Colt Anderson touched off a bit of a frenzy amongst Eagles fans this morning when he tweeted out the results of what was apparently an impromptu race between Eagles QB Michael Vick and RB LeSean McCoy.
Vick just beat Shady in a 40 yard race. @mikevick— Colt Anderson (@AndersonColt) May 2, 2013
Why were these two racing at all? Mike Florio got on the case and apparently got some details.
McCoy had been riding Vick for weeks, calling him "old man" and challenging Vick to a footrace. Vick had been laughing it off, until today. Today, Vick had enough. So he asked coach Chip Kelly if he could accept McCoy's invitation. Kelly agreed.
So they lined up and took off, and Vick didn't just beat McCoy. Vick smoked McCoy by roughly five yards over a 40-yard distance, and their teammates went nuts.
Vick confirmed the story.
Beat him by a few yards too lol #SpeedKILLS— Mike Vick (@MikeVick) May 2, 2013
For his part, LeSean disputes the results.
@profootballtalk u serious dont believe it he jumped early...rematch— Lesean McCoy (@CutonDime25) May 2, 2013
However, Vick says there will be no rematch.
FYI it won't be any more races at the facility. We're focus on this up coming season. We need to get back to playing Eagles Football! DONE— Mike Vick (@MikeVick) May 2, 2013
It certainly seems that the atmosphere is light down at the NovaCare complex, but it hasn't harmed the spirit of competition. Kudos to Vick for putting the young'un in his place.