Thursday, August 18, 2011

Vick preferred Cincy, Buffalo over Eagles; and he misses dogs (as pets)

Another Mike Vick GQ piece is about to hit the newstands ... and, uh, go digital.

And Vick speaks openly about how he wound up with the Eagles after his 18-month stint in Levenworth, not Cincinnati our Buffalo, where he could have started.

Meaning there is going to be a whole lot of collusion-type damage control going on from  NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to Eagles head coach Andy Reid to team  president Joe Banner. Here's an excerpt:

"I think I can say this now, because it's not going to hurt anybody's feelings, and it's the truth... I didn't want to come to Philadelphia. Being the third-team quarterback is nothing to smile about. Cincinnati and Buffalo were better options."

Those two teams wanted him and would've allowed him to start, but after meeting with commissioner Roger Goodell and other reps from the NFL, Vick was convinced—and granted league approval—to sign with Philly. "And I commend and thank them, because they put me in the right situation."

That won't go over big with enemies of Goodell (Bill Belichick) or the Eagles (Jerry Jones, Tom Coughlin subsequently lost star free agents to the Vick aura. And it had to wrankle the Bengals and the Bills. Where might they be with Vick?

Check out the sneak preview on Deadspin ...



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