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MVP Talk: Get Off Mike Vick's Jock Edition



I created this post frankly because all the Mike Vick MVP talk is nauseating.  Since when does one quarter of a seasons work constitute MVP talk?  Michael Vick has only played roughly 5 games all year; I discount week 4 because he didn't play the whole game and only threw a total of 7 passes, ironically it was his best completion percentage game of the year at 71.4%, but 5 of 7 does not impress me.  As impressive as the rest of his games has been (although I highly doubt he continues to play at this level), there are several reasons as to why the NFL would never award the MVP to Mike Vick.  Comeback Player possibly, Offensive Player eh maybe, but MVP NEVER!

Great play or not you can't award a Felon this trophy, as it will destroy any and all integrity the NFL has built.  I am all for second chances and IMO he has that by being allowed to come back and play in the NFL, but to call this clown the Most Valuable Player would be like spitting in the face of all the good guys that play in the league.

One retort I heard was if this is your line of thinking then

  take all those Defensive POY trophies away from Ray Lewis considering he MURDERED AN ACTUAL HUMAN BEING!!!!"

I would not stripped Ray Lewis of any of his awards because the difference between Mike Vick and Ray Lewis is that Vick was CONVICTED and ADMITTED to his offenses and Ray Lewis was acquitted of murder meaning legally he had nothing to do with it.  Although, Vick murdered, tortured and financed the murdering and torturing of well over 400 innocent dogs.

And then I heard

 Lol its funny how all y'all ppl are hatin on vick 4 dog fighting but donte stallworth killed a MAN and served no jail time but no one seems to remember that dumb asses

Understand that Dante Stallworth is not a candidate for MVP and if he was people would not agree with that as well.  Again, I am for the second chance.  The NFL is the most popular sports league in the US, and millions of children look up to these guys as role models, whether they like it or not.  Sorry Chuck.  You can not give a felon the MVP, because it is the most prestigious award of the most popular sport in our society; it sends the wrong signal.  Think about the kids.  Like I said before, if this was to happen the NFL would lose all integrity and with that fans. 

Plus, Vick has only played roughly 5 out of 9 games this season, and to be the MVP of the league you must perform for the whole season.  Vick has not done this and I don't believe he will continue to play at this level.  Once opposing defenses breakdown the film and game-plan against him, remember other than these 5 games and a couple plays last year all game tape is dated at over 2 years for this guy, I believe defenses will adjust.  Vick fans enjoy it why you can, because it will not last.

Now, let's compare this years numbers of Vick vs. Manning (the GOAT)

 

First Vick's Numbers:

Regular Season Games Passing Rushing Fumbles
WK Game Date Opp Result G GS Comp Att Pct Yds Avg TD Int Sck SckY Rate Att Yds Avg TD FUM Lost
1 09/12  GB L   20-27 1 1 16 24 66.7 175 7.3 1 0 3 11 101.9 11 103 9.4 0 -- --
2 09/19  @ DET W   35-32 1 1 21 34 61.8 284 8.4 2 0 5 36 108.0 8 37 4.6 0 2 0
3 09/26  @ JAC W   28-3 1 1 17 31 54.8 291 9.4 3 0 3 24 119.2 4 30 7.5 1 -- --
4 10/03  WAS L   12-17 1 1 5 7 71.4 49 7.0 0 0 0 0 90.8 3 17 5.7 0 -- --
5 10/10  @ SF W   27-24 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
6 10/17  ATL W   31-17 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
7 10/24  @ TEN L   19-37 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
8 Bye -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
9 11/07  IND W   26-24 1 1 17 29 58.6 218 7.5 1 0 3 11 93.7 10 74 7.4 1 -- --
10 11/15  @ WAS W   59-28 1 1 20 28 71.4 333 11.9 4 0 1 1 150.7 8 80 10.0 2 -- --
TOTAL 6 6 96 153 62.7 1,350 8.8 11 0 15 83 115.1 44 341 7.8 4 2 0

Now Manning's numbers for the year:

 

Regular Season Games Passing Rushing Fumbles
WK Game Date Opp Result G GS Comp Att Pct Yds Avg TD Int Sck SckY Rate Att Yds Avg TD FUM Lost
1 09/12  @ HOU L   24-34 1 1 40 57 70.2 433 7.6 3 0 2 14 109.8 -- -- -- -- -- --
2 09/19  NYG W   38-14 1 1 20 26 76.9 255 9.8 3 0 1 5 145.5 3 -3 -1.0 0 -- --
3 09/26  @ DEN W   27-13 1 1 27 43 62.8 325 7.6 3 0 0 0 109.2 2 -1 -0.5 0 1 0
4 10/03  @ JAC L   28-31 1 1 33 46 71.7 352 7.7 2 1 1 4 99.2 1 -1 -1.0 0 -- --
5 10/10  KC W   19-9 1 1 26 44 59.1 244 5.5 0 1 1 0 65.0 3 -3 -1.0 0 1 0
6 10/17  @ WAS W   27-24 1 1 25 38 65.8 307 8.1 2 0 1 8 108.1 1 -1 -1.0 0 1 1
7 Bye -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
8 11/01  HOU W   30-17 1 1 26 45 57.8 268 6.0 2 0 1 9 89.9 4 3 0.8 0 -- --
9 11/07  @ PHI L   24-26 1 1 31 51 60.8 294 5.8 1 2 3 18 67.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
10 11/14  CIN W   23-17 1 1 20 36 55.6 185 5.1 0 0 2 5 69.8 -- -- -- -- -- --
TOTAL 9 9 248 386 64.2 2,663 6.9 16 4 12 63 93.9 14 -6 -0.4 0 3 1

 

  • You can see Peyton has thrown almost twice as many passes with still a two percent higher completion rating.
  • Also through the full 9 games Manning has 93.9 rating and Vick's is higher at 115, but remember he has only played half the games this year as Peyton.  
  • This probably also explains why Vick has no interceptions up to this point, because again he has only played half as much as most starting QB.  
  • As much as people think Mike Vick looked great against Washington (and he did) it was actually his worst QB rating game of the year.
  • While playing in more games Manning has managed to get sacked less times.

 

Look I am not bashing or hating on Mike Vick; I just don't think he needs to be canonized as the MVP.  I did not type this because I am a "jealous Colts fan" or because we lost to the Eagles, but because Mike Vick has once again turned into this media orgy that only the like of Brett Favre can reach.  It makes me sick, even worse is the fact that children will worship this guy and with the atrocity of his actions it can never be forgotten.  NFL please keep your integrity and do not allow this clown the MVP!

 

Thank you.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Stampede Blue's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Stampede Blue's writers or editors.

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