Saturday, September 18, 2010
Donovan McNabb's Vick prophecy
By Dan Graziano
In case you missed ESPN Insider Adam Schefter's 10 Spot column Friday, it's worth a look as we prepare for tomorrow's games. Schefter recalls Donovan McNabb telling him this past June to keep his eye on Eagles backup quarterback Michael Vick:
"As McNabb discussed his transition from Philadelphia, he shifted the conversation to Michael Vick, unsolicited, and praised the Eagles' quarterback. Watch out this season for Vick," McNabb warned, as if he knew something. At the time, McNabb also had nothing but praise for Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb. But his praise for Vick that day was enthusiastic, if not effusive. It was the first sign that what has happened could happen. In the Week 1 loss to the Green Bay Packers, Vick replaced Kolb and shined. And after the game, Vick said, candidly, "I feel like if I had been out there for four quarters maybe we would have had a chance to win the game." Now Vick, who will start Sunday against Detroit, will get his chance to justify McNabb's confidence."
McNabb forgot to include the part about Kolb getting a concussion in Week 1, but he couldn't share all his hunches.