During an interview with Mike Missanelli of 97.5 The Fanatic in Philly, Eagles quarterback Michael Vick was asked to address his critics and oh boy did he.
“I’m really tempted right now to just say no comment to that because like I said a second ago, you don’t last 12 years in the NFL not being able to read the defense,” Vick said, via PhillyMag.com. “Those people who are talking and saying that are just ignorant, and they know nothing about football. Unless they turn on the film and watch my game and see what goes on, then they’ll replace those comments with the right comments.”
Vick has a good reason why he held onto the ball so long last season.
“We had a lot of deeper throws last year, which required more time,” Vick said. “It’s just a big difference. Not to say there was anything wrong with the west coast system, I loved it. I spent seven years in it, and it was cool. But I think the change of pace for me at this point in my career is good and the game is a lot easier now.”
Vick addressed the questions about him fumbling the ball so much.
“Chip told me how to run with the football the other day,” Vick said. “He taught me how to run with the football and how to carry the football, and I think it’s something that you just have to work on.”
Vick makes some good points. The fact of the matter is that we never know why a player does certain things. It can be a part of a certain offensive or defensive system. We’ll truly know if the problem was the Eagles offense last season when Vick takes the field this summer and we see how he plays.