Thursday, October 6, 2011

Michael Vick says The "dream team" no for Eagles

PHILADELPHIA -- Humbled by an awful start, the Philadelphia Eagles are ready to bury that "Dream Team" label. "I think the 'Dream Team' -- that word is dead now," quarterback Michael Vick said Wednesday. "You can't talk 'Dream Team' anymore. Maybe it put pressure on some players, maybe it didn't. But...
I think just the fact that it was lingering around and people were talking about it creates a sense of pressure. "So, it's over with now. We're one of the teams that has to scratch and kick from the bottom now and try to figure out how we're going to get ourselves back to a position where we can compete with the best teams in this league." The "Dream Team" notion was started by Vince Young, who signed a one-year deal to be Vick's backup on July 29. That capped a whirlwind two-day span in which the Eagles acquired three Pro Bowl players on defense: cornerbacks Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Nnamdi Asomughaand defensive end Jason Babin.

After blowing a 20-point lead in a 24-23 loss to San Francisco -- their third straight fourth-quarter collapse -- many players spent the past two off days at the team's practice facility. They watched film, worked out and tried to figure out ways to get out of their funk. "I was encouraged by the number of guys who were in here the last couple of days," Reid said. "When they didn't have to be here, they were here. I'm very fortunate as a head coach to have guys that want to change, and coaches that want to change. The coaches were here, obviously, late last night, and there are a lot of head coaches that might be sitting in this seat that probably can't say that, but I've got guys that want to get better, and coaches that want to get better, and that's a good start."

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