Eagles quarterback Michael Vick doesn't expect to be a gimmick player for the rest of his career. Vick, of course, is a former pro-bowl quarterback who was considered the most dangerous signal-caller in the league as recently as three seasons ago.
So he expects to get an opportunity to resume his career as a starting quarterback at some point, but that doesn't mean he regrets anything about his decision to rejoin the league as a Philadelphia Eagle.
"Yeah, if I had to do it all over again, I'd sign with Philadelphia," Vick said to a contingent of reporters surrounding his locker. "I do want to play. And the good thing is, I'm young and I'm going to have an opportunity to do that, lord willing. And I just have to be patient. Whether it's two years from now or three years from now, I have to be patient. And when the opportunity presents itself, I'm going to make the most out of it and work hard every day.
"Like I said before, I can't say how much I'm blessed to be in the situation that I'm in. I'll continue to say it over and over again. I really don't want to, but I will."
Vick explained that he only said he doesn't expect to be solely a wildcat guy because he believes in his ability.
"I just want to have a chance at playing, but that's just me being a competitor," he said. "I think that's what the coaches appreciate and that's just the type of person that I am and the type of player that I am, I want to compete. But hey, if that's not the situation, then what can I say? I have to keep working everyday to get better."
Vick assessed the success of his production in the wildcat at the half-way point of the season.
"It's different when you're out there full time and the defense can't really tee off and know exactly what you're going to do," he said. "So, I'm not saying that they know what we're going to do every time I come out there, but the majority of the time it's going to be a run, and maybe they're keying up on that.
"We're having fun doing it, and we're experimenting with some things. As long as we're not doing things to hurt the team."
At the same time, Vick was coy about whether there would be any new wrinkles prepared for upcoming opponents.
"I don't know, we'll have to wait and see," he said with a smile.
For both Vick and Eagles fans, it appears patience is the key.
-- Posted by Bo Wulf, 6:20 a.m., November 12