The Eagles are off today, but quarterback Michael Vick appeared on SportsRadio 94 WIP, with hosts Ike Reese and Michael Barkann. Reese asked Vick about his opening-night matchup against Washington Redskins second-year quarterback Robert Griffin III, a QB who has been compared to Vick in style and attitude.
“Anytime you have an opportunity to go against an opponent who has a great quarterback on the other end, it always makes for a great game, it always makes for a great matchup,” Vick said. “It’s something that you always look forward to. It’s like Steve Young and Brett Favre back in the day, or Brett Favre and Troy Aikman … I watched it, and I was even being competitive for those guys, sitting on the couch. I know what it’s like. I understand it, I embrace it, man; this is what it’s all about.”
Vick seemed excited about finally taking the wraps off Chip Kelly’s new Eagles offense.
“We feel like we have a lot to build on from the preseason. There’s a lot of things we did well,” Vick said. “We feel like we can push the tempo a little bit more. As time went on, we just got comfortable with what we were doing. We made a lot of minor mistakes that can be corrected.”