If you ask me, I have two answers: Yes, and Oh God yes.
And that's not because I hate Vick; I don't, past criminal actions notwithstanding. But the fact remains that the City of Philadelphia (and the league in general) may have already turned on him, and it's his own fault.
Forget the fact that Vick wants to be a starter; who doesn't, right? And forget that in a "normal" world, a guy like Vick, who is merely 30 and holds a 38-28-1 record as a starter in the National Football League, would be the heir apparent at best and the other end of a very quick hook for Kevin Kolb (he of the 1-1 record as a starter) at worst.
No, you could have learned all you needed to know just from the drama surrounding Vick on Day One of training camp.
My colleague Bradley Chandler went into detail in his latest article, but here's the gist in three big bullets:
-Vick came out to the field alone (to a chorus of boos no less), while Kolb and Mike Kafka came out together in a very cordial manner.
-Kolb's media blitz included the requisite questions about taking over for Donovan McNabb (you know, actual football stuff), while Vick's focused mainly on his birthday party and Quanis Phillips.
-Kolb looked poised and accurate (like he'd been preparing for this day in advance) while Vick was inaccurate, sloppy, and visibly rattled.
The last bullet may be more a product of training camp having just started, but it's clear that all the negativity is already in Vick's head, and it won't be going away anytime soon.
Come midseason, we could be faced with a scenario where the team is doing well and Vick is unhappy in a lesser role, or one where Kolb is struggling badly and the brass has to make a difficult decision.
Either way, Mike Vick's immediate future in Philly is going to be a turbulent one, and that's never good news.