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XoPhinsoX
08-16-2003, 09:26 PM
Vick, fractured fibula.

Muck
08-16-2003, 09:27 PM
Looks like we're facing Doug Johnson next week.

Probably not season-ending. But it sure isn't good.

ohall
08-16-2003, 09:29 PM
Originally posted by Muck
Looks like we're facing Doug Johnson next week.

Probably not season-ending. But it sure isn't good.

I like Vick, and I think he's good for the NFL. I hope he can get back to playing this year.

I wish we could have faced the Falcons full strength. Vick would have been a GREAT test for this D. I thought they were going to have a really good season this year. They were my pick for the NFC this year, so much for that.

Oliver...

Hurricane495
08-16-2003, 09:34 PM
Well first it was Barry Sanders retiring eddie george gettin hurt Culpepper not playin well and Faulk gettin hurt Now it appears that the Madden football coverguy jinx has made a visit to Michael Vick Please lets pray next year no dolphins are on the cover LOL

fairbanksb
08-16-2003, 09:34 PM
That sucks. I guess we're not the only team that suffers injuries. I hope he's not out too long. He's a hell of a player.

Muck
08-16-2003, 09:36 PM
If they can hang on for 6 weeks or so, they'll still have a shot. I'm betting (hoping) he comes back by midseason. So it's up to Doug Johnson and those RBs to get her done offensively.

ohall
08-16-2003, 09:45 PM
Originally posted by Muck
If they can hang on for 6 weeks or so, they'll still have a shot. I'm betting (hoping) he comes back by midseason. So it's up to Doug Johnson and those RBs to get her done offensively.

I was listening to Thiesman on ESPN talking about Vick's injury, like I'm sure most of you all were as well, I just can't see Vick being able to come back the way Thiesman is talking about. Even if he can come back and stand up and throw, is that what makes Vick, Vick?

I don't think they should rush him back before he's 100%, if that means he misses the entire season then I say that's what needs to be done. If he goes back out there and he cannot scramble. I do not think he can be as good as he normally is, and at that point, what would be the point of doing that?

Oliver...

Predaphin
08-16-2003, 09:47 PM
you beat me to the punch at starting this thread......i called it first....Vick was in for a bad year.

http://64.62.162.137/boardvb2/showthread.php?s=&threadid=20842&perpage=15&display=&pagenumber=1

;) ...i do wish Vick the Best.

XoPhinsoX
08-16-2003, 09:51 PM
Thank God RW wasn't on the cover after last year.

XoPhinsoX
08-16-2003, 09:53 PM
They're saying 6 weeks minimum.

I'll guess he's out for 8.

Kamikaze
08-16-2003, 10:01 PM
Holy crap, the Madden Curse has struck already! Note to Ricky Williams, NEVAR EVAR put yourself on the cover of that otherwise fine video game.

MoFinz
08-16-2003, 10:08 PM
I like Vick, but he's finding out why he wont be the prototype QB......in the NFL, a QB who looks to run after his first reads is prone to injury. Lead the team, throw the ball, run when all else fails.....but a QB who looks for a 100 yrds rushing per game in the NFL is inviting disaster.

In a pre-season game no less.........

TerryTate
08-16-2003, 10:09 PM
*Mods please leave this in the forum for a bit than move it to wherever you wish, i want as many people to see this as possible....

Michael Vick, the next NFL superstar that was destined to have an amazing year with newly acquired receiver Peerless Price, broke a Fibula (leg bone) during a first quarter fall in the falcons pre-season game on saturday, he is out 6 weeks....now the MAdden Curse comes back to haunt Vick...here are a few examples over the past couple of years....

2001 Eddie George gets hurt and has a horrible year after being 6 yards from a super bowl the year before...
2002 Daunte Culpepper has an awful year as well after having the Vikings go to the NFC Championship game.
2003 MArshall Faulk, the anchor of a team that returned to the Superbowl, suffers various injuries and has a poor year.

2004 (like cars, MAdden games are labeled a year in advance) Michael Vick gets hurt in a pre-season game today and is out 6 weeks.

Thank god Ricky does commercial spots for the game and doesnt appear on the cover....

TerryTate
08-16-2003, 10:10 PM
damn u guys beat me to it....lol

breckenridge55
08-16-2003, 10:12 PM
I was just gonna say that Kamikaze. I will miss him greatly this year, he can't hurt us so I want him to do great, he's just so much fun to watch and even more of an incentive to watch other teams' games. They say minimum of 3, I bet it's at least 8-10. Fractures are usually worst than breaks and that is the worst bone to break in your body. My cousin broke her fibula in a car accident several years ago and was in a wheelchair for almost a year. I know she isn't Mike Vick but that's just an idea of how important that bone is.

fairbanksb
08-16-2003, 10:14 PM
This is the third thread started on this news.

TerryTate
08-16-2003, 10:20 PM
Yea i noticed after i posted that....

However, will the whole curse work in reverse, lets say we put an underachieving player on the cover, would they become an all-pro? It may not sell games, but EA doesnt have to worry about that, they could put Al Bundy on the cover and still beat out Sega's NFL 2k(ESPN)'s series...I say we put Jamar Fletcher on the cover next year and if htis works in reverse we get an all-star! :)

Prime Time
08-16-2003, 10:22 PM
I thought Vick would be the man to break it.....guess I was wrong. Madden has struck again.

Prime Time
08-16-2003, 10:27 PM
Originally posted by Oliver


I was listening to Thiesman on ESPN talking about Vick's injury, like I'm sure most of you all were as well, I just can't see Vick being able to come back the way Thiesman is talking about. Even if he can come back and stand up and throw, is that what makes Vick, Vick?

I don't think they should rush him back before he's 100%, if that means he misses the entire season then I say that's what needs to be done. If he goes back out there and he cannot scramble. I do not think he can be as good as he normally is, and at that point, what would be the point of doing that?

Oliver...

Agreed. Vick isn' Vick unless he can run. No need to risk his career, bring him back when he id 100% healthy.

FinFan4Life814
08-16-2003, 10:31 PM
stupid madden curse....there goes my NFC super bowl pick! lol

Barbarian
08-16-2003, 10:35 PM
Well, that didn't take long... 2 days after the game is released... the curse works quickly this time around. :eek:

RUDEbyallMEANS
08-16-2003, 10:41 PM
Wow, it's amazing to me that I didn't notice the famous "Madden curse" til the threads popped about.. JT and Ricky need to stay away from Madden and his cover..

JUST SAY NO :lol:

baccarat
08-16-2003, 11:21 PM
Originally posted by RUDEbyallMEANS
JT and Ricky need to stay away from Madden and his cover..



And Campbell's soup too!

Prime Time
08-16-2003, 11:42 PM
The game has been out since Monday...so5 days.

Va.fin fan
08-17-2003, 12:40 AM
the injury to vick is sad news , i hate to see anyone get injured. but thats the nature of the game of football. people get hurt and the more you have the ball in your hands the greater the risk. thats why i cant stand that injury prone term always applied to jay. by that logic i guess vick is officialy a injury prone qb along with aikmen, montana,young,kelly, mcnair, marino, elway the list goes on and on. i just believe injuries are a part of the game. and thank God that if or when jay suffers an injury ,hopefuly thats if. it looks like we have quality back ups in griese and sage. hope vick has a speedy recovery.

Barbarian
08-17-2003, 12:43 AM
Originally posted by Va.fin fan
the injury to vick is sad news , i hate to see anyone get injured. but thats the nature of the game of football. people get hurt and the more you have the ball in your hands the greater the risk. thats why i cant stand that injury prone term always applied to jay. by that logic i guess vick is officialy a injury prone qb along with aikmen, montana,young,kelly, mcnair, marino, elway the list goes on and on. i just believe injuries are a part of the game. and thank God that if or when jay suffers an injury ,hopefuly thats if. it looks like we have quality back ups in griese and sage. hope vick has a speedy recovery.

Couldn't have said it any better myself. :up:

CirclingWagons
08-17-2003, 01:27 AM
holy ****!...i've been out all night so I just heard the news...damn, this ****ing sucks...man preseason sucks..2 more games left:(

ckparrothead
08-17-2003, 05:56 AM
I don't think its guys who run who are the ones that are injury prone, its just Vick. If you've ever seen him run he really does run with a whole lot of wreckless abandon, and he tosses his body in so many different positions an injury IMO was only a matter of time. But he knew this, and that is why he has concentrated real hard and made great strides in being a pocket passer. I dont know how the injury happened though, I havent read about it yet.

But I do remember this, back when he played for VaTech, he went up against Miami with a sprained ankle. He could throw great and his OL would block well, but he just couldn't run with wreckless abandon. He stunk, had to be taken out at halftime.

Doug Johnson running that offense is no slouch, some within the organization thing Doug runs that offense to near its fullest capabilities, but its Vick who is going to make the big plays that turn a game around, put a game away, or come through in the clutch.

t2thejz
08-17-2003, 08:42 AM
Right when I heard this I was like uhh ohh THE CURSE

Bumrush
08-17-2003, 09:02 AM
Sucks for Vick and sucks for the NFL. Vick was starting to look like the Michael Jordan of the NFL. They hype machine surrounding his play was moving extremely fast and I was onboard :( Hopefully he will back soon.

Barbarian
08-17-2003, 02:50 PM
Vick was the next coming of Randal Cunningham...

sadly it's looking like he's following Randal in more ways than just how they played the game. :(