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49ers notebook: McCloughan rules out Vick

There are 32 comments on the Ledger Dispatch story from Jun 9, 2009, titled 49ers notebook: McCloughan rules out Vick. In it, Ledger Dispatch reports that:

Michael Vick will not be wearing a 49ers uniform this season. General manager Scot McCloughan made that clear Monday, telling Sirius NFL Radio that "we're not going to go that route." It was the team's most definitive response to date about the troubled quarterback.

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Rachael

United States

#1 Jun 9, 2009
Thank you San Francisco!
Gina

Orlando, FL

#2 Jun 9, 2009
And a wonderful thing it is.
Alex

Orlando, FL

#3 Jun 9, 2009
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/ninerinsi... Vick will not stick with the 49ers, in fact, according to team general manager Scot McCloughan, he'll never get the chance to walk through the door. Appearing yesterday on Sirius NFL radio McCloughan said the Vick option is no option at all. "We sat down and talked last week," McCloughan said of a conversation he had with coach Mike Singletary. "We had an off-week of OTAs and we discussed about Michael Vick and we’re not going to go that route. We will not do it."
Alex

Orlando, FL

#4 Jun 9, 2009
Not surprising since the 49ers are about to put a measure on the Santa Clara ballot to clear the way for stadium funding. No better way to turn off voters than to put a convicted dog killer on the team.

Also, KNBR's Tom Tolbert put up this point about Vick - he's not that good. Certainly as a passer, Vick is no Tom Brady. He owns a career quarterback rating of 75.7; Shaun Hill was far better last year with a 87.5 rating in his nine starts. In Vick's last three years, he averaged nearly 13 interceptions a year.

Certainly his dynamic forays out of the pocket are legendary and his robust 7.3 yards per carry average is impressive. But does it make up for his erratic arm? The last year he played, he only scored two touchdowns rushing and his running can be distributive. Vick's impromptu runs foil an offensive coordinator's ability to game plan. Also, consider that Vick doesn't always make the right decisions and I'm not talking about off the field. While he sits in the pocket waiting for a receiver or a running lane to break open, he often gets sacked. In two of the last three years he was sacked over 44 times.
Alex

Orlando, FL

#5 Jun 9, 2009
No question Vick can win his team games they shouldn't win, but he's just as likely to lose just as many. And then there's the circus he's bound to create upon arrival - the possible PETA protests, the angry blog posts, and sports talk blather, the possibility of Vick-induced Bay Area-wide lather. And who knows what Vick's state of mind is. Is the man truly contrite? Is he capable of such contrition? Vick says he's willing to work construction as the first step to getting his life back. But as Chronicle columnist Scott Osler noted, when he was picked up from the pen, it was in a limo-looking vehicle with handlers wearing tailored suits. Is Vick really prepared for his post dog-fighting existence?

The 49ers don't need him. They don't need any quarterback unless Ben Roethlisberger, the Manning brothers, Drew Brees or Brady become available. They are fully stocked with Hill, the suddenly-revived Alex Smith, veteran Damon Huard and the most intriguing man on their roster - rookie Nate Davis. Sign Vick and you retard the needed development of the rest of your quarterback corps.

While on Sirius radio, McCloughan did say that Singletary's proclivity toward the second chance, kept the Vick to San Francisco rumor alive, and Vick does deserve a chance to make right and make his way in his new life. But more than anything, it doesn't make sense football wise for him to become a 49er.

“Prosecute ALL Animal Abusers”

Since: Sep 07

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#7 Jun 10, 2009
LMAO--and here is a posters comment from that site--

This is it? I figured there would be 20-25 teams on this list. The reasons why he should not even be looked at by anyone:

#1 He sucked as a QB.
#2 He has zero endearing qualities.
#3 You just do not take a couple of years off from playing QB.
#4 The media hit and fan hit and PR hit would be a nightmare.
#5 The distraction would be unbelievable.
#6 You may turn your team into the parriah of the league.
#7 Going into another teams venue (especially a rival) will have more ammo.
#8 The reflection on the fans of your team that have some self respect may be too much for them to bear.
Dan in Ohio

United States

#8 Jun 10, 2009
Excellent post and article
Tim

United States

#9 Jun 10, 2009
Bring the good news!NO VICK
Tim

United States

#10 Jun 10, 2009
Alex wrote:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/ blogs/ninerinsider/detail? &entry_id=41437Michael Vick will not stick with the 49ers, in fact, according to team general manager Scot McCloughan, he'll never get the chance to walk through the door. Appearing yesterday on Sirius NFL radio McCloughan said the Vick option is no option at all. "We sat down and talked last week," McCloughan said of a conversation he had with coach Mike Singletary. "We had an off-week of OTAs and we discussed about Michael Vick and we’re not going to go that route. We will not do it."
survey says......
Alex

United States

#12 Jun 10, 2009
They worship Vick wrote:
Want to send the commissioner an email letting him know your feelings about vick possibly returning to NFL?
Email him at:
[email protected]
Jen had the post of the day
Alex

United States

#13 Jun 10, 2009
JenniferInSC wrote:
LMAO--and here is a posters comment from that site--
This is it? I figured there would be 20-25 teams on this list. The reasons why he should not even be looked at by anyone:
#1 He sucked as a QB.
#2 He has zero endearing qualities.
#3 You just do not take a couple of years off from playing QB.
#4 The media hit and fan hit and PR hit would be a nightmare.
#5 The distraction would be unbelievable.
#6 You may turn your team into the parriah of the league.
#7 Going into another teams venue (especially a rival) will have more ammo.
#8 The reflection on the fans of your team that have some self respect may be too much for them to bear.
I forgot!
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/no-nfl-for-m...
Sam

United States

#14 Jun 11, 2009
Great post Jennifer
Cate

Grand Prairie, TX

#15 Jun 11, 2009
That is one of her best.
Nancy

United States

#16 Jun 11, 2009
He does have zero endearing qualities.
No Vick

United States

#17 Jun 11, 2009
he sucked as QB
Wendy

Marietta, GA

#18 Jun 11, 2009
JenniferInSC wrote:
LMAO--and here is a posters comment from that site--
This is it? I figured there would be 20-25 teams on this list. The reasons why he should not even be looked at by anyone:
#1 He sucked as a QB.
#2 He has zero endearing qualities.
#3 You just do not take a couple of years off from playing QB.
#4 The media hit and fan hit and PR hit would be a nightmare.
#5 The distraction would be unbelievable.
#6 You may turn your team into the parriah of the league.
#7 Going into another teams venue (especially a rival) will have more ammo.
#8 The reflection on the fans of your team that have some self respect may be too much for them to bear.
Very nice.He isn't a team player and tortures animals. What a thing to explain to your kids.
Danny

United States

#19 Jun 11, 2009
Alex wrote:
No question Vick can win his team games they shouldn't win, but he's just as likely to lose just as many. And then there's the circus he's bound to create upon arrival - the possible PETA protests, the angry blog posts, and sports talk blather, the possibility of Vick-induced Bay Area-wide lather. And who knows what Vick's state of mind is. Is the man truly contrite? Is he capable of such contrition? Vick says he's willing to work construction as the first step to getting his life back. But as Chronicle columnist Scott Osler noted, when he was picked up from the pen, it was in a limo-looking vehicle with handlers wearing tailored suits. Is Vick really prepared for his post dog-fighting existence?
The 49ers don't need him. They don't need any quarterback unless Ben Roethlisberger, the Manning brothers, Drew Brees or Brady become available. They are fully stocked with Hill, the suddenly-revived Alex Smith, veteran Damon Huard and the most intriguing man on their roster - rookie Nate Davis. Sign Vick and you retard the needed development of the rest of your quarterback corps.
While on Sirius radio, McCloughan did say that Singletary's proclivity toward the second chance, kept the Vick to San Francisco rumor alive, and Vick does deserve a chance to make right and make his way in his new life. But more than anything, it doesn't make sense football wise for him to become a 49er.
NO Vick.LOL
Queen of Hearts

United States

#20 Jun 11, 2009
JenniferInSC wrote:
LMAO--and here is a posters comment from that site--
This is it? I figured there would be 20-25 teams on this list. The reasons why he should not even be looked at by anyone:
#1 He sucked as a QB.
#2 He has zero endearing qualities.
#3 You just do not take a couple of years off from playing QB.
#4 The media hit and fan hit and PR hit would be a nightmare.
#5 The distraction would be unbelievable.
#6 You may turn your team into the parriah of the league.
#7 Going into another teams venue (especially a rival) will have more ammo.
#8 The reflection on the fans of your team that have some self respect may be too much for them to bear.
They said he won't even walk thru the door.LOL
dogover

Marysville, IN

#21 Jun 12, 2009
Alex wrote:
No question Vick can win his team games they shouldn't win, but he's just as likely to lose just as many. And then there's the circus he's bound to create upon arrival - the possible PETA protests, the angry blog posts, and sports talk blather, the possibility of Vick-induced Bay Area-wide lather. And who knows what Vick's state of mind is. Is the man truly contrite? Is he capable of such contrition? Vick says he's willing to work construction as the first step to getting his life back. But as Chronicle columnist Scott Osler noted, when he was picked up from the pen, it was in a limo-looking vehicle with handlers wearing tailored suits. Is Vick really prepared for his post dog-fighting existence?
The 49ers don't need him. They don't need any quarterback unless Ben Roethlisberger, the Manning brothers, Drew Brees or Brady become available. They are fully stocked with Hill, the suddenly-revived Alex Smith, veteran Damon Huard and the most intriguing man on their roster - rookie Nate Davis. Sign Vick and you retard the needed development of the rest of your quarterback corps.
While on Sirius radio, McCloughan did say that Singletary's proclivity toward the second chance, kept the Vick to San Francisco rumor alive, and Vick does deserve a chance to make right and make his way in his new life. But more than anything, it doesn't make sense football wise for him to become a 49er.
Great
Anne

Marysville, IN

#22 Jun 12, 2009
Alex wrote:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/ blogs/ninerinsider/detail? &entry_id=41437Michael Vick will not stick with the 49ers, in fact, according to team general manager Scot McCloughan, he'll never get the chance to walk through the door. Appearing yesterday on Sirius NFL radio McCloughan said the Vick option is no option at all. "We sat down and talked last week," McCloughan said of a conversation he had with coach Mike Singletary. "We had an off-week of OTAs and we discussed about Michael Vick and we’re not going to go that route. We will not do it."
too funny!

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