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Jason Brewer

An economics student at Fordham University who runs Bleeding Green Nation

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If there was any doubt as to whether Michael Vick would be received well by Eagles fans, it was erased when he stepped on the field for the first time on the second play of the game. The crowd greeted Vick with a standing ovation and noticeably got more excited each time he returned to play. In fact, after Donovan McNabb threw a 3rd quarter interception there were actually "We want Vick" chants heard in the stands.

As for Vick's on field performance, there isn't much to evaluate. He lined up mostly as a QB but played the WR position one play and ended up being a decoy. He threw one 13 yard bullet to Hank Baskett for a first down which showed he hasn't lost any of his famous arm strength, but otherwise he was limited to mostly handoffs and shovel passes. He did roll out once on what appeared to be a designed run, but slid down when it was apparent that the Jaguars were ready for it.

He looked comfortable out there, he appeared to be in good physical shape and moved well. There certainly was nothing to be negative about tonight. The important things, the legs and the arm, seem to be as good as ever. That said, it's really impossible to make an honest evaluation of what he's going to accomplish this year until I see him play more.

By Jason Brewer  |  August 28, 2009; 6:23 AM ET  | Category:  Atlanta Falcons , Crime , Michael Vick , NFL , Philadelphia Eagles , Quarterbacks , Roger Goodell , Tony Dungy Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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The Eagles fans are disgusting. God will judge them and Vick.
Best of luck this season.

Posted by: forrestrope | August 28, 2009 4:43 PM

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