Michael Vick Targets Panthers as His No. 1 Choice

Vick is NOT the answer

Uh, yeah…really?

You’re going to love his reasons behind why he lists Carolina as his main preference to play for.

On Tuesday, the Charlotte Oberver’s Charles Chandler reported that Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback Michael Vick said on a weekend radio appearance, that if he could choose to play for any team in the NFL, it would be the Carolina Panthers.

I’m going to make you read all of this to find out why he said he would love to play for Carolina. At the end, there will be a YouTube video where at about the 7:40 mark, Vick states where he wants to play football in 2010.

I have a bad feeling about this one, folks. And I hope my gut feeling is more in response to that murder burger from Checkers I had a little while ago, and not a telling sign of things to come.

We all know our status at the quarterback position is two things: uncertain and washed up. Jake Delhomme being of the latter mentioned.

Throw Vick into the mix, and it really does nothing to bolster the needs at quarterback position. Hypothetically, given a choice between the two, I’d rather the Panthers trade for McNabb than Vick. At the same time, I should be careful what I wish for, because I really have no desire to have either person on this team.

Philadelphia was the team that re-introduced Vick back into the NFL. A move that I didn’t…couldn’t see the Eagles making, a mere two weeks before they pulled the trigger, which is probably where this bad feeling in the pit of my stomach is coming from. Because once again, this is a team that I can’t see bringing this individual onto the team.

Why? Because he’s not an upgrade. He’s not even worth being considered a No. 2 option at the position.

So, I’ll leave you with that, and we’ll see what develops in Carolina. Prepare to be shocked if the Panthers do make a move on Vick, though I say the chances of McNabb-to-Carolina are far greater, and even then not so much.

Now that you’ve read through that, here are the reasons Vick stated he wants to be a Panther in 2010.

“Well, you know, it’s close to  home. I like the uniforms. You get to play against Atlanta twice a year. Ain’t nothing better than playing against your former team, right? So, yeah, that would be a good look, it would be a good look.”

Great reason to become a Panther… “I like the uniforms.” Man, that’s really going to convince the Panthers to take a risk on him. I think he just may have found the key to Jerry Richardson’s heart…Not last year, and certainly not again this year, will Carolina entertain bringing in this clown.

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  • TruePantherFan

    Vick would provide Moore with better competition.Vick on Fox’s(RUNFIRST)team.Vick’s Story…Promising upcoming QB,jail,redemption,Savior

    Who better to transform Vick then Us.I say take the chance, I like this move better than last years.Sign Vick last yr…would we be 8-8…after a 12-4. Instead giving Delhomme a new contract we shouldve sign Vick. Then where would we be…hmmm. Maybe if the players knew the coaches knew the front office knew what Jerry really wants to do for this team they would play their HEART out……..
    Business wise…you lost peppers,smith is aging,doubletrouble got one more good yr at least to stay together be4 one takes off for FA…An uncapped yr coming…..

    Vick…marketability. More Primetime Games. Everyone would be watching, better yet hoping Vick fails.The few that ar true and can believe in second chances and want to help the man improve instead of attacking what he’s trying to become…

    A Panther. Ask any other big name player who wants to come here.

    • http://www.blogtalkradio.com/blitzradio Eric Quackenbush

      TruePantherFan, I wouldn’t try to forecast the future of Michael Vick, because from what I’ve seen so far in Philly, is nothing more than a man trying to get reacquainted with the NFL and a new team. I wouldn’t say he’ll be a savior or that he is a savior until he actually does something to earn that title.

      Not to say he couldn’t be something of an asset to the Panthers, but the guy needs a lot of work, and unless Fox is going to change to a Wildcat system, I don’t see much use for Vick.

      The Dolphins can have another running QB on their team if they need one, as they do run a style of offense that would complement Vick.

      Carolina needs a QB that can actually pass, make completions, and not throw picks to compete with Matt Moore.

      Keep the media circus in Philly or anywhere but Carolina.

  • Mike

    TruePantherFan….I like how you think

  • Ron

    Vick can talk all he wants, but he needs to keep in mind that he’s under contract to a team that will be giving him his roster bonus this week. He also was talking more garbage today about how difficult it was to be a bench player. Too bad for him it’s all he’ll ever be going forward. The days of the “All run, can’t throw worth crap” QB are over in the NFL.

    • http://www.blogtalkradio.com/blitzradio Eric Quackenbush

      The Eagles gave Vick his roster bonus? That’s unusual for them to do, especially if they were more interested in trading him. As for trying to increase his value, I don’t think it helps much, as I read elsewhere that right now even with the roster bonus, he’s valued at about a fourth-round pick.

      As for his comment, beggars can’t be choosers. I don’t care what Mike Seidman says.

  • Chris

    Yeah, we should give the guy a chance. The man just ask to name a few things you like about the panthers and he did. nothing really big.

    That’s like asking a football student where he would like to go and he says the University of Texas because its close to home. Are you going to flip out about that? I hear a lot of students say that stuff.

    The problem isn’t him, the problem seems to be who ever wrote this article.

    • http://www.blogtalkradio.com/blitzradio Eric Quackenbush

      Sure we can give the guy a chance. I don’t have a problem with him having a chance. I applauded the Philadelphia Eagles for giving him a second chance.

      But “I like the uniforms?” That’s like saying I want to go to the University of Texas because I like the school’s colors, or it’s mascot. I would have been more receptive to his desire to play in Carolina had he said something along the lines of I like the style of offense the Panthers run. Or I’d love to play on the same offense as Steve Smith. Whatever. But, “I like their uniforms.”

      I don’t blame anyone for wanting to be within commuting distance from home. I don’t have an issue with that. I don’t have an issue with the guy wanting to play against his former team twice a year. But give us something with substance, please? Something more than I like their uniforms.

      Thanks for the read and comment, Chris. I’m not against giving anyone a chance. And for further reference, this is an opinion piece. I didn’t attack you, so keep your personal opinion of me to yourself. Thanks!