Mike Vick or Matt Schaub?
Many have said that Michael Vick was the best quarterback that Atlanta ever had. I’m not sure about that and others have stuck out to me. Steve Bartkowski was a great quarterback and had a long career in Atlanta. It would be hard to put Vick ahead of him. Chris Chandler led the team to a Super Bowl and wasn’t here as long as Vick was. He was older and more mature but since Vick is better, he should have accomplished that feat sooner. Then factor in Matt Schaub and what he done on his arrival in Atlanta. He got a lot more playing time in the preseason, but if you just count the minutes that would equal Vick’s, then he beat Vick out every year in the preseason. I’m not even sure Vick was the best QB on his team, much less in Falcon’s history.
Vick wouldn’t throw the ball to his receivers. His receiver was a tight end in Alge Crumpler who got a lot of opportunities. Last year the receiving guys got a lot of blame for drop passes, but I don’t see how you can blame them when they were never thrown the ball. Most NFL teams 2nd receivers will get 4 to 6 catches a game. Vick’s leading receivers were lucky to have 4 attempts in a single game. Vick just never learned to pull the trigger and throw the ball more to his receivers. Vick was never a good quarterback in this league, when you think of what a quarterback’s main job is (TO THROW TO THE WIDE RECEIVERS!)
He will be known as a better player if he never steps on the football field again. If the coaches would have developed his game in a different way, Vick could have became a better QB. Dan Reeves and Jim Mora Jr. kept trying to make Vick into a typical QB and it was plain to see that it wasn’t going to work.
The Falcons have never let guys win jobs in Preseason football. They let their 3rd and 4th string guys battle it out for positions, but never let the first string and 2nd string go at it. This was a problem and is still a problem with the new coach. Harrington has been awarded the starting QB job and hasn’t even earned it yet. The results in not developing a first string crew will show up on Sundays. The Falcons will win more games this year without Vick then they would have with him. Rich McKay has missed badly on drafts lately and this year it was solid with the Jamaal Anderson pick. However, the Falcons could have had Anderson with the 10th pick, which was their original pick before shipping Matt Schaub off to Houston. The Falcons gained nothing by swapping their 10th pick for the 8th overall pick in this year’s draft.
The Falcons lost more games than they won last year. Why would you even want Vick back? The guy led a team to a 7 win season!Click here for reuse options!
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