By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus NEW HAVEN (BASN) —...
It’s a dog-eat-dog world for Michael Vick
NORTH CAROLINA-(BASN)-As the rap-philosopher Calvin Broadus once said: it’s a doggy-dog world.
Well, Michael Vick learned about this the hard way.
Because after an injured prone tenure in the “City of Brotherly Love, “the ex-dog-fighting quarterback has been cut from the Philadelphia Eagles and replaced by Nick Foles, who led the Eagles to the playoff last year by running Chip Kelly’s high powered offense with confidence and poise.
With Vick being a free agent, however, in a league starving for good QB’s, rumors reportedly have suggested the New York Jets, who somehow seem to find themselves in a quarterback controversy every year, especially since Mark Sanchez was drafted in the 1st round (5th overall) in the 2009 NFL draft, are interested in the legendary leftie.
While the Jets may be pondering adding the 33-year old Vick to the roster, they must be aware, without a shadow of a doubt, that he is going to want to be a starter and not a backup to Geno smith, whom the Jets’ coaching staff, in theory, have supported even after a sub-par rookie season, where he threw for 3,046 yards with 12 touchdowns and 21 interceptions, while improving the Jets 6–10 regular season record in 2012 to a second place AFC East 8-8 record in 2013.
But with Sanchez still on the roster, Vick is probably not going to be catching any taxis in the Big Apple to be the pilot of the Jet’s airplane.
With that said, the Oakland Raiders have also inquired about Michael Vick’s services as well as Mark Sanchez. Plus, the Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson feels the Vikings would be playoff bound if he was under center in Minnesota instead of Christian Ponder, Josh Freeman, Matt Cassell, or Joe Webb.
But, honestly, at this point of his career, Vick is starting to look a lot like Allen Iverson, where other athletes love him and desire to be in his presence and on their teams, but there really is no place for his talents on any team as a starting quarterback, which, unfortunately, will leave him pouting on the bench unhappy and unfulfilled, and potentially, playing second fiddle to the quarterbacks in this year’s 2014 NFL Draft, which include: Johnny Manziel, Teddy Bridgewater, Blake Bortles, and Derek Carter who probably will fill many of the QB vacancies in places like Houston, Jacksonville, Cleveland, Oakland, Minnesota, and Tennessee.
Eric D.Graham, a graduate of Winston-Salem State University, where he received a B.A. in Mass Communication with a concentration in Radio and Television and a minor in History, with an emphasis in African-American Studies, is currently the Managing Editor of Black Athlete Sports Network, where his articles appear daily along with his controversial cartoon character Bobbee Bee “The Hater.” Graham can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org