Eagles, Vick take ride in spin cycleby Eric Schwartz
At this rate, Yahoo is positioning itself to be the Next Fox News.
Yahoo is out spinning the truth again and this time Michael Vick and the Eagles are on center stage.
Anyone familiar with Yahoo, knows they put “catchy” but often false headlines on stories to drive audiences to click on them. It just happens to be the Eagles turn.
On the main page of the Yahoo web site there is a photo of Vick with the title “Vick not happy as an Eagle player.”
Of coarse this is another example of a media outlet taking a quote out of context and running with it.
In an interview with Bob Costas on NBC, Vick talked about the fact that he doesn’t want to be just a wildcat guy. Why would he? He is a former Pro Bowl quarterback who clearly still believes he has the skills to be a starter in this league.
Put just about any NFL player in Vick’s shoes and you could expect the same response. Are people really surprised that Vick isn’t thrilled about getting two touches a game?
Vick didn’t put his foot in his mouth like Cole Hamels did last week talking about looking forward to next season. He simply said that he wants to be a full-time player, not a guy used for a cameo. The bottom line is Vick would be happy to stay an Eagle, but only if he gets used.
Makes sense to me.
Unfortunately that doesn’t make for good chatter, so we will be hearing about Vick’s “displeasure” with the Eagles for the next few days and maybe weeks.
About the only saving grace is that it keeps fans from talking about losing to the Cowboys.