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Vick is fun to watch, but he'll never win a Super Bowl

Posted: Thursday October 27, 2005 11:18AM; Updated: Thursday October 27, 2005 12:43PM
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Michael Vick will never win a Super Bowl. He won't even win an NFC Championship game.

He'll keep the Falcons in the postseason for years to come, he'll keep fans entertained and he'll give game commentators and football talking heads plenty of chances to wax poetic about his abilities. But Vick can only take the Falcons so far before coming up short, and the reason he'll fail is simple: He is a terrible passing quarterback.

He's is incredibly inaccurate, and on most of the occasions he does complete a pass, he almost gets his wideout decapitated because the ball is three feet over his head. There's no doubt that Vick has a gun for an arm, but what good is it when you conjure up images of Rick Ankiel?

The biggest problem with Vick is that you expected to see some improvement by this point in his career, but that hasn't happened. Here are Vick's passing numbers this season:

12-of-23, 156 yards, 0 TD, 1 int.
11-of-19, 123 yards, 1 TD, 0 int.
15-of-27, 167 yards, 2 TD, 1 int.
 6-of-8,     49 yards, 1 TD, 0 int.
11-of-23, 112 yards, 1 TD, 1 int.
11-of-26, 116 yards, 0 TD, 3 int.

Some people will use the argument that defense and a running game win Super Bowls, but most Super Bowl winners have received a decent game from their quarterback. There comes a point when the quarterback has to make a play with his arm, when he needs to complete a pass. Vick can't do that. Sorry, Falcons fans. Your signal-caller took you as far as he could last season.