Vick: Still Showing Promise

Johnny BransfordContributor IAugust 19, 2009

PHILADELPHIA - AUGUST 15:  Michael Vick runs during a workout at the NovaCare Complex on August 15, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Len Redkoles/Getty Images)

Vick ever since being drafted to the NFL showed nothing but promise. Later on that promise showed and he developed into a great quarterback. He could run, he could pass, and most of all he could read the defenses like the back of his hand.

After playing 6 years with the Falcons from 2001-2006, he surely proved that he would be their leader and starter for a long time. After the dogfighting incident he was held in custody away from the football field, but he never lost sight on where he wanted to be and what he wanted to do for his career. Every morning he said he would run sprints, and  do conditioning for football.

Why I still like Vick is because he never showed anything other than the love for football, and everytime he goes out on the field he shows up ready to play. He is the difinition of someone that gives 110%.

Philadelphia will be just fine for him because he will be in the footsteps of Donovan McNabb, who used to play the same style Vick did. McNabb could run, throw, and read defenses greatly too. I think this duo between McNabb and Vick will work out perfectly for the Eagles. They have speed at wide out so the defenses will have to watch out for that and now they have speed at quarterback when Vick does get in the games. And, you never know if McNabb will get injured. He has missed at least one game in the last four seasons due to injury, and Vick will now be the one replacing him if he does get injured.

I'm against dogfighting, but Vick grew up in a culture that used dogfighting as a way to get away from the streets. He apologized, and he did what he needed to do. I think Vick shows that he really does want to be in the NFL, and I am glad to see that Rodger Goodell gave him another shot.