Dungy or Young Jeezy?
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As Michael Vick waits for a team to offer him a contract he's being mentored by a man that will help him get his life on the right path if he truly wants to. Granted, the NFL mandated that Vick accept Tony Dungy as a mentor as part of his conditional reinstatement to the league, but regardless of how the arrangement was brought it should benefit Michael Vick
It's hard to think of a better person to work with Michael than Tony Dungy. When he coached, Dungy led his teams without yelling and cussing and commanded the respect of his players. Dungy's strong belief in the word of God doesn't mean Vick will become a choirboy, but their talks can lead to better decision making by Michael. And having Dungy in his corner has to be good for a guy that probably feels like the world is against him.
At the end of the day, all Dungy can do is talk to Michael Vick and help get him through the door of an NFL team. What Ookie chooses to do from there is on him. Is he going to work and study hard and become a starter again? Will he become complacent after signing with a team? And how will Michael spend his time away from football? Off the field distractions were the root of most of his previous problems.
There's a video making the rounds of Vick chilling with the rapper Young Jeezy. Nothing criminal happens, but I doubt it's the kind of environment Tony Dungy envisioned for Michael. They say there's a time and place for everything, although a couple of weeks past being conditionally reinstated isn't the time to "keep it hood." I thought Mike would lay low, and the first we'd see of him would be at a press conference when he signed with a team. Instead, we see Vick in the type of non-football situation that we were seeing him in before the dogfighting problems.
Having a man like Tony Dungy to lean on is great, but Dungy can only lead the proverbial horse to water. All of the good intentions in the world can't change a person that isn't open to the change. Michael Vick could talk to Tony Dungy, the Pope, and Tim Tebow everyday, but his actions, not his words, will determine his future. Hopefully Vick takes the words of Tony Dungy to heart and leaves his negative habits behind. If not, he'll be watching football on Sundays from the stands and not the sidelines.
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