Vick has a lot of thoughts and comments about the Eagles as he prepares to face his former team in the final preseason game. Why wouldn't he? He did spend five years wearing midnight green in Philadelphia.
One issue arose in Vick's conversation with Ian O'Connor of ESPN and it was that of wide receiver Riley Cooper. Cooper was vilified for his racist comments made during a concert at Lincoln Financial Field last summer. "I stood in front of the team," Vick told ESPN. "I stood in front of the cameras and defused that whole situation." Vick later went on to say, "I just hope he's [appreciative] of my boldness to step out in front of the world and say what I said, and he appreciates what I did and understands the magnitude of it, because nobody else was going to step up and say anything."
But Vick's not all that happy with Cooper. Apparently Cooper left Vick hanging in the offseason. "After he signed his contract, I sent him a text and I never got a text back, and that made me feel a certain type of way. But I'm not the type of guy who holds grudges."
I'm not defending Cooper but chances are good he received a lot of text messages after signing that massive contract. Maybe it was an innocent oversight? Maybe not. I don't know.
Vick, who turned 34 in June, went 77-for-141 (54.6%) for 1,215 yards with five touchdowns and three interceptions in six starts in 2013 before getting injured. In five seasons with the Eagles, Vick completed 59.5% of his passes for 9,984 yards, 57 touchdowns and 33 interceptions.
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