Sweet mother of god... help us now.
According to a blog on the Charlotte Observer web site, and as mentioned at around the 7:40 mark in this video, Michael Vick wants to come and play for the Carolina Panthers. More details after the jump...
Appearing on the Gangsta Grillz radio program on Atlanta station Hot 107.9 FM, Vick was asked by host DJ Drama to respond to a listener question regarding where he’d like to play.
"If I could play for any team in the league, it would probably be two teams, but if I had to pick one, it would probably be the Carolina Panthers," Vick said.
When asked why Carolina, Vick responded:
"Well, you know, it’s close to home. I like the uniforms. You get to play against Atlanta twice a year. Ain’t nothing better than playing against your former team, right? So, yeah, that would be a good look, it would be a good look."
Okay... one moment please. (goes in closet, pulls out Soap Box)
NO. NO. NoNoNoNoNoNoNo NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!
First of all, this was recorded on a radio program called "Gangsta Grillz" which is clearly the best place to get in touch with Jerry Richardson and let him know just how much you want to be on his football team. I at least know John Fox is an avid listener, and Marty Hurney has sunday brunch with DJ Drama bi-weekly. What an excellent forum to show that you are a changed man, and inform children not to follow in your footsteps.
Second. We don't need you Michael. The last thing we need in Carolina is a QB with WORSE accuracy and a boatload more baggage. We can get a guy in the 7th round of the draft who is faster, has a better arm, and a good clean track record if we want a gimmick player or a wildcat QB (Armanti Edwards). Oh, and he will be far cheaper than the rumored $5m a year you are looking for.
Third. We are dog lovers here at CSR. In fact... we would like you to meet Weinke...
WEINKE! COME SAY HI!
Vick To Carolina?
DO. NOT. WANT.