Opposing voice: Michael Vick
IRVING, Texas -- Philadelphia quarterback Michael Vick is in his 10th year in the NFL.
“He’s still the best athlete on the field regardless,” Cowboys linebacker Bradie James said.
Since 2009, Vick and Aaron Rodgers have 11 rushing touchdowns, the most for a quarterback. Vick also had 1,143 rushing yards, which leads the quarterback.
Vick has long attempted to shed the running quarterback label.
“It’s become second nature now,” Vick said. “I only run when I have things break down. I feel like I’ve always done that, but I’ve learned so much in the protection schemes and the blitz pickup, I’m pretty much able to get the ball out of my hands and kind of dictate what happens within a defense. It’s very beneficial for my game to be able to learn the things that I’ve been taught over the last two months, and I think it’s going to pay dividends down the road.”
Vick has thrown for 1,573 yards with nine touchdowns but he has been intercepted eight times. He was picked off only six times last year.
“This year, if you look at six of my interceptions, six of them were tipped ball that the defense got their hands on whether it was screens or balls that they just got their hands on,” Vick said. “It’s not like I’m just throwing the ball to anybody. I take that into account as well, but at the end of the day, they still count as turnovers. I think I’m still throwing the ball effectively. I think, as far as my completion percentage and things that I’m doing, I think I’m progressing. There’s still a lot of room for improvement. Last week, it was just us not turning the ball over. It wasn’t us turning the ball over. It was the Redskins, and that won the game for us. It’s true that the team that has the least amount of turnovers wins the game.”
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