ESPN's Bottom Line - Version 2.0

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Vick's Big Day

Mike Vick had a big day yesterday.  Ironically it came on the same day that his predecessor in Philly (and that evening's opponent), Donovan McNabb, got a new $78 million deal. Vick passed for 333 yards and 4 TDs while also running for 80 yards and 2 TDs.  He was the first player in NFL history to have a game with 300+ passing yards, 4+ passing TDs, 50+ rushing yards, and 2+ rushing TDs.  Yeah, pretty good day as the Eagles hung 59 points on division rival Redskins.  

Every sportswriter in the country is expounding about "possibly one of the best games a QB has ever had" but it seems to me that every story has a "what happens next" element to it.  Although maybe that's just my inner Eagles fan reading too much into these articles.  Either way, let's discuss.  Or rather, I'll just write what I think and you can accept every word.

The Eagles will get a new contract worked out for Vick.  Whether that happens during the season or after the season nobody knows.  It would be better for the Eagles to do it sooner and it would be better for Vick to do it closer to free agency.  Keep in mind that if negotiations do fall through the Eagles will have the final trump card in this case with the option of placing the franchise tag on him.  Although that is clearly the worst case scenario.  Vick has already said that he'd like to continue playing for the team that gave him his first opportunity after his incarceration and will give them every chance to sign him long term.  

The other question that this brings up is, what about Kolb?  Do the Eagles keep Vick AND Kolb or do they trade him for like 85 1st rd picks and a few Pro Bowl CBs and DEs?  According to Chris Mortensen on ESPN this morning, they can actually keep both of them.  Apparently the contract extension Kolb received this Summer was really more of a roster bonus with another 2 years tacked onto his existing deal.  Mort said that Kolb is only scheduled to receive about $1.8 million next year.  Which in my opinion is a pretty easy to swallow contract for a team's backup QB.  However, as we all know the Eagles are a team that likes to exploit values which means that they'll be tempted to trade him to someone looking for a real franchise QB.  Maybe Minnesota, Miami, KC, or Arizona.  Shoot after last night it looks like Washington might be looking for a new QB.  

This might be a bold prediction considering all the "Where will Kolb end up speculation" going on today, but I think the Eagles will keep him on as the backup.  The aggressive play that makes Vick such a dangerous weapon, also makes him very injury prone as we've seen already this year.  If the Eagles keep Vick they'll need a highly capable backup and as Andy Reid has said over and over again this year, he is very happy having two very good Quarterbacks on his roster.


Anonymous said...

Since then other biometric shirts have popped up, including ones that use micro-EMG sensors to measure muscle effort Ralph Lauren Polo , made by a Redwood City-based company called Athos. (Earlier this year I reviewed a pair of Athos pants, as did The Verge's Ben Popper.) OmSignal, the company that partnered with Ralph Lauren for the PoloTech Shirt, sells its connected compression shirts separately — although both the PoloTech shirts and OmSignal's Ralph Lauren Hats own shirts are only available for men.

But David Lauren, executive vice president for advertising, marketing, and communications at Ralph Lauren Ralph Lauren Scarves , said in an interview that women's smart shirts are on the way. The company is working on making more casual connected apparel — such a polo shirt that could be worn all day, not just during exercise. And Lauren said a smart suit was not out of the realm of possibilities Ralph Lauren Short Sleeved T-Shirts . (I just cannot even, with this level of Bluetooth-connected Americana.)

As you might expect, there's a Ralph Lauren mobile app that syncs data from the PoloTech shirt Ralph Lauren Shoes . It's iOS-only at launch and currently doesn't integrate with other third-party fitness applications.

Still, the aim with the app is to offer real-time analysis and workout suggestions based on the biometrics you're showing Ralph Lauren Jackets & Outerwear , which means Ralph Lauren is at least aware of one key problem with connected health and fitness devices: there are many that can track what you do, but not as many that tell you what to do next.

sarah saad said...

شركة نقل اثاث بحائل
شركة نقل اثاث ببريدة
شركة نقل اثاث بالقصيم

Related Articles