The Pros and Cons of Michael Vick

Michael Vick was released today. Is he a fit in Oakland? I outline the pro and cons.

Pros:
-He is still a physical freak
-He can run the wildcat
-He is versatile
-He has nice arm strength
-He can be had for cheap
-Raiders don’t mind the PR circus

Cons:
-The collection of PETA members in the bay area will swarm the training facility.
-He may have lost a step or two
-He isn’t an accurate QB
-We don’t need another person to run the wildcat because we have McFadden and Bush
-He is a PR nightmare
-You might alienate a small part of your ticket buying fan base by signing him.

Conclusion:
I don’t think he is a good fit, not because of the off-the-field issues, but more because of the on-the-field ones. He just doesn’t have a place. Not even at backup QB. I do think he could make an impact on a team with a statue QB looking for someone to run the wildcat. The west coast would certainly be more favorable because the media circus would only last for a short time before the media were sent back home to the east coast. the down-side of that would be more of the fan-base would likely be pro animal rights. The Cowboys makes a lot of sense for a whole lot of reasons.

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  • "Natural runner" is pretty loaded term. Better "athlete" can be debated as well.
    about 13 hours ago
  • 50% and dropping until he gets on the field. https://t.co/zOHxefopmu
    about 13 hours ago
  • Yikes. Not sure about this one Louis. https://t.co/035FbFlm8q
    about 13 hours ago
  • @TheSveed I'm sure, but 7 replacements is crazy. They don't do that many in wet/cold climates. Must be reason they are considering turf.
    about 17 hours ago
  • What is the deal with this field? 7 planned replacements & considering fake turf next year. In NorCal. Absurd. https://t.co/04LF6uUfj9
    about 1 day ago