Michael Vick last saw NFL action in October of 2015, but he didn’t make his retirement official until yesterday, when he announced it to a group of reporters at the Super Bowl.
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We’ve written a couple of times about the Steelers’ penchant for going for two instead of kicking PATs this year, and Thursday night’s game against the Ravens presented a few new wrinkles for the “kick it or go for it” decision matrix. There was a lot going on in this game, but the most interesting was four 4th down…
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New York Jets quarterback Michael Vick had some kind words for embattled Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, who could very well end up with New York in the draft. Here's what Vick had to say, via NJ.com:
Here's a story on how Michael Vick has paid off an extraordinary amount of debt over the last five years—more than $15 million of the $17.8 million he owed creditors upon declaring for bankruptcy while in prison on dogfighting charges. It's a window on Vick's responsibility—which has, by all accounts, been…
The New York Jets have been nothing short of flaming dog poop this year. The quarterback situation has been an especially vital part of the circus act. It started back in training camp, when coaches were upset that Michael Vick was content with his backup role at quarterback. As our Samer Kalaf put it then:
Buttfumble chanteuse Mike Tirico came into tonight's game expecting to see Michael Vick behind center for the Carolina Panthers. We don't know why!
Hey, a Jets highlight. Michael Vick isn't dead yet! Watch him burn the dregs of his youth as he clowns Steelers cornerback Brice McCain on a run.
Are dog ghosts haunting Michael Vick, causing him and the Jets to be cursed? Let's ask Tony Dungy this oddly specific question.
Marcus Vick was critical after the QB replaced Geno Smith in the first half, but he's still optimistic.
Jets backup quarterback Michael Vick did a dumb thing this week when he kinda-sorta admitted that he wasn't all that prepared to play in the second half of the Jets' 31-0 loss to the Chargers on Sunday because he didn't take his weekly scout team reps seriously enough.
It was Michael Vick who publicly jumped to Riley Cooper's defense after the Eagles receiver was caught on camera using racial slurs. The QB spoke out in favor of forgiving Cooper at a time other players were saying they had lost all respect. "We had guys talking about knocking him out, taking his head off," Vick tells…
Today's Michael Vick is obviously not 2006 Michael Vick, but the Jets picked him up in an attempt to push second-year quarterback Geno Smith to suck less. Then, they told Vick they were going with Smith, barring a disaster. Believe it or not, the 34-year-old Vick accepted that he'd be a backup, and Jets coaches are…
Last Friday, Michael Vick signed a one-year deal with the Jets. He'll be 34 by the time the season begins. The following is excerpted from Deadspin's Big Book of Black Quarterbacks. This entry is written by Kyle Wagner.
On the heels of the news that the fumble of the Buttfumble has been released, the Jets have signed Michael Vick. Adam Schefter says it's one year, $5 million. The timing of the announcements (Friday evening, in the middle of the NCAA tourney), and their quick succession, make you wonder if the Jets want one or both of…
There is a stupid thing in the New York Times today, which if read aloud in the proper cadence would sound quite a bit like a warmup oration for a tar-and-feathering. It's about Michael Vick, of course, and it argues that no team in the NFL should sign Michael Vick, for the sake of the children.