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Vick to the Broncos?
Posted By Sandy Gemmiti On Jul 29 2009 @ 2:49 pm In Denver Broncos | 25 Comments
Sorry to have not been around for the last while folks but I am back again….and what better topic. Mike Vick. I will first let you know about how little I have liked Mike Vick since he began playing in the NFL. Vick was always and overrated bum in my eyes and I never seen him as anything more than a guy who could run around with the football. WR, RB, anything but a QB.
Well as if the off-season hasn't been poor enough we now have whispers of Vick coming to Denver. Why? Do you really think he will put up better numbers than Orton or Simms? This guy hasn't played football at all in a long long time. Let's not even talk about whether or not we think it is right or wrong for him to get another shot, let's just focus on the football.
3 Years 33 games for Orton
Cmp % – 55.3
Yards – 5319
TD – 30
INT – 27
Rush – 92
Rush TD – 3
Vick 6 years 74 games
TD – 71
INT – 52
Rush – 3859
Rush TD – 21
So after looking at those numbers due to Vick's rushing stats I am sure we all would select Vick as our qb if those trends continued. You could also argue that Orton is likely to put up better numbers in his next 3 seasons to push him over the top as a passer which they are pretty even at right now. My biggest question is does Vick still have the ability to run like he did previously after not playing for so long, also he is getting older, do you really want to run the risk and PR mess it will take to get this guy on your club for a qb who could get smoked and be done for the year on almost every play? I personally wouldn't roll the dice just on football reasons alone. I personally don't think he will still be able to run like he did before, that and I like Orton as a passer over Vick.
Now that being said. I am the proud owner of 2 wonderful dogs Lindy and Hossa (named after Lindros and I will let you guess the second one)…..If Mike Vick plays for the Denver Broncos I will be finding a new favorite team. I am not sure I can add much more to my thoughts. I do realize people deserve a second chance and I totally agree with that. That said if I do the things he did I don't go back to my job and nor does 99% of this world. Mike Vick can have a second chance on life and being a good person and all that fun stuff but I wouldn't be upset to see him have to sell insurance, or sell cars, or work a blue collar job like the rest of us….I hope NFL owners make an example of this guy. If I was an owner I would say if you want to play in this league you need to act like a pro or you are done. You are not just a football player, you are a role model for many young children across the globe. These players are blessed with the job of being a NFL player and they go and piss it away on stupid things. Set an example fellas and perhaps this trend will end. My point is a second chance doesn't have to be a second chance in the NFL. Mike Vick can have a second chance to be a good person, and have a great life, and be a role model, but he should have to sweat it out like the rest of us would. Go back to school, get a job, and work your arse off.
Just my 2 cents. You can reach me at sandygemmiti@sportstalkbuzz with any thought or comments…….and don't even get me started on Brandon Marshall
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