The day Mike Vick was connected to dog-fighting was the day he became a Redskin's acquisition target. Let's face it: a tantalizing talent and merchandise mover of Vick's caliber was born to play for Dan Snyder's fantasy football playteam, and few other owners out there are as star horny as DannyBoy, who probably has "there's no such thing as bad publicity" tattooed across his forehead, right underneath his "Vinny's Lips Go Here" tattoo.
Everyone and their mother with internet access and a twitter account is providing beef for the "VICK WILL BE A REDSKIN!! AGAGGAHHHH!" rumor fodder today. Tanner Cooley saw Vick in Ashburn. Mike Fiorio of Pro Football Talk is hearing that a deal is close, sort of. 106.7 The Fan's Redskins' beat reporter Chris Russell saw Vick's rep in Ashburn and is pretty confident it's happening.
Back in May, we provided six reasons why Vick to the 'Skins would be a good idea. If he is bought on the cheap and for a one year deal, we thought it'd be worth giving him a look at wide receiver. But the idea here seems to be to phase him in at quarterback and see if he's ready to compete for the full-time gig starting next season, assuming Campbell isn't the guy. And assuming Campbell isn't the guy has been the front office's M.O. from Day 1 this offseason, so it's easy to see right through Snyderrato's pea-brained plans here.
And if this is in fact the case, to keep him at QB, we cannot endorse this move. He's too far removed from his years as an overrated QB for there to be hope he can develop into a championship one. To take this risk at the expense of your current starter and his budding relationship with your head coach is nothing short of season sabatoge. That's like slowly phasing Ari out of "Entourage" and replacing him with Al Pacino. Pacino's day is done, and you're gonna kill the chemistry between the show's two most compelling characters at this point (Ari and Lloyd). Stupid. If you want to give Pacino a small recurring role though, say, at slot receiver, until he finds his comfort zone and smaller contributing role, that's another story.
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