Discussion Forums - Sports

Topic: Michael Vick..........should the NFL re-instate him? Think any team would w

Club rule - Please, if you cannot be courteous and respectful, do not post in this forum.
  Unlock Forum posting with Annual Membership.
Subject: Michael Vick..........should the NFL re-instate him? Think any team would w
Date Posted: 2/27/2009 9:30 PM ET
Member Since: 9/30/2006
Posts: 7,024
Back To Top

Michael Vick will be leaving jail soon and spending the remaining 2 months of his prison term under house arrest. He will be a free man in July.  So what do you think - will the NFL re-instate him so he can play again?  Should they? 

If they do re-instate him, will any team pick him up? Or will he languish like Barry Bonds.

IMHO - I think he should be re-instated.  He has served his time and I think he should be given a second chance.  I totally get that he did a horrific thing.  But I hope the folks understand that while his crime was horrible, he has paid for it.  He will also in many ways continue to pay for this the rest of his life.  He will always have a cloud hanging over him, and it will behoove him to behave himself.  Fans will not have much tolerance for alot of foolishness like being picked up for DUI's for example, and he had better turn himself into a real team player. 

Will a team sign him? I think so.  For one thing, there are very few excellent quarterbacks out there right now.  Secondly, he will probably come fairly cheap.  If a team can get over the initial hump of the attention he will get, I think he will be accepted by the fans.  Not necessarily loved by the fans, but accepted. I don't think he will languish like Barry Bonds - after all, he has admitted what he did and taken his lumps.  

That's my opinion - what's yours?   

Date Posted: 3/16/2009 9:23 AM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2005
Posts: 1,563
Back To Top

I agree both that he should be reinstated and that some team will pick him up. However, I don't think he is an "excellent" quarterback; never was. IMO he's always been an excellent athlete who just happened to play quarterback. I think whoever picks him up will do so with the idea of him being their backup QB and someone they can use in situational packages like the "wildcat" formation. It'll be interesting to see how it all plays out.

Date Posted: 3/16/2009 2:01 PM ET
Member Since: 9/30/2006
Posts: 7,024
Back To Top

Interesting points.  Back up quarterback makes alot of sense, this way you would not only get the chance to see how he shapes up, and what kind of reception he gets.  Maybe it will die down, maybe it won't. 

Date Posted: 8/15/2009 3:37 PM ET
Member Since: 9/18/2007
Posts: 3,096
Back To Top

He has been signed by the Eagles.

Date Posted: 9/13/2009 4:08 PM ET
Member Since: 1/4/2006
Posts: 1,467
Back To Top

Very very sad that this man was picked up.  Just as bad as boxing letting Tyson back in = $$$$  is what it's all about.  No morals in sports !   It's sad that our kids look up to them.  I love sports, but,,,,  I know, I shouldn't watch and support it if I feel this way.....

Date Posted: 9/30/2009 2:59 PM ET
Member Since: 8/15/2006
Posts: 2,730
Back To Top

I caught a segment of Mike and Mike and they spoke of an Eagles fan who wore a home-made t-shirt that was anti-Michael Vick to the game this past Sunday.  There was no profanity - just a line drawn through his name or number & something about the allowing a dog killer to get a second chance. They would not allow her into the stadium until she turned it inside out - so  she had to complly.  A newspaper got hold of the story and now it is causing a small controversy.  Both Mike & Mike agreed that it was wrong for Eagles management to do go that far.