When fantasy players needed him most, Michael Vick failed them.
Perhaps this is why Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson is so mad at him. While Vick is earning wholesale praise for turning his life around, Carlson would have none of it.
“Michael Vick killed dogs, and he did (it) in a heartless and cruel way.” He added, “I think
personally he should have been executed for that.”
That’s a bit harsh. It sounds like somebody had Vick on his fantasy team in Week 16, when the Eagles QB lost two fumbles and threw an interception. Michael has thrown six interceptions in his last five games and could have had three more Tuesday night, but for Minnesota drops.
He averaged a season-low 6.1 yards per attempt. He finished with a season-low 74.1 passer rating. “I was trying to press the issue instead of playing smart and taking care of the football,” Vick admitted. “And it cost us. I've got to do a better job of protecting the football.”
To add injury to insult, the battered Vick seems likely to sit out all or more of the regular season Philadelphia finale. He is struggling with a quadriceps strain.
Eagles coach Andy Reid wants to get him back on top of his game – and he has QB Kevin Kolb eager to showcase his talents to other teams.
“I'm a competitor,” Vick said. “I always want to play. But it's Andy's decision. I'll do whatever he wants me to do.”
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