Philadelphia Eagles: Michael Vick to Hold Workouts for Eagles Next Week
“The most important thing is to make sure that we’re ready to go,” said Vick. “You have to get the plan together and me being the quarterback, that’s my job—to make sure that we have a chance to come in and get it done, and that it’s productive and efficient. I’m holding myself responsible to making sure that happens, as being the captain of this team and the leader.”
According to Vick, he has already had throwing sessions two weeks ago with wide receivers Jeremy Maclin and Jason Avant. He stated that he was hoping to get at least 15 players to show up to the workouts for the purpose of "making sure that we’re all on the same page."
Vick even stated that his practice would not be limited to merely offensive players and that he was hoping to get defenders involved as well.
“Some of our DBs will be here so we’ll try to get some one-on-ones going and just try to do it our way. This time we can kinda do it our way. I can kinda instruct them and be the coach," he said jokingly.
With many teams having already held workouts and practices, it is a good sign that the Eagles have also taken it upon themselves to do the same, as it shows their true commitment to winning a Super Bowl.
And with Vick being the one to organize the workouts, this is even more indicative to others of his clear status as the leader on that football team.
Vick was able to play superbly last season without a training camp dedicated to practicing with the first string receivers and was still able to complete 62.6 percent of his passes for 21 touchdowns and only six interceptions, all combining for a 100.2 passer rating, which led the NFL for much of the 2010 season.
If Vick can develop more rapport with the young playmakers on offense, the Eagles may truly have a shot at a championship, and workouts such as these are instrumental to realizing that goal.
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