When I first heard that Michael Vick was coming back to the NFL I thought, “Everyone deserves a second chance.” Then I heard rumors the Eagles were going to pick him up. My reaction was, “Say it isn’t so!” When Andy Reid announced Vick was joining the team, I got mad! “Why did it have to be my team, we don’t need the controversy.”
Now that the season is almost over, I think I realize the Eagles wanted him in Philadelphia: To motivate Donovan McNabb. Donovan realizes he has a competent guy like Vick waiting for a chance to get back in the game and it’s made him play much better this season. Not only that, but Michael has been picking a few rushing yards on key plays for the Eagles.
Maybe it’s not such a bad thing that my team has given Michael Vick a second chance?
- Vick Wins Eagles’ Courage Award (abcnews.go.com)
- You: The Six Philadelphia Eagles Most Deserving of a Flight To the Pro Bowl (bleacherreport.com)
- Sports of The Times: To His Teammates, Vick’s Courage Is Not to Be Questioned (nytimes.com)