New Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick made his second NFL debut last night in a 33-32 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Of course technically it was his 2nd debut in the NFL because he was out of the league while serving almost 2 years in federal prison on dog-fighting charges.
By the way, it didn’t take long for Eagles coach Andy Reid to put the three-time Pro Bowl quarterback into the game. Surprisingly, for some folks, he was greeted with lots of love from the Philly fans.
After being out of the game for so long, it was only natural that Vick showed signs of rust. He completed four of four pass attempts for 19 yards. He also rushed for one yard on one carry.
“It was unbelievable the way I was embraced and the warm welcome I received,” Vick said. “It actually made me screw up one of my reads. I wanted to please the crowd and I actually made a bad play.”
Next week Vick and the Eagles play their final pre-season game against the New York Jets at Giants stadium. He should not expect the same warm greeting he got at home in Philly last night.
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