What Michael Vick Must Do to Save His Job and the Philadelphia Eagles

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What Michael Vick Must Do to Save His Job and the Philadelphia Eagles
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Michael Vick has a short list of things to do if he wants to keep his job with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Secure the ball. Put up points. Win.

Win again.

And again.

Like the action movie based on superhero vehicles that become something no one suspected they could be, Vick must transform.

To regain the faith of his team, his coaches and his fans, Vick has to bring measurable, quantifiable field results. In essence, it is time for Vick to become the football hero Philadelphia expects him to be.

If this were a movie, there would be a scene now in which the hero overcomes the kryptonite fumbles, prevails over other villainous football teams and emerges to wild cheers of the city he saves.

That is all the Eagles Nation asks of its quarterback.

In the Eagles near losses in Weeks 1 and 2, Vick experienced some unusual pains. Once it was his head and another time it was his stomach. Neither complaint stemmed from the frequent hits he took but instead came from two nearly-derailed games in which the Eagles squeezed by with a win.

Don’t look now, Michael, but this engine is dangling from the rails. It’s time to get this Philadelphia train back on track.

Quick! To the Novacare cave to plot your return as the city hero.

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