Pittsburgh Steelers’ Fans Protest Signing Michael Vick Over Dog Abuse History
For those of you who may not be aware, Michael Vick now has a new job with the Pittsburgh Steelers as the Ben Roethlisberger’s backup quarterback.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed free-agent quarterback Michael Vick to a one-year deal, the team announced Tuesday.
Vick met with the Steelers in Pittsburgh earlier in the day, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Josina Anderson, as the team was in the market for a backup to Ben Roethlisberger after Bruce Gradkowski dislocated a finger in his left hand during last week’s preseason game against the Green Bay Packers.
In a corresponding move, the Steelers placed Gradkowski on the reserve/injured list. He is having surgery Tuesday, a source told Schefter, and is expected to miss three to four weeks, leaving Landry Jones as the only other full-time quarterback on the Steelers’ roster prior to the Vick signing.
“There’s not a throw on the field he can’t make from an arm strength standpoint,” Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin said. “He’s a very experienced guy at what he does at this point in his career and the mobility is still unique even at 35.”
Vick, 35, spent last season with the New York Jets behind Geno Smith, appearing in 10 games overall, starting three. He completed 64 of 121 passes for 604 yards, throwing three touchdowns and two interceptions. He also rushed 26 times for 153 yards, and engineered an upset over the Steelers on Nov. 9 by throwing for two touchdowns in a 20-13 victory, his lone triumph during an otherwise forgettable season. The Jets made no move to retain him.
As you may also be aware that Michael Vick went to prison for 18-months for fighting dogs.
The folks who let dogs lick them in face aren’t feelin’ it.
How the hell are these people STILL mad at this brotha?
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