Vick still mo­ti­vated to play

The Times Herald (Norristown, PA) - - SPORTS - By BOB GROTZ

NEW YORK — In a few months Michael Vick turns 34.

In to­day’s NFL quar­ter­back mar­ket that’s the equiv­a­lent of be­ing in your late 50’s.

Hav­ing lost the Ea­gles’ start­ing job to Nick Foles, who is nine years younger, Vick be­gan putting out feel­ers Thurs­day for a full-time job while pro­mot­ing his au­to­mo­bile web­site (www.ShowMike. com) dur­ing a visit to Times Square, head­quar­ters for Su­per Bowl XLVIII.

When Vick as­sesses a ca­reer that be­gan as the first pick in the 2001 NFL draft, he’s happy but un­ful­filled. The ques­tion posed on ESPN Ra­dio’s SVP & Rus­sillo show from Times Square stopped Vick in his tracks.

“To sum it all up it’s not done, it’s not over,” Vick said. “And from what I’ve ex­pected from my­self as a kid grow­ing up and al­ways dream­ing about play­ing in the NFL, I kind of su­per­seded ev­ery­thing that I thought I would be able to do. I didn’t know I was go­ing to break a ton of records and be the first (quar­ter­back) to rush for 1,000 yards (in a sea­son). Those are great ac­co­lades. But the ul­ti­mate team goal is to win the Su­per Bowl and it’s some­thing you’ve got to con­tinue to chase.”

Vick wouldn’t say he was through with the Ea­gles, who he’s spent the past six sea­sons with. They’re qui­etly hop­ing he finds another job, as they aren’t go­ing to pay a lot for a backup quar­ter­back.

Vick has played in just 17 of 32 games over the past two sea­sons due to in­jury and per­for­mance. He has 17 touch­down passes, 13 in­ter­cep­tions and 10 lost fum­bles in that time. He’s also rushed for three touch­downs.

“Right now I’m just try­ing to fig­ure out what’s the best sit­u­a­tion for me,” Vick said. “I want to play. And that’s the bot­tom line. I re­ally feel like I have a lot to give. I re­ally un­der­stand what the sit­u­a­tion is right now. I’ve just got to be real and cog­nizant of ev­ery­thing that’s go­ing on. But I want to play.”

*** Ea­gles run­ning back LeSean McCoy also made the rounds at the Su­per Bowl.

McCoy didn’t ex­actly fly in un­der the radar af­ter tak­ing a ma­jor shot at Sea­hawks cor­ner­back Richard Sher­man. re­ported that Sir­ius XM hosts Steve Phillips and Evan Co­hen asked McCoy for a player he wouldn’t want on his team. The an­swer was Sher­man, who drew the ire of sev­eral play­ers in his rant about be­ing the best cor­ner­back in the game fol­low­ing the win over the 49ers.

McCoy said he would take Buc­ca­neers cor­ner Dar­relle Re­vis over Sher­man.

*** Re­vis, by the way, is also an­noyed with Sher­man.

Sher­man said Thurs­day he’s spo­ken with Re­vis, “a great guy and we squashed all the non­sense.

“I think ev­ery one of them out there is go­ing to say that they’re the best, and that’s the way you’ve got to play the po­si­tion,” Sher­man said.

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