what are you guys talking about??? This is essentially Vick's third full season in the league. If you scratch his rookie year playing behind Chandler, and the year he broke his leg...he's essentially a 3rd yr vet. No, he hasnt had a 3000 yard season (but he was damn close in his first year in the system), yeah he only had like 3 300 yard games in his career, but he's also one of the most dynamic and feared players in the league. No other player in the history of the league could throw the ball 70 yards in the air and could run a 4.3 40 time. This guy is our QB, until he retires, and, in my opinion, you should accept that, instead of sounding like a bunch of ESPN-board trolls. Obviously he didnt have a great year this year, but if you listen to anyone who actually knows what its like to play QB in the league (aka McNabb, S. Young), or coaches who know what its like to see a QB develop into the west coast offense (aka Knapp, A. Reid, B. Walsh), you would hear something completely different. Im not willing to give up on Vick because fat LennyP is consistently hating on him, or because . Personally, i think the fat bastard has a secret love affair with John Fox and the Panthers...as does the rest of the sportswriters. The truth of the matter was that we are building youth on our team (aka d hall, demo, boley, babs, roddy, jenkins, etc) and we go through some growing pains. Plus, the play of our safties, Brian Scott in particular, was terrible.
I think that if we can bring in upgrades at RDE, FS, and SS, we will be OK. Personally, I thought that Antuan Edwards played alright for us. Ronnie Heard wasnt terrible either. I am a huge fan of Carp, but Im hoping that he will move to a coaching position with our team, so that we can bring in someone new to play S. Personally, I really like Will Demps. NT could be a position for upgrade as well. I do not agree that Mathis should retire though. I dont know where those talks began. I havent heard any thing of the sort, and would be disappointed if it happened, because I think he is a solid performer in our secondary. I think we are set with the combo D Hall, J Web, Mathis, Cash, and Rossum.
I also liked the play of Lowe and Torrence at gunners. Now, I dont know if they would fit in with the 53 man roster, but I thought that they played very well on special teams. Lowe may fit in as a S/CB tweener, but obviously thats not my decision.
I mean, we were 6-2 in what I thought was the tougher part of our schedule, and fell off to 2-6...as you all know. But I think it has more to do with the youth movement, than it does with a "Michael Vick Experiment". Thats a bunch of crap..IMO.