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Vick, Skins Inevitably a Hot Topic

It was only a matter of time, obviously, before the Skins and quarterback Michael Vick were linked in rumors, supposed sightings and news reports. From the moment Commissioner Roger Goodell reinstated Vick, you just knew Washington would be mentioned as a possible destination.

There were several messages about Vick in the inbox on my BlackBerry last night. Most of them had to do with Vick being seen around Loudoun County, and The Mayor always appreciates alerts about the presence of outsiders. For what it's worth, I got a response of "no" last week when I put the Vick-Skins question to Vinny Cerrato.

That's not to say that things can't change, and they often do quickly when Daniel Snyder wants a high-profile player. The Redskins could have shot down this whole thing Monday, or this morning, but have not yet done so.

Snyder and Cerrato enjoy creating buzz and being in the media spotlight, and this Vick stuff has helped put the Redskins out front again. Of course, in fairness, other teams have not yet said they are in/out of the Vick chase, either. We have calls out and are on the Vick watch until he finds a home.

By Jason Reid  |  July 28, 2009; 9:24 AM ET
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Comments

First?

Posted by: brownwood26 | July 28, 2009 9:43 AM | Report abuse

Yup, got it.

Posted by: brownwood26 | July 28, 2009 9:44 AM | Report abuse

'The Mayor always appreciates alerts about the presence of outsiders.'

I love that you refer to yourself in the third person by your nickname. That's what this blog needs!

Posted by: Original_etrod | July 28, 2009 9:44 AM | Report abuse

Point of fact is that he draws paychecks for reporting from The Sporting New and now NBC. Two obviously mainstream respected avenues of Sports Journalism. I am not defending him per se, but your characterization is false.

Posted by: chrislarry | July 28, 2009 9:29 AM


NBC just finances his operation now...hardly means that he's a "reporter". Plus the stuff he does for The Sporting News is that 10-Pack feature and the occasional opinion column. Again, not considered the reporting of hard news. I'll grant you that he's become more than a simple fan with a blog, but that's because he's got commercial sponsors and media attention now. Bottom line is that you don't hold him to the same journalistic standard as the Post or any other publication because he's NOT a journalist.

Posted by: brownwood26 | July 28, 2009 9:53 AM | Report abuse

So, if for instance, the Truth were to post, referring to himself by his nickname, in the third person, what name would he use?

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | July 28, 2009 9:54 AM | Report abuse

"[John] Clayton also said that the phone lines between Ashburn and Miami have started to hum to try to work out a trade for the Dolphins’ Jason Taylor. Vinny Cerrato speaking to reporters at Redskins Park, denied that such talks were taking place.

By Rich Tandler
Warpath Insiders
Posted Jul 20, 2008

Come on Mayor. You know firsthand they are not beyond saying what isn't true.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | July 28, 2009 9:59 AM | Report abuse

Gotta love that Rain Man-esque repeat of the first paragraph...is there an editor in the house?

Posted by: brownwood26 | July 28, 2009 10:00 AM | Report abuse

Hey Jason, you state that you got a "no" from Vinny when you asked him about signing MV. Then you go on to say "they could have shot this down Mondy or yesterday." What else, exactly, are they supposed to do shoot this down? What you're writing is contradictory and makes no sense.

Posted by: huskerskins1 | July 28, 2009 10:01 AM | Report abuse

Repost

Why cut Jason after he refused to come to more OTAs than he already agreed to? He is a sure future HOF guy and certainly don't need the $.Disrespectful and stupid. Haynesworth would have given Taylor one on one matchups and alot of sacks. Why cut Shawn Springs instead of giving us the best cornerback tandem in the league? You want to cut somebody for cash? Cut Randy Thomas and Cornelius Griffin. When the Patriots sign you in less than 72 hours you still got game. OK I'm done LOL.

Posted by: tdub2 | July 27, 2009 5:16 PM | Report abuse
tdub2, that was an intersting post you made yesterday. There was a lot of truth in your blog, and I agree with the general conclusions.

But I disagree with your conclusion on JTay and SSpr. Both were under contract for big bucks, and neither was worth that much salary cap. Just because someone else signs them for minimum salary doesn't prove that they were worth $6-8 mill each. The team was correct to release them. And I think AH will make Cornelius Griffin a beast again. We'll have to wait to see if Randy Thomas can physically hold up.

I'm cautiously optimistic that DSnyder has learned some things over the years. He has gone after youth instead of over-the-hill veterans. I would like to have drafted a top-rated OT, but I'm not unhappy with BOrak.

I know it's hard to trust the FO, after all the bs they have tried since DS bot team. But now is the time to see what the new roster can do. So let's drink the kool-aid and cheer the team on. I'm so glad that training camp is ready to begin.

HTTR!

Posted by: frediefritz | July 28, 2009 9:32 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: frediefritz | July 28, 2009 10:01 AM | Report abuse

So, if for instance, the Truth were to post, referring to himself by his nickname, in the third person, what name would he use?

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | July 28, 2009 9:54 AM | Report abuse

Gary?

Posted by: Original_etrod | July 28, 2009 10:02 AM | Report abuse

The standard practice for training fighting dogs is to get a puppy or stray dog and tape their mouth shut. This is done so the fighting dogs can get a taste of blood with out getting hurt. .Mr. Vick had everything in the world going for him and still he chose cruelty. He is a piece of refuse that so happens to be a talented athlete. The NFL has sold its soul. Is everything short of murder their guideline for reinstatement? What a standard. No wonder our young people are confused between what is right and wrong. This nasty human will now make millions of dollars in front of a cheering crowd. The message? It must be OK to participate in the brutal practice of dog fighting. In our society money is reward, lets give a standing ovation to the reinstated thug. Good luck to the team that takes him.

Posted by: cawren | July 28, 2009 10:03 AM | Report abuse

Now ESPN is calling out the Pats and the Skins as the front-runners for Vick. Here we go...

Posted by: brownwood26 | July 28, 2009 10:04 AM | Report abuse

Snyder learned a thing or two from Gibbs, therefore Vick will not be a skin. The old Snyder would have signed him after Goodell press conference.

Posted by: HolleyMvp | July 28, 2009 10:10 AM | Report abuse

Snyder learned a thing or two from Gibbs, therefore Vick will not be a skin. The old Snyder would have signed him after Goodell press conference.

Posted by: HolleyMvp | July 28, 2009 10:10 AM | Report abuse

beep beep

Posted by: CindyBoren | July 28, 2009 10:10 AM | Report abuse

Cawren, that's a good point. How WILL people know that dogfighting is not okay? I mean, Vick didn't get in ANY trouble whatsoever for this! He certainly wasn't in FEDERAL PRISON for TWO YEARS. He certainly isn't on probabation. He certainly isn't still serving a suspension. He certainly didn't go through bankruptcy proceedings.

I'm not saying Vick should or shouldn't be reinstated, but can we stop this non-sense about how letting him in AFTER he has served jail time, an indefinite suspension, lost millions, etc. He broke the law and went to jail, that's how the system is supposed to work. If someone doesn't see now that dogfighting isn't okay and can lead to big problems for yourself, well, they're an idiot.

Posted by: grimesman | July 28, 2009 10:16 AM | Report abuse

Now ESPN is calling out the Pats and the Skins as the front-runners for Vick. Here we go...

Posted by: brownwood26 | July 28, 2009 10:04 AM

___________________________________________

Since I was a kid, I've had this theory that the stars, planets and all only came into existance the way we know them by our imagining them... matter& energy taking form to our belief.

.... seems the Vick rumors follow the same path...

Posted by: DikShuttle | July 28, 2009 10:24 AM | Report abuse

Cawren

In America when a person commits a crime, (even murder)and serves his time he or she has a right to earn a living. If he was working at a fast food place noone would complaining .But because he is a Pro player everyone wants to be upset. He has served his time so let him earn his living.

Posted by: mlewis1 | July 28, 2009 10:29 AM | Report abuse

When the Patriots sign you in less than 72 hours you still got game. OK I'm done LOL.

Posted by: tdub2 | July 27, 2009 5:16 PM

Dude, I agree with you, but can they play the game on wheel chair and crutches? Enough is enough on those two rejects. Carlos and Orakpo will do just fine.

Posted by: abxinc | July 28, 2009 10:29 AM | Report abuse

Everyone deserves a second chance. Vick is a special talent. I would sign him in a heartbeat. In my opinion, they stand to lose nothing and gain quite a bit.

Posted by: blackandred777 | July 28, 2009 5:09 PM | Report abuse

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