The Redskins’ pass defense was terrible coming into Monday’s matchup with the Michael Vick-led Eagles squad. They left embarrassed, defeated and injured (Laron Landry and Carlos Rogers may both miss Week 11 against Tennessee).
I don’t need to belabor the point. You’ve heard the absurd statistics regarding Vick’s performance and its place in the pantheon of great NFL and fantasy football performances. Vick exhibited ridiculous speed and accuracy in dominating the Redskins, and he did so from the first snap of the game. He made a statement to prospective employers: open the checkbooks and make sure the pens work.
Will he take his talents to South Beach?
Sorry, I just couldn’t resist.
In all seriousness, Vick’s demonstrating great pocket presence, better accuracy and decision-making while still tucking the ball and flying downfield.
* I don’t want to downplay his 2010 efforts too much, but you’re looking at performances against the Lions, Jaguars, Colts and Redskins. Only the Colts rate in the upper-half of defenses against the pass, with the Jaguars and Redskins ranking near the bottom of the pile (Washington was in the bottom-three before this debacle).
Anyway, let the fun continue this week. Downfield speed threats Jeremy Maclin and DeSean Jackson cannot be contained.