Originally Posted by imhungry
eh id like to see mike vick on a team that has some sort of offensive line. there has been **** flowing around that he might end up in cleveland (which is beyond a pipe dream) and he is certainly an upgrade to weeden but **** that. he might actually do alright on a team that has a decent oline like we have here but honestly his best days are loooong behind him. he would be more than serviceable on the right team
tbh not many QB's have any sort of chance behind that eagles offensive line. the only ones that would maybe do well would be peyton since his release is so fast, rodgers and cutler (based on what they are currently dealing with). vick's decisions to keep it and run and not throw it out of bounds did not help him either.
It's not the offensive line that's the problem. It's Vick. For being so fast, he has no pocket awareness. You'd think a guy who can run like that would be hard to sack, but he is often right up there with the league leaders for most sacked QB. He looks to start running pretty much as soon as he catches the snap. He holds the ball too long and tries to rely on his legs rather than throwing it away. He was the most sacked QB in Atlanta too with a totally different O-line. I could be wrong, but I am pretty sure Foles already gets sacked less than Vick. In addition to his sacks, Vick is not a very good decision maker with the football in general. He turns the ball over a lot. He forces throws and runs around carrying the ball with very poor technique leading to fumbles.
You're right as well that he is getting old. So he's not really a guy you want to build around. He might be a good fit on a team that is very good outside the QB position, but there don't seem to be too many of those around. Maybe Minnesota could be better with him since they already have Peterson to do most of the heavy lifting on offense. I'm still not sure any team can win a championship with Vick.