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Michael Vick Lectures NFL Rookies Before Touting The 2012 Eagles

Michael Vick had a very busy day yesterday, and will have an even busier week.  Today is his 32nd birthday and he’ll be getting married this weekend.  On Monday, he talked to this year’s NFL rookies at the rookie symposium and later talked to the NFL Network about the Eagles and this upcoming NFL season.

Vick spoke confidently when asked why he was so sure 2012 would be much different than 2011 for the Eagles.

“The team that I’m on now we fill like we’re one of the best teams in the league and we feel like we can play with any team in this league on any given Sunday”, Vick said.

“I just feel like I’m in more control of our offense and what we can do.  The more relaxed you are the more confident you are it allows you to go out and play good football”, the Eagles star quarterback said.

Vick let this year’s rookies know that they may be great players, but the NFL made it without in the past and could make it without them, now.

“The game is going to go along, with or without you,” Vick said. “You control your destiny. You dictate how long you’re going to play in the league. It’s all up to you. It’s about commitment, dedication, preparation.”

Vick let the youngsters know that they should take NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell seriously when he says he will protect the NFL shield.

“Fellas, don’t get it twisted,” Vick said, via Jeff Darlington of NFL Network.  “This man is the real deal. He don’t play.  If he asks you a question, answer with honesty.  Tell him the truth.   If you get into some trouble, be honest, truthful, forthright.  Don’t play with this man.  He’ll love you to death, but the minute you cross him, he’ll be all the way turned up.”

The Birds signal caller shared his experience of having to go to prison because he didn’t appreciate his place in the league as a franchise quarterback.

“As I sat in a prison cell, I understood why I was in there. That’s bad. You don’t want to end up that way. True story: I could see it all coming. I could see it happening. I thought about it. I asked myself, ‘Should I stop doing what I was doing?’ And I didn’t stop. That’s having no discipline.

“Sometimes you think you know it all. You’ve got a lot of learning to do, a lot of life to live, people you’re going to come in contact with. You’ve got to make a decision: Should I trust this person or that person? It’s going to be difficult. You’ve got to lean on certain people. Find that one person. One or two people who can steer you in that right direction.”

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vinnietheevictor
vinnietheevictor
June 26, 2012 8:29 am

Can’t think of a better role model.

Gotta Luv It
Gotta Luv It
June 26, 2012 9:04 am

What better person than Mike Vick to speak to these kids about what you worked for all your life can be taken away from you in an instant with the wrong choices…About how the decisions you make today will shape your tomorrow
They all know Mikes story and most probably can relate….

bugsyhawk
bugsyhawk
June 26, 2012 9:19 am

Why do you think they showed up Red Asphalt when we try to get our driver’s liscence (or they used to)? You don’t listen to someone who hasn’t ever been in trouble before. This will make a more lasting impression on them.

And clearly true colors here again Vin… you hate him so much that you can’t even give him credit for doing a good thing.

peace112
peace112
June 26, 2012 9:21 am

Don’t think it his speaking had anything to do with Vick or Adam Jones being role models, more to do with their experiences.

jakedog
jakedog
June 26, 2012 10:18 am

Good stuff but life is the best teacher you do not know you have a footuntil it hits the ground

navyeaglefan
navyeaglefan
June 26, 2012 10:32 am

Bugs – red asphalt – Drivers ed classic!

good for Vick – glad he does this stuff.. if he has the ability to help even one person.. and good on the NFL – I can; tthink of three better people then Pacman Jones, TO and Vick to speak to rookies…

SONGSRME2
SONGSRME2
June 26, 2012 11:39 am

Vick is one who brings some hope but it’s a shame we don’t have a head coach and defensive coordinator that can maximize this team’s potential.

navyeaglefan
navyeaglefan
June 26, 2012 11:54 am

See GCOBB domain – Songs the douche bag – songs the idiot – here is an example of a player going out of his way to assist those younger then himself – a chance to show the way for others so they don;t find themselves in trouble, broke, in jail, becuase they allowed bad influences around.. it was NOT an article about football or coaching or quarterbacking – but songs can;t help himself – he’s just a douche

what the shame is – that songs is such a jackass he can;t even find the right article or blog to throw in his cheap shots.. its a shame that a ‘supposed’ eagle fan, can;t even wait for camp or the season to start before making excuses for his constant bitching and whining – decisions been made – move on jackass

question – are you a paid plant for GCOBB to keep people interetsed in coming back to this site to see what the next idiotic post will be?

BirdoBeamen
BirdoBeamen
June 26, 2012 12:33 pm

Good on Vick. A true success story. I love seeing a man that so many doubted and so many put down CONTINUE to prove them wrong. Here’s a man that looked in the mirror and wasn’t happy with the man he was and changed himself for the better. Kudos to MV7.

greenfan
greenfan
June 26, 2012 12:46 pm

MV doing a good service and also talking about the feel of the birds team for 2012….gotta like it, no trouble this off-season from any player and they all apear focused on erasing last years 8-8……can’t wait to see them on the field…GO BIRDS!!

RealTalk777
RealTalk777
June 26, 2012 1:17 pm

Hahaha..Unfortunately, many inner city youths, don’t have positive role models, their role models are the cats on the street, drug dealers, gang members…cats that are still doing wrong. Vick is a good role model for those that have been in trouble, turned their life around and continue to do positive things in society. If someone can relate to your hardships, its easier to form a connection a bond with that person. I person that came from the same “pot” you were “brewed”, a little easier to relate. Fact the world could use more positive folks reaching out to the inner city youth..Instead about talking about being who should or should not be a role model, how about step up and be one!

SONGSRME2
SONGSRME2
June 26, 2012 1:41 pm

I’m bracing myself for a monumental failure this year in hopes of a coaching change that will bring us the elusive SB.

Talent wise I feel we’re close and with another offseason that yields a good safety and a good Back up QB, coupled with a championship caliber coach like Gruden, Dungy, or Cowher…

We’ll do it.

But it will never happen with this coach Reid and his boneheaded decisions.

This year will be exciting football guys but don’t get your hopes up too high.

jakedog
jakedog
June 26, 2012 1:54 pm

exactly real talk, and if you procreated and brought lives into this world, step up, get your act together and be a man, be a father

schiller
schiller
June 26, 2012 1:56 pm

Thats right folks, trust a guy who is so paranoid that he doesn’t believe in vaccines to tell you how to formulate your expectations for something that has proven to be rabidly unpredictable.

EaglesSuck
EaglesSuck
June 26, 2012 2:13 pm

What a low life. This man is on the same level as Sanduski. Scum.

jakedog
jakedog
June 26, 2012 2:31 pm

Eagles whoever you are referring to your comparison is unwarranted and that’s being kind about it

schiller
schiller
June 26, 2012 2:40 pm

the world must be ending becuase I agree wholeheartedly with Jakedog

SONGSRME2
SONGSRME2
June 26, 2012 2:43 pm

schill Vaccines kill.

you don’t shoot yourself with a disease you have 1 in 1,000,000 chances of running into.

look up thermirosol (mercury) toxicity that fry children brains and causes autism.

Look at the case of settlements in france for families who are decimated with the children not being able to speak after the MMR shots.

A matter of fact go get vaccinated..get 2 flu shots

Powelton Villager
Powelton Villager
June 26, 2012 2:54 pm

Sometimes it is hard to distinguish between your second chance and your last chance,

schiller
schiller
June 26, 2012 3:17 pm

Yep Songs. Vaccines kill. And Andy Reid has 14 Superbowl Rings with the Eagles. And Mike Vick is an immobile seven foot tall white QB with a weak arm, a notoriously quick release, clean criminal record, little money, a northwestern America heritage and he wears number 93. President Palin’s bill to ban anyone from getting healthcare coverage is up for reversal Thursday, Philadelphia has yet to have a murder this year, and the US economy is booming. Global cooling is fing up the earth as this was the harshest snowy winter in history and we haven’t cracked temps over 50 degrees farenheit in 2012 in Philly.

And the Phillies are dominating MLB right now, highlighted by record breaking stats from Chase Utley and Ryan Howard.

Frank22
Frank22
June 26, 2012 3:42 pm

I have been a critic of Vick. I think this man has finally grown up and owned his actions.. I for one though that he would revert back to his old self after the success he has had. Nfl network had listed alot more of the comments and it was really nice to hear him own his misgivings. He finally sounded like he really got it. I hope this translates to W’s

navyeaglefan
navyeaglefan
June 26, 2012 4:11 pm

songs – no one explained this to you – what a shame – you got shot with a DEAD – or severly weakend form of the disease (trying to keep it very very very very very basic – cause your an idiot) DUMBASS –

and the reason the chances of running into mumps. measels, small pox and polio (some have been eradicated) is – wait for it…. VACCINES – moron

go get two flu shots – again – you demonstrate the inability to think – if the proper prescription or remedy is one shot – why would you take two… that’s just stupid.. just becuase someting is good for you you should NOT take twice the amount recommended – is that what happened to you – you ain’t a few lead paint chips – didn;t think anything was wrong so you kept going?

Anti-biotics are good for you – take too many and 1)they lose effectivenss and 2) it gives you the squirts –

I realize your old man didn;t teach you shit about the eagles or football – but damn – guy just left you hanging

jakedog
jakedog
June 26, 2012 4:42 pm

The larger point advanced by the rev. songs, with which I agree, is that big pharm and big government are like two copulating dogs that will get you sick for the sake of profit, the push for prescriptions that are not only unnecessary, blood pressure, statins, but the side effects can kill you, with all the research out there on wellness you have to be pretty damn ignorant to just vaccinate yourself or your children, take prescriptions, without doing your own due dilligence, take good care of yourself by yourself, do not trust doctors or lawyers

schiller
schiller
June 26, 2012 5:07 pm

jakedog – you’re right that additional education and research is best advised and that you should trust everything a doctor says all the time. And big pharma definitely has too much influence and we all know their only agenda – $.

BUT – to then unilaterally dismiss an entire category of medicine like Songs did is UTTER BULLSHIT. and DANGEROUS.

Additionally, there is a danger of random people looking up medical information on the internet and accepting what they find as fact – like Songs and the vaccination ‘infomration’ he found. See, about that…. 99.9% of doctors you ask in THE WHOLE FRIGGIN WORLD will tell you that the information Songs referenced is 100% WRONG. WRONG. WRONG.

In fact, they will tell you that there are a grand total of 0 proven cases of Autism caused by vaccinations. That’s a fact. But Songs just took what he first found as the gospel and looked no further. I can get any idiot on the street to tell Songs that the Eagles were dismanttled as a team and will never play another football game. And then if you and me are outside the link 10 mintues to the home opener with an extra ticket, Songs walks by we offer it to him at no cost, he”ll decline our offer because the Eagles don’t exist any more.

navyeaglefan
navyeaglefan
June 26, 2012 5:25 pm

wow Jake – talk about a songs shuffle – measels is a highly contagious virus – you can do every single thing you just mentioned and a foreign traveler (there were 188 cases of measels in the fist 19 weeks in the US last year whihc is up exponentially from 1996 becuase idiots keep saying don’t vaccinate your kids..

out of those cases – most are younger children, most had parents that refused any vaccinations – a few were people that did not get the required number..

almost all cases were where someone imported (i.e. was sick) when they traveled to the US….

the largest outbreak occured i a day care center iin Minnesota – why there – the parents had all not gotten their kids the MMR shot – worried about the safety..

from the WHO:As a result of high vaccination coverage, measles elimination (i.e., the absence of endemic transmission) was achieved in the United States in the late 1990s (1) and likely in the rest of the Americas since the early 2000s (5). However, as long as measles remains endemic in the rest of the world, importations into the Western Hemisphere will continue.

songs didn;t advance any ‘larger’ point – you did – songs is an idiot – he has no ability to further a point other then to continue his constant winless streak of idiotic comments..

your right jake – with all the research out there you DO have to pretty good damn ignorant to not protect yourslef and your kids with a simple shot or oral vaccine to prevent measels, mumps, rubella, chicken pox, hep A and a host of other easily preventable diseases..

here ya go songs – just for you:

Two theories link autism and vaccines. The first theory suggests that the MMR (Mumps-Measles-Rubella) vaccine may cause intestinal problems leading to the development of autism. The second theory suggests that a mercury-based preservative called thimerosal, used in some vaccines, could be connected to autism. The medical community has soundly refuted these theories, but a very passionate group of parents and researchers continue to disagree, based on anecdotal evidence.

so you are right Jake – due your due diligence, and don;t abuse prescription meds – and always get second opinions – on both medical and legal decisions –

by the way – your older brother – the fighter pilot – how is he doing – cause I know for a fact he got every single solitary vaccine, got his flue shot every year, and was also immunized for anthrax –

schiller
schiller
June 26, 2012 5:34 pm

Jake, that’s like the general distrust in the government… yeah, a lot of it is legit – but does that mean that you should say “i’m not doing my taxes, they won’t be organized enough to penalize me and it will just go to their pockets”.

Ok…. so how would THAT work out?

Shit, should we not go to the emergency room after a car accident or gunshot wound becuase Songs has a point about big pharma and big government being problematic?

At what point do you actually think through specific things intelligently and question the sources and accuracy of what you hear/read?

Should cancer patients just stop taking chemo?
Should diabetes patients stop insulin?

Are all doctors and is all medicine bullshit because of that larger point Songs made that you agree with?

If not, then one must sort through a specific topic to determine it’s validity.

Songs didn’t do that (or just failed to do it accurately and completely).

Navy, myself, and much more importantly – THE ENTIRE GLOBAL SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY DID do that. Accurately and completely.

SONGSRME2
SONGSRME2
June 26, 2012 5:38 pm

Navy do us all a favor…..

Go to the hood and ask the doctor to shoot you with the same schedule of vaccines a child gets within 2 years….

This way you’ll have the protection you feel is needed and we’ll be rid of you once in for all.

neorological damage is a side effect by the way.

While you at t get a few gardisil shots…The CDC says it works for men too….and that one is killing little teens on the spot.

Do us a favo Navy,

You and your butt buddy Schill go down into the hood and ask the doctor for the shots.

schiller
schiller
June 26, 2012 5:43 pm

Jake, you do realize that if songs were right and you die if you get the vaccines, you, me, navy, Mike Vick, Obama, Romney, and 99.9% OF MOST PEOPLE YOU EITHER KNOW OR HAVE HEARD ABOUT WOULD BE DEAD.

So tell me this, is Songs right?

schiller
schiller
June 26, 2012 5:46 pm

Songs, if we did that, they’d ask for medical records to see if we already had the shots, and then they’d see that for most of them, we did. And they wouldn’t give it to us again.

Doctors don’t just give you the shot you ask for. God you’re stupid.

SONGSRME2
SONGSRME2
June 26, 2012 5:53 pm

vaccine is a weapon nothing more.

People don’t need foreign diseases they’l never run into voluntarily shot in them. The Amish have “0” percent autism because they don’t vaccinate and have the healthiest children in the U.S.

wake up and protect your children from these demonic predators in white jackets.

SONGSRME2
SONGSRME2
June 26, 2012 5:54 pm

Schil, they’re safe…right?

It shouldn’t harm you if you get them again.

If they can shoot up and brain kil a 2 year old then a grown man like yourself should be able to take it.

right?

navyeaglefan
navyeaglefan
June 26, 2012 6:19 pm

songs – then every man and women currently serving on active duty in the US armed forces is in deep deep deep trouble – cause if there is one thing the medical folks in the navy and military are good at doing – its keeping your shot records up to date –

all you prior military guys – you remember the running joke with Doc – behave of your shot record will disappear and we will have to start all over again!

and Songs – I have actually seen it happen where the medical folks lost the shot list and RE vaccinated a whole group
went 24 years of getting my flu shot every year –

go to a doctor in the hood and ask for extra shots… is that street slang –

for a herion buy?

vaccine is a weapon – it wiped out polio – eradicated small pox and kicked the shit out of measels!

also peed in a bottle a couple times a year – I am thinking the issue here is you need to go pee in the bottle – that aint the immunizations hoss – that’s the crack you went and got in the hood – that wasn’t a doc bro – that was the dealer nicknamed ‘Doc’

paulman
paulman
June 26, 2012 6:53 pm

Wonder if “Henry Porter” ever got his Vaccine Shots…

SONGSRME2
SONGSRME2
June 26, 2012 6:56 pm

navy…the answer is ..CANCER..

look at the cancer percentages before vaccines were mandated for schools.

Cancer is in the vaccines

EaglesSuck
EaglesSuck
June 26, 2012 7:17 pm

So anyway. To those that want to talk about something other than vaccines. Who is returning kicks this year for the Eagles? anything official yet?

navyeaglefan
navyeaglefan
June 26, 2012 7:28 pm

ES – sorry bro – one more then I am on the KR and PRs with you

Songs – again – pure bullshit – vaccines were mandated in the early 1960s – there have been no increases in the rates of cancer duering the time frame immediatley after vaccines became mandatory –

once again – you tap dance like a bitch – kids dropping dead – brain problems, then cancer – you just keep reaching you stupid fuck.

but you are entertaining – as in ha-ha – look at what this idiot posted – worried about cancer – don;t smoke or drink eat healthy exercise and go see your doc for tests once a year.. problem solved – maybe you aren’t constipated, your prostrate is so swollen its causing bowel blockage.. a nice colon scoping would probably solve a lot of your issues!

navyeaglefan
navyeaglefan
June 26, 2012 7:30 pm

ES – nothing official but I am excited about the crop of folks they have to look at. I expected them to find a dedicated KR about the 4rth round and Boykin was the 4rth rounder – all around fast – couple of the other guys can run back kicks as well. Can;t have LEwis doing it anymore

EaglesSuck
EaglesSuck
June 26, 2012 7:52 pm

Yeah Navy the games I watched last year Lewis was is just not cutting it. Boykins looks like the favorite. Eagles never really had a good KR since Brian Mitchel. I hear lots of articles about the Defense and Offense being under fire as well as the coaching staff but the Special Teams unit have a lot to prove this year. Alex Henry in his 2nd year also. Guess we’ll have to wait until Preseason.

SONGSRME2
SONGSRME2
June 26, 2012 8:13 pm

speaking of returning kicks…..how is it that Chad Hall still have a job?

I’m so tired of Andy and his Reno Mahe charity roster spots.

SONGSRME2
SONGSRME2
June 26, 2012 9:10 pm

I was rating head coaches in the league and from 1-32

Read gets a modest 14

There’s 13 current head coaches I would take over Reid right now and if you look at coaching staffs…I’d take the 49ers coaching staff over ours right now.

hell, they took a bad team with a horrible QB, came in there with a new staff, lockout year, no OTA’s and got to the NFC championship.

EaglesSuck
EaglesSuck
June 26, 2012 9:57 pm

Who is Chad Hall?

jakedog
jakedog
June 26, 2012 10:26 pm

eaglessuck, check out, gtfo, now

navyeaglefan
navyeaglefan
June 26, 2012 10:40 pm

Songs – I know you are a fuckin idiot that has no clue about football so I will explian it to you like the retarded moron you are – ready – I will type slow so your immunized retarded brain can keep up…

the new CBA allows 90 people on the roster – now that is 1 more then 89 and 1 less then 91 is that too hard you stupid fuck…

so each team in the NFl is allowed to invite 90 people to the training camp – most teams have up to 12 WRs on their roster ( I realize this means you have actual understanding of football and the NFL – which you don;t have – but most of us have wives so we are used to explainging football to women) – and right now the eagles have 12 including some dudes named Damaris and Ronald Johnson – the Ginats – your favorite team has 11 WRs including dudes named Julian Talley and Brandon collins – they are called camp bodies – guys that go into camp hoping to earn a roster spot but most people expect to be cut…

I know – your too much of a complete jackass to understand you don’t run your superstars like DJax or your other WRs like MAclin every single rep in pracitce – course – you have no clue how to run a practice, manage a practice or even what a practice includes – if it doesn;t involve being a stupid bitch you are completely lost…

so Chad Hall is invited back as a camp body.. are you the only moron on the planet that doesn;t understand that?

As for what you are tired of – really num nut – your posts are something everyone (except your little NAMBLA pal Jakey poo) is tired of – dude – the cowboys, redskins and giants all have their own sites – go – go spread your love for them to their sites, they would love to have you! Go ahead – www dot giants dot com they would love to have coughlin dunasty discussions with you

I know Jim Harbaugh – used to live in same town (Coronado CA) I do when he was HC at University of San Diego (before Stanford) my wife is friends with his (now ex) wife Mia.. great guy, great coach – any team that has him in their program is lucky – he was absolutley not going to leave california..

Mia (his ex) has family in Levittown PA – Twin Oaks section – my wife is from that area – so yeah – you are right – SF has a great staff… Harbaugh is a great ‘football pedigree’ guy, and I always wish him well…

as for being 14th – well songs – that;s the difference between you and I – out of 4 billion peopl on the planet – Andy Reid is 14th at something… you, aren;t shit – you have never coached, I doubt you played, and you are a worthless piece of shit who seems to tale pleasure out of taking a guy who has risen to the top levels of a professional sport and trying to imply that just becuase he hasn;t reached the absolute peak, somehting is wrong – whne in fact – it is the low life piece of shit like yourself – that relies on another man to provide him fufilment and happiness, that is the useless worthless fuck

as for horrible QB – well the dude was drafted I think the #1 pick in the entire draft (well ahead of Aaron Rodgers – but that’s football knwoledge and you have none) Did I mention he is also a San Diego (Helix High) area product –

and as usual Jackass – Alex Smith did not have a great season – nope – but – he did avoid turnovers (Harbaugh did teach him that) – ever wonder why Akers attempted over 50 FGs last year – huh dumbass???

here is a quote on SMith from last year –

While he did not put up big numbers like Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Matthew Stafford and Eli Manning did that year, he helped the 49ers win games through efficient play, minimizing mistakes and controlling the clock

wow – you would think Vinnie or Navy wrote that little insight! I think that is EXACTLY what I have been saying Vick needs to do dumbass

I amgoing to take my dog for a walk – I am sure he is going to shit – when he does, I will pick it up – thinking of you as I dispose of it in the trash……

as for your rankings – your an idiot – who cares…

ES – Chad HAll was the 53 (the last man) on the eagle roster – graduate of the US Air Force Academy.. did his active duty time and then joined the eagles – he was the jack of all trades (KOR, PR, WR and RB – even had a couple special teams tackles) master of none.. One of those hard working guys that did everything –

but Songs has a special little hard on for Hall, can;t stand the fact that you could dress one player to back up all those positions…

mryan
mryan
June 27, 2012 2:29 am

Back again w late night bravado hello all

1. Vaccines really? Navy lay off Songs obviously all 20th century diseases were stomped out by man’s superior evolution of the last 50 yrs (please don’t yell as this is sarcasm is difficult to convey over forum) Cancer is in the vaccines????

2. Stop the insanity lets move on…Chad Hall. He’s on the team now, as Navy points out. 46 men dress for games and he only suited up for 7 games last year. Give the a man break or at least provide a PS (Practice Squad) replacement that would have made more of an impact. I don’t think anyone has said his job is safe going into training camp. How are we honestly arguing about a guy who played in less than 10% of the teams snaps? He was the 6th receiver on the team (Jackson, Maclin, Avant, Cooper, Smith, Hall) and had better stats than the 3rd receiver on the Pats (Matt Slater) or the Saints 3rd receiver last yr (Adrian Arrington) and they were the 2 best pass offenses in the league in 2011. By no means am I saying he’s great, but as always perspective people.

DCar
DCar
June 27, 2012 2:47 am

WOW! JUST WOOOW!!! O`o

bugsyhawk
bugsyhawk
June 27, 2012 8:31 am

It’s made out of people!

paulman
paulman
June 27, 2012 9:05 am

To Mryan, not sure what Football you were watching last season
Saints Top 4 WR’s all had better Stats than Chad Hall
(M Colston,R Meachem,D Henderson,Lewis Moore were their Top #4 WR’s)
Arrington was 5th on their Depth Chart and only played in 2-3 games)
Pats Top 4 WR’s were Welker,Branch,Ochocinco and Slater and Edelmen but we are know the Pats use their TE’s more than any team in the NFL so the Pat’s 4th/5th WR’s are really non-factors in their Offense
The (Pat’s TE’s had 170 Receptions between Gronkowski & Hernandez..