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Mike Vick turns in strong performance in first start in 4 years

Updated, 5:16 p.m.

In his first start since Dec. 31, 2006, Mike Vick led the Philadelphia Eagles to a 35-32 victory over the Lions in Detroit. Before the game, Coach Andy Reid, according to a Fox report, indicated that Kevin Kolb, who was out today after suffering a concussion last week, would be next week's starter. Should Vick's line Sunday (21-of-34 passing, 284 yards, two touchdowns) cause Reid to reconsider?

For his part, Vick seemed prepared to warm the bench again. "It's not going to be difficult," he said, according to a tweet by's Jordan Raanan.

Vick's teammates are prepared to see Kolb in action Sunday against Jacksonville. "He's our quarterback," LeSean McCoy, who rushed for three touchdowns, said. DeSean Jackson, who was his electrifying self for the first time this season, said, "We missed Kolb today."

By Cindy Boren  | September 19, 2010; 4:40 PM ET
Categories:  NFL  
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Sure, let the Dawg Killah play.

Posted by: JamesChristian | September 20, 2010 1:04 PM | Report abuse

To James. Vick played exceptional football. His past incident was adjudicated by the courts and he fully paid his debt for that crime. Our society is incredible hypocritical - you can get two years in prison for killing a however less than six months for Involuntary Manslaughter under DUI. Vick's performance is the only determining factor whether he should start. If you have not played the game; sat out for two years; and return to face the best football players in the world...simply watch the game and hold your dog opinions. This is not PETA football.

Posted by: ynotbbad | September 20, 2010 7:01 PM | Report abuse

Sure, let him play. Will limit his spare time, and keep the dogs safe.

Posted by: Towson_Tiger | September 20, 2010 9:17 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: DontABUSEanimals | September 26, 2010 9:41 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: DontABUSEanimals | September 26, 2010 9:42 PM | Report abuse

To "ynotbbad" Learn the definition of "Hypocritical" it sounds even more ignorant when you try to support the convicted dog killer for playing in the NFL; which is a privilege. He 'paid' his debt so he's free from prison. Most people in this world see Vick for what he is, a convicted animal abuser and find it impossible to be entertained by this lowlife. For most of us, the NFL is entertainment and child abusers and animal killers can find a different place to fix their soles.

Posted by: DontABUSEanimals | September 26, 2010 9:54 PM | Report abuse

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