Michael Vick in 2011: Fad or Future

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Michael Vick in 2011: Fad or Future

There's a lot of talk in many circles about Michael Vick. Wildcat players, franchise savior, starter, backup, etc. I think it's too easy to envision Michael as some legendary player, rising from the ashes—ready to hand the Lombardi to whichever owner gives him the reigns to their team.

In reality, Michael is no legend, no superstar. He still has to earn that.

He was merely an average passer who could run fast. REAL fast. This made it exciting to watch the Falcons, and in turn, put butts in the seats and made the Falcons owner a little richer.

Fast forward to Vick today. He is still among the fastest QBs in the league, though I think there are one or two faster. He does have several years of starting experience. This doesn't help as much as you'd think, as the game continued to evolve around him while he couldn't experience it.

Plus he'll be 30 before the season starts, so the clock's ticking.

That being said, if there's a team that believes it's only a QB away, and is geared for a mobile QB—I think Vick could make a difference. The team has to have a strong defense to help cover the mistakes he's inevitably going to make while he gets back to speed, and the offensive skill players to be able to make it easier for Vick to be successful.

There are only a few teams that might make this work and a few that would be a disaster...

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