He looked stronger, relaxed, more confident, more poised. It’s been quite some time since Michael Vick and his body language spoke this optimistically about the potential of an offense with him as the centerpiece.

But despite coach Chip Kelly’s repeated declarations that his quarterback competition wouldn’t be decided today, tomorrow, next month or even before the start of training camp, Vick sure seemed to think he’s the leader in the clubhouse.

“Honestly, I look at it like this is still my team, this is still my job,” he said Wednesday, after the second minicamp practice of the Kelly Administration. “I think that’s the mindset you’ve got to have.”

To see Vick wax poetic about Kelly’s offense, about his fit in read-option schemes, about the lighting-quick pace and tempo of practice and the offense, you sensed new life in an aging quarterback, a former superstar who last year looked old and broken down as he absorbed so many crushing hits that he suffered a severe concussion and sat for about six weeks.

It’s almost as if Vick, who turns 33 in June, truly believes that he can rescue his career here for the second time, and that Kelly can resurrect the burst that’s been absent from the quarterback’s game for two seasons.

“The offense, I can just say to sum it all up, is very refreshing,” Vick said, an interesting choice of words that could be construed as somewhat of a knock on the West Coast scheme ran by Andy Reid for the past 14 years, a pass-heavy system that led to inflated stats for quarterbacks but was also chastised for its lack of run balance.