Michael Vick | QB | Philadelphia Eagles
Posted: 5/13/2013 3:24pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles is taking snaps with the first team Monday, May 13. QB Michael Vick is working with the second team.
Huddle Up: Too early to worry, but if you want to start driving Vick's value down (or Foles' value up) go ahead and sound the alarms.
Posted: 5/9/2013 10:39pm et
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin said QB Michael Vick has gotten most of the first-team reps with QB Nick Foles getting first-team snaps sprinkled in.
Huddle Up: No big shocker here, but it's early -- early-May early -- and it's something to keep posted on as training camp nears.
Posted: 5/3/2013 9:32pm et
The Philadelphia Eagles could release QB Michael Vick if he does not win the starting quarterback job this season. Vick is believed to be the favorite for the job at this point.
Huddle Up: If the Eagles opt to go with a more pass-oriented attack, releasing Vick and rolling with Nick Foles and Matt Barkley would make the most sense. Right now, however, Philly's plan still appears to be operating Chip Kelly's offense with the quarterback as a running threat--which would certainly favor Vick.
Posted: 4/18/2013 5:16pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick said he has added nine pounds this offseason under new head coach Chip Kelly's training regimen. 'All muscle,' Vick said. 'I want to be strong all year.'
Huddle Up: Vick is no spring chicken, turning 33 in June, and is unable to avoid hits like he once did. Overall, he has only played a full season once in 10 NFL campaigns, so adding a little bulk might be a good idea -- no matter where's he's playing this season.
Posted: 4/17/2013 10:11am et
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said Tuesday, April 16, following his first practice with the team he is in no rush to name a starting quarterback for the 2013 season. Kelly wants to create competition between QBs Michael Vick, Nick Foles and even Dennis Dixon. "There wasn't one set guy that just went with the ones the entire day," Kelly said. "All those guys got an opportunity to roll through ... It's April 16, so we're not playing until next September. We're going to use the full available time for us to make a full evaluation of what it is. I think it fosters competition. I think those guys love competition. That's why they're in that position, and they know it."
Huddle Up: There's also plenty of talk that the Eagles are interested in Geno Smith in the upcoming draft, so perhaps they're getting a look at their quarterbacks in order to know which one they can deal on draft day. And since it's a new system, best for all the quarterbacks to get reps anyway. Best to let the draft dust settle before trying to figure out who'll be at the helm in Philly this season.
Posted: 4/16/2013 11:11pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QBs Michael Vick and Nick Foles both split time taking first-team reps at the team's minicamp Tuesday, April 16, according to head coach Chip Kelly. Kelly added that QB Dennis Dixon even got a first-team rep.
Huddle Up: It's early -- April minicamp early -- but this is one of the more intriguing fantasy storylines to follow this offseason as Kelly installs his offense in Philly.
Posted: 2/12/2013 10:38pm et
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said QBs Michael Vick and Nick Foles will compete for the starting quarterback job next season. Kelly also did not rule out the possibility that either QB could be traded in the offseason.
Huddle Up: Unless Kelly makes big changes to his offensive scheme, Foles would seem to be an unlikely fit, fueling speculation that he could be dealt to K.C., where he'd be reunited with coach Andy Reid.
Posted: 2/11/2013 1:08pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick will return in 2013 as the Eagles have restructured his deal for the upcoming season. Vick signed a one-year deal that reportedly includes a significant signing bonus and could be worth up to $10 million. Vick indicated he wants to work with head coach Chip Kelly in the new offense and is confident that he will win the 2013 starting job outright, but the new deal still only allows Vick a chance to compete for a roster spot; the Eagles can still release him before the 2013 season starts.
Huddle Up: Sounds like a win-win situation for the Eagles, who can see if the marriage between Vick and Kelly is a workable one while still hanging on to Foles as insurance. Fantasy owners still need to be wary of the situation, but the thought of Vick running Kelly's high-octane offense certainly elevates his fantasy potential.
Posted: 2/6/2013 3:19pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick is much bigger on the idea of staying with the team for the 2013 season than he was just a few weeks ago, after multiple meetings with head coach Chip Kelly. According to a source close to Vick, the two have had a couple meetings now, and Vick came away very high on Kelly. There are no guarantees, however, that Vick will return. Kelly is on record as saying he blames the quarterback for every sack and wants someone who will get the ball out of his hands very quickly, which is not exactly one of Vick's strengths.
Huddle Up: The marriage of Vick and Kelly's offense is an intriguing one, but there is a lot of offseason to go. Vick could get some schooling in the offense from Dennis Dixon, or he could wind up with another team altogether; until a decision is made on his future, his fantasy value is in flux.
Posted: 1/17/2013 1:12pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick will be owed a base salary of $15.5 million next season and he has no plans to restructure his contract in order to stay with the team. However, a source with knowledge of Vick's thinking said the quarterback will be attracted to the idea of working with new head coach Chip Kelly. It's unknown if Vick will now consider restructuring his contract, but Vick may have soured on his teammates as well.
Huddle Up: VIck and Kelly would be an intriguing mix, but it's likely going to involve some contract reconfiguration on the QB's part.
Posted: 1/8/2013 9:57pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick is going to start working out in about a week. "It's time to wait and see what happens," Vick said of his NFL future.
Huddle Up: With Philly yet to decide on Andy Reid's replacement, Vick's future is very much up in the air. Some rumors have him following Reid to K.C., but it's all just speculation at this point with the start of free agency still 2 months away.
Posted: 12/29/2012 12:01pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick is under contract until 2015, and he is due $15.5 million in base salary next season. The team is not expected to retain him at that figure. However, he is also unwilling to re-negotiate his deal, according to an NFL source familiar with Vick's thinking. The team has to make a decision by Feb. 6. If they release him before that date, they would be on the hook for $3 million. If they keep him, they could try to trade him, but it might be difficult to swing a deal if he won't budge on re-negotiation.
Huddle Up: Vick will almost certainly hit the free agent market in 2013. And when some team takes a chance on him, then he ends up as a backup, it's almost just as certain that he'll find someone other than himself to blame for his situation.
Posted: 12/25/2012 9:43pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick does not see his Week 17 start as an audition for next season. 'I'm not going out to audition for a job. I'm going out to try and win,' Vick told USA Today. 'My play and what I've done for this league and the accolades that I have speak for themselves. The thing I want to do is improve. Whatever happens next year happens. I'm just going to be a guy who, wherever I'm at, I'm going to make the team better.'
Huddle Up: Next season is next season, but in the meantime, a number of fantasy owners are concerned only with Week 17, and Vick has a chance to put up some numbers against a Giants' defense which surrenders the fifth-most fantasy points to opposing QBs.
Posted: 12/22/2012 6:06pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick said he remains capable of being a starting quarterback in the NFL and hopes to receive another opportunity in 2013. 'I'm not a backup. Just being honest, just being candid. I'm a full-fledged starter,' Vick said. 'That's what I've got in me, that's what I provide, that's what I offer. Whatever happens, wherever I end up, they're going to get 110 percent. You're going to get the same thing out of me that you got the last two, three years and that's 110 percent effort and a guy that's confident in his abilities to play and win ... I want to start. Yeah, I'm a starter. I'll feel that way until I start to feel like I'm becoming a problem on the team.'
Huddle Up: Vick had a poor 2012 season with 11 passing TDs and 14 turnovers, but a fresh start could very well prove to be a cure-all taking the Eagles' disastrous campaign as a whole into account.
Posted: 12/11/2012 10:37am et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick will not dress Thursday, Dec. 13, in the Week 15 game against the Cincinnati Bengals. He is healthy, though, and should be available for the final two regular season games.
Huddle Up: The Eagles have no reason to play Vick the rest of the way as they test-drive Nick Foles for next season. But at least he'll be available.
Posted: 12/1/2012 5:08pm et
There is speculation Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (concussion) believes the team is using his concussion as an excuse to keep him on ice while the team tries out QB Nick Foles. Head coach Andy Reid said there is no truth to that. 'There's nothing to that,' Reid said. 'I've talked with Michael, and Michael is good. I don't know where things get started, but Michael is fine with it. He understands that everything is in the best interest of him right now and making sure that he's ready to go.' Reid maintains Vick will start once he is healthy to play.
Huddle Up: The fantasy owners of WR Jeremy Maclin and the rest of Philly's pass catchers are eagerly awaiting Vick's return as Foles has struggled mightily with an average of 180.6 passing yards, 4 turnovers and only 1 TD pass over the past 3 games.
Posted: 11/29/2012 7:27pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick's (concussion) concussion symptoms are reportedly getting worse. He failed a baseline concussion test Wednesday, which all but rules him out of the team's Week 13 game.
Huddle Up: This means struggling rookie Nick Foles will make his third straight start Sunday against the Cowboys, and from the sound of things -- and the Eagles' growing disaster of a season -- we might have seen the last of Vick this year.
Posted: 11/29/2012 12:06pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick will not practice Thursday, Nov. 29. He did not pass his ImPACT test.
Huddle Up: Despite not passing the test Vick has been preparing as if he will be available this weekend. He'll likely get another shot at the test prior to game time, but for now it looks like Nick Foles will be steering the ship again this week.
Posted: 11/28/2012 2:53pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (concussion) was not at Eagles practice Wednesday, Nov. 28.
Huddle Up: It looks like we might have at least one more week fo Nick Foles at this point. Even if Vick returns to practice tomorrow, he would still need to be cleared for contact. This is a good thing if you own the Cowboys defense.
Posted: 11/28/2012 11:12am et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick has begun preparing for his potential return, spending Tuesday, Nov. 27, being sized for a protective skull cap that he plans to wear under his helmet to safeguard against suffering another concussion. Head coach Andy Reid said Vick is close to being medically cleared after missing two games with a concussion. Vick is scheduled to be tested Wednesday, Nov. 28, to determine whether he can practice.
Huddle Up: With the Eagles season quickly swirling down the tubes there's no reason for Vick to rush back to action. However, if he's been kicked to the curb in your fantasy league it wouldn't be a bad speculative addition to your roster.
Posted: 11/24/2012 4:59pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (concussion) and RB LeSean McCoy (concussion) have been ruled out for Week 12.
Huddle Up: It's now up to RB Bryce Brown and QB Nick Foles to show what they can do in the Monday night Football spotlight. Conversely, those desperate for a defense/special teams could do a lot worse than starting the opposing Panthers this week.
Posted: 11/23/2012 5:36pm et
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said QB Michael Vick (concussion) remains the starting quarterback even though he is out with a concussion. 'I told you before, Michael is the starting quarterback and that's the way we work it until (he's healthy),' Reid said. 'Until he gets healthy then we can't do anything.'
Huddle Up: This is good to know for those who have managed to hang onto Vick after his injury. Hopefully he can come back from his concussion soon, but he could also be done for the season. At this point, the Eagles don't have much to play for, so he might err on the side of caution when it comes to returning too early.
Posted: 11/22/2012 4:04pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles will start in Week 12, as QB Michael Vick (concussion) continues to recover from a concussion.
Huddle Up: Nothing unexpected here, and the fantasy owners of Philly's pass catchers will have to hope for substantial improvement from the rookie QB, who threw for only 204 yards and failed to direct a TD drive last week in his starting debut.
Posted: 11/21/2012 11:51pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (concussion) and RB LeSean McCoy (concussion) are both in Stage 1 of their recoveries from concussions, but Vick is closer to Stage 2.
Huddle Up: Being that Vick suffered his concussion a full week earlier than McCoy, it's no shocker that the QB is further along and has a better chance of playing Monday night. The odds are still against either playing, but keep abreast of the Eagles' practice reports the remainder of the week.
Posted: 11/19/2012 7:00pm et
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said QB Michael Vick (concussion) will be the starting quarterback when he is healthy.
Huddle Up: Reid would definitely be singing a different tune if rookie Nick Foles had done anything in Week 11 -- such as leading the team into the end zone once. If you have either QB, monitor Vick's status this week as he undergoes concussion tests this week.
Posted: 11/17/2012 6:42pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (concussion) is still suffering symptoms almost a week after sustaining a concussion, including headaches, fatigue, heavy eyes, and fogginess. Vick will spend the weekend in a dark, quiet area and must avoid exercising and watching video. 'He's not very alert right now in terms of he just doesn't have that energy,' head trainer Rick Burkholder said. 'He's tired all the time, he's slept a lot, and he's not getting rid of that fatigue. When I talk to him, he's just not the Michael Vick I know when he's healthy.' Vick underwent an ImPACT test Friday, Nov. 16, to examine cognitive function. Burkholder said Vick was still 'below baseline.' He will take the same test Monday, Nov. 19. Once he clears that test, Vick will undergo an exercise test on a stationary bicycle.
Huddle Up: There are some reports that Vick's season could be done, especially if rookie QB Nick Foles shows well over the next few games.
Posted: 11/15/2012 12:11pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles said he is ready to start if QB Michael Vick is unable to play in Week 11, as expected. "I'm ready," Foles said. "I'm excited to just play again. Like I said before, my prayers are with Mike, I just want Mike to be healthy. But it's my time to go out there and just play and do everything I can for this team and help in any way possible." Foles ran the first-team offense in practice Wednesday, Nov. 14.
Huddle Up: Vick is expected to miss this week's divisional tilt with the Redskins, providing Foles with his first NFL start and a real opportunity to be a fantasy factor against one of the more permissive secondaries in the league.
Posted: 11/14/2012 3:25pm et
Updating previous reports, Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (concussion) is truly dealing with a significant concussion based on the grading that applies to head injuries. It is not known if Vick will be able to play again this season.
Huddle Up: It looks like the Nick Foles era has begun in earnest in Philadelphia. Vick is not quite droppable on the chance he will return, but make longterm plans if you haven't already.
Posted: 11/13/2012 4:53pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (concussion) could be rested for the remainder of the season barring a change in circumstances, according to two sources. It's believed that head coach Andy Reid will use the development of QB Nick Foles as a springboard to keep his job heading into next season. 'I'm 99 percent sure that's exactly what you're going to see happen,' a source said. 'Andy is going to go to (owner) Jeff (Lurie) and (general manager) Howie (Roseman) and say, 'Let's go with Foles and make the transition to the next era.''
Huddle Up: It all sounds more than logical with the Eagles a disappointing 3-6 and many wondering when a healthy Vick was going to be replaced. Foles, the Eagles' third-round pick, was 22-of-32 for 219 yards, a TD, interception and fumble after taking over for Vick in the second quarter this past Sunday,
Posted: 11/12/2012 1:37pm et
Updating previous reports, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said QB Michael Vick (concussion) has a 'significant concussion.'
Huddle Up: Vick owners were probably prepared for the inevitable Vick injury, if not they should be scrambling about now. It may be premature to rule him out for this week, but we certainly wouldn't be counting on his at this point
Posted: 11/12/2012 11:56am et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles completed 22 of his 32 passes for 219 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the Week 10 game against the Dallas Cowboys. He also lost one fumble after taking over for the injured QB Michael Vick. Foles was the first Eagles rookie QB to throw a TD pass since former QB A.J. Feeley in 2001.
Huddle Up: Foles came on after Vick was knocked out of the game with a concussion and the Eagles offense didn't miss a beat: the rookie turned the ball over just as frequently as Vick did. Philly coach Andy Reid indicated that if Vick is healthy he'll be the starter, but we'll see what happens as the week progresses.
Posted: 11/11/2012 6:40pm et
Updating previous reports, Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick suffered a concussion during the second quarter of the team's Week 10 game and will not return.
Huddle Up: Vick's has taken a beating all season, and it finally caught up with him Sunday as his helmet bounced off the turf at the end of a run. Before the injury, Vick was 7-of-8 for 72 yards and a TD pass and had 7 yards on 3 rushes. He was reaplced by rookie Nick Foles, who many fans and critics had been calling for during Vick's struggles over the first half of the season.
Posted: 11/6/2012 3:51pm et
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said that he will stick with QB Michael Vick as the starter despite another loss in Week 9 to the New Orleans Saints.
Huddle Up: Vick has struggled to be sure, but it's become increasingly apparent that the Eagles' battered and underachieving offensive line is the chief passing-game problem in Philly. That front gave up 7 sacks and a dozen QB hits in Monday night's loss to the Saints, and while it's necessary to downgrade Vick's fantasy stock because of the protection issues, changing QBs isn't going to solve anything.
Posted: 11/6/2012 12:21am et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick completed 22 of his 41 pass attempts for 272 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Week 9 against the New Orleans Saints Monday, Nov. 5. He also ran six times for 53 yards, but he was sacked seven times and hit a total of 12 times.
Huddle Up: Playing in back of a battered and short-handed offensive line, Vick was on the run most of the night. The problems were magnified in the red zone where the Eagles only managed a pair of field goals on 5 trips, including the first-quarter interception that was returned 99 yards for a Saints' touchdown.
Posted: 11/3/2012 8:10pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick and head coach Andy Reid had a particularly long one-on-one meeting this week to help clear the air about a number of issues, two team sources said. The meeting was extremely productive. Ultimately, Reid came to the conclusion that he might have lost his players psychologically had he benched Vick. One of the internal issues was tension between Vick and the coaching staff, with the quarterback believing some of the assistant coaches were pushing to have him benched, according to a source familiar with the situation.
Huddle Up: Vick barely ranks as a starter in 12-team leagues as he's currently 11th among fantasy QBs with 158 points (Huddle Performance scoring). With it looking like Vick will remain the starter for the time being, fantasy owners can either hope for a second-half surge or find a trade partner that does.
Posted: 10/31/2012 11:23am et
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said QB Michael Vick will remain the team's starting quarterback.
Huddle Up: The Eagles missed their opportunity to make a switch over their bye week; at this juncture, turning the team over to rookie Nick Foles would look a whole lot like giving up on this season. And seeing as the Philly coaching staff is essentially playing for its jobs, that wouldn't seem to be a particularly prudent move. Vick faces a New Orleans defense that has allowed
Posted: 10/30/2012 5:43pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QBs Michael Vick and Nick Foles have not been told of any changes at quarterback for the team's Week 9 game, to this point.
Huddle Up: Nick Foles would be getting as much practice with the first team as possible if Andy Reid was going to make a switch. It sounds like Vick will be in for the game against the Saints. If he cannot get things going against that soft defense, then there is nothing anyone can do to help him.
Posted: 10/29/2012 3:01pm et
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick is still the starting quarterback at this point.
Huddle Up: Well, we'll just have to see how this skakes out. The Eagles players seem to think it is imminent but there has been no official word.
Posted: 10/29/2012 1:49pm et
The Philadelphia Eagles are expected to bench QB Michael Vick and make QB Nick Foles the team's starting quarterback. Head coach Andy Reid has met with the coaches the last two days to discuss the quarterback situation.
Huddle Up: Looks like Andy Reid is going to play his last card. Vicks fantasy numbers have been worthy of a starter, but his real world performance has left a lot to be desired. If you haven't already dealt Vick you won't find many takers now.
Posted: 10/29/2012 12:00pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick said head coach Andy Reid is considering a change at quarterback. "Obviously, he's thinking about making a change at the quarterback position," Vick said of Andy Reid. "The thing I do know, and I'll go watch the film and I'll evaluate myself, is that I'm giving us every opportunity to win. I'm trying my hardest. Something don't go right when I want them to. Some things do. If that's a decision that coach wants to make, then I support it."
Huddle Up: Reid is coaching for his job; does he really think a rookie quarterback gives him a better shot at winning than Vick? Guess we'll find out soon enough--and the fantasy value of Eagles stalwarts like LeSean McCoy, Jeremy Maclin, and DeSean Jackson hangs in the balance.
Posted: 10/18/2012 11:42pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick will be the starting quarterback when the team returns from their bye Week 8.
Huddle Up: Philly is sticking with Vick, who has struggled with turnovers, giving it away 13 times in 6 games. Still, the leash figures to be short as coach Andy Reid is starting to shake things up, starting with the firing of his defensive coordinator.
Posted: 10/16/2012 4:06pm et
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said the decision to fire defensive coordinator Juan Castillo was his alone, and he hinted that more changes might be coming. Reid continues to say that QB Michael Vick is the starter 'as I sit here right now.' 'I'm going through and evaluating our football team, both coaches and players. This is one of the moves. We'll see where this goes from here,' said Reid, who said firing his loyal assistant of 14 years was 'one of the tougher things I've had to do.'
Huddle Up: Vick has been better in fantasy (ranked 8th among QBs) than in reality (where his 13 turnovers hurt more), but that's not going to matter if he keeps turning the ball over, the Eagles keep losing and he gets benched in favor of rookie Nick Foles. Reid, Vick and the Eagles have the bye week to get things sorted out.
Posted: 10/13/2012 7:52pm et
With eight fumbles (three recovered), Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick is on pace for 26 fumbles this season, which would break the NFL record of 23. Vick has carried a football with him all week at the team's facilities, tucking it under his arm at breakfast, in meetings, anywhere a teammate could attempt to knock it loose. 'Not to put too much emphasis on it, but to continuously remind myself that I have to take care of the football,' Vick said Friday, Oct. 12. 'You want to go out there and make it happen.'
Huddle Up: Vick also has thrown 6 interceptions, and the 11 turnovers have completely overshadowed an otherwise top-10 fantasy season. They also have some Philly fans starting to clamor for rookie Nick Foles.
Posted: 10/1/2012 11:05am et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick said he tweaked his knee on the final play of scrimmage in the team's Week 4 win. Vick added he should be fine. "Something happened with my knee on the last drive," Vick said. "I'm all right though. I'll be ready for next week. Hopefully."
Huddle Up: Vick owners can expect a week of hand-wringing leading up to the inevitable game-day decision on Vick. With the first four-team bye week also taking place in Week 5, best make backup plans now as there will be more nets than usual digging into the free agent pool.
Posted: 9/25/2012 1:53pm et
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid backtracked on his earlier statements regarding QB Michael Vick Monday, Sept. 24, and said that Vick is definitely the starting quarterback. 'It was the last question. I was finishing up the press conference,' Reid said. 'Michael's our quarterback. Period. Michael's our quarterback. Listen, does he need to get better? Do we all need to get better? Yes. We're all going to do that.' Vick has six interceptions and just three touchdown passes in three games this year. He's also been sacked nine times.
Huddle Up: Vick has been better in fantasy than reality, still ranking fifth among fantasy QBs (Huddle Performance scoring) through 3 weeks despite nine turnovers. What Vick's fantasy owners should be concerned about is the punishment he's absorbed through 3 games. Combined with Vick's fragile history, that's a combination which won't last long.
Posted: 9/24/2012 1:35pm et
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said he is sticking with QB Michael Vick for the time being; however, Reid added he would evaluate the situation moving forward when asked if he is considering making a quarterback change.
Huddle Up: Vick is on pace to throw 16 TDs and 32 INTs, a pace likely to push Reid into a change at some point. Owners in deep leagues might consider stashing backup Nick Foles as Vick's "leash" appears to be getting shorter.
Posted: 8/29/2012 12:34pm et
The maker of Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick's (ribs) protective gear said the flak jacket the quarterback will wear will protect him. 'I guarantee he will not get hurt,' Rob Vito, CEO of Unequal Technologies, said. 'What Michael is wearing was born on the battlefield and forged on the gridiron.' Thanks to advances in technology, Vito said the material protects but still allows for a mobile quarterback like Vick to feel light.
Huddle Up: A bit of hyperbole here, but it is nice to know that Vick—who has had problems with rib injuries in the past—will be well protected in that area. We cannot confirm how Unequal Technologies plans to make good on their guarantee regarding other parts of Vick's body.
Posted: 8/27/2012 3:41pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (ribs) will continue to wear Kevlar padding over his ribs, and will add more padding to what he already wears. 'It's going to be a little thicker. I got fitted the other day and I look forward to wearing those,' said Vick. Vick is expected to be ready for Week 1.
Huddle Up: Outer protection is nice, but what Vick really needs is better decision making skills in regards to putting himself in harm's way. There is no Kevlar product to fix that problem as best we can tell.
Posted: 8/27/2012 11:52am et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick practiced Sunday, Aug. 26, and said there is no doubt he will be ready for Week 1. Vick added his injured left thumb suffered in the preseason opener has healed.
Huddle Up: Vick is also nursing sore ribs, but he'll have had a couple weeks of rest before the regular season begins. You know the drill with Vick; his style is capable of producing big fantasy points but also makes him susceptible to injury and puts him at risk of missing a handful of games each year.
Posted: 8/23/2012 12:04pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick said Wednesday, Aug. 22, he is feeling better and added there is no doubt he will be ready for Week 1.
Huddle Up: Vick suffered bruised ribs in Philly's second preseason game and won't be risked the rest of the exhibition slate. You already know going into the season Vick is going to take some knocks; that he's starting with sore ribs doesn't exactly inspire confidence that he'll play a full 16-game slate.