Not surprisingly, the topic of discussion in the Eagles locker room was the incredible performance of quarterback Michael Vick, who threw for 333 yards and 4 touchdowns on 20-of-28 passing and ran for 80 yards and 2 touchdowns on 8 carries. Here are some of the best responses.
If Donovan McNabb is worth $78 million, what is Michael Vick worth?
DeSean Jackson: “A hundred million man, that’s a hundred million man.”
Trent Cole: “I’m not going to say any numbers, but you saw the game today, you’ve seen the previous games. He’s a whole lot more than any other quarterback in this league.”
Andy Reid (smiling): “Ah, well… I was set up on that, that’s a good job guys.”
Was this the best quarterback performance you’ve ever seen?
Quintin Mikell: “That was incredible. I’ve never seen anything like it, especially in the pro level. Vick is just incredible man.”
Dimitri Patterson: “The way he’s throwing the ball, he’s putting the ball in places – you know, Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, you can name them all. He’s making those same types of throws – pull the film up. He’s a good player, he’s amazing, I don’t have a word – he’s amazing.”
Was this like a video game?
Jason Avant: “Somebody said that to me on the sideline, we’re watching a video game. He’s a great player and a great talent.”
Jason Avant: “I played with him [in the Madden NFL video game] when I was in college. My favorite two teams were the Eagles and the Falcons, it was crazy, because of McNabb and Vick. McNabb always had great talent around him on the defensive side, so I had to play with him most of the time.”
Aren’t you glad you don’t have to defend against Vick?
Trent Cole: “I had that back in my rookie year, as a rookie I had to play against Vick and he got me benched. He pump faked me, I jumped and coach told me not to jump. I guess Jim Johnson was trying to teach me a lesson.”
Dimitri Patterson: “Oh, I don’t want to think about it. Especially with the weapons we have. It’s not like he’s in Atlanta, he’s in here. We have weapons here.”
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