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|Michael Vick has turned the ball over 11 times in five games, including this costly fumble Sunday.|
It's one thing to persistently give the ball away and vow to make changes and get better until the problem is resolved. It's another thing to have a cavalier attitude about them, brushing them off like incomplete passes. Michael Vick had seemed to grasp the severity of his rampant turnover issues in the first three games. But after he lost fumbles on back-to-back possessions in the first quarter of Sunday's loss to the Steelers, one of which came as he was about to enter Pittsburgh’s end zone for an early touchdown, Vick seemed more unrepentant than usual. He seemed to suggest that turnovers were an act of higher authority and suddenly out of his control.
"Everything happens for a reason," Vick said afterward, "and if it was meant to be, I wouldn't have fumbled the ball at the goal line. But I have no explanation for it."
|It's hard to blame Michael Vick for wanting to key on the positives. He's led several big fourth-quarter drives and hasn't been picked off in his past three games.|