Wednesday, November 11, 2009
NFL Talk-Michael Vick Unhappy with Role with Eagles
"I won't be a Wildcat guy. I can't," Vick told NBC. "It's a different style of play. It's almost like a hit-or-miss type of thing. My position is quarterback. That's what I was born to do."
So Vick by his own admission was born to be a QB. Lets examine his record. Vicks best season at QB came in the 2002 season where he finished the season with a QB rating of 81.6%; in 2004 his second best QB rating was 78.1%.
In 2002, once again the season in which Vick had his highest career QB rating-he was only 18th overall in the league in the category finishing with a worse rating then Tommy Maddox(85.2%), Jay Fiedler(85.2%), and Brian Griese(85.6%). As for TDs throw, Vick wasn't even in the top 20. Keep in mind, there are only 32 teams in the league of which Vick has never finished in the upper 50% in the vaunted QB rating.
In Vicks 2nd best season, his QB rating barely got him in the Top 20. Now keep in mind, these were Atlanta Falcon teams specifically built around Vick to utilize and capitalize on his strengths.
Vick is clearly talented, but wouldn't using him in the Wildcat or as a Slash type Kordell Stewart role be in his best interest and ideally suited for his skill set? Vick embracing this role would clearly serve as an additional weapon for any team he was a member of.
When one considers that current Eagle QB Donovan McNabb has clearly shown he is a superior QB and has the stats that validate and prove that fact. Since 2002, McNabbs worse QB% was 79.6-which is actually higher the Vicks 2nd Highest Rating in that Category. Think about that for a moment-since 2002 McNabbs worst season at QB% ranked higher then Vicks 2nd best finish.
It is clear by his own admission, Vick would rather play the lead role for a ship in which he has rarely been able to captain to success with any type consistency. And his refusal to take a lesser or different role in a capacity that would most likely increase his teams chances of achieving success in the Wins, shows that he is not a team player nor a player with any ability to self analyze. In other words-Vick is a prototypical selfish athlete.