I like Mike Vick as a player. He's very exciting and his highlights were always ones I wanted to watch when he was in Atlanta. Some of the games he had last year--the redskins, the giants and a few other games were spectacular.
He seemed like he finally had put it all together. Until later in the season...
Since the 2nd half of that Giant game last year he has been an above average runner and an Average QB. The result ? 1-4. And the lone win hes had has been against the Rams---who look to be one of the worst teams in the league.
Hes had his chance to put the team on his back time and time again and he flat out hasn't done it. Turnovers, missed throws, holding the ball too long. I think we can all agree Lesean Mccoy is one of the top 5 backs in the league. I'm not so sure he isn't top 3 if you factor in his pass catching ability.
The receivers ? Arguably the top combination of receivers in the game. Tight End is a little above average and I would say we have a damn good fullback.
The O line was not that bad today either. They are average at times for sure, but this isn't Chicago's O line.
If Brees or brady were on this team we would score 40 a game...every game.
So why are we not scoring points at will ?
I'm putting it on the play calling but also on Vick. He takes too long to read the defenses and has a little bit of happy feet in the pocket. Not to mention he is not very accurate over the last 5 games. (2011 and 2010)
Everyone is so quick to rag on Mcnabb...but look what he did with what he had to work with and look at what Vick is doing with an NFL all pro team on offense.
I think many fell in love with Vick after that Washington game and later in the Giants fame last year. He hasn't come close to those performances since. For all of the bullshit interviews I see with Vick on how much "better" hes gotten and just how much film he watches, I just don't see it on the field. Vick looks the part, he seems serious in his interviews and I WANT to believe that hes this great intellectual who studies film like a madman in addition to being an elite athlete, but I only see very small glimpses of that. For the most part I just see the same thing I have always seen with Vick...a guy who makes awesome runs and spectacular highlights, but beyond that a pretty average QB.