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Cleveland Browns-Michael Vick: A Perfect Fit

Max KienzlerAnalyst IJune 26, 2009

PHILADELPHIA - DECEMBER 31:  Michael Vick #7 of the Atlanta Falcons leaves the game in the third quarter during NFL action against the Philadelphia Eagles December 31, 2006 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Many people are asking where should Michael Vick play.

The San Francisco 49ers and coach Mike Singletary have been a popular choice by many ESPN "experts." They figured Singletary could keep Vick in line and they might need to fill a hole at QB, depending on the play of former No. 1 selection Alex Smith.

There was talk the New England Patriots and Bill Belichick would be able to keep Vick in line and utilize his insane athletic abilities through the ever popular "Wildcat" formation.

Tampa Bay was also considered a team that could be in the hunt since they have an open competition already between Josh Freeman and Byron Leftwich. Adding Vick would add another dimension that could make the Bucs a difficult team to scheme for.

But the best place for Michael Vick to land is the Cleveland Browns.

And it is not just because they need depth at QB. Brady Quinn could be the future, but after getting a couple starts, was injured and missed the rest of the season.

Is that a sign of things to come? 

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The other option for the Browns is Derek Anderson. Anderson had a spectacular year a couple seasons ago and signed a lucrative three-year deal, but hasn't earned any of that money since.

Which means Vick would be an injury and three bad games away from becoming the starter.

And it's not just because Cleveland has a loyal and dedicated fan base that would support the Browns in whatever move they made.

I mean they put up with Kellen Winslow for far too long, I think they can try and forgive Vick for his past.

It's not just because seeing Vick line up with Josh Cribbs in the backfield in the Wildcat formation would be awesome, if not devastating. I mean talk about a one-two punch, plus both players could conceivably throw the ball out as well. I do not know how effective it would be, but it is certainly entertaining to think about.

And it is not even because Eric Mangini might just be the very coach, other than Belichick that could utilize Vick to the maximum of his abilities. I mean the "Man-genius" could be given a weapon that few other teams possess.

It would be very interesting, and in my opinion very telling about his coaching skills, to watch him try to integrate Vick into the lineup.

But the main reason, the real reason that all sports/sick humorists are praying for, hoping for, is a headline that reads on a Monday morning: "Vick leads Beatdown at the Dog Pound."

Is it wrong? Yes.

Is it in bad taste? Without question.

But does it make an amusing scenario to think about?

I think so.

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