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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Marcus Vick criticizes Eagles, wants brother Michael traded

Marcus Vick went off on the Philadelphia Eagles over Twitter while watching “Monday Night Football,” demanding that the team trade his brother, Michael.

“Please trade my brother. We requesting out of Philly!!!! Please please please……” he wrote on Twitter during Monday’s game between the New Orleans Saints and Eagles before deleting the tweet.

Marcus later explained why he tweeted that he wants the Eagles to trade his brother.

That trade demand tweet was the first in a series of comments from Marcus criticizing the Eagles. He was particular critical of the team’s offensive line for its inability to protect his brother:

He also asked a few questions that many Eagles fans are probably pondering:

As the Saints ran the score up to 21-3 at halftime, Vick turned his criticism to the team’s defense:

Michael Vick has gone through a tough year with the Eagles. He had a major turnover problem the first few games and, though he curbed that issue, the team is still struggling. Even when he was moving the offense against the Saints, a pass he threw near the end zone was not caught by Brent Celek, and the tipped ball was intercepted by Patrick Robinson and returned for a 99-yard touchdown. That seemed to be a microcosm of the Eagles’ problems this season.

Though one has to question the judgment of Marcus for sending those tweets during the game, it’s hard to dispute his criticism. The team’s offensive line has been a problem for a while. Sometimes Michael invites extra hits because he holds onto the ball so long, but other times we’re seeing the opposing defense pressure him extremely quickly on plays.

Marcus Vick’s Twitter bio states that he is “Co-Founder of V7LLC!! Muscle Pharm, Core Synergy, Memorabilia Team, Apple Get in the Game app, Nike Boyz!! #TeamVick” It seems like he works for his brother’s website. Marcus has had many problems throughout his life. He was suspended from the Virginia Tech football team and later kicked off the team in 2006 for his poor behavior (which included traffic arrests and other crimes). He had charges for pulling a firearm on some people, a civil suit for forcing a sexual situation with a minor, and many other traffic incidents/arrests after his days at Virginia Tech. He was arrested for DUI in 2008, and he was served legal papers at his brother’s birthday party.

Given his legal history, it’s no surprise he wouldn’t exercise restraint when it comes to some potentially ill-advised tweets. Will the Eagles trade his brother now? Probably not. But we do know from a previous report that Michael is on the hot seat in Philly.

H/T Black Sports Online



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