If there’s one thing you can say about Michael Vick, it’s that, for better or worse, he’s stubborn. Up until this point in his career, he’s refused to heed the advice of coaches every single person who has ever watched a football game or seen him play– that he should slide more often to prevent hits like this. It’s seemingly taken a presidential intervention to get that message across.
So, we probably shouldn’t have expected QB 7 to back down from his dynasty comment so easily.
Speaking to Mike and Ike on 94 WIP today, Vick had this to say when that whole dynasty thing was brought up. Which it was. Rather quickly.
“I mean, I don’t know how you can take so much negative out of something so positive, when I’m trying to speak about something we have the potential to build. You look around at our team, and what I would ask everybody to do is go down our roster and look at all the players, look at the Pro Bowlers we have, look at the players who have NFL experience, whose played a substantial amount of games, whose played great football in this league, and tell me that we don’t have an opportunity to put a dynasty together. You know, when you think about the dynasties of the great teams in the past, you know, they were all built and they were all put together and that’s a tribute to great administration. But it takes time, and once you get there, you have to realize in the moment the opportunities you have, and you got to try to seize it. And that’s all I’m trying to do.”
“I guarantee you it’s not our fans complaining about what we’re trying to do. They want us to win as well. That’s the media. I mean, that’s the media just trying to create a negative vibe, and we understand that.”
“When you have confidence and you have a great deal of belief, I think that’s all you need at the end of the day. It wouldn’t have came out of my mouth if it wasn’t on my heart. If it wasn’t what I believe we could strive to do and to work for. I think nothing of it. It’s totally total opposite of the Dream Team comment. And like I said, a Dream Team is already put together, a dynasty is something that you got to work for, you got to earn that title. I said we have potential to work and get there and become that. That’s it. Other than that, I’m not answering that question.”
He’s not only not backing down… he’s embracing it! I guess there’s something to be said for that, but I wonder if his tune will change as a lathered up and foaming at the mouth defender bears down on him screaming something about shoving a dynasty up a dick hole.
Vick always has a target on him, it’s just that now he’s giving opposing teams a near dissertation to write on their whiteboards.
The rest of the interview is pretty good. Vick certainly has confidence, and sometimes even comes across as likable. Give it a listen… after the jump.
Audio courtesy WIP