Michael Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles just don’t seem to get it.
A year after backup QB, yes, backup QB Vince Young called the group a “dream team” Philadelphia’s starting QB Michael Vick has gone on the record that his team could well have the makings of a dynasty.
“When I look at our football team and what we have on paper, I think about when I was growing up and the great San Francisco 49er teams, the great Green Bay Packer teams, and the great Dallas Cowboy teams, how they just positioned themselves to compete and be one of the best teams out there,” Vick told CSNPhilly.com.
“I think we have a chance to be that. I think we have a chance to develop a dynasty.”
Hey Mike, how about you guys make the playoffs a time or two before you start talking about winning multiple Super Bowls?
Look, there is no harm in being confident in your team. Every NFL QB in the NFL should have the goal of winning the Super Bowl every season. Saying in public that the goal of your team is to win the division and hopefully a championship, isn’t going to raise any eyebrows. That is the kind of attitude fans expect from their teams.
The Eagles, on the other hand, seem to be making a habit of painting a giant red bulls-eye on their chests every season.
From Rex Ryan on down, fans and competing NFL players don’t take too kindly to puffed-up chests and bravado. They especially don’t take kindly to it when the team spouting off these type of comments is coming off an 8-8 season and plays in the same division as the defending Super Bowl Champions.
Everyone knows the Eagles are loaded with talent. After the “dream team” was humbled by a 4-8 start in 2011, Philly rebounded to win their last four games. That is enough for any team to enter the following season with quiet confidence. The key word here being “quiet.”
Dynasties aren’t won on paper. Some of the best teams and players in NFL history failed to win even one championship, let alone multiple championships.
If the Eagles can make good on Vick’s statement then good for them. I just can’t help thinking that the Eagles should learn to do their talking on the field and not in the media. Winning in the NFL is difficult enough without providing bulletin board material for your opponents.