The 6-foot, 215 pound Vick, who has thrown 111 touchdowns, in comparison to 72 interceptions, for 17,912 yards since the Atlanta Falcons took him first overall out of Virginia Tech in the 2001 NFL Draft, made the comments one season after the Eagles “Dream Team” finished a disappointing 8-8.
“When I look at our football team and what we have on paper, I think about when I was growing up and the great San Francisco 49er teams, the great Green Bay Packer teams, and the great Dallas Cowboy teams, how they just positioned themselves to compete and be one of the best teams out there,” said Vick, 32, a four-time Pro Bowl selection who earned the NFL Comeback Player of the Year award in 2010. “I think we have a chance to be that. I think we have a chance to develop a dynasty. We know we can do it. We know what we have, that’s the great thing about it.”
Vick, the All-time NFL leading rusher for quarterbacks with 5,219 yards, then had a moment of clarity and realized that perhaps the Eagles should focus on making the playoffs before talk of greatness is broached.
“I think just getting to the postseason right now is our focus,” said Vick, the winner of the Best NFL Player ESPY Award in 2003 who has also scrambled for 33 scores in his career. “The Super Bowl is going to come if it’s meant to happen. Some of the best teams have some of the best luck. Maybe we’ll have some of that. I think our focus needs to be one game at a time, just getting into the postseason.”
Similarly, on the other side of the ball, with playmakers like linebacker DeMeco Ryans and elite cornerbacks Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Philadelphia’s defense has the ability to dominate any team on Sunday.
Nevertheless, the Eagles haven’t captured a championship since 1960 and it’s comical to even utter the words “Philadelphia” and “dynasty.”
The financially bankrupt mastermind of Bad Newz Kennels should entirely forget about the Vince Lombardi Trophy and concentrate on “just getting into the postseason.”