Vick headed to Oakland?

Michael Vick could be on his way out of Atlanta:

According to published online reports, NFL sources say that the Oakland Raiders are trying to put together a trade deal that would send Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick to the Bay Area.

Reportedly, the deal would send Oakland receivers Randy Moss and Jerry Porter plus the number one overall draft pick in the upcoming 2007 NFL Draft to the Falcons in exchange for Vick and the Falcons first round pick, which is number ten overall in this year’s draft.

There is no doubt that Vick is an incredibly talented athlete, but he has been an disappointment in Atlanta. He can run the occasional exciting play and rush for a 1,000 yards in a season, but he isn’t a leader and has proven to be a distraction to the team.

I hope this is for real, even if it brings Randy Moss to Atlanta.


  1. debbie0040 says:

    Arthur Blank should have kept Mora and traded Vick. They should send Vick to Dallas where the other Prima Dona, TO, plays.

    Vick folds under pressure.

  2. Rick Day says:

    Hmm, who is considered the top three college prospect first rounders? I’ll look at that before reserving judgment.

    I occasionally find myself acting as apologist for Vick, not because of what he is, but what he has to work with.

    The line is small and, um, quick, which is perfect for the West Coast offense style. Vick needed beef in the pocket to give him a bit more time to set up and throw.

    Being a season ticket holder, I’ve watched Vick on just about every snap. He simply does not have time to do his passing job, either because the receivers are not breaking open early, or he is scrambling for his life. Why? Because he is a bad player? Nope. the defense has figured out to cover the 1-2-3 step and throw offense. They let Dunn run his little tookus off, and held real threat Vick in check. This is what beat the Falcons.

    Holy crap guys, Vick is not even allowed to call audibles. Not even Tom Landry (taking hat off head) was that inflexible.

    Like I say, what do we get with the number one overall? Until then, I say give him a few more years to earn them big bucks.

  3. jsm says:

    No quarterback should run while palming the football at arm’s length from his body. No matter how talented Vick is, his ball protection is lacking and causes turnovers. A better O line may keep him from running like that as often, but it is still a flaw.

    I think trading Vick, dumping Moss for some other talent (maybe O line), and drafting Johnson, would create some real excitement for the Falcons. I bet Schaub and Johnson could really light it up in the Dome.

  4. blazer says:

    TRADE VICK!!!!!

    What’s yalls problem with it, they traded Brett Favre for less value, let them get rid of vick for something at least 🙂 🙂

  5. Jmac says:

    Who thought that the trade which landed Vick would ultimately backfire? They could have gotten L.T.

    I’d rather keep Moss for the duration of his contract and trade Porter. Drafting Johnson would be good, but if you land two receivers in this deal – coupled with the absurd amount they already have – why not draft either Brady Quinn or Jamarcus Russell, give Schaub one year as starter and then move him for something.

    Of course, you’d have to re-sign Schaub as he’s up too.

  6. CHelf says:

    Take the deal before Vick loses any more value. His stock will plummet each passing day. We get experience on the WR end and we can get JaMarcus Russell to replace what we’ve built around Vick. Plug in a fresh and equal replacement for Vick so we don’t lose quite a large amount of training and schemes around his failed existence.

    Trade Schaub while his stock is up as well. We can get a few players for him if not a draft pick.

  7. Three Jack says:

    Schaub 0-3 as a starter.

    The Falcons need O linemen and a can of stick ’em for the WRs. Trading Vick would go down as one of the worst deals in NFL history (2nd to trading Favre).

    We have the 10th pick…OSU’s Ginn will be available and an O line bounty.

  8. jsm says:

    I think Schaub is 0-3 starting because the offense was not built for him. It was built for Vick, who obviously hasn’t done anything with it since Mora’s first year. One thing I’ve noticed is that receivers don’t drop Schaub’s passes. His feel is apparently better. Build an offense around Schaub, and I think we find out we have one of the best quarterbacks in the league.

    “Trading Vick would go down as one of the worst deals in NFL history” for the Oakland Raiders. But hey, if they want him, we better jump at the opportunity.

  9. CHelf says:

    “Except for that whole leading the team to NFC championship game. ”

    He did that single-handedly right? No one else played a role?

  10. griftdrift says:

    Did I say that?

    I think I was responding to someone indicating that Vick folds under pressure.

    Context. You can find it in the dictionary under the letter C.

  11. DutchDawg says:

    By all means, draft Calvin and become the latest version of the Detroit Lions, who always draft a WR in the first round. Question, if the Falcons do in fact draft Calvin, can Georgia get on their schedule. After all, Calvin has never played on a team that has beaten the Dawgs, why change precedent?

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