May 20, 2009

Rant: Why would ANY team want Mike Vick?

The blinding idiocy of John Clayton's suggestion that the Seahawks may be interested in Michael Vick can be dismissed without further comment.

The more interesting question is this: Why would ANY team want Michael Vick?

I've got no problem with Vick's reinstatement, but I also have a hard time fathoming why any team would be interested in this schmuck. On top of the maelstrom of bad publicity signing Vick would bring, on top of the negative reaction of your fan base, there's another very compelling argument against signing Vick...

He's a pretty average quarterback.

It would be one thing if this was Joe Montana stepping out of jail at age 29; then maybe I could see a team taking a chance on the guy. There was a time when his natural athletic ability made him a unique threat, but does anyone really think that it'll be 2004-vintage Vick out on the field this fall? This is a guy who has absorbed 187 sacks over his career, and is coming off two entire seasons of inactivity.

If you strip away the superlative skills as a runner, Vick is nothing special as a QB, with a 75.7 career passer rating. That sandwiches him between Stan Humphries and Wade Wilson on the all-time list. Not exactly impressive, huh?

You might say a team could take him on as a "wildcat" threat, but does the risk/reward equation work out for any NFL team at this point? For a team to take a chance on Vick, he'd have to be the last, key piece to the championship puzzle. There's nothing about him as a person or as a player that fits that description.

Have fun in the UFL, Mike.

4 comments:

Kevin said...
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Kevin said...

First off. Don't get me wrong. I don't want Vick on my team, Why? Cause I think, as you stated, he is a very average QB. I however, have a hard time with the amount of crap that people give this dude, while some other players in the NFL have driven drunk and killed someone yet they still get to play. So my anger isn't JUST with Vick, it's with the double standard that applies to some issues.

Kevin said...

First off. Don't get me wrong. I don't want Vick on my team, Why? Cause I think, as you stated, he is a very average QB. I however, have a hard time with the amount of crap that people give this dude, while other players in the NFL have driven drunk and killed someone yet they still get to play. Also why the hell did Jeremy Stevens even get to play, that dude is a total pile of steaming dog poop. So my anger isn't JUST with Vick, it's with the double standard that applies to some issues.

Kevin said...

First off. Don't get me wrong. I don't want Vick on my team, Why? Cause I think, as you stated, he is a very average QB. I however, have a hard time with the amount of crap that people give this dude while some other players in the NFL have driven drunk and even killed someone yet, they still get to play. How about someone like Jeremy Stevens, that dude makes me sick. So my anger isn't JUST with Vick, it's with the double standard that applies to some issues.