He’s practicing; he’s playing.
The situation is that simple.
Reports abound that Eagles quarterback Michael Vick took part in team activities on Wednesday, splitting reps with Mike Kafka. The concussed one had to pass tests to even be able to practice. The fact that he is even walking through plays is not insignificant.
If Vick’s passed the tests to be able to be with the team Wednesday, you better believe he’ll lead his team out of the tunnel on Sunday as the New York Giants come to town for an NFC East battle that could out the winner in a three-way tie for the division lead depending on the outcome of Monday’s Redskins-Cowboys tilt.
Even an inured Vick gives the Eagles the best chance to down the Giants yet again. His athleticism will still be there, and with it his Houdini-like maneuvering around opposing defenders.
With a banged-up Giants team coming to town, Vick wants to — needs to — be out there. Having DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin and Steve Smith out there, with LeSean McCoy in the backfield, gives Vick every reason to want to play, concussion effects or not.