Delightedly I can be assured this message will get to you by riding the Six Degrees Of Separation Train along the tracks of the world-wide web. I only have one message for you as a fan and a concerned citizen for your well-being, Run-Vick-Run! It seems to me that you have decided to suppress and contain your desire to take off running when the O-Line is collapsing around you. This is very painful to witness.
I understand that you have been diligently working on your ability to be a good pocket passer and for that I commend you. However, in my humble opinion THAT ISN’T YOUR GAME!, entirely. The one thing that clearly separates you from the rest of Quarterbacks in the NFL is your ability to run and quite frankly its been missing as of late. Let me be the one to tell you that you have gotten the pocket passing technique down, your good, there is nothing left to prove. The world knows that Michael Vick can pass in the pocket and doesn’t have to run if he doesn’t want to, we get it. Now, it’s time to couple your newly mastered pocket passing skills with your supernatural ability to get out of the pocket and get up field. All I’m saying is, let’s put the two together more frequently from now on to reduce the risk of injury. I want you to be around for the entire season my fantasy team depends on it. In addition, I want you to be injury free. The O-line can only hold strong for so long and it isn’t the best O-line either, I’m just saying. If anything that should be more of a motivation to bolt when ever the opportunity presents itself.
I know you have matured and grown as a player which is a good thing but don’t go too far in the other direction or you’ll end up like Tiger Woods. Hiring a new swing coach, firing your caddy, and trying to extinguish your urge for hot sex with hot women. Tiger’s new swing coach sucks, his caddy won the Firestone tournament with Adams, and Tiger is tightly wound because he’s coming to his matches on full. I find it ironic how he hasn’t been able to find his game since he’s gotten rid of so many things that directly contributed to his success.
Vick you first appeared on my radar when you arrived and annihilated the football scene at Virginia Tech. Ah, those were the good old days when you played against people who were far-removed from your level of talent, a man amongst boys. I was hooked and have been a fan ever since. Then you took your talents to Atlanta and became a Falcon, and the journey continued for me and so many others it was a great ride. It only confirmed what we already knew, you were no fluke, and now the ride can once again continue. Fact of the matter is we lost you once to some bad decisions. Now that we have you back we only want to see you healthy, happy, and playing.
As I am writing this message to you, we are in week 3 in the NFL 2011-2012 season and yesterday you were cleared by a league neurologist to play this weekend. Run-Vick-Run, I’m afraid you are not going to last this entire NFL season if you keep getting hit the way have been here lately with the Eagles. I’m pulling for you to win, unless your playing the Chicago Bears, because I believe you’re a winner and I want nothing but the best for a guy that has redeemed himself from being public enemy #1. I’ve never seen anyone get to the level of success you’ve had, twice in a life time, and positively take full advantage of the second chance. I’m speaking of the times before your incident with the pound puppies and after it.
In closing I implore you to not fight your natural instincts when you are on the gridiron. Do what you do best which is a combination of passing and running and making great decision. I believe you can be even better than you are right now.
Sultan A. Salahuddin
P.S. I left a snippet of one my favorite movies to really drive home my point which is Run-Vick-Run!