It’s one of those famous sayings you hear throughout your life “what goes up, must come down” and Michael Vick is all too familiar with it.
There is no doubting that Vick was “up” and at the top of his game, arguably at the top of the NFL. With his 108.8 quarterback rating, 799 yards passing, six touchdowns, and no interceptions, Vick is proving to all of his doubters that he can stand in the pocket and fire the pigskin.
Even when he leaves the pocket he is still one of the most exciting players in the game and has averaged 7.2 yards per carry on the ground.
One of the key reasons head coach Andy Reid decided to start Vick was his mobility and ability to avoid pressure and sacks. This is a young Philadelphia team with a questionable offensive line, but wouldn’t it just be Vick’s luck that his injury happened while juking the Washington Redskins defense?
Andy Reid has said that Vick was “day-to-day, week-to-week,” but Vick was on a radio show in Virginia last night and said he expects to be sidelined for 1 to 2 weeks. He also acknowledged he doesn’t know the time table or how long he may be out.
“There is some cartilage damage up in there and a small fracture up in there, so maybe a week, maybe 2 weeks. We’ll have to see,” Vick told WXTG Radio 102.1 The Game and “The Bruce Smith Show.”
“I just have to work through it. I’ve always been a quick healer. It won’t be no more than 1, 2 weeks hopefully.”
After serving an eighteen month prison sentence for his role in leading a dog fighting ring there have been many mixed emotions that surround Michael Vick.
How many times can a person go up and then come down?