Skip to comments.Michael Vick, Jeremy Maclin ruled out (Eagles at Giants, 830pm Eastern)
Posted on 11/20/2011 5:49:12 PM PST by doug from upland
PHILADELPHIA -- Michael Vick has to watch his teammates play from home.
Vick won't play when the Philadelphia Eagles visit the New York Giants on Sunday because of two broken ribs. He won't even be on the sideline because injured players typically don't make the trip.
Vince Young will make his first start for Philadelphia in Vick's place. He's thrown one pass this season -- an interception.
Vick didn't practice this week because he broke his two lower ribs on the second play in a 21-17 loss to Arizona last Sunday. He got up slowly after taking a hard hit to the side, but didn't tell anyone the extent of the injury and played the rest of the game. He was off target most of the game and finished 16 of 34 for 128 yards and two interceptions.
Vick was listed as questionable on Friday's injury report, but was ruled out after Saturday's walkthrough. Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin also won't play because of shoulder and hamstring injuries.
The Eagles (3-6) desperately need a victory over the first-place Giants (6-3) to avoid being all-but-mathematically eliminated from playoff contention. The defending NFC East champions began this season with Super Bowl aspirations, but have failed to live up to those enormous expectations.
Vick's inconsistency is among the reasons the Eagles have underachieved. Vick has hardly resembled the guy who was an MVP candidate and Pro Bowl starter last season. He's already thrown 11 interceptions in nine games. He had six picks all of last season.
(Excerpt) Read more at espn.go.com ...
Michael Vick has not brought good karma to Philadelphia. Perhaps a parallel to the Hillary Curse that affected the Yankees.
Perhaps this is the night the final nail is put in the coffin of the Eagles’ season.
Well gee this means I’ll watch the game. This is a Vick free household. The only video I want to see of stone cold evil Vick is that career ending spinal cord injury on the first play of the next game he plays....Hey hope springs eternal.....
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No, I don’t want him hurt. I want him to play horribly, have his career end, and spend the rest of his life doing something good for God’s creatures.
Yeah..too bad one of those broken rib bones didn’t pierce his heart...oh wait, he doesn’t have one.
Same way I feel.
Oh, poor little baby Vick. His ribs have boo boos all over them and they hurt. Whiny little witch... how did the dogs feel when they were fighting for their lives? Did they hurt when you drowned them or electrocuted them? Little pansy.
I am not a Vick fan AT ALL, but your comment makes no sense. Ever had broken ribs? They hurt really bad and Vick played the rest of a game with them, although not very well.
That takes some guts, even if I don’t like the man.
Does anyone want to win this? It is almost as boring as a soccer game.
You are haters. Not the Christian way. Then again, maybe you’re not Christians.
TAKE THAT. YOU GIANT CREEP!
God, is that you?
No, the Giants lost to the Eagles again at home, another midseason collapse on the way-we will be winless in Nov.
I hate Michael Vick, but I don’t wish him injury. Physical pain isn’t what will truly affect him. I actually want the Eagles to play wonderfully without him. I want the Eagles management to realize and acknowledge their horrible mistake in paying him that ridiculous sum of money. I’d also like to see Andy Reid fired for encouraging it. That is my wish. I don’t want him hurt, just humiliated and broke.
We see it pretty much the same. Some, particularly Eagles fans, say that he has paid his debt to society. No, he hasn’t. It is going to take a lifetime of good works to make up for what he did. I really do care about character first and just love to see good things happen for good people. That is why I hope Tim Tebow can overcome the odds, learn to pass a heckuva lot better, and be successful. He is using his platform as a famous athlete to do good works. In this society of greed, avarice, selfishness, and entitlement mentality, he is what pro sports needs. Role models really do matter.
LOL...So close, it’s scary.
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