Four Realistic NFL Homes For Michael Vick

Fred OliverContributor IJune 2, 2009

RICHMOND, VA - AUGUST 27:  Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick speaks to reporters at the Omni Richmond Hotel after agreeing to a guilty plea on charges stemming from his involvement in a dogfighting ring August 27, 2007, in Richmond, Virginia.  (Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images)

Here are my lists of teams that can handle Vick's issues better than the ones that keep circulating over and over on many Internet Web sites and blogs.

  1. Steelers—Perfect system for Vick, Roethlisberger gets hurts you change nothing to the offensive game plan. Both QB's are pretty similar, except Roethlisberger likes to move the pocket to escape and look downfield for the open man. Vick will move that pocket, but now you have to worry about him adding to the running game for the Steelers if he breaks containment.
  2. Jaguars—First, they are in the South where most of that nonsense with dog fighting occurs. Vick can do all the commercials that PETA wants while learning the system and waiting for David Gerrad to get hurt or be benched.
  3. Cardinals—Why not? Matt Leinart is not the QB that Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt wants. Whisenhunt does like Kurt Warner, but knows this guy is not going to last a whole season, at least two or three games Warner might get sidelined with a injury, giving Vick a chance to showcase he can learn an NFL system and play from the pocket. Plus Wisenhunt has those Kordell Stewart/Antwaan Randle El plays in his offensive playbook just waiting for someone like Vick to come along and take it to the next level.
  4. Panthers—This makes sense for two reasons. Again you are still in the South, Vick being a pitch man for PETA would be beneficial to him as well as the PETA cause. Second, there are question marks concerning Jake Delhomme and there really should be some cause of concern. Has Delhomme lost something in his game coming back from Tommy John surgery? Or are his skills deteriorating and teams are scheming better against those weaknesses? Lastly like Brett Farve, is Delhomme done and he refuses along with the Panthers brass so playoff starved and hopeful to keep hoping for a miracle of youth to revisit their aging QB in hopes his best years once again return to his mind and body.  Vick in this situation would be surrounded by the best group of talent he has ever had his whole career. On both sides of the ball.

Let's let the justice system run it course, but meanwhile how about some meaningful insightful speculation instead of empty headed rumors without much thought or reasoning behind it. 

Throwing darts at a dart board without much purpose either miss the mark totally or just hit and don't stick.


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