Ex-NFL Coach Green Feels Vick Will Be A Dolphin
The idea of Parcells bringing in Vick once the league reinstates him seems far-fetched, if not ludicrous.
But consider the source: ex-NFL coach Dennis Green, who has displayed his share of outrageous behavior, including a Week 3 meltdown in 2006 that effectively signaled his end as Cardinals coach.
Green told Sirius Radio he has a “hard time” believing Parcells is not going to bring in Vick.
“Now, whether it means convincing the Commissioner or whatever it takes, Michael Vick is probably going to wind up at Miami because of the fact that Bill Parcells is Bill Parcells,” Green said.
Meanwhile, most people might think the opposite – that Parcells would never consider bringing in Vick, who turned 29 last week and hasn’t played in the NFL since 2006.
The feeling is Vick, who was an electrifying runner with a strong, but inconsistent arm before he derailed his career by running a dogfighting operation, would be ideal to run the Wildcat. But Parcells and Co. just spent a second-round pick on a Pat White, who is 23 with skills are suited to the formation.
During his introductory press conference as the team’s head of football operations, Parcells also made it clear he doesn’t want to take on problem players. The policy has exceptions, but Vick would seem to discredit any talk of bringing in players with good character.
If the Dolphins were going to take a chance on a troubled player looking for a home, why not someone who would fill a need, like wide receiver Plaxico Burress?
Not that either player will be available soon. Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports is reporting that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is leaning toward indefinitely suspending Burress and continuing to sideline Vick.
Parcells also doesn’t have any history with Vick, which always ranks big with the Tuna when it comes to veterans.
Even if Vick were available, there are probably another half dozen reasons why it wouldn’t make sense.
This “insight” from Green came way out of left field.
As PFT points out, Green has a better chance to be coaching Vick or game planning for him as head coach of the UFL team based in San Francisco.