Michael Vick blasts Philadelphia Eagles for their effort
By Gregg Rosenthal
Updated: Dec. 31, 2012 at 05:08 p.m.
Michael Vick was so frustrated after his team's regular season finale that he said he didn't know if he wanted to be a Philadelphia Eagle next year. With a day to think about it, Vick sounded more upset than ever.
Vick chided teammates on Monday of a "lack of effort" that was "very evident," according to Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia. Vick said his team was not committed.
"Until you get guys who are willing to better themselves week in and week out and want to win, you're not going to win. And I haven't played with guys like that. It's unfortunate for coach things turned out the way they are. It could have been a lot better. This locker room could have dictated that," Vick said.
Running back LeSean McCoy, also an Andy Reid loyalist, made very similar comments. Vick believes he gave more effort than many of his teammates.
"I give 110 percent effort," Vick said. "My body is scarred up all year. I'm hurt, I'm bruised, get up after every hit and still try and fight and push. I do that for my coaches. I do that for my teammates. And I would expect the same thing in return."
On Sunday, Vick said, "I wish could play other positions, but I can't."
We don't doubt that some of Vick's teammates phoned it in at the end of the year, which is frustrating. Then again, Vick rarely seems to hold himself accountable for his struggles over the last two years. He also explained why he didn't call out teammates sooner.
"I'm not going to tell a grown man the same thing twice because the reason I ended up incarcerated was because people told me the same thing over and over again and I didn't listen. I feel like if you don't learn in the first go-around, you disregard it. You just deal with the consequences because there will always be consequences," Vick said.
The consequences are obvious. Reid was fired. Vick will probably be fired next, because he's made it clear that he doesn't want to restructure his contract.