Mike Vick got a nice shot to the ribs last night in his second pre season game against the New England Patriots. Although the hit knocked him out of the game, he didn’t sustain any major injuries, just soreness.
Since that hit, the conversation regarding his style of play has been reignited. Yes he’s an electrifying runner and is the consummate duel threat qb. But can the Philadelphia Eagles win, and by win I mean Super Bowl, with a qb who is some what fragile? After the game, DeSean Jackson was quoted as saying Vick said
“Man, I can’t keep taking hits like that.’”
What we have to remember is that on the specific play from Monday nights game, Vick was in the pocket and wasn’t scrambling. His offensive line is solid, but they need to do a better job of protecting their franchise. I will agree that when Vick is on the run, he needs to learn how to slide or get of out bounds.
The short answer to the win question is, if they or Vick stays healthy then there is no reason this team cannot win. But staying healthy is the key to success for the Eagles.
Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.