President Obama advises Michael Vick to slide; Vick responds
Eagles cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha spoke at an event in Oakland on Monday and introduced the President. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Asomugha and Obama talked football afterward, and the President offered some advice.
“He told me to tell Vick to slide,” Asomugha told reporters.
Asomugha was pressed about Obama’s advice and said it happened.
Vick, or whoever runs his Twitter account, read the report and responded via Twitter:
If the President of the U.S is saying I need to slide then I really need to start sliding. Lol. Thanks Mr. President!
— Mike Vick (@MikeVick) July 25, 2012
There has been frequent talk throughout the offseason about Vick making adjustments to protect himself. While that certainly would be beneficial for Vick and the Eagles, I wonder how practical it is. Many actions on the field are instinctual, and I don’t know how easy it will be for Vick to adjust after playing his entire life a different way.
And let’s also give it up for Obama. Here I was thinking his staff slipped him the Vick nugget, but maybe I was wrong.