Michael Vick: Paralysis By Analysis

Kyle HulsebusContributor IIAugust 14, 2009

PHILADELPHIA - AUGUST 14: Michael Vick of the Philadelphia Eagles speaks at a press conference at the NovaCare Complex on August 14, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Vick signed a one-year contract, with a second year option, with the Eagles.  (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)

Is anyone else sick of hearing about Michael Vick yet? He hasn’t even been an Eagle for 24 hours, and I already go comatose every time I see the green and white.

As a dog lover, I’m torn on this issue like everyone is. However, no matter how heinous the man’s crime was, he paid his debt to society. Part of me is skeptical about his sincerity, but the only way for him to prove himself is through time.

After all, we’ve had NFL players that have killed people come back and finish out their careers. I don’t believe we can place a quantified value on how bad his crime was in comparison to those of others, but let’s give him a chance.

If Tony Dungy believes in him, maybe he did learn something.

Vick should at least play in a game before we try to judge his comeback. Anyone who remembers what kind of QB he was before going to jail knows he wasn’t a pocket passer. I don’t know if I agree that Andy Reid is going to make Vick into the next Donovan McNabb, but this is a good situation for a troubled soul like Vick.

It's interesting that the man who revolutionized being a black quarterback in the NFL may now play in a wildcat offense. In my estimation, he himself started to unknowingly create the role at Virginia Tech and Atlanta, even if we didn’t know what to call it at the time.

The moral of the story: I’m excited to see what the man can do, especially if he’s really in the shape he says he is. I just don’t know how eager I am to see him do it.