Vick: New offense is 'a lot easier': In an interview with 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia, Michael Vick said his critics "know nothing about football" and preferred not to address issues about his play up to this point. That's because he's excited about the future, mainly working in Chip Kelly's new up-tempo no-huddle offense. Vick's working on ball security with Kelly, just one of several areas he has to clean up in order to efficiently play, which he's excited to do. "We had a lot of deeper throws last year, which required more time," Vick said. "It's just a big difference. Not to say there was anything wrong with the West Coast system, I loved it. I spent seven years in it, and it was cool. But I think the change of pace for me at this point in my career is good and the game is a lot easier now." (Updated 5/20/13)
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If Vick likes the new offense and thinks it's easier to run, that can only mean good things for his statistics. There's still a camp battle to be had with Nick Foles and rookie Matt Barkley but we expect Vick to get the job. How long he has it is another question since he has a propensity for getting hurt. Vick is one of the appealing No. 2 Fantasy QBs to draft with a mid-round pick this summer, particularly to pair up with a starter you end up waiting for on Draft Day. (Updated 5/20/13).
05/20/2013 15:55 Offseason Extra: Post-draft winners and losers
Which veterans saw their value reshaped after the 2013 NFL Draft? Our Dave Richard paints a new picture for Chris Johnson, Chris Ivory, Willis McGahee and many others heading into Draft Day.
Michael Vick is ready for his last stand. This might be the final chance Vick gets to prove he can be a starting quarterback in the NFL. Heíll be 33 when the season starts, and his career is far from over. But after being a star in 2010 he has faltered the past two years, and he has to rebuild his on-field reputation again in a new system for coach Chip Kelly. On the surface, Kellyís up-tempo offense suits Vickís style of play, but we have to find out if the two can mesh. Vick still has plenty of talent and plenty of talent around him with DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin and LeSean McCoy. But Vickís problems remain the same: heís injury prone and prone to mistakes. If he starts 16 games we can still see him posting quality stats, but thatís no guarantee since he hasnít finished a full season since 2006. He enters this season as a No. 2 Fantasy quarterback, and heís worth drafting with a late-round pick. If you have reasonable expectations for Vick then heíll be a good selection on Draft Day. But if you go in expecting Vick to play like 2010 again then you can expect to be disappointed because itís unlikely that quarterback will ever be seen again. He also has to prove he can hold off Nick Foles and rookie Matt Barkley for the starting job, but we expect Vick to be under center in Week 1. (Updated 5/15/13)