Vick Scores TD Against Former Team, Then Gets Rejected By The Net
It was a game that was marked on his calendar from day one. Sunday, December 6th, 2009, the Philadelphia Eagles were scheduled to visit the Atlanta Falcons in the Georgia Dome, where Michael Vick had spent the first six years of his career bringing the home town fans to their feet. Yesterday afternoon he was back at it, but this time it was as a part of the visiting team.
Vick hasn’t been given much of an opportunity to display his skills in an Eagles uniform, finding himself third on the depth chart at the quarterback position and seeing limited work in their wildcat formation. However, Andy Reid was prepared to increase Vick’s workload during this important week 13 match up.
Not only was Vick named a team captain for the game, but he also saw a fair amount of work with the Eagles dominating the Falcons throughout most of the game. He would eventually get the opportunity to punch the ball in from the 5-yard line, and did just that with ease. Unfortunately, his celebration was not so smooth. As he made his way over to the stands at the back of the end zone, Vick attempted to toss the ball to some fans, but was rejected by the field goal net right in front of him. Maybe he should consider taking a few shades off his tinted visor.
Vick would add a passing touchdown as well to his great day as he put all the bad publicity behind him and did what Falcons fans have seen him do plenty of times before. The reaction from the Atlanta crowd was a mixed one, but for Michael, you can bet he felt like it was just another home game in the Georgia Dome.
Here is a clip of his first touchdown, and subsequent rejection by the field goal net.