Mike Vick wasn’t pleased about how the fight went down in today’s Eagles practice between Riley Cooper and Cary Williams. He told Philly.com:
I try to be the peacemaker, but these young dudes don’t respect me,” Vick said, via Philly.com’s Les Bown.
“Our maturity level’s gotta be on a whole different plane,” Vick continued. “Regardless of who the catalyst was for the whole fight, that doesn’t matter. We’ve gotta be men. We’re not guys who are out on the street, fighting one another. We’re teammates … It’s game week. We don’t have time for that. I don’t. It’s a distraction.”
Mike is right that they don’t need the distraction but you had to know this would happen eventually after Riley Cooper’s tirade. It’s strange for people like me who remember Vick at Virginia Tech running around and coming into the NFL as the new breed young gun QB to be the elder statesmen of the team. At least I hope he didn’t yell: “get off my lawn!!”