Vick played an “outstanding” game yesterday to lead the Philadelphia Eagles to victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars:
Michael Vick sparked a rally against Green Bay, dismantled Detroit and picked apart Jacksonville. What does he have left to prove? Maybe nothing – until some guy named Donovan McNabb returns to Philadelphia next week. For now, though, Vick made Andy Reid’s quarterback decision look like the right one. Vick threw three touchdown passes, ran for another score and led the Eagles to a 28-3 victory over the Jaguars on Sunday.
“He played his heart out today, so it’s more about him than me or anybody else,” Reid said. “It’s a tribute to what he’s done and how he’s handled things.”
Vick completed 17 of 31 passes for 291 yards, mostly staying in the pocket and dissecting Jacksonville’s beleaguered secondary. One of the few times he did run, he broke a tackle, juked another defender and scored from 17 yards.
Vick found DeSean Jackson for a 61-yard touchdown and hooked up with Jeremy Maclin for two scores. Jackson finished with five catches for 153 yards, Maclin had four receptions for 83 yards, and the Eagles (2-1) improved to 2-0 with Vick as their starter. “I moved on Thursday with all the hoopla that was going on,” Vick said. “I understand the circumstances and the reason for all the talk. … It is a sigh of relief to move on and not talk about it anymore.”
Vick became the latest in a growing list of quarterbacks to torch the Jaguars (1-2). Denver’s Kyle Orton and San Diego’s Philip Rivers burned them repeatedly for big gains the last two weeks. Vick offered plenty of answers to anyone who criticized Reid’s decision to go with him over Kevin Kolb.
Reid had insisted Kolb would start when he returned from a concussion. But Vick’s play prompted Reid to reverse field and stick with Vick, saying the shifty left-hander gives Philadelphia a better chance to win. He sure did against Jacksonville.
“I always believed I could come back and play quarterback,” said Vick, who missed two years while serving time for his role in a dogfighting operation. “It was all about me getting an opportunity and I got it and it’s time to make the most of it.”
Vick now gets to spend a week talking about McNabb, Philadelphia’s longtime starter whose offseason departure helped pave the way for Vick’s return. But he wasn’t ready to discuss it Sunday. “I’m not getting involved in that,” he said. “I’m not getting involved in Donovan McNabb-Mike Vick controversy.”
Oooooh Weeee, our boy is lookin’ gooooood. SMH. We can’t wait until next Sunday.
In case you missed Vick do his thing or just wanna see that dude play “like a Pro-Bowl QB” peep the video below: