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#1 JagdtigerI

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 10:41 PM

"Michael Vick is back in the NFL. Now all he needs is a team to play for.

Vick, free after serving 18 months in prison for running a dogfighting ring, was reinstated with conditions by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday. He could participate in regular-season games as early as October.

Vick can immediately take part in preseason practices, workouts and meetings and can play in the final two preseason games - if he can find a team that will sign him. A number of teams have already said they would not."

Will any team take him?

Michael Vick reinstated by NFL | Comcast.net
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Posted 27 July 2009 - 10:58 PM

This probably belongs in the "sports" section, but I'll post my two cents worth before it gets moved.

...Vick's issues are far from over. Already, the owners of the New York Giants and New York Jets said they have no interest in the 29-year-old quarterback, who once was the league's highest-paid player.

Vick needs to find a team so he can get himself out of financial ruin. He filed for bankruptcy protection last July, listing assets of about $16 million and debts of more than $20 million, and he has a hearing about his plan to repay his creditors Friday in Norfolk, Va. That plan is built around his ability to make NFL-type money again.

Vick unlikely will command anything close to the 10-year, $130 million contract he once had with the Falcons or receive endorsement deals because of the grisly details of his involvement in the dogfighting ring.

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Commissioner Goodell reinstates ex-Falcons QB Vick on conditional basis

He is going to have a hard road to hoe finding anything like the "dust" he was making in the past. No matter how sincere his remorse, his name is down the dumper and endorsements are going to be non-existent.

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 11:06 PM

My guess is that there is at least one owner willing to take him on. How about Al Davis?

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 12:24 AM

My guess is that there is at least one owner willing to take him on. How about Al Davis?

Maybe Jerry Jones?
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Posted 28 July 2009 - 12:31 AM

Maybe Jerry Jones?

Also a good guess. Neither guy has much scruples.

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 12:43 AM

While no Angel, Vick is a great player. Im sure there will be teams who will pick him up and will do so at a bargain rate.

In their eyes it will either be their way or the highway and Vick isn't going to argue either. Im sure a team like the Raiders can use him.

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 05:36 AM

If he ends up with the cowboys or the raiders you should just lock him back up because imo he needs a team that is in a less crime related city or i feel the same demons will knock on his door, i hope for he uses his 2nd chance wisely it only comes once
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Posted 04 August 2009 - 05:38 PM

"Michael Vick is back in the NFL. Now all he needs is a team to play for.

Vick, free after serving 18 months in prison for running a dogfighting ring, was reinstated with conditions by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday. He could participate in regular-season games as early as October.

Vick can immediately take part in preseason practices, workouts and meetings and can play in the final two preseason games - if he can find a team that will sign him. A number of teams have already said they would not."

Will any team take him?

Michael Vick reinstated by NFL | Comcast.net


This is what I thought too, but its not quite correct. Participation in regular season games at any point in time is not yet cut in stone. The commissioner will review when he wishes to reinstate Vick sometime in mid to late October.

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 05:51 PM

Odd that that article mentions the NY Teams - Giants are well set with their Franchise Quarterback, and Sanchez is the new face of the Jets. If anybody needs him, I'd say it would be the Vikings.

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 10:23 PM

Vick to Packers? GM looking at 'all options' - NFL News - FOX Sports on MSN
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Posted 04 August 2009 - 11:15 PM

Vick to Packers? GM looking at 'all options' - NFL News - FOX Sports on MSN


Thompson does play it close to the vest, but I don't think the Packers need another QB distraction as they have just gone through that whole Favre crud, and tried their best to reassure Rogers he is "the man" for their future.

The Packers didn't try the "Wildcat" formation at all last year, but Vick might give them the option where Aaron Rogers doesn't have the foot speed to do so.

I wonder how Vick's price-tag would meet up with the Green Bay salary caps? It is unlikely Vick could work for a pitance, since he is sort of obligated for certain amounts of new "income" by his bankruptcy. I think he took the type that needs to be paid off eventually, but at a reduced payment scale. Just a guess.
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Posted 05 August 2009 - 04:52 PM

I disagree with this decision. I do not think he should ever set foot inside an NFL locker room again.

As for where he goes, I've heard some anylists claim that if he is not in a camp by Monday he will have little option but to look at Canada or the new UFL.
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Posted 14 August 2009 - 05:06 PM

News update, Vick has signed on with the Eagles. I hope he has turned his life around (as he and Tony Dungee say), and that he does well on his second chance.

I wish the man no ill, and actually he might make a good man to replace McNabb when he "ages out", as he is sure to do sooner rather than later.
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Posted 14 August 2009 - 06:48 PM

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

What the hell are they doing in Philly? Andy Reid has ome explaining to do.
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Posted 14 August 2009 - 06:53 PM

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

What the hell are they doing in Philly? Andy Reid has ome explaining to do.


Here is a link to the story I read this morning.

Goto:

The top sporting news and sports headlines - Yahoo! News

Coach Reid seems to be a fair man in the interviews at least.
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Posted 14 August 2009 - 06:59 PM

I heard this last night while watching the preseason game. I'm not sure I'll be able to watch the Eagles this season. But, if anyone can put a muzzle on Vick (pun intended), it's probably Andy Reid. If he doesn't follow the rules, he'll be gone.

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 07:07 PM

Andy Reid is a great coach. One of the best in the league. He goes more from a standpoint of team chemistry than capability. He went out on a limb and signed TO only to have it tear the team apart. I can only hope Vick doesn't begin to cause problems.

On the other hand, my preseason tickets against the Jags on the 27th just got a whole lot more valuable.
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Posted 14 August 2009 - 07:32 PM

When I heard this my jaw dropped.

The Eagles are my #2 after the Ravens of course. :D
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Posted 14 August 2009 - 07:36 PM

I heard this last night while watching the preseason game. I'm not sure I'll be able to watch the Eagles this season. But, if anyone can put a muzzle on Vick (pun intended), it's probably Andy Reid. If he doesn't follow the rules, he'll be gone.


We had a powerful thunderstorm come through Billings last night just as the preseason game was getting going, and my power was out until way late and I had gone to bed without knowing how the game came out or about Vick.

Got up this morning and watched the "highlights" of the game, and found the Vick story as well. I hope he does "turn his life around", and has nothing but a good impact on young people in the community, and in his new team chemistry.

Too much money, too quick, and too many relatives who took advantage of his name and postition. He should have "nipped the whole thing" in the bud when he first figured it out, Vick has made those mistakes, and acknowledges them. That is a good start to recovery.
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Posted 14 August 2009 - 07:36 PM

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

What the hell are they doing in Philly? Andy Reid has ome explaining to do.


This would be the same team that signed Terrel Owens. Nuff said.
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Posted 14 August 2009 - 07:37 PM

This would be the same team that signed Terrel Owens. Nuff said.


And got rid of him as well.
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Posted 15 August 2009 - 01:28 AM

While no Angel, Vick is a great player. Im sure there will be teams who will pick him up and will do so at a bargain rate.

In their eyes it will either be their way or the highway and Vick isn't going to argue either. Im sure a team like the Raiders can use him.


Vick is NOT a great player. He was an over rated, over valued player. He set the bar for the new style of run first pass, well if his career pass rating is an indication, 3rd, of QB. Already going by the way-side. The calm, pocket passing, rocket arm guy is back in command as he should be. The fact this POS is getting another chance at the NFL is a disgrace. I hold that assclown commissioner in much less reguard than I did before. I cheer for the Lions, and even at 0-16, at least they had credibility. Michael Vick is a disgrace not only to the NFL, but to anyone who works hard for their money, and humanity as a whole. I hope he not only fails epically, but he gets hit by a an Animal Control truck while crossing a street.

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Posted 15 August 2009 - 01:32 AM

Yeah,i heard about him on sports radio tonight,
Sicko,hes a bad man,not so much for the dog fighting but for the reason that he would kill a dog because he would get fed up and feel disappointed.

Hes only supposed to be and average player in decline anyway.
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Posted 17 August 2009 - 06:11 PM

Vick is NOT a great player. He was an over rated, over valued player. He set the bar for the new style of run first pass, well if his career pass rating is an indication, 3rd, of QB. Already going by the way-side. The calm, pocket passing, rocket arm guy is back in command as he should be. The fact this POS is getting another chance at the NFL is a disgrace. I hold that assclown commissioner in much less reguard than I did before. I cheer for the Lions, and even at 0-16, at least they had credibility. Michael Vick is a disgrace not only to the NFL, but to anyone who works hard for their money, and humanity as a whole. I hope he not only fails epically, but he gets hit by a an Animal Control truck while crossing a street.


While I agree with your assessment of Vick as a player, the NFL and it's commissioner really have no choice but to allow Vick to play again. He served his time and that's what the law requires. To "outlaw" him from his chosen profession would probably open the NFL up to a lawsuit that Vick would, in all likelyhood, win. The NFL's policy doesn't allow for banning a player for his first offense. Unfortunately, he gets to play.

Besides Philly is the perfect place for him. What fans are going to be tougher on him than Eagle fans? Remember these are the same fans that booed Santa Claus. They'll be merciless at his first mistake.
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Posted 18 August 2009 - 10:01 AM

Folks who have done worse, at least IMO, have been punished less. Mr. Stallworth kills a human being, repeat, HUMAN BEING, and gets 30 DAYS in jail and a year suspension.

Mr. Vick was no angel and his crime is horrendous but the basis of our system is to try and put offenders back as productive members of society. Some learn from experience and some do not.

I'm in wait and see mode.

Reports I've heard indicate the Donovan McNabb was among Mr. Vick's strongest lobbyists.

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