The Philadelphia Eagles decided to go with Michael Vick as their starting quarterback in Chip Kelly’s uptempo offense. That didn’t come as too much of a shock as Vick seemed to fit the mold of quarterbacks he had at Oregon. The trend of mobile quarterbacks in the NFL succeeding could have played a role in the Eagles hiring Kelly to efficiently use Michael Vick.
“I’m going to have the opportunity to do what I want to do in this offense and run the football,” Vick said. “And yes, I will be a threat.”
The Eagles strength and conditioning coaches said that Vick was the player with the best attitude, work ethic, and best at helping other players in the weight room all offseason.
“I never felt I was out of shape,” Vick said. “Looking back now and the way I feel as of today, I feel I was underweight and could have been a lot stronger.”
Vick isn’t worried about injuries though.
“I think you’ve got to take on a certain mind-set that you’re going to play the game all-out,” Vick said, via Philly.com. “If you go into a football game not wanting to get hurt or trying not to get hurt, it doesn’t allow you to play the way you want to play.”
He’s learned not to let the media change his style of play.
“You guys act like I get hurt once a week,” Vick said to reporters. “You all did that to me. Made me change the way I played the game.”