Michael Vick Says He Cheated Falcons by Not Working Hard Enough
Michael Vick is maximizing his opportunity to turn his life and career around after spending 11 months in prison. Vick missed two seasons and served strictly as a specialty quarterback option for the Eagles last year, but he gained the starting job and began playing like an MVP this season. Though Vick was in the news for the wrong reasons this summer, he seems to have matured and dedicated himself to the game.
During an interview that aired on NBC prior to Vick’s Sunday Night Football game, Mike was asked if he feels like he cheated the Falcons (the team that originally drafted him) by not working hard enough as their franchise quarterback. He admitted his work ethic was lacking as a Falcon and that he’s changed. “This time around I just wanted to work harder than I ever worked before, not shortchange myself,” Vick said. “I didn’t put in the hard work and the time and the effort. I didn’t dedicate myself the way I do now … I feel like I cheated the organization. I didn’t give them my all. I gave them everything on the field, 100%, but sometimes that’s not enough.”
Not only is Vick playing like a star and saying the right things, it appears as if he’s finally working his butt off. Let Vick serve as an example of not just how to make the best of a second chance, but also how the best in an individual is brought out through hard work.