To say that Michael Vick’s career is at a crossroads would be an understatement. To say that the entire Philadelphia Eagles organization is at a similar crossroads despite entering 2012 as the league’s second youngest team would be also be a gross understatement. The longterm fate, and perhaps legacy, of both the starting quarterback and head coach will likely be decided over the next several months. And that reality is something Vick was very aware of when he spoke to reporters after yesterday’s practice.
“It’s been awhile since I played in a playoff game. In 2010, we made it and it was sort of a different season,” he said. “We wanted to win, and it was just like it suddenly happened and we were in the playoffs. I don’t think we took it for granted, and we just didn’t seize the moment. Now, it’s all about seizing the moment. Getting an opportunity and taking full advantage of it. As a team, we just want to put ourselves in a position to compete. I think that’s where it all starts. Our short term goals are to be the best that we can be, week in and week out, and that’s how we’ll advance to the postseason.”
They look good on paper. They’re saying all of the right things. And it appears the stars are aligning for the Eagles. Only one question remains–will they seize the moment?