Michael Vick is an elusive quarterback who amazes when healthy, but he is 32 years old. Surely 24-year-old running back LeSean McCoy, who has averaged over 1,000 yards in each of the last three seasons could beat the old man at a foot race. Well, that’s what Shady thought too.
NBC Sports’ Mike Florio has more behind-the-scenes rumblings from the greatest NFL news at the moment: a 40-yard race between generations.
McCoy had been riding Vick for weeks, calling him “old man” and challenging Vick to a footrace. Vick had been laughing it off, until today.
Today, Vick had enough. So he asked coach Chip Kelly if he could accept McCoy’s invitation. Kelly agreed.
So they lined up and took off, and Vick didn’t just beat McCoy. Vick smoked McCoy by roughly five yards over a 40-yard distance, and their teammates went nuts.
‘Make good on your talk’
If you are going to run your mouth, you better be damn sure you can make good on your talk, especially if the entire team is a witness to the end result.
That brings me to the most frustrating point in this story. An entire NFL contingent knew they were about to see a race that had apparently been weeks in the making, and nobody thought to record this on a smartphone. Perhaps someone out there will prove me wrong and a video will surface. Until then, we can only imagine what this amazing moment must have looked like.
Do you think someone videotaped the controversial race? Are you for Team Vick or Team McCoy?
Source: Gabe Zaldivar, Bleacher Report