Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid has heard the comments of quarterback Mike Vick about the possibility of the team being a dynasty. And Big Red backs his player 100%.
Reid said about Vick,
“I know this player and I know he loves challenges; he’s as competitive as anyone you’ve ever been around, and he wants to win. He is willing to do whatever it takes physically and mentally to do that. I can’t help but love that as a coach.”
At his opening press conference at Lehigh University for training camp, Reid was asked about the difference between Vince Young’s Dream Team comment last year and Vick’s dynasty suggestion last week.
You know the two different players there. That was a new player coming into town here, it was a different situation and did it without any communication into that or know-how into that. I’m not worried about that.
As for Vick, there was no backing down from what he said. He explained his comments about the possibility of the Eagles building a dynasty last week to reporters.
That’s just me speaking in confidence, and if you ask my teammates, they’d tell you the same thing and feel the same way. As a quarterback, that’s just how you feel. I feel you’ve got to speak it into existence. You’ve got to aim and shoot for the stars, and if you miss, you’ll be amongst them.
Vick differentiated his statement from VY’s by pointing out that Young’s statement was about what the team was. Vick, instead, is saying what it can be.
We can create our own dream team. So, nothing against what Vince said. This is what we can build if we have the right mind-set. It all starts with training camp.
What do you think, Eagles fans? Even with further explanation, do you still wish that Vick hadn’t put the words “Eagles” and “dynasty” in the same sentence?