Michael Vick plans to sign a one-day contract, retire as a Falcon

 
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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2017 4:16 pm    Post subject: Michael Vick plans to sign a one-day contract, retire as a Falcon

Have to admit I'm legit surprised they would give him this opportunity after how it ended.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/05/27/michael-vick-plans-to-sign-a-one-day-contract-retire-as-a-falcon/

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Michael Vick plans to sign a one-day contract, retire as a Falcon

It’s been a decade since Michael Vick went from a Falcons superstar to a convicted felon, and after his release from prison he’s been an Eagle, a Jet and a Steeler. But he’ll be remembered for his greatness in Atlanta, and that’s where he wants his career to come to an official end.

Vick told CBS Radio in Atlanta that he has talked with the Falcons about signing a one-day contract and officially retiring with the team that chose him first overall in the 2001 NFL draft.

“Hopefully soon,” said Vick.

Vick hasn’t actually officially retired yet, but he said he has now turned his attention to working with young people. He regularly makes appearances at schools and youth organizations to urge children not to make the kinds of decisions that he made, which landed him in prison.

“I think I got my fill,” said Vick. “Working with the kids allows me to decompress.”

Although Vick’s exit from Atlanta was ugly, 10 years later a one-day return to Atlanta would be a day that many Falcons fans would celebrate.
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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2017 4:18 pm    Post subject:

I say they let him retire in a pen of starved and abused dogs after rubbing some A-1 all over him.
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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2017 5:23 pm    Post subject:

Don't get why Atlanta would do that. What's the point? He wasn't some iconic franchise player.

He had one really good season. As an Eagle.
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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2017 6:13 pm    Post subject:

He deserves it, he's arguably the greatest dog executioner of our time.
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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2017 10:12 pm    Post subject:

Thank God the Chargers traded the #1 pick back in '01.. Ended up with LT instead of Vick
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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2017 7:46 am    Post subject:

here we go again with the PETA sentiment.
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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2017 7:54 am    Post subject:

I don't see a single person connected to the Falcons saying that this is going to happen. I'll believe it when I see it.
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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2017 8:03 am    Post subject:

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I say they let him retire in a pen of starved and abused dogs after rubbing some A-1 all over him.


that's game of throne-ish
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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2017 8:16 am    Post subject:

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I say they let him retire in a pen of starved and abused dogs after rubbing some A-1 all over him.


that's game of throne-ish


And yet still too civilized a treatment for him.
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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2017 1:46 pm    Post subject:

It would be a nice gesture but I don't see what difference it would make to anyone except Vick.
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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2017 2:26 pm    Post subject:

Aeneas Hunter wrote:
I don't see a single person connected to the Falcons saying that this is going to happen. I'll believe it when I see it.


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Former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick clarified recent statements regarding his retirement, saying he has not spoken with anyone from the organization about signing a one-day contract to retire a Falcon.


http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/19485343/michael-vick-says-no-talks-atlanta-falcons-1-day-retirement-deal
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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2017 3:56 pm    Post subject:

Aeneas Hunter wrote:
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I don't see a single person connected to the Falcons saying that this is going to happen. I'll believe it when I see it.


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Former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick clarified recent statements regarding his retirement, saying he has not spoken with anyone from the organization about signing a one-day contract to retire a Falcon.


http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/19485343/michael-vick-says-no-talks-atlanta-falcons-1-day-retirement-deal


That's good to hear. Thanks for getting the clarification.
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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2017 4:03 pm    Post subject:

ringfinger wrote:
Don't get why Atlanta would do that. What's the point? He wasn't some iconic franchise player.

He had one really good season. As an Eagle.


He was more of a player whom they built their team around in Atlanta than when he was in Philly. That being said surprisingly his best years were in Philly.
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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 5:32 pm    Post subject:

Conker wrote:
here we go again with the PETA sentiment.


You ever see one of these while you were in genpop?

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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 7:55 pm    Post subject:

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ringfinger wrote:
Don't get why Atlanta would do that. What's the point? He wasn't some iconic franchise player.

He had one really good season. As an Eagle.


He was more of a player whom they built their team around in Atlanta than when he was in Philly. That being said surprisingly his best years were in Philly.



This is kind of reminding me of Manning with the Colts but yet the Broncos were probably his best years(well except the last season of course)
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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 11:50 pm    Post subject:

Mike Vick meant a lot to the city of Atlanta and the NFL. He was a flat out superstar. He will 100% retire with the Falcons.

Sincerely,

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:21 am    Post subject:

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"I would love to coach in the National Football League one day," Vick told ESPN's Adam Schefter on his "Know Them From Adam" podcast. "... At some point, I'd definitely love to help work with young quarterbacks and develop them and still compete, you know, with the team and with the coaches.


http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/19518880/michael-vick-says-to-coach-nfl

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:28 pm    Post subject:

Good luck Mike.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:31 pm    Post subject:

Aeneas Hunter wrote:
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"I would love to coach in the National Football League one day," Vick told ESPN's Adam Schefter on his "Know Them From Adam" podcast. "... At some point, I'd definitely love to help work with young quarterbacks and develop them and still compete, you know, with the team and with the coaches.


http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/19518880/michael-vick-says-to-coach-nfl

Let the one-liners begin.


Not sure if anyone wants a scattershot QB like Vick teaching their youngsters. He stayed in the league mostly due to his legs. Couldn't read a defense, had wonky mechanics, and quit in big games. He can definitely teach good taser methods though.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:13 pm    Post subject:

Well, I'll be damned. No one day contract, but a ceremony nonetheless.

http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/19591006/atlanta-falcons-hold-retirement-ceremony-michael-vick-roddy-white
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:53 pm    Post subject:

Aeneas Hunter wrote:
Well, I'll be damned. No one day contract, but a ceremony nonetheless.

http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/19591006/atlanta-falcons-hold-retirement-ceremony-michael-vick-roddy-white


Maybe they intend to put his name in the Ring Of Honor.
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