Michael Vick Brings Major Challenge To Detroit Lions’ Defense

September 16, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

That I have any respect or esteem whatsoever for Michael Vick makes me really angry at myself.
It's not what you think, though. Even before his—ahem—"legal issues," I had very little respect for him as a quarterback. Quarterbacks, I thought, did not get paid to rush for 150 yards per game while hitting receivers in the shins with the football on crossing routes.
Strong arm? Sure. Mobility? Definitely. Accurate passer with good decision-making skills? Not even close.
Problem is, I see the Lions' defense in one eye, and in the other, I'm reasonably sure I see Vick licking his chops like a dog eying a piece of meat.
Er, I mean, like some other, definitely herbivorous animal, with which nobody in the NFL has any legal history, eying the plant that they like to eat. Peacefully, with no bloodshed.
It's not that the Lions' defense is terrible. It has been in years past, but it was indeed able to hold a Mike Martz/Jay Cutler offense scoreless, save for the ...

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