Patriots Have No Interest, Nor Need for Michael Vick

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If your living the dream of watching Michael Vick run options and all kinds of crazy plays wearing a Patriots uniform – forget it. The now released from prison ex-Falcons QB is not going to be coming to New England anytime soon, and that’s a fact.

Today’s Providence Journal writes an interesting piece on Vick, but also rules out a possible signing by the Pats for the QB. Here’s a portion of the story:

Robert Kraft views the Patriots as a brand, and as such carefully guards the image of said brand.

Ever since New England acquired alleged malcontent Randy Moss in a draft-day trade with Oakland in 2007, media outsiders seem to believe that the Pats have become the home for the NFL’s lost souls.

But in the eyes of the public, Moss’ sophomoric on-field antics and 2002 Minnesota traffic incident don’t compare to admitting to bankrolling a dogfighting ring, illegal gambling, and killing losing pit bulls.

The article hits it on the head, Vick is going to be a PR nightmare for whatever team takes that risk, and for the Pats, it’s a risk they don’t need. Many rank them as the best team in the league, and adding Vick is going to do nothing but put a negative focus on the Pats when they clearly don’t need the trouble.

Click HERE to read the rest of the story from the Providence Journal.

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2 Responses to “Patriots Have No Interest, Nor Need for Michael Vick”

  1. My entire family have been patriot fans, even though we live 10 states away. IF the patriots take Michael Vick, it would be horrible. We have driven MILES to proudly wear items we’ve bought in other states but this, I could not allow my children to support a team, or members of my family, that would take Vick. He got caught, that was his problem, he would still be doing it today. Patriots (except for Moss) have a great sportmanship attitude on the field, Wes Welker is probably the best and Brady. Do not taint your reputation because you may need a backup quarterback. Terrible – I will not ever watch them again if they take him, and I live in VIRGINIA!!!

  2. Edwin says:

    Michael Vick has paid his debt to society. He has shown remorse. Give him a chance. Allow him to rebuild his life & redeem himself. He’s basically good.
    I hope that some team signs him.