Michael Vick says he will be a threat in run game


Michael Vick will be the Philadelphia Eagles starting quarterback this season and vows that he will be a duel threat when it comes to game time.

Vick has been working on getting in shape, training his legs in preparation to run.

Vick, who just last month said he added four pounds of muscle to withstand more hits, said he would be doing 500-600 pushups and situps until he couldn’t run anymore.

“I’m going to have the opportunity to do what I want to do in this offense and run the football,” Vick said. “And yes, I will be a threat.”
Vick has only played one full season in the NFL where he was not injured. He’s missed eight starts during the last two seasons because of injury.

“Some were random, some were positions I put myself in,” Vick said. “And just sometimes being in the wrong place in the wrong time.

He said he blames the media, saying they made him change the way he played the game. “You guys act like I get hurt once a week.”

Vick isn’t worried about the risk of injury. “I think you’ve got to take on a certain mind-set that you’re going to play the game all-out. If you go into a football game not wanting to get hurt or trying not to get hurt, it doesn’t allow you to play the way you want to play.”

Vick will open the season against the Washington Redskins on Sept. 9.