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Michael Vick on running quarterbacks: I started it all

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My reasoning is because his style of play and quickness dictate the type of players that are on the field(e.g. safeties position getting smaller and quicker). You don't defend a Vick offense the same way you defend a Peyton Manning offense. 
 
And yes your right , there have been many dual threat QB's before him. But I'm pretty sure that NONE of them were as athletic as is/was Vick. Just seems like todays Coordinators take these hybrid QB's seriously (Russel Wilson's SB ring helped) compared to the 80's/90's  when the likes of Steve Young and Randall Cunningham were doing it. 
 
 
 
I think people just forget just how scary explosive good he was when he came into the league. Change has to start some where and I really do think it started with Vick.


Defenses just about have to plan differently for all QBs. Different schemes, different skill sets. Vick wasn't all that special.

If you want to look at someone recently that paved the way for the current QBs in the NFL today, I would look at McNabb who went to 4 NFC Championship games and a Super Bowl.

2006 was the last time Vick was in his prime. I find it funny he takes credit for all these dual threat QBs coming into the league in 2011.

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Also Vick is a RUNNING QB. Nothing more. The QBs he's talking about today are DUAL THREAT QBs. There have been many dual threat QBs before also. Vick as a pure running QB taking credit for the dual threat QBs of today is laughable. He's an apple taking credit for all the oranges sprouting up.
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He wasn't the first.,,,,but as much as I hated him on the Falcons, any reasonable fan has to admit Vick took the term "running qb" to the next level. There were other great scramblers/runners like Cunningham, Fran, Young, McNair, McNabb, but Vick was just on a different level when it came to taking off from the pocket.

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“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.”

 

What? Go take your pills Ron Mexico.

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He wasn't the first.,,,,but as much as I hated him on the Falcons, any reasonable fan has to admit Vick took the term "running qb" to the next level. There were other great scramblers/runners like Cunningham, Fran, Young, McNair, McNabb, but Vick was just on a different level when it came to taking off from the pocket.

 

Id say thats closer to the truth than what Ron said. He was the fastest running QB ever, as far as I know. Thats about it.

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Hey Vick, go fug yourself man


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He and everyone else can talk about how he's a better person an shit but I for one will not be forgiving him for heartlessly killing and harming dogs. Enjoy all your self given accolades now Vick, you'll be in hell soon enough


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I'm not going to read the whole thread so I just leave this here....fuck Michael Vick.

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Let the guy live.  If he's learned from his mistakes give the guy a break.  

 

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Btw, he did revolutionize the game.  Short (for a QB), lightning fast, 24/7 highlight reel. He was like the NFL version of AI.  Hate it or love it.  

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And he managed to pass the ball most of the time...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJUQb-bbQ-8

 

 

Fran Tarkenton was amazing...so were those highlights.  Plus, he is a quality person.

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


So not true.

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