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07:55 AM ET 12.06 | Andy Reid made it another day without really saying it. He so badly wants to say the right thing. He wants to end the seasons of Michael Vick and LeSean McCoy, but he cannot bring himself to do it. Reid is a decent man. He has children near the ages of Vick, the Birds' battered quarterback, and McCoy, the franchise's best hope for the future. He salvaged Vick's career and his life. He created McCoy, and he loves him. Both remain debilitated by concussions; Vick's, apparently cumulative; McCoy's, the result of a violent, needless hit. Neither needs to return this season. But, even after eight straight losses and nine in 12 games, Reid cannot declare them finished. He is coming closer.

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December 6, 2012  08:26 AM ET

In Vick's case, I'd say his career is over, not just his season. He may pass the concussion test, but his brain is already half cauliflower, and the best thing anyone could do for him is to keep him from ever suiting up again.

December 6, 2012  08:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

In Vick's case, I'd say his career is over, not just his season. He may pass the concussion test, but his brain is already half cauliflower, and the best thing anyone could do for him is to keep him from ever suiting up again.

Indeed, and he always has his dog fighting career to fall back on....

December 6, 2012  08:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

In Vick's case, I'd say his career is over, not just his season. He may pass the concussion test, but his brain is already half cauliflower, and the best thing anyone could do for him is to keep him from ever suiting up again.

He could be the first NFL player to melt before our very eyes....time to hang it up.

December 6, 2012  09:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

In Vick's case, I'd say his career is over, not just his season. He may pass the concussion test, but his brain is already half cauliflower, and the best thing anyone could do for him is to keep him from ever suiting up again.

Nah, I don't think it is over...just his running style is going to end.

He is a decent QB and there are jobs out there for him.

At this point, he does not want to be an Eagle anyway...especially since Reid himself is going to be gone at seasons end.

They have some rebuilding to do and they need a fresh coach to fire up and sink things into the players heads.

December 6, 2012  09:20 AM ET
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Indeed, and he always has his dog fighting career to fall back on....

At some point in the relatively near future, anyone with a heart will pity Michael Vick. I see him in an assisted-living facility within ten or fifteen years. It's not a fate I would wish on anyone.

December 6, 2012  09:27 AM ET

Vick is a real enigma. He has all the athletic talent in the world, both speed and a cannon of an arm, but at the same time his accuracy is very spotty and he struggles reading defenses. He's too fragile to make the most of the athleticism. He's too inconsistent as a pocket passer.

He needs an offensive line to keep from getting killed, but a team with an offensive line can support a more consistent QB. Where does he belong? Doing public service announcements full time for the Humane Society?

December 6, 2012  09:27 AM ET

What's all that about Reid creating McCoy? Most people thought McCoy was going to be good when he was drafted.

December 6, 2012  09:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Vick is a real enigma. He has all the athletic talent in the world, both speed and a cannon of an arm, but at the same time his accuracy is very spotty and he struggles reading defenses. He's too fragile to make the most of the athleticism. He's too inconsistent as a pocket passer.

Not that much of an enigma. He has relied on his athletic ability but he never made the effort to learn the craft of being a QB - he never honed his talent into skill. Happens a lot in the transition from college to the pros.

December 6, 2012  09:42 AM ET
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Not that much of an enigma. He has relied on his athletic ability but he never made the effort to learn the craft of being a QB - he never honed his talent into skill. Happens a lot in the transition from college to the pros.

His intentional involvement in illegal activities also reveals a certain lack of brain power even then.

You can somewhat recover from a concussion, but you can't fix stupid.

December 6, 2012  09:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

In Vick's case, I'd say his career is over, not just his season. He may pass the concussion test, but his brain is already half cauliflower, and the best thing anyone could do for him is to keep him from ever suiting up again.

Vick still has a few good years left in him. Put him in a system with a Offensive line and tall WRs he will be just fine.

December 6, 2012  09:44 AM ET
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His intentional involvement in illegal activities also reveals a certain lack of brain power even then.You can somewhat recover from a concussion, but you can't fix stupid.

stop being so ignorant.

December 6, 2012  09:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

stop being so ignorant.

HTTR!!

December 6, 2012  09:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Not that much of an enigma. He has relied on his athletic ability but he never made the effort to learn the craft of being a QB - he never honed his talent into skill. Happens a lot in the transition from college to the pros.

But he did start applying himself, even if it was only to get back on the NFL gravy train after getting out of jail, and had a great season. He was reading defenses. He was accurate. He was moving insanely well for a guy who'd been out of football so long. Then, this. The ups and downs are insane.

December 6, 2012  09:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

HTTR!!

HTTE

December 6, 2012  09:53 AM ET

In the immortal word of Dandy Don...."Turn Out the Lights, the Party's Over".

December 6, 2012  09:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Not that much of an enigma. He has relied on his athletic ability but he never made the effort to learn the craft of being a QB - he never honed his talent into skill. Happens a lot in the transition from college to the pros.

clearly you havent followed his career since being out of jail.

December 6, 2012  09:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

In the immortal word of Dandy Don...."Turn Out the Lights, the Party's Over".

Loved me some "Dandy Don"

December 6, 2012  09:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

In the immortal word of Dandy Don...."Turn Out the Lights, the Party's Over".

Reid and Vick could be in Dallas next year..:)

December 6, 2012  09:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Loved me some "Dandy Don"

RIP!

 
December 6, 2012  09:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Reid and Vick could be in Dallas next year..:)

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

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