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Michael Vick on running quarterbacks: I started it all

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Jets quarterback Michael Vick knows he’s far from the only running quarterback in the NFL these days, but he wants to be remembered as the one who started the trend toward quarterbacks who can beat defenses with their legs as well as their arms.

“I was the guy who started it all,” Vick told ESPN.com. “I revolutionized the game. I changed the way it was played in the NFL.”

It’s not quite correct to say that Vick started it all: Although Vick is the NFL’s all-time leader in rushing yards for a quarterback (5,857) and yards per carry (7.1), there were other good running quarterbacks before Vick came along, including Bobby Douglass, Randall Cunningham, Steve McNair and Donovan McNabb. But whether he was the one who started it all or not, Vick has a lot to be proud of.

“The things I’ve done, I’ve pretty much surpassed myself and expectations — over 25,000 yards in total offense in the NFL, and I missed a lot of years and a lot of games,” he said. “That’s more the reason I have to keep it going.”

 

Fugging douche bag.

 

First NFL QB to be incarcerated for abusing dogs I'll give him

 

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Vick was a pure running qb.   The king of one read and then run.       

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Well, he pretty much is the only run first QB who has achieved much success in the modern NFL. Ridiculous athlete with a cannon for an arm, just dumber than a rock and no accuracy. It's hard to remember a run first QB before him and the only one since him (The Golden Calf of Bristol) never developed enough passing ability to stick around.

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I have no problem with Vick now. He paid his dues and has stayed out of trouble and seemed to change. I respect that and him for it. Not a great QB, but so what.

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you also started a very negative perception on Black QBs along with Jamarcus Russel and Vince Young

 

so thanks for that

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I would say he was the pure running QB besides Randall Cunningham in his prime as Vick would slice and dice Carolina..hated it! 

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Former Eagles fan here and my NFL fandom started when we drafted this guy from UNLV Randall Cunningham I was 10 years old he was the 1st scrambling/running/punter QB ever. so Vick can suck it.

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Former Eagles fan here and my NFL fandom started when we drafted this guy from UNLV Randall Cunningham I was 10 years old he was the 1st scrambling/running/punter QB ever. so Vick can suck it.

 

Doesn't Cunningham have the record for longest punt or something random like that?

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is a run first QB something to be proud of? 

 

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Running from the law?

There will be much debate on if he was the first running QB but we all know Cam perfected it. That's why every team's fans in the league would love to have him.

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