Yep, just as I guessed a couple of weeks ago when he ran the poll on his blog, here’s Bernie Miklasz in a column this morning campaigning for Michael Vick as the next Rams QB, declaring the move safe from a PR standpoint because of that poll, which came in 62% pro-Vick.
Personally I think Bernie should be ashamed. “Vick would bring buzz to the Rams,” says the columnist who apparently doesn’t think the Rams have enough issues to deal with this coming offseason. Yeah, so would sticking your ass in a bucketful of hornets; I don’t hear you recommending that. There’s nothing about having a felon who’s barely played for three years, isn’t a remotely-accurate QB, isn’t suited for the Ram offense, doesn’t have that great a head for the game, doesn’t remotely fit the team’s commitment to building a roster of men with good character, that represents any kind of buzz this franchise needs to have.
Especially the felon part. But instead Bernie has manufactured, nurtured, and now sprung this “story” that at a minimum is going to be a distraction in Rams Nation until Vick signs somewhere (he’s supposedly going to have multiple options if the Eagles let him go.)
It’s crap journalism on Miklasz’s part. The “buzz” he says he wants is all about him; it doesn’t have anything to do with good football. It doesn’t help this franchise or its fans. It’s only an unwelcome, unthinkable distraction. It’ll be crap football for any team to sign Michael Vick to do anything more than the gimmick role he had in Philadelphia this season. And I don’t even want to see him here for that.
I implore Steve Spagnuolo, Billy Devaney, and Chip and Lucia Rosenbloom not to bring this half-assed publicity stunt by a bored columnist into fruition.