Last season, we saw two different Michael Vick’s. We saw the Vick that can play like superman, and we saw the Vick that doesn’t make smart decisions with the football.
The Eagles had a choice to make at the quarterback position in the offseason, and I think they handled it the right way. Unfortunately, we’re not seeing nearly as much of the superman Vick as we would have liked.
When Vick signed his contract before the season, it meant that he was supposed to be the quarterback of the future. If Vick continues to play like he has been this season, it’s hard to say the future looks very bright.
As many expected, Vick hasn’t been able to start every game this season. However, it’s not like the Eagles were right in the thick of the playoff race when he was healthy.
I have two hopes for Vick the rest of the season. The first is that he can stay healthy and play in all four games. The second is that he shows the fans and the Eagles front office that he is worth the investment.
This all starts on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. Vick was less than stellar in his last outing, but he needs to put that behind him and move forward. He really needs to put the whole season behind him and start fresh.
It’s still the 2011 season, but I’m already thinking about 2012. Most of my questions for next year surround the defense. However, one of the biggest questions I have on the offensive side of the ball is about Vick.
Is he capable of leading this offense deep into the playoffs? Could he lead this team to a championship? I think both are possible given the weapons Vick has around him. He doesn’t have to put the entire offense on his shoulders. He simply needs to be efficient and make good decisions with the football.
Vick has the opportunity to instill a lot more confidence in both myself and the Eagles fan base this weekend. It won’t be easy. The Dolphins are a team that has played very well lately. I also question how inspired the Eagles are right now. How deflated are they? The bar was set so high coming into the year and has been no where close to reached.
It’s going to be on Vick to inspire his troops. It’s going to be up to Vick to get the ball to his playmakers. It’s going to be up to Vick to be smart with the football.
This isn’t what Eagles fans expected from their $100 million man. It’s time for Vick to bounce back.