Is incarcerated, dog-murdering quarterback Michael Vick in play for the Vikings or not? Recent comments by Rick Spielman would suggest not:
I just would say that we’reand what type of people [we bring in]. You guys know how we’ve been about the type of players that we’ve brought in.
That was read by most as everything short of an unequivocal no on Vick. But now we have this remark by Brad Childress, who was also asked about PETA’s favorite QB:
I really don’t get into hypotheticals because I think there’s too much water that’s got to happen. I’d cross that bridge when I come to it.
Needless to say, that particular bridge would be very shaky, and the water underneath full of nasty snapping sharks and crocodiles and all sorts of other stuff (that Michael Vick would probably like to watch fight).
To me, it would be very hard to justify a Vick trade, not only because of the controversy that would come down, but because of all the other questions that have always surrounded the guy – like whether he’s a real winning NFL quarterback or just a human highlight reel. And remember this too: The Falcons tried turning Vick into a west coast quarterback, and most reviews of that effort characterized it as anything from a debacle to a disaster. To me Vick is not and never will be the answer for the Vikes.