Michael Vick is Apparently Close To Signing With Team

July 30, 2009 at 8:47 pm 4 comments

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According to Michael Vick, he is “close” to signing with a team. As Vick left a courtroom today, because that’s his second home as of late, a reporter asked about his future in the NFL. Vick responded simply, “We’re close”. What Vick forgot to mention was that the team he is “close” to signing with is located in Orlando and is part of the United Football League.

But in all seriousness; who are the potential suitors for Vick? Realistic suitors that is, and ones that exist in the NFL.

  • San Francisco – Mike Singletary is the head coach and we all know he doesn’t play. The 49er’s aren’t as bad as they may appear (that’s a bias statement) and having Vick wouldn’t downgrade the team. The problem falls within the city itself – San Fran has a lot of PETA support. Expect protests every home game.
  • Pittsburgh – They have won Super Bowls, they have role model players, they have the reputation, and they have earned the respect of being an intelligent ball club. Some teams may sign Vick and experts would bash them for being “stupid”. If Pittsburgh or New England signs Vick, it’s considered a wise move and they’ve suddenly taken a risky diamond in the rough.
  • New England – As stated above, New England has the reputation for being an intelligent team. If Vick goes to New England, they’ll keep him straight. Plus, New England has a record of taking other team’s trash and turning them into treasure.
  • Washington – I don’t even like to talk about this because I really don’t want it to happen. However, you can’t deny the fact that Dan Snyder is the owner and he runs the Redskins like he’s in ‘Franchise Mode’ of the Madden 2009 football game.

The question isn’t whether Michael Vick will behave himself. He made some stupid decisions in his life but I don’t think he’s a stupid person. He’s not Pacman. He won’t go out and fund another dog-fighting ring. The main question when discussing Michael Vick is the risk of your organization’s reputation. As a team owner – are you willing to sit through the home game protests for Vick’s first season (because they have to stop eventually)? Your team may lose support from fans that also happen to support PETA, but die-hard fans are die-hard fans and they’ll stay that way with or without Michael Vick.

Closing argument – Michael Vick signs with San Francisco

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  • 1. Elyse  |  July 31, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Hypothetical Question: If Vick came to the Redskins would you support him and the team?

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    • 2. shaeblog  |  August 3, 2009 at 2:55 pm

      I would absolutely support the Redskins…and Mike Vick too. Seeing as how I have supported the Redskins for the past ten years and they have been nothing but awful to me and the rest of the fanbase, siging Mike Vick would be no different. Hell, I have supported players like Heath Shuler, Shane Matthews, Michael Westbrook, and other players that are as useful as an old mop bucket. Supporting Mike Vick would actually be fun.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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      • 3. Rob  |  August 3, 2009 at 3:17 pm

        If only the list of crappy players ended there. Don’t Forget other greats such as Danny Wufferel, Jeff George, Jeff Hostetler. Let’s face it Redskins sure as hell don’t know how to invest in players. Watch out this year they could chase Ryan Leaf. I just hope if Vick does become a Redskin, that he isn’t like the rest of the big names we bring in and not live up to expectations.

        What position do you think he will play? Is he a big enough difference to make a team change to the wildcat offense?

      • 4. shaeblog  |  August 3, 2009 at 3:40 pm

        With the current quarterback situation in D.C., anything is possible. However, I can’t see Vick playing quarterback again. The position is hard to grasp and the West Coast is a handful in itself.

        Also, remember that Vick can’t play until Week 6. This may allow for him to hold the clipboard and get a little more familiar with the offense.

        He could certainly be used as a Wildcat guy and as a receiver. His speed makes him one of the fastest guys on the field (if not the fastest) and he knows what to do in space.

        Then again, we must not forget, we’re talking about the Redskins. We could see Michael Vick starting under center come Week 6.

        Thanks for stopping by.

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