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Michael Vick Was a Tony Dungy Away from Signing with the Raiders.

PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 11:  Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles collides with Aqib Talib #25 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Lincoln Financial Field on October 11, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
Jesse RobichaudContributor IOctober 12, 2009

Michael Vick wanted to start and the Raiders obviously need a starting quarterback, seems like a good fit, or not. Former Colts and Buccaneers head coach Tony Dungy took it upon himself to mentor Michael Vick following his prison stint. Vick reportedly wanted to sign and start for the Raiders who seem to have an infatuation with physically talented but mentally challenged football players, so I wouldn't be surprised if they were interested.

It's not like Vick has made an impact on the Eagles so far. He has thrown five passes completing one of them for a total of one yard. He has also ran the ball five times for a total of 17 yards. He so far has not proven himself to be a player in the NFL. Upon further review it looks like the Raiders made the right choice by not signing Vick.

That is until you look at who their current quarterback is. Jamarcus Russel has solidified his position as the worst quarterback in the league. So far this year he has completed only 42 percent of his passes. What is even more astonishing is that he has completed so little of his passes and so many of them have been short passes. The Raiders are averaging a pathetic 3.7 yards per pass attempt. In comparison the games best quarterback Peyton Manning is averaging 9.1 yards per pass attempt. To make things worse Russell is throwing interceptions too. He has four picks this year and only one touchdown.

The Raiders have also seem to have lost all trust in Russell. In yesterdays 44-7 blowout against the Giants yesterday you would think with the Raiders down by so much that they would be in passing mode. The Raiders instead decided to hand the ball off over and over again. Russell attempted 13 passes all game. During the Falcons 45-10 spanking of the 49ers yesterday 49ers quarterback Shaun Hill threw the ball 38 times.

Whether Michael Vick went to the Eagles or the Raiders he would be ineffective. Whether the Raiders picked up Michael Vick or not they would be terrible. The Raiders best hope for the future is getting rid of Al Davis, but we will cover that in the next article.

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