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LeBron on Vick; T.O. on Andy

Lots of odds and ends to get to after a busy Tuesday with the Eagles ...

LeBron on Vick; T.O. on Andy

Lots of odds and ends to get to after a busy Tuesday with the Eagles ...

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So, who else is impressed by Michael Vick? How about LeBron James.

Early yesterday, James sent a tweet to Vick that read: "Mike Vick for PRESIDENT!"

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Responded Vick: "Lol Im just having fun playing football again !"

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As we told you in yesterday's Daily News, Terrell Owens took to Twitter in the middle of the Redskins' loss to question the contract that his former Eagles teammate Donovan McNabb received, given his performance.

That tweet was the subject of a segment on Owens' TV show on Versus with his Bengals teammate Chad Ochocinco, per the Cincinnati Enquirer.

“My thing is I don’t have anything against Donovan," Owens said. "Trust me I’m all happy that he got a $78 million contract but how do they justify the $78 million contract when just two weeks ago the head coach just benched the guy because he wasn’t playing well or couldn’t conduct the two-minute offense, that’s all I’m saying.”

However, the best part of the show was Owens' kind words for Andy Reid, sort of:

“I mean I don’t know how much I can say about Andy Reid, this guy is a mastermind. Look at this guy on the sidelines, he looks like the Pillsbury doughboy but this guy is very smart.”

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Interesting piece in today's New York Daily News outling a potential strategy for stopping Michael Vick. Among the more interesting strategic decisions the Giants face will be whether to use three safeties as often as they usually do. That look has almost become their base defense, but it is one few teams have tried against the Eagles with Vick.

"I don't even know if you can actually contain a guy like Mike Vick," Giants safety Antrel Rolle said Tuesday on WFAN. "You can just do the best that you can against him and try and discourage him every which way you can, try and limit the things he's most dominant at - which is passing, and which is running."

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Fullback Leonard Weaver said on his Twitter feed that he is seeing Dr. James Andrews today for a checkup.

Andrews performed the surgery on Weaver's knee that was severely damaged in a gruesome injury in the season opener.

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Talk about a beaten man. Redskins tight end Chris Cooley is never shy with his feelings, but read what he said during a radio appearance Tuesday in Washington.

Credit goes to Dan Steinberg's D.C. Sports Blog on the Washington Post Web site.

"I've never had something like that happen to me. There are no words. I'm repulsed by the way we played, by the way the game unfolded against a team we beat earlier in the season. It's the same team, a team we beat earlier in the season. It was like Ohio State playing Idaho State. I mean, it was that bad. It was unreal.

"I can't explain what happened. They just kicked our ass. That's all I can really say. I just don't know what else to say about it....And they didn't need to stop. They could have had 800 yards the way they were playing. They didn't even try in the fourth quarter. They weren't even trying....

"I'm honestly disgusted with what we did. I don't know what to say. I can't even sit here and try to explain how we could have played better, how plays could have changed the game. There's nothing I can tell you. I mean, the one thing I know is that we didn't quit playing. They just outplayed us that much....

"Can we continue to build? Can we get better? What is our real character? What's the character? If we have guys that care, we'll go to work tomorrow. You have to put it past you. We can't cry about it all week and then go get our ass kicked in Tennessee. We have to go to work tomorrow, and everyone has to show up, and everyone has to get over it. I don't even know how you take it. I don't think it's a lesson. I just think it's embarrassing....It was just a disgrace. It was embarrassing. It was a show. Philly put up a show at our expense."

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Having already won the NFC Offensive Player of the Week, Michael Vick is a candidate for the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week. The other finalists are New England's Tom Brady and Atlanta's Matt Ryan.

Fans can vote on NFL.com/FedEx through noon Friday .

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Funeral arrangements for former Eagles assistant coach and sales executive Ken Iman were announced. Friends and family are invited to a Memorial Ceremony Saturday, Nov. 20, to begin promptly at 1 P.M. (Lombardi time) at the Drexelbrook Grand Ballroom, 4700 Drexel Brook Drive, in Drexel Hill. In lieu of flowers, if desired, donations can be made to gridirongreats.org, Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund, 707 Skokie Blvd., Suite 600, Northbrook, IL 60062 in the memory of Ken Iman.

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