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Mornhinweg: Vick can be better than Young

Posted on: July 6, 2011 6:08 pm
Edited on: July 6, 2011 8:23 pm
Posted by Ryan Wilson

If you've grown tired of the Brady-Manning debates, here's one you probably never (ever ever) considered: Steve Young vs. Michael Vick. Sounds preposterous, right?

Well, Vick's offensive coordinator in Philadelphia, Marty Mornhinweg, made the comparison recently, and the man knows a few things about NFL quarterbacks. He coached Brett Favre in 1996 (Super Bowl), Young in 1997 and 1998 (last Pro Bowl seasons), Jeff Garcia in 2000 (Pro Bowl), Donovan McNabb from 2004-2009 (he had his five best passing seasons), and Vick last season (Pro Bowl).

Which brings us back to Young and Vick.

"Here was a man (in Vick) who hasn't played for a couple of years," Mornhinweg said. "However, if he did it the right way, I thought he could be a Steve Young-type player … Mike's got a long way to go, but, you know what? I think he can be better than Steve."

We know what you're thinking. "This is the same guy who won the overtime coin toss and elected to kickoff instead of receive, right?" Yes. But we're blaming Lions president Matt Millen. His mismanagement style was infectious; at just about every other stop Mornhinweg has been successful. And it's for that reason that we shouldn't summarily dismiss him when he talks about Vick in the same breath as Young, a Hall of Famer.'s Michael David Smith makes a good point. "Asking Vick to be a better quarterback than Young is a tall order. …However, there are a lot of similarities between Vick and Young. They’re both mobile left-handed quarterbacks playing in similar offensive systems. And Young didn’t become the 49ers’ quarterback until he was 30 years old — the same age Vick was last year."

The Philadelphia News' Marcus Hayes writes that Vick had a passer rating of 100.2 last season under Mornhinweg. That was good for fourth in the league. As an NFL starter with the Falcons, Vick never had a passer rating above 81.6.

Whether the rest of Vick's career will mirror Young's is a story that has yet to be written, but there's no disputing that 2010 was Vick's best NFL season. Pretty sure nobody saw that coming, either.

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Since: Jul 27, 2011
Posted on: August 30, 2011 5:13 pm

Mornhinweg: Vick can be better than Young

Try winning 3 Superbowls first.  LOL!     BTW that 100.2 passer rating - Vick did it ONE YEAR.   Steve Young did it 6 times.  And has a career passer rating of 96.8

Since: Feb 12, 2008
Posted on: August 29, 2011 9:56 pm

Mornhinweg: Vick can be better than Young

Better at what?  Getting into trouble? getting injured? not winning championships? destroying franchises with over loaded contracts not worth the paper they are printed on?? Then yes I would agree that Vick is better ... LOL!!!! 

Since: Aug 25, 2007
Posted on: July 26, 2011 5:00 pm

Mornhinweg: Vick can be better than Young

If this post was a movie they would burn the negatives. What a stupid question. Wow, just wow. Hard to actually believe.

Since: Feb 15, 2010
Posted on: July 26, 2011 12:42 pm

Mornhinweg: Vick can be better than Young

Boy one good year sure does buy a lot of hype!! He will be back to the same vick he always was!! Lots of talent ,but never puts it all together. The end of last year when teams figuerd him out he was done!!

Since: May 11, 2007
Posted on: July 10, 2011 8:09 pm

Mornhinweg: Vick can be better than Young

 This has to be one of those, "I need to stroke the ego of my QB" statements, or the league needs to start testing coaches, because if Mornhigweg is serious, he`s got to be high on something, if he thinks the ex-con can be better than Young. The only way they could even be considered equal, is their running ability. The ex-con, at best is an average QB

Since: Jun 20, 2010
Posted on: July 10, 2011 2:30 pm

Mornhinweg: Vick can be better than Young

This is the dumbest article every written, the psychotic scum bag dog killer isn't close to being Steve Young and never will be.  How can you even compare the two, does anyone not remember what Young did and what Vick does everytime he gets into a critical game, he losses.  Vick is a loser and Young is a winner and SuperBowl wins at that, so stop being ignorant and write something real for a change.

Since: Oct 12, 2006
Posted on: July 9, 2011 5:37 pm

Mornhinweg: Vick can be better than Young

BTW, takes nothing from Steve Young, he was a quality player too and has some remarkable highlight film reel and footage too.

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