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Reaction to Vick signing

Here's some reaction from the signing of Michael Vick:

Reaction to Vick signing

One for the dogs.
One for the dogs.

Here's some reaction from the signing of Michael Vick:

COACH ANDY REID:
"I'm a believer that as long as people go through the right process, they deserve a second chance. He's got great people on his side; there isn't a finer person than Tony Dungy. He's proven he's on the right track."

PEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS:
"PETA and millions of decent football fans around the world are disappointed that the Eagles decided to sign a guy who hung dogs from trees. He electrocuted them with jumper cables and held them under water. You have to wonder what sort of message this sends to young fans who care about animals and don't want them to be harmed."

QUARTERBACK DONOVAN MCNABB:
"I pretty much lobbied to get him here because everybody deserves a second chance. What a better place than to come here with this group that continues to stay together and bond together through times. ... For a guy that has spoken the truth in front of the nation, has served his time, and for a guy who was just looking for an opportunity to kind of get his feet back on the ground. I think he deserves it."

FORMER EAGLES LINEBACKER, FORMER TEAMMATE OF VICK AND CURRENT 610-WIP HOST IKE RESSE:
"It's not going to go over smooth. ... But one thing I know about these fans -- they love this team. Players come and go. Not everybody is a high-character guy. Some guys are going to make you pull your hair out, some guys are distasteful to look at, or what have you, but they love this team. This team remains here after the players leave. Michael Vick is going to be a small part of our lives."

WIDE RECEIVER DESEAN JACKSON:
"Oh man, definitely it is [exciting]. He is a great player. He has a lot to prove to everybody and try to get back on the right track. On the field, he is very explosive. We got some things on this offense now, man."

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED'S PETER KING (via Twitter):
"A fantastic move for Vick. Believe me when I tell you he wanted stability as much as anything, and Reid/Heckert/Banner define stable."

BRIAN BALDINGER, NFL NETWORK:
"When the Eagles signed T.O. that wasn't the most popular thing to do. But that was the best year Donovan McNabb has had as an Eagle and it was the year they went to the Super Bowl (2004). I think Andy recognizes this league is all about integrating the most talent you can. They're just bringing Michael Vick in to create a Wildcat package. They had (second-year wideout) DeSean Jackson running their Wildcat package last year. But he can't throw the ball the way Mike Vick can."

CORNERBACK SHELDON BROWN:
"I think the signing of Vick is great because someone is giving him an opportunity to redeem his career and let his play speak for itself so I have a lot of respect for that."

SAFETY QUINTIN MIKELL:
"He's a great player, a good person, and everybody deserves a second chance. Everybody has been talking about what happened but at the end of the day, he paid his debt. We're going to welcome him here and hope that he can put everything back together by putting the right people around him and love him up."

QUARTERBACK A.J. FEELEY ON HIS PLACE ON THE TEAM NOW:
“I can’t get caught up in that. You can’t control what you can’t control. … I will say that there’s not a guy I trust more in this world than Andy.”

PATRIOTS QB TOM BRADY ON WHETHER HE WAS SURPRISED BY THE MOVE:
"No, he's a really good player."

BENGALS RECEIVER OCHOCINCO (per Twitter):
"Mike Vick and McNabb on the same team, damn!!!!! Glad I don't play defense, good luck game planning to stop that shh!!"

 

Jeff McLane Inquirer Staff Writer
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