It’s impossible to find an NFL head coach or general manager who is willing to say that he wants to sign Michael Vick, but former NFL coach Dennis Green, now coaching for the start-up UFL, thinks he knows where Vick will end up.
“I have a hard time believing that Michael Vick is not going to wind up with Bill Parcells, simply because he has that creativeness that says that no matter what it takes, he’s going to find a way to get Michael Vick,” Green told Sirius NFL Radio. “Now, whether it means convincing the commissioner or whatever it takes, Michael Vick is probably going to wind up at Miami because of the fact that Bill Parcells is Bill Parcells.”
That sounds plausible at first glance, but Green’s theory doesn’t make sense for several reasons. Most notably, Miami has a quarterback it’s comfortable with for 2009 — Chad Pennington. Beyond that, Miami drafted quarterback Pat White in the second round largely because of his potential at running the Wildcat. And if White isn’t ready to run the Wildcat, tailback Ronnie Brown showed last year that he’s enough of a passing threat to keep defenses at least somewhat honest.
And there’s even one more problem: no one knows if Vick will even be eligible to play this year. Commissioner Roger Goodell has not lifted his indefinite suspension, and he has indicated that he won’t even consider the suspension until Michael Vick’s house arrest ends on July 20 — that just days before the start of training camp.