Vick: ‘I didn’t finish’

Packers Tramon Williams intercepts a pass intended for Riley Cooper that ended the Eagles season. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

Here are highlights from Michael Vick’s postgame news conference after the Eagles' loss to the Packers:

On the last play: “The last play we had four verticals. I took a shot at the end zone. I could have checked it down to the back. I got greedy and took a shot at the end zone. I didn’t throw the right ball that I wanted to and it got picked out. It was a bad way to go out, but at least I went out swinging … It’s hindsight now. It’s something I have to learn from.”

On the mistakes: “We set ourselves back. We had a lot of penalties. A lot of plays we didn’t make. We still managed to make plays and do the right things. We just didn’t put enough points on the board.”

On his ankle injury late in the game: “It wasn’t that bad. I rolled it. It was nothing that was going to keep me from going back into the game.”

On his feeling: “This one hurt more than any of my previous seasons that I played a full season and had an opportunity to play in the playoffs. I just think, I didn’t finish … I expected so much out of myself. I know in coming back and having an opportunity that I could play at a high level in this offense. It’s just disappointing to myself and my teammates that we didn’t finish the way we wanted to. I certainly felt I could do a lot of things better and I didn’t do it.”

On the season overall: “It was a great season. The ultimate goal is the Super Bowl. To do that everybody has to be on one chord, in tune … We didn’t do that tonight. We had a great season but that’s not enough.”

Do you want to sign a long-term contract: “As of right now, I’m not thinking about the contract situation. I’m thinking about what happened 30 minutes ago. It’s unfortunate you can’t go out and correct it the next week. You have to deal with it in your own way, keep believing in yourself and keep pushing. There is always next year and you get another opportunity.”

Do you want to be here next year? “I hope so. In this business, you don’t do. We’ll see. I’ll stay optimistic. I still feel I can play at a high level for the next couple of years, but I still have a lot to learn.”

On mood on the last drive: “I thought we were going to win the game. I had an upbeat feeling about myself. I felt like I was in control … I wish it would have had a better outcome.” 

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