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Vick leaves game with neck injury, concussion

Posted on: September 18, 2011 11:09 pm
Edited on: September 19, 2011 11:38 am
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz


By the time Michael Vick had to leave the Eagles-Falcons game, he had been erratic and, at the same time, devastating to his offense and to Atlanta’s defense.
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And in the process of leading Philadelphia to a 31-21 lead, Vick got hammered by his own player and had to leave the game with a neck injury. After the game, coach Andy Reid said Vick had suffered a concussion.

Deep in Atlanta territory, the Falcons caught Vick with a corner blitz, and after he releases the ball, Atlanta safety William Moore wrapped him and tackled him to the ground. Problem is, on the way down, Vick’s head connected with the helmet of his tackle Todd Herremans.

It was a sickening collision, and a wobbly Vick had to be helped off the field while spitting out blood. Backup quarterback Mike Kafka, seeing his first NFL action, has replaced Vick -- who got booed off the field as he walked to the locker room by the classy Falcons fans.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 6:46 am
 

Vick leaves game with neck injury, concussion




Since: Nov 19, 2011
Posted on: December 25, 2011 8:23 am
 

Vick leaves game with neck injury, concussion

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Since: Nov 28, 2011
Posted on: November 28, 2011 3:36 pm
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Since: May 7, 2011
Posted on: September 19, 2011 5:50 pm
 

Vick leaves game with neck injury, concussion

If Michael Vick keeps on taking hits throughout the season like he did last night,then he won't be able to make it through the entire season. I know that it's in his nature to run once the pocket collapse, but he might want to either do "the QB slide" or start running for reasonable yards then step out-of-bounds. Now he's going to have to go through the proceedure of taking tests during the week to ensure that he doesn't have any post-concussion symptoms. The Eagles now have do depend on Kafka,the running game,and the defense in order to "keep the ship afloat" until either Vick or Young returns from their injuries.



Since: Jan 20, 2009
Posted on: September 19, 2011 1:56 pm
 

Vick leaves game with neck injury, concussion

What a short memory CBS and some of the fans here have.

Did Mike vick serve his time, yes.  In fact he has paid a higher price than most would for the crime he committed or for worse crimes that other NFL players have committed.


Still, he deserved the boo's.  If I was there, I would have booed beofre, during and after becuase of the way he treated Atlanta in the past.

I'm talking about walking off the field and giving your fans the finger, remember that?

What about the money he still owes the the Falcons, remember that?

He treated Atlanta with little class or respect and he got what he deserved in return.



Since: Jul 14, 2008
Posted on: September 19, 2011 1:36 pm
 

Vick leaves game with neck injury, concussion

I don't boo Vick for getting hurt i boo him for what he did to the Falcons franchise. We give him a $100 mil plus contract and he fights dogs and goes to jail. That put a major set back to the franchise. All in all it worked out for the better as we got a new coach and a real franchise QB.



Since: Dec 13, 2009
Posted on: September 19, 2011 1:10 pm
 

Vick leaves game with neck injury, concussion

Don't be confused by what happened at the dome last night.  The majority of Atlanta LOVES Vick no matter what he does.  Anyone who lives in this area knows that.  I don't hate him personally, but he admitted on 60 minutes that he was lazy in Atlanta and did not try his hardest.  We all knew how great he could be if he worked harder.  We saw it last year.  That is the reason I can't understand why At;lanta cheers for him even though he admitted he didn't work hard here. 



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: September 19, 2011 12:37 pm
 

Vick leaves game with neck injury, concussion

I'm not a fan of Vick, but I've always been a fan of the Eagles/Phillies unless Boston is involved.I hope Vick has a quick recovery,but injuries like these tend to either last awhile or come back later.Fans shouldn't be concerned by how many games he'll miss.He'll miss at least 2 weeks & even when/if he comes back he'll get hurt again.I know yesterday's was a fluke injury, but Vicks style of play isn't smart & makes him an injury waiting to happen.He may not even be able to finish the season.That would be a shame for the fans much more than Vick.He took Atlanta for a ride & leave it up to Philadelphia to jump on the $Michael Vick$ wagon.I hope he comes back, for the fans, so he can resume his role as America's sweetheart.I hope he comes back so he can take the beating he deserves.Goodall never should have let him come back, but money talks.Vick is not the only disgrace in the NFL by no means.He's just the biggest disgrace & that's saying alot right there.Not enough bad things can happen to Michael Vick aka DK!



Since: Dec 21, 2010
Posted on: September 19, 2011 12:35 pm
 

Vick leaves game with neck injury, concussion

Amazing. Fans are fans, but maybe it is sad comment on our "new" society where we have empowered anyone and everyone by the magical quote of 'free speech'. Back in the day when our country had a bit of class and sportsmanship, free speech would never have erupted into hate filled diatribe toward and man playing in such a blue collar sport.  It's why we love football.  It's honest and clear, and no matter what personality you have, all is equal when you go man to man on a level playing field.  Fans are fans, but no one should be mocked and vile childish crap come out of their mouths when someone is injured. 

You have to have some self esteem in order to have compassion, and I guess I remember a time when we liked ourselves more.  The trash talkers now speak just to hear themselves rant so they can justify their own miserable existence.  They don't tell it like it is anymore, just how it is for them, and from what I saw in Atlanta, it must be bad for them there, but blaming Vick as a substitute for your own failings is like blaming Ronald McDonald for a bad hamburger.  The price you paid for a ticket, shouldn't give you the right to have no class, and your 'free speech' ends when it becomes abusive and insulting without credibility.  It really is time to lighten up and take stock.



Since: Dec 23, 2007
Posted on: September 19, 2011 12:31 pm
 

Vick leaves game with neck injury, concussion

Micheal Vick getting hurt had nothing to do with the constitution of the United States.. But some how the folks here at cbssports.com have turned it into such a discussion... maybe this would be better served if it was moved to the washington post...


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