Michael Vick Defends Style of Play in Testy Interview
Testy interview has star quarterback fighting style of play concerns.
A testy radio interview has Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick on the defensive.
During a local radio interview, Vick was asked about his perceived "reckless" style of play and to possibly tone it down. While Vick has said at points that he does take big hits, he said he will not tone down the style of play that has made him one of the exciting players in the league.
At one point during the radio interview, Vick insinuated that the hosts couldn't fairly judge him because neither had played professionally.
"Really for me, to answer that question, you've got to play the game of football," he said in the interview. "I know what you're saying, but, you're saying not go through my progressions and just if No. 1 is not there and No. 2's not there, throw the ball away."
Talking to reporters Friday, Vick said accepting fan backlash and reaction is always part of the job.
"I don't let criticism get to me. I rarely hear it," he told reporters after the OTA. "But when I'm talking in a conversation, then I'm hearing it, so I'm going to talk about it and keep it as real as I can and as realistic as I can.
"I'm not going to let you make an assumption that's wrong. I feel like that's not being fair to you or myself. So (I'm) just trying to say what's right and what needs to be done so everybody can get a clear understanding of what needs to be done, even though you (the media) still may not see it that way. It's all good with me. I got thick skin, baby."