB (let's say Chad Pennington or Aaron Brooks or Jeff Garcia) who wasn't built up like Vick was, it wouldn't be such a big story.

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