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BullheadCardFan
02-24-2006, 06:45 PM
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RUMORS FLY OF VICKLESS FALCONS

One of the biggest rumors making the rounds in Indianapolis on the first day of the scouting combine is that quarterback Mike Vick wants out of Atlanta.

Though there's no specific information to prompt a conclusion that Vick has taken steps to engineer an exit from the team, his repeated criticism of the coaching staff since the end of the 2005 season has fueled speculation that a divorce could be coming.

Most recently, Vick took aim at Falcons offensive coordinator Greg Knapp, saying that Knapp "needs to know exactly what type of talent he's working with. . . . You've got to be creative. There's no reason I should be passing for only 2,300 yards for the season. My passing attempts per game are not even that high. I hope it's not that they don't believe in me, because I believe in me." (Knapp, by the way, attempted to downplay Vick's comments.)

Earlier this month, Vick said that he's "a little lost" in the Falcons' version of the West Coast offense. "We're not dinking and dunking the way it's supposed to be done" he said. "It may be hurting me. It may be hurting the offense."

The talk in Indy is that Vick might refuse to restructure his contract, in the hopes that the team will trade him. Adam Schefter of The NFL Network reports that talks aimed at reducing Vick's 2006 cap number have occurred.

The root of the problem appears to be Vick's relationship with coach Jim Mora. The perception in some circles is that Vick "hates" Mora.

Indeed, we raised the question of whether Mora and Vick can coexist on December 26, based on their respective comments following a Falcons' loss to the Bucs on Christmas Eve after a chip-shot field goal was blocked in overtime.

Said Vick of the blown opportunity to win the game: "It kind of put everything in perspective, like maybe this just ain't our year."

Said Mora when asked whether the blocked field goal made him conclude that "it just wasn't meant to be": "That's a loser's attitude, and I would like to think we don't have a whole lot of losers in the locker room . . . . People like that don't accomplish much in life."

Apart from the huge cap hit that the Falcons would take by moving Vick now, they'd have trouble finding someone to give up significant value for him. As we hear it, a lot of teams regard him as a pain in the *** -- and as a guy who will only be successful if an offense is specifically designed to enhance his strengths, and to conceal his weaknesses.

BullheadCardFan
02-24-2006, 06:48 PM
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As we hear it, a lot of teams regard him as a guy who will only be successful if an offense is specifically designed to enhance his strengths, and to conceal his weaknesses.

I have a feeling that this is the same thing they will be saying about Vince Young in a few years ...

HAVACARDSFAN
02-24-2006, 07:18 PM
:iagree: We sure don't want him.:Cards logo:

BigRedVol
02-24-2006, 07:41 PM
Didn't they just sign Vick recently, last year, maybe year before last, to a 10 year $100 million dollar deal?

CardsFanJoe
02-25-2006, 06:38 PM
Didn't they just sign Vick recently, last year, maybe year before last, to a 10 year $100 million dollar deal?

Yep, he ain't going anywhere. Not anytime soon anyway. Vick is just used to being in the news as Ron Mexico and all that, so he just wants some attention!!:biggrin:

the wild cards
02-27-2006, 10:38 AM
I don't blame him ATL is using the wrong offense! He is not a WCO QB. Trying to make him play WCO is like fitting a square peg in a round hole.

You need to adapt your offense to your players. Vick is not a WCO QB. I don't think Culpepper is a WCO QB either, Vikings making a mistake trying to make him one.

ATL is going to be messed up for years.

JesterCST
02-27-2006, 10:52 AM
I say Vick will be released heheheehehhe. I think he will stay put. The money he makes the Falcones in sales is huge. Mora will be gone before Vick is gone.

AussieCardinal
03-01-2006, 11:43 PM
Who really Cares!:hurray:

Red Valley
03-02-2006, 05:35 AM
Mike Vick's career completion percentage is 54.1%. The dude is extremely inaccurate. He wonder's why they don't "**** and dunk." Maybe because when he is dunking his donuts he is missing the coffee/milk :lollollol:

Red Valley
03-02-2006, 05:36 AM
What is wrong with the word "d ink." **** filters :lollollol: