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Rain Man
11-10-2005, 03:45 PM
Anyone else find this kind of funny?

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/5071150

Vick says he wouldn't mind playing with T.O.
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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Michael Vick wouldn't mind having Terrell Owens line up at receiver for the Atlanta Falcons as long as T.O. understands one thing.

"This is my team," Vick said Wednesday.
Besides, No. 7 already has provided a resounding response to those who criticize his passing numbers and deride him as nothing more than a freak of an athlete masquerading as a quarterback.

Last week, Vick completed a season-best 22-of-31 passes for 228 yards and a touchdown, with no interceptions in a 17-10 victory at Miami.

Asked if he was out to prove a point, Vick shrugged his shoulders and said, "Kind of, sort of. I just wanted to win the game. I did whatever it took to win the game. That is what it took."

Vick still ranks 26th in the league in passing efficiency, working with a group of nondescript receivers led by Brian Finneran (27 receptions, two TDs).

So, it was no surprise when the quarterback's weekly question-and-answer session quickly turned toward Owens, who was suspended by Philadelphia after an interview critical of the organization and teammate Donovan McNabb.

"I think I could play with anybody," Vick said. "It's all if they could play with me. He would have to understand my style of play and what I do. And if he can do that, he can be here. Other than that, this is my team."

Even though Owens issued a public apology Tuesday, the Eagles plan to deactivate him for the rest of the season after his four-game suspension is up.

Owens, of course, is eager to get back on the field. Though he has a home in Atlanta, he recently put the 18,000-square-foot spread on the market for $4.5 million, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

He would certainly be a major upgrade over the Falcons' current group of receivers.

Then again, T.O. has always been a major disruption in the locker room, the kind of player who could upset the tight-knit bond that coach Jim Mora has instilled in his team.

"We understand that it takes 11 guys to win a football game," Vick said. "We do not have any selfish guys on the football team. That is fine with me."

The Falcons' offense is built around the league's most effective running game, and that wouldn't change no matter who's at receiver. Much of the running is done by Vick, who gained nearly 1,000 yards last season and ranks second on the team this year with 340 yards.

"I run the ball a little bit more than other quarterbacks so, that might take away from some of his catches," Vick said, referring to Owens. "You have to be a team player when you come here."

Bowser
11-10-2005, 03:49 PM
Suddenly, I'm reminded of Eddie Murphy's stand up act....

"It's MY house! If you don't like it, you can get the **** OUT!"


How's the herpes, Ron?

Brock
11-10-2005, 03:50 PM
Steamin' Willie Beamon: Get on my page, or get the **** outta my huddle!

dsgreene285
11-10-2005, 03:52 PM
Ron Mexico sounds like TO minus a few notches.

ExtremeChief
11-10-2005, 04:04 PM
Like he could hit Owens if he was open.

ChiefsCountry
11-10-2005, 04:06 PM
I would love to see it, TO would rip a Vick a new one.

Mr. Kotter
11-10-2005, 04:06 PM
That's my hunch as to where TO lands: Atlanta.

Lzen
11-10-2005, 04:08 PM
I love how he had a respectable game this past week and the media starts to insinuate that he's a good passer all of a sudden. It's as if they are pulling for him to become a good passer.

Skip Towne
11-10-2005, 04:08 PM
And people around here call LJ "Leon".

siberian khatru
11-10-2005, 04:09 PM
I always use 228 yards passing as a benchmark for when a QB has "made it." Welcome to Mount Olympus, Mike. Hey, Elway, Marino and Unitas, give the kid some elbow room.

Mr. Kotter
11-10-2005, 04:10 PM
I love how he had a respectable game this past week and the media starts to insinuate that he's a good passer all of a sudden. It's as if they are pulling for him to become a good passer.

Damn, Leon throwing to Leon. It could make for entertaining coverage....

siberian khatru
11-10-2005, 04:10 PM
I love how he had a respectable game this past week and the media starts to insinuate that he's a good passer all of a sudden. It's as if they are pulling for him to become a good passer.

Rush targeted the wrong QB. :p

dsgreene285
11-10-2005, 04:10 PM
That's my hunch as to where TO lands: Atlanta.

I agree. Mora's response to whether TO would be welcome in Atlanta was "no comment". They may be willing to take a chance, because as bad a passer as Ron Mexico is, their receivers might be worse (except for Finneran).

Pitt Gorilla
11-10-2005, 04:13 PM
I'm not a big Vick guy, but he might fit well in out offense. We run the ball well and have a great TE. Vick can't hit receivers very well and the receiving corp really isn't our strong point (I do love Eddie, though). I wouldn't pay him that crazy jack, though. Of course, there are several other QBs I'd rather have.

Mr. Kotter
11-10-2005, 04:14 PM
Rush targeted the wrong QB. :p

I hadn't thought of that....heh. :hmmm:

Rush: "That's why I was wrong--what a relief. I meant Vick, instead of McNabb. You see, folks....I was mistaken that I was wrong. Talent on loan from God, proven right 99.79% of the time. Yeah, that damn black kid is over-rated.....Cunningham, McNabb, Vick, Moon. They all look the same to me."

dsgreene285
11-10-2005, 04:16 PM
I'm not a big Vick guy, but he might fit well in out offense. We run the ball well and have a great TE. Vick can't hit receivers very well and the receiving corp really isn't our strong point (I do love Eddie, though). I wouldn't pay him that crazy jack, though. Of course, there are several other QBs I'd rather have.

Vick + KC Receivers = 32nd ranked passing offense

Mr. Kotter
11-10-2005, 04:16 PM
I'm not a big Vick guy, but he might fit well in out offense. We run the ball well and have a great TE. Vick can't hit receivers very well and the receiving corp really isn't our strong point (I do love Eddie, though). I wouldn't pay him that crazy jack, though. Of course, there are several other QBs I'd rather have.

Vick, nah. But if we could surgically slice TO's vocal chords and sew his mouth shut, I think DV and Carl ought to look into signing him. :p



Seriously though, he would be a good fit; were he NOT T.O.

Pitt Gorilla
11-10-2005, 04:17 PM
Vick + KC Receivers = 32nd ranked passing offenseYup, probably so. But, we'd run the hell out of the ball.

StcChief
11-10-2005, 04:39 PM
Yup, probably so. But, we'd run the hell out of the ball.
Yeah.... LJ would have to take the ball away from Vick to get any carries.

dsgreene285
11-10-2005, 04:42 PM
Yeah.... LJ would have to take the ball away from Vick to get any carries.

That's OK, LJ is used to it. Two series for Vick to run the ball, one series for Vick to hand off to LJ. The only difference is LJ gets to remain on the field.

NaptownChief
11-10-2005, 05:09 PM
Vick + KC Receivers = 32nd ranked passing offense


Vick + Moss and Owens would struggle to stave off a 32nd rank in passing.

NaptownChief
11-10-2005, 05:15 PM
Pretty funny comment from Whitlock this week on ESPN about Ron Mexico:


"6. Memo to Michael Vick: 228 passing yards, one TD and three second-half points is not a sign that you're the second coming of Dan Marino.

The league's most underutilized wide receiver feels that he answered his critics by lighting up the Miami defense for 17 points on Sunday. I wasn't impressed. And, yes, I'm well aware that Vick has been at the scene of a lot of Atlanta victories.

You know what? Trent Dilfer once was spotted at a Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl party. It didn't make Dilfer a top-flight quarterback. I would label Vick the Human Highlight Film II, but it would be a disservice to Dominique Wilkins, who at least put stats on the board."

Tribal Warfare
11-10-2005, 06:42 PM
Football Jesus passing to Terrell Owens , that would be too much to handle. I swear it would rip the very fabric of existence.

dtebbe
11-10-2005, 07:32 PM
Yeah.... LJ would have to take the ball away from Vick to get any carries.

Before you make a comment like this, you should know something about the team you are talking about. Take a look at Warrick Dunn's numbers this year:

160 attempts - 820 yards

Something tells me LJ would not have a problem with 160 vs his current 97.

Other Top RBs:

Tomlinson (the real FB Jesus) - 192 att - 835 yards
Alexander - 175 att - 949 yards
Tiki Barber - 152 att - 760 yards

Vick's runs are usually plays where other QBs take sacks or throw the ball away. Very few are designed runs. Warrick Dunn is a VERY solid back, and the numbers indicate he's not giving up many (if any) carries to Vick.

DT

Hydrae
11-10-2005, 07:53 PM
That's my hunch as to where TO lands: Atlanta.


Not going to happen. As they were saying on espn radio earlier, the offensive coordinator in Atlanta was one of the guys TO ripped while he was in SF due to his playcaling on offense. This may be one of the only teams that TO has no chance of joining.