Michael Vick did not learn from the uproar of last year, when Vince Young’s “Dream Team” comments set off a full season of scorn. Young’s comments were taken out of context, as he was likely referring to all the acquisitions in the offseason as going to a dream situation. That didn’t matter.
In an interview with Reuben Frank (who Packers fans will be happy to learn has given Brett Favre his 2nd Super Bowl Ring), Vick had this to say:
“When I look at our football team and what we have on paper, I think about when I was growing up and the great San Francisco 49er teams, the great Green Bay Packer teams, and the great Dallas Cowboy teams, how they just positioned themselves to compete and be one of the best teams out there,” Vick said.
“I think we have a chance to be that. I think we have a chance to develop a dynasty.”
Eagles fans would, I’m sure, just like to get #1 first. Philadelphia has never won the Super Bowl, last winning a championship in 1960. What’s Vick thinking putting this out there about a dynasty? Last year, the team famously flamed out early with head scratching losses, putting themselves in just enough trouble they could not dig out. They rallied to 8-8, one game back of the Giants. When Vick says “[s]ome of the best teams have some of the best luck. Maybe we’ll have some of that. I think our focus needs to be one game at a time, just getting into the postseason,” yes, that’s right. A few plays here and there and the Eagles could have had the same opportunity as the Giants. They didn’t make them.
But why even bring up the Dynasty word? Fly under the radar, be the team that guys like myself that look at point differentials and underlying play predict to advance, but don’t put the target. Vick’s playing without his starting left tackle, is over 30, and hasn’t had a clean health history. Just be quietly confident.
Dynasties don’t come along very often. Predictions and bragaddacio, on the other hand, are a dime a dozen.
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