Michael Vick wants to be less cautious in 2013. That has to warm your heart.
How could a guy that turned the football over at such an alarming rate aspire to be more careless you ask? Well, let’s let Vick explain.
The 32-year-old quarterback, who hopes to play another four to five seasons, told ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike “I think what I have to do is just go out and play lights-out football and not worry about getting hurt.”
Vick talked about focusing less on getting hurt and more on making plays.
“I think over the last two years, I was trying to protect myself, trying to make sure that I was out on the football field with my teammates, and just putting too much effort into not being injured. When you do that, it just slows you down just a half a second. And I think when you’re able to say, ‘Today, I’m going to give it everything I got, and leave it all out on the field,’ that’s when you have the most success.”
Vick’s words beg the most important question–will he have success in 2013?
“It just doesn’t happen overnight. It just doesn’t happen all by myself,” he said. “It’s going to take a collective effort from myself and my teammates.”