Michael Vick was easily one of the biggest dissapointments from the NFL’s opening weekend — for both fantasy owners and Eagles fans. Against what most expect to be a poor Browns team, Vick threw a whopping four interceptions. Philadelphia was expected to blow Cleveland out and cruise to an easy victory, but they needed a game-winning drive from Vick in the fourth quarter because of his poor play early on.
Not only that, but Vick’s attitude was not that of a leader. How do we know? Because the Eagles signal-caller admitted it after the game and said it was unacceptable.
“My teammates, they had that sudden look in their eyes as if they were wondering what was wrong with my attitude, why was I hanging my head,” Vick said according to CSNPhilly.com. “They had never seen me like that before. I just felt like I let them down. It’ll never happen again, regardless of what the game dictates.”
Embarrassing stat sheet aside, Philly is fortunate to have come out on top. A win is a win in the National Football League, and at the end of the day the Eagles took care of business by winning a game on their schedule that was a must-win given their quality of opponents heading forward. The important thing is Vick realizes he needs to not only play better but also set a better example for his teammates when facing adversity. Figuring that out after Week 1 is much more effective than waiting until Week 14 — especially if Vick plans to maintain his Super Bowl or bust mentality.
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