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Vick: 'Dynasty' different than 'Dream Team'

Michael Vick uttered the word "Dynasty," yet the Eagles' starting quarterback insists it will not become the "Dream Team" of 2012. When Vince Young made that declaration last training camp, it sparked a season of scrutiny about the hubris of such a claim. The comment was different than that of Vick -- Vick, after all, is the starting quarterback in his fourth season in Philadelphia, while Young was the backup in his first month -- but Vick pointed out that the spirit behind the two statements were different, too.

Vick: 'Dynasty' different than 'Dream Team'

Mike Vick says that his vision of an Eagles ´dynasty´ is different than last year´s ´Dream Team´ comment. (File photo)
Mike Vick says that his vision of an Eagles 'dynasty' is different than last year's 'Dream Team' comment. (File photo)

Michael Vick uttered the word "Dynasty," yet the Eagles' starting quarterback insists it will not become the "Dream Team" of 2012. When Vince Young made that declaration last training camp, it sparked a season of scrutiny about the hubris of such a claim. The comment was different than that of Vick -- Vick, after all, is the starting quarterback in his fourth season in Philadelphia, while Young was the backup in his first month -- but Vick pointed out that the spirit behind the two statements were different, too.

"That's totally different than the 'Dream Team' comment," Vick said. "This is a hypothetical thought, if you think about it in the sense that’s something to aim for. We can create our own dream team. So nothing against what Vince said. This is what we can build if we have the right mindset. It all starts with training camp, and each and every guy has to look at themselves in the mirror and say, 'I put 100 percent into my day and made the most out of it.'

Vick believed that the notion that his comments will fuel other teams around the league was "overrated," and said his comment was independent of other teams. But Vick did not back away from what he said, pointing out that he's the team's quarterback and he believed the spirit of what he said in an interview with Comcast SportsNet.

“That’s just me speaking in confidence, and if you ask my teammates, they’d tell you the same thing and feel the same way,” Vick said. “ As a quarterback, that’s just how you feel. I feel you got to speak it into existence. You got to aim and shoot for the stars, and if you miss, you’ll be amongst them."

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