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08:00 AM ET 02.13 | Some may prefer Michael Vick were more cautious, but the quarterback said that's not where his mindset will be when he approaches 2013. [On Tuesday, Vick said] his recent injury problems came from "trying to protect myself," so he plans to be less cautious as a quarterback. "I think what I have to do is just go out and play lights-out football and not worry about getting hurt," he said on ESPN radio's Mike & Mike in the Morning, aired locally on 97.5 The Fanatic. He also said he hopes to play for another four or five years. The Eagles announced Monday that Vick had agreed to a new deal, allowing him to compete for the starting quarterback job and potentially earn as much as $10 million over the next year.

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February 13, 2013  08:02 AM ET

He's going to get hammered!

February 13, 2013  08:07 AM ET

Suits me.

February 13, 2013  08:10 AM ET

Goes well with being less intelligent.

February 13, 2013  08:11 AM ET

Gonna be a very short season for him!

February 13, 2013  08:13 AM ET

New coach, same old Eagles.

Look to the Pope for guidance, Michael. Time to hang 'em up.

February 13, 2013  08:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

New coach, same old Eagles.Look to the Pope for guidance, Michael. Time to hang 'em up.

Better wait for the next guy to call the Vatican home.

February 13, 2013  08:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

He's going to get hammered!

Agreed...

It is simple math...

Atlanta + big contract = lousy play worthy of that deal

Lousy play + dog fighting = jail

Jail + back to NFL to play again = good play

Good Play + another big contract = lousy play.

Vick will get nothing done for Philly fans this season under Kelly...

February 13, 2013  09:10 AM ET

Since his other choice is to keep doing what he was doing, he has no other choice. You still get paid on IR.

February 13, 2013  09:15 AM ET

I hope Foles is warming in the bullpen!

February 13, 2013  09:25 AM ET

You can't teach old dogs new tricks so go for broke Vick you just got paid.

February 13, 2013  09:35 AM ET

no one claimed he was smart

February 13, 2013  09:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Agreed...It is simple math...Atlanta + big contract = lousy play worthy of that dealLousy play + dog fighting = jailJail + back to NFL to play again = good playGood Play + another big contract = lousy play.Vick will get nothing done for Philly fans this season under Kelly...

Vick being the Eagles starting QB is not a foregone conclusion. If he shows he can't master the reads in mini camps, he might not even make it to training camp. I'll bet that Kelly knows his honeymoon in Philly won't last past week 3, so he'll look for the best guy for the job. Unfortunately for the Eagles, the best guy currently on the roster suited to Kelly's offense is Vick. Foles doesn't have the mobility Kelly's offense requires from the QB.

I double checked your math on Vick...

and it works...

February 13, 2013  09:52 AM ET

Vick is going to get hammered, but a lot of his recent injuries have been occuring when he's tried to stay in the pocket. This has got to be his last shot. mind as well go down doing what he's good at. Maybe he gets lucky and avoids injury scrambling around and making things happen. Probably not, but maybe. Reid failed in his attempt to make him a pocket passer so he's got nothing to lose, career wise anyways

February 13, 2013  09:54 AM ET

This does not bode well for his creditors.

February 13, 2013  10:07 AM ET

This guy has earned every ounce of pain he ever gets.

February 13, 2013  10:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Vick being the Eagles starting QB is not a foregone conclusion. If he shows he can't master the reads in mini camps, he might not even make it to training camp. I'll bet that Kelly knows his honeymoon in Philly won't last past week 3, so he'll look for the best guy for the job. Unfortunately for the Eagles, the best guy currently on the roster suited to Kelly's offense is Vick. Foles doesn't have the mobility Kelly's offense requires from the QB.I double checked your math on Vick... and it works...

Thanks and you are right...Vick is suited best, Foles is still a massive ? mark.

Will be interesting to see if Kelly's style works in the NFL.

February 13, 2013  11:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Suits me.

like dogs much?

February 13, 2013  11:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

no one claimed he was smart

He is Rich though......

February 13, 2013  11:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

This guy has earned every ounce of pain he ever gets.

hahahahahaha....so did those filthy arse dogs

 
February 13, 2013  11:28 AM ET

Well you have to admit, most of the times he got hammered he was in the pocket, such as it was, the problem was most of the defense was in the pocket with him

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