Thursday, December 9, 2010

Messin' With the ....."Vick Haters"

These "Vick Haters".......are fit to be tied.   They're as mad as a bunch of... (pun intended)...crazed dogs.

Vick is the leading vote getter thus for in the fan balloting for the Pro Bowl. 

Courtesy of the Philadelphia Inquirer and writer Jeff McClane:

Eagles Notes: Vick leads the NFL in balloting for Pro Bowl

Michael Vick led all NFL players in fan balloting for the Pro Bowl as of Wednesday, receiving 729,838 votes, or 38,692 more than Colts quarterback Peyton Manning, who was in second place.

It's a remarkable turn of events considering the Eagles' quarterback was considered a pariah by many just a little more than a year ago when he was reinstated by the NFL.

"I just think it's a credit to everything I've tried to accomplish on and off the field," Vick said.

"Just working as hard as I can to change things around and be part of the solution and not the problem. It changed my life, so everybody can do it."

Vick is second in the league in passer rating (105.7), and the 8-4 Eagles are 6-1 when he has started and finished a game. After second-place Manning (691,146 votes) are Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (623,074), Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (591,598), and Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (547,340).

The Pro Bowl squads are based on the consensus votes of fans, players, and coaches, with each group's vote counting one-third toward determining the rosters. The Eagles' David Akers leads NFC kickers in voting. Online ballots will close Dec. 20.

If Vick is voted in, it would be the former Falcon's fourth Pro Bowl.

Despite a quadriceps bruise, Vick participated fully in practice as the Eagles prepared for Sunday night's game at Dallas. After the victory over Houston last Thursday, Eagles coach Andy Reid chided officials for not calling penalties for some of the hits the quarterback took when scrambling.

Vick also questioned the no-calls. On Wednesday, Reid took a different approach.

"You know what, I'm done with all of that," the coach said. "We're moving on playing the game, and Michael feels the same way. And I probably put him in a bind by saying anything about it."

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