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Eagles QB Michael Vick on Mike and Mike and Jim Rome

On Tuesday February 12th, Eagles QB Michael Vick spoke for the first time about signing his new one year contract to stay with the Philadelphia Eagles. Vick was a Guest on ESPN Radio show Mike and Mike in the Morning and CBS Sports Radio’s Jim Rome Show. Here is what Vick had to say on both shows:

Mike and Mike in the Morning:

Vick about coming back to Philly: “The city of Philadelphia has been great for me, it was my decision.”

Vick’s Opinion about Chip Kelly’s Offense: “I have watched Chip for a long time, I felt things were good, I take my chances, I ran for 1,000 yards in 2006, I can still compete at a high level.”

Vick on if Kelly’s style of offense can work in the NFL: “after talking with Chip, I know he is very innovative. I think Chip will be able to change things week by week.”

Vick on lasting a full season: “I have done it before, once you start trying not to get hurt, you do get hurt, over the last 2 years trying to protect my self, putting too much effort into not being injured.”

Vick on what happened after 2010 season: ” I have to go back to watch the film, I am not living in the past, we have alot of changes & injuries, I am motivated and try to be one of the elite QB again.”

Vick on how many more years he can play: “The way my body is feeling. I feel like I can play another 4-5 years, I am going to take full advange of it”

Vick on what is going on in his head: “Right now I am blessed. There are some things I would change, some I would not change, I am movited to become one of the best, I thank the Eagles for bringing me back”

Podcast of Vick on Mike and Mike in the Morning:
http://espn.go.com/espnradio/play?id=8939241

Jim Rome Show on CBS Sports Radio

Vick on Philly being a perfect situation: “I think it’s going to allow me to play a different style of football, which I wouldn’t mind to get back to for the next couple years.”

Vick on Chip Kelly’s scheme: “There’s been a lot of success around the league with it and I felt like I’ve done it to a certain degree early in my career.”

Vick on unfinished business in Philadelphia.“I didn’t want to leave Philadelphia on a sour note. When I came in, it was a very warm reception and I just wanted to give back, and give back through my play, I didn’t want money to be an obstacle in this situation, I didn’t want money to be the reason I didn’t return.”

Vick on being the same player he was in 2010: “I still feel like I’m the same player as 2010. I’ve gotten hit a lot more since then, but I took good care of my body and trained real hard.”

Vick on sour note over last two years leading to the firing of Andy Reid: “More effort could have been put into last season. You know I just think it was more of a matter of guys living off of what they did in previous years, You tend to do that in the NFL sometimes, and that’s why change is good, because you have a guy coming in that’s going to demand a lot of respect and he’s going to demand excellence, not only on Sundays but day in and day out, even in the off-season.”

Podcast of Vick on Jim Rome Show on CBS Sports Radio:
http://jimrome.com/2013/02/12/vick-talks-contract-and-chip-,