Falcons release rights to Michael Vick

Falcons release rights to Michael Vick

There are 8 comments on the The Baltimore Sun story from Jun 12, 2009, titled Falcons release rights to Michael Vick. In it, The Baltimore Sun reports that:

The Falcons have released suspended quarterback Michael Vick, opening the door for him to sign with any interested NFL team.

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Since: Jan 08

Philadelphia, PA

#1 Jun 15, 2009
i love it! what nfl team would ever sign a street thug that fights dogs for his entertainment?
Rose

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#2 Jun 15, 2009
Shadoz wrote:
i love it! what nfl team would ever sign a street thug that fights dogs for his entertainment?
There is no team on this universe that would hire a sadistic beast who mutilated and tortured innocent and helpless animals to death. His career is OVER, OVER AND OVER.
Vick Era is over

United States

#3 Jun 15, 2009
Well the Falcons referred to his as dead money.They got no offers.Let some worthy new kids play.Maybe they wont take it for granted.

Since: Jan 08

Philadelphia, PA

#4 Jun 15, 2009
Rose wrote:
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There is no team on this universe that would hire a sadistic beast who mutilated and tortured innocent and helpless animals to death. His career is OVER, OVER AND OVER.
yep, I agree with you......OVER, over and over! Yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

“Elk herd @ minesite!!!!”

Since: Dec 08

Yakima Wa.

#5 Jun 16, 2009
You all fail to realize that he has not yet been reinstated. Therfore of course no team will try to pick him up as of right now. When he is reinstated he will be picked up!!! He might not be the greatest qb, but he is better than 75% of what is in the NFL right now.
Rachael

United States

#6 Jun 16, 2009
Vick Era is over wrote:
Well the Falcons referred to his as dead money.They got no offers.Let some worthy new kids play.Maybe they wont take it for granted.
Blank considers him DEAD money. Do you have any idea how greedy Blank is? Ever talked to a home depo employee lately?No other comment needed. If Blank thought it would just be the greatest thing since peanut butter to keep him in Atlanta(which has one of the bigger fanbases for Vick btw)he wouldn't just give up on that money believe me. He knows Michael is way more trouble than he is worth.
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/2/keep-michael...
Janet

United States

#7 Jun 16, 2009
http://www.oleantimesherald.com/articles/2009...

one of many
As a player, you’d laugh at your boss if you got fined for skipping a film session.

And as a fan, you’d revoke your season tickets. Vick’s name is tainted for a reason.

Not even the witty marketing team at Geico could spin this signing into a positive.

Vick’s crime was too raw and too public for the Joe Fan to embrace.

Even beyond the moral dilemma, the game has changed over the past few years. There is a less and less demand for running quarterbacks. The rapid evolution of two-back systems and West Coast-offense hybrids has marginalized the run-first quarterback. It’s why Vince Young was ousted by 36-year old Kerry Collins. It’s why the Minnesota Vikings are doing everything in their power - signing Sage Rosenfels, recruiting Brett Favre - to not start Tarvaris Jackson. And it’s why former-No. 1 pick Alex Smith is battling with...drum roll, please...Shaun Hill in San Francisco.

The demand for cerebral quarterbacks capable of dissecting a defense is higher than ever.

Vick failed to throw for 3,000 yards - hardly a milestone - in each of his six years with the Falcons. For all of his herculean arm strength, he has the accuracy of Shaq at the foul line. Every pass is a laser. No touch, no precision. Through his entire career, Vick never matured as a passer. Atlanta kept drafting receivers like Roddy White and Michael Jenkins, but Vick never figured it out. In one season, Matt Ryan did. Vick’s replacement threw for 3,440 yards and 16 touchdowns to key an improbable run to the playoffs last season.

Never been to the slammer myself, but something tells me one year in prison didn’t exactly do wonders for Vick’s passing ability.“The Longest Yard” was a movie, not real life. At best, Vick is a faster Kordell Stewart at this point.

And please, save the ‘slash’ plea. Everyone these days thinks freakish athletes will erupt into gimmicky ‘slash’ roles, where they can bob ‘n weave through defenses off pitches, hitches and other Ringling Brother quirks. Doodling Vick into X ‘n Os on paper sure can raise a coach’s adrenaline. But saying that Vick will electrify an offense in a ‘Wildcat’ type of offense is wishful thinking.
Kim

Riverdale, GA

#8 Jun 19, 2009
Rose wrote:
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There is no team on this universe that would hire a sadistic beast who mutilated and tortured innocent and helpless animals to death. His career is OVER, OVER AND OVER.
Over! He deserves nothing

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