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October 13, 2009

Tony Dungy Advised Michael Vick Not To Play For The Oakland Raiders

Filed under: NFL, Oakland Raiders — Bill @ 8:19 am

NBC analyst Tony Dungy said he advised Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick against signing with the Oakland Raiders during training camp.

“I advised Michael Vick not to go there,” Dungy said Sunday. ”I said, ‘Mike, you might be able to start there but that is not a good place for you.’ ”

What someone forgot to tell Dungy was that the Raiders had no interest in Vick.

While the Raiders have had there own issues at quarterback, Vick’s 39.6 passer rating this season still lower than JaMarcus Russell’s 47.1.

If Dungy is going to hitch his wagon to the Vick gravy train, his legacy may be as the man who brought back the troubled Vick. Or, Dungy could just be trying to deflect attention from the fact that every team he has left immediately improves.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers won the Super Bowl the year after he was fired, with former Raiders coach Jon Gruden making the calls, and the Indianapolis Colts are undefeated since he stepped down at the end of last year.

By Paul Wexler, RaiderBeat.com Staff Writer


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