Michael Vick is getting defensive about the flow of criticism directed his way. After two turnover-riddled, injury-filled seasons, Vick continues to take heat for being careless with the ball, holding the ball too long and leaving himself vulnerable to too many big hits, which translate to turnovers and injuries. The Philadelphia Eagles’ drafting of Matt Barkley has also led to stories suggesting that Vick will be pushed hard for the starting job and may not win the competition. All of this apparently has put Vick on edge. Earlier this week, he was asked to address critics who say he doesn’t make quick enough reads and holds the ball too long. "I'm really tempted right now to just say 'no comment' to that because, like I said a second ago, you don't last 12 years in the NFL not being able to read the defense," Vick told Philadelphia radio station 97.5 The Fanatic, via PhillyMag.com. "Those people who are talking and saying that are just ignorant, and they know nothing about football. Unless they turn on the film and watch my game and see what goes on, then they'll replace those comments with the right comments."
Michael Vick responds to critics: 'They know nothing about football'
Sporting News | May 19