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Vick: 'I played fairly well'

Michael Vick acknowledged that he was nervous before his first regular-season game in the NFL since December 2006 with the Atlanta Falcons.

Vick: 'I played fairly well'

Michael Vick saw his first regular-season NFL action since December 2006 when he was a member of the Atlanta Falcons. (Yong Kim / Staff Photographer)
Michael Vick saw his first regular-season NFL action since December 2006 when he was a member of the Atlanta Falcons. (Yong Kim / Staff Photographer)

Michael Vick acknowledged that he was nervous before his first regular-season game in the NFL since December 2006 with the Atlanta Falcons.

Vick was inserted on the second play of the game and finished with 11 plays on the day. He was 0-for-2 passing and had one run for 7 yards. He said he played “fairly well.”

“I would by lying if I said I wasn’t nervous,” Vick said. “I’m usually not a nervous guy … The whole situation causes some butterflies. It was a good thing because I was able to come out and relax.”

“It will be a totally different feeling against Tampa (in two weeks) because I won’t feel like all eyes were on me like they were today. I got out there and got the rust off, knock the jitters out.”

Vick also took several big hits and bounced back.

“I took plenty of hits before,” he said. “I still feel I could take a hit. I got rocked a couple of times real good. That’s what’s going to happen running this offense that we’re running. It’s just football. If I can go out there and just limit it, then I think I can do it for 16 weeks.”

Vick said he thought 10 or 11 plays was the “ideal” number, but said it will depend on the flow of the game. He also said there is much more to come.

“We have so much in store for the future,” Vick said. “We wanted to go out and get some looks and see how they would play it. We have a lot of different variations. It’s going to be exciting.”

Vick also said the bye week will help him get even closer to 100 percent.

“This week is going to be invaluable,” Vick said. “It’s an opportunity for me to get in the book, continue with the workouts, continue to get my body back to 100 percent. I’m progressing. I’m not regressing, which is a big thing.”


FIRST QUARTER
14:17: 2nd-and-2 from Eagles’ 34
Formation: Vick lines up wide right. LeSean McCoy is in as quarterback.
Play: McCoy takes direct snap. Fakes end-around to Vick. Gains 1 yard.

8:07: 1st-and-10 from Chiefs’ 34.
Formation: Vick at QB.
Play: Runs option to right side, keeps ball, gains 7 yards and takes hard lick from Chiefs cornerback Brandon Flowers.

6:20: 1st-and-goal from Chiefs’ 5.
Formation: Vick in shotgun.
Play: Vick throws incomplete into end zone.

3:34: 1st-and-10 from Chiefs’ 20.
Formation: Vick in shotgun.
Play: Vick hands off to McCoy, who gains 11 yards.

SECOND QUARTER
6:15: 2nd-and-9 from Eagles’ 26.
Formation: Vick in shotgun.
Play: Vick throws incomplete to Jason Avant.

3:31: 1st-and-10 from Chiefs’ 40.
Formation: Vick in shotgun.
Play: Vick hands off to Jeremy Maclin on end-around. Maclin loses 1 yard.

2:00: 1st-and-10 from Chiefs’ 29.
Formation: Vick in shotgun.
Play: Hands off to McCoy, who gains 5 yards.

THIRD QUARTER
11:57: 1st-and-10 from Eagles’ 47.
Formation: Vick in shotgun.
Play: Vick runs option left. Pitches to McCoy who gains 5 yards. Vick hammered by Chiefs defensive end Tamba Hali after pitch.

9:53: 2nd-and-6 from Chiefs’ 22.
Formation: Vick in shotgun.
Play: Vick hands off to McCoy, who gains 2 yards.

FOURTH QUARTER
13:26: 1st-and-10 from Eagles’ 33.
Formation: Vick in shotgun.
Play: Vick hands off to McCoy who gains 3 yards.

12:01: 3rd-and-1 from Eagles’ 42.
Formation: Vick in shotgun. Two-back set.
Play: No spread option. Vick hands off to McCoy, who is stopped for no gain.
 

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