One of the people who had the most to lose coming in the 2012 season was quarterback Michael Vick. The soon to be 33-year-old signal caller, who was controversially brought to Philadelphia by now fired head coach Andy Reid in 2009, surely knew that his future earnings and success would be closely tied to to the success of his head coach. So it’s not surprising that Michael Vick is feeling, well, frustrated in the wake a miserable 4-12 season in which he struggled and his teammates seemingly quit on their head coach.
Vick was forthcoming and candid after Sunday’s 42-7 disaster at MetLife Stadium. He took it a step further on Monday.
Quotes courtesy of 97.5 The Fanatic’s Matt Lombardo:
“Yeah, I’m pissed off,” Vick said when asked if he’s upset that players didn’t give maximum effort.
“Out of respect, you should want to come to work, want to try and be the best. To follow the leader. That’s what people need to learn,” he said. “I tried to take a modest approach. Lead by example and called a team meeting for guys to regroup, they didn’t listen. I’m not going to tell a grown man how to conduct himself.”
Running back LeSean McCoy and wide receiver Jeremy Maclin echoed similar sentiments, questioning the professionalism of some of their high profile teammates. With Reid gone and Vick likely to follow suit, it sounds if many heads will roll in order to clean up what by all accounts appears to be a completely disinterested and dysfunctional roster.